how we’re making a difference in our community
“Scott and I have always believed in the idea of using our business to strengthen the community that we call home. In the beginning, when we were too young to know better, we focused all of our energy on organizations that supported activities directly related to our business. Over the years we have become increasingly conscious that our elected officials are simply not up to the task of supporting the most marginalized members of our community, so we have broadened the range of organizations that we support. Our commitment to our community is truly from the ground up: we encourage our staff to grow in their community roles by volunteering and taking on active roles in the organizations we support; we work to push other members of the business community to care more and take action; and we continually reassess our own roles to ensure we make the greatest impact possible.
We are a small company in a small town and, as such, our resources are extremely limited. We support the organizations we believe in with direct donations whenever we can, volunteer as coaches and mentors, sit on boards and committees, work tirelessly to promote tourism in our area and are advocates for our struggling downtown. Simply put, we try to be good people. But overwhelmingly, the most powerful impact happens when we bring the needs of the community to the attention of our clientele, who, without fail, offer more support than we could ever manage on our own. We believe on doing the right thing and encourage others to do the same because this is our community and we believe in it.”
~ Kieran Andrews