Giving back

Every successful business supports the community in which it operates. Through the wages and taxes they pay, companies keep their neighborhoods strong, but some do so much more.

In light of this, SBN Magazine is soliciting nominations for the 2001 Pillar Award for Community Service. The Pillar Award for Community Service is sponsored by Medical Mutual of Ohio and presented by SBN. It honors businesses of all types that make outstanding contributions to the community.

The award’s purpose is to encourage a charitable environment and recognize the creative efforts making a difference using a four-pronged program that:

  • Publicizes the issue of community service as it applies to the realities of today’s competitive business world.
  • Shares creative ideas about how companies of all sizes are having a positive impact in their communities.
  • Honors companies that go well beyond the minimum expectation of community service.
  • Creates a sustaining fund, administered by the Cleveland Foundation, to aid local nonprofit organizations in their mission to serve the people of Northeast Ohio. To date, the sustaining Pillar Fund contains in excess of $40,000.

Nominations for the Pillar Award will be accepted through Sept. 28, 2001, and evaluated by an independent panel of judges. Winners will be honored at a banquet Dec. 6, and their good works will be featured in a special editorial package in the December issue of SBN.

Other sponsors of the Pillar Award include COSE, Brown Flynn Communications, Mars Employment and Hughie’s Audio Visual. Former Pillar Award recipients include The Cleveland Indians Baseball Co., the James J. Roop Co., Cuglewski & Associates DDS, Marcus Advertising, Cleveland Grand Prix Charities Inc., Cohen & Co. and the Lubrizol Corp.

For more information on how you can join this distinguished list of honorees, see the magazine, or contact Dustin Klein at (216) 228-6397, ext. 326.