Medical Mutual 2014 Pillar Awards For Community Service, Cincinnati

Bernie Stevens
PowerNet Global


Time to give

How PowerNet Global encourages employees to donate

Any successful company understands that it needs to pay close attention to its finances if it’s going to achieve success. You have to know where your money is coming from and where it is going in order to have a thriving business.
The people at PowerNet Global understand that, but they value personal time spent giving back to the community just as much as the scrutiny they give to their financial health. Bernie Stevens, the company’s president, believes the best way to give back to the community is to offer employees the chance to volunteer their time for the betterment of those communities.
To that end, PowerNet Global provides an option called Charitable PTO, which allows employees the ability to enlist up to eight hours of their time per calendar year to any charity of their choice. The belief is that this time will be a valuable, positive and fulfilling experience for everyone involved.
The PowerNet Global Social Committee works hard preparing a variety of events throughout the year that provides employees with opportunities for fun and fellowship, building the camaraderie that makes them better employees and better givers in the community.
The company hosts yard sales in the spring and fall and invites employees to donate their own new or gently used items. Proceeds from this event go to Crayons to Computers.
PowerNet Global has also done a Biggest Loser Contest to help employees stay fit and raise money for the Fairfield Food Pantry. ●