Heritage Industries Honors Deanne Healey as Community Partner of the Year

Thanking Business Partners Who Support Heritage Business Services And Employment Programs for People with Disabilities

Heritage Industries has recognized Deanne Healey, President and CEO of the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce, with its Community Partner of the Year award. Heritage Industries is a service of the Northeast Arc, a not-for-profit organization that helps children and adults with disabilities become full participants in the community. Heritage Industries has been providing employment training and opportunities for people with disabilities since 1958.

Deanne Healey with her family

The Healey Family

Healey was presented with a giclee print titled, “Head of the Regatta” by ArcWorks supported artist Matthew Broskie. The painting represents the night’s theme, which is that “when we all work together, there’s nothing we can’t do.”

Healey and the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce have been a long-term friends of both Northeast Arc and its employment training and job placement program, Heritage Industries. Together, four years ago, they formed the Peabody Cultural Collaborative to promote a creative economy in Peabody. Her expertise in marketing, special events and strategic planning have been invaluable to the cause and she currently serves as Vice President of its Board of Directors.

“The Arc has been deeply impressed with Healey’s passion for both the for-profit and nonprofit business communities and her talent for bringing the two together to benefit the whole community,” said Susan Ring Brown, Director of Development.

Healey has launched Chamber for Good, which connects local charitable organizations with area businesses who want to help. She has been a wonderful partner to Northeast Arc and to so many other organizations and businesses in the community.

About The Northeast Arc
Northeast Arc was created in the 1950s by parents of children with disabilities who rejected the assumption that their children should be institutionalized. Now serving over 7,000 people annually in more than 150 Massachusetts cities and towns, Northeast Arc is dedicated to helping people with disabilities become full participants in the community, choosing for themselves how to live, learn, work, socialize and play. The agency does this through a variety of programs, including Autism Services, Day Habilitation, Deaf Services, Early Intervention, Employment Services, Family Support, Personal Care Assistance, Recreation, Residential and Transition. The agency also runs the ArcWorks Community Art Center on Foster Street in Peabody. Northeast Arc is the largest Arc in the state of Massachusetts and the 4th largest Arc in the country.


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