Perry Hall, White Marsh businesses, staff are recognized

Genesis Perring Parkway Center has been recognized as a 2011 recipient of the Bronze - Commitment to Quality National Quality Award for its outstanding performance in the health care profession. The award, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living, highlights facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their intention to pursue a rigorous quality-improvement system.

Bob Guerin, of Perry Hall, will assume the role of vice president of property management at American Community Management Inc., of Columbia. He has 35 years of experience in residential and multifamily property management, including the position of property manager for Monumental Properties and district manager and assistant vice president for Town and Country Management.

Baltimore County students and educators have been recognized by the Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities. Amber Joy Miller of Kenwood High School was honored as Student of the Year, Sue Beer, an adapted physical education teacher at Ridge Ruxton School, will be honored as the Teacher of the Year, and Kirsten Merashoff, special education chair at Perry Hall Middle School, was honored with a Disability Education Award at the Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities' 21st annual awards ceremony and luncheon held Oct. 19 at the Hunt Valley Marriott Inn to recognize individuals, agencies, families, and businesses in Baltimore County for contributions by and for its citizens with disabilities.

The Arc Baltimore's Employers of Distinction will honor area businesses which have demonstrated that employing individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities has contributed to their success at the annual Employers of Distinction Awards Reception on Oct. 26 — Giant Food in Reisterstown, 7-Eleven in White Marsh, and theUniversity of Maryland Medical Center.

The Arc also will recognize three Partners of Distinction for demonstrating a particular commitment to employing individuals supported by The Arc Baltimore for services in landscaping, janitorial, and workforce support. Those to be honored are Ace Uniform, the Guilford Association and WJZ-TV 13.

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