Serving the Community. Supporting our Mission.
Ontario ARC operates several business ventures that serve the community at large while raising money to help sustain our core mission. These unique ventures sprang from activities in which we were already engaged, that we realized could have a community-facing value.
North Star Coffee
North Star Coffee, a division of Ontario ARC, is a high-visibility social enterprise creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities or other challenges. We offer great local coffee from Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters in a unique, brand new, shared retail space with Flowers by Stella at 1880 Rochester Rd in Canandaigua, New York.
Spot On Cleaning Company
Established in 1978, Spot On Cleaning Company offers professional mobile janitorial cleaning services to commercial customers throughout Ontario County with customers in Victor, Geneva, and Canandaigua, New York.
BAD DOG Spa
BAD DOG Spa is a modern twist on the traditional pet grooming business. Our professional staff is dedicated to the comfort of your pet and the 100% satisfaction of our customers. Our resident Professional Dog Groomer, Cyndi, has over 10 years of experience grooming. BAD DOG Spa offers paid employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
BAD DOG Retail
BAD DOG products are handmade by people with disabilities or other challenges to encourage teamwork, personal development, independence, and productivity as paid employment opportunities – all of which bolster self-esteem. You can also check-out the BAD DOG Amazon Store!
Finger Lakes Bus Service
Finger Lakes Bus Service is operated by Ontario ARC for people enrolled in our programs and services as well as the public to contract for weddings, event shuttle services, and more.
- A fleet of 49 buses with eight routes that is open to public passengers
- Variety of transportation options to assist riders with mobility issues
- Transports people for the Pathway to Employment, Eberhart, DDSO, College Experience, CLC, and Brighter Days programs
- Weddings, Wine Tours & Special Occasions
Contact: Mike Clark at (585) 919-2250
Ontario ARC Bottling
Ontario ARC Bottling operations generate 2,000 cases or nearly 60,000 bottles of private label personal hygiene products. We produce Skin Lotion, Tearless Shampoo as well as Aloe Body Wash & Shampoo for the New York Industries for the Disabled (NYSID). Our bottling facility is comprised of a unique and efficient 80% disabled labor force and each production run requires 6 plant operators and one warehouse manager.