Courtney visits The Arc Eastern Connecticut’s employment transition center in Groton

27 Aug 2019

Small Business

Bakers at The Arc Eastern Connecticut's Employment Transition Center on Monday morning busily lined up ingredients to be mixed together to make cookie dough, prepared trays of cookie dough and packaged Classic Crunch Chocolate Chip Cookies to later be sold at area stores.

"It smells good in here," remarked U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, who was visiting the facility on Sacred Heart Drive.

Kathleen Stauffer, chief executive officer of The Arc Eastern Connecticut, a full-service agency that prepares people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) for the workplace, told Courtney that when there was a chance to bring a lesser cookie to market that costs less, the staff said that they learned from her to commit to excellence and if they don't bring the best cookie to market, then they're not doing their job.

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