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Caring for the Community

In the midst of all the hubbub concerning our new product launch, I neglected to blog about two of our recent community activities and recognition.

First: Sterling International was honored last Friday, April 25 with an award from the Union Gospel Mission of Spokane, a ministry serving the homeless. We were given the "Group Service Award", and according to Executive Director Phil Altmeyer, we are the first non-religious organization to ever receive it.

For about seven years, a group of 4-5 Sterling employees -- often led by company President Rod Schneidmiller -- has been going to the Mission once a month during a work day to serve lunch to the homeless.

Rod has been encouraging Sterling employees to get involved at the Mission ever since he and his family helped serve Thanksgiving dinner there years ago.

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Our plaque says: "In grateful appreciation for your faithful service on behalf of the homeless at the Union Gospel Mission."

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Second: Life Services of Spokane held its annual Women of Compassion luncheon on April 17. For several years now, our company has been the lead underwriter of this event. In addition to the keynote address by Susan Meyer, the organization launched a new capital campaign called Beyond Choice.

Our banner and the sponsor banner were displayed in the Pennington Ballroom of the Davenport Hotel, where the event was held:

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Our company Co-President Gigi Schneidmiller and Customer Service Manager Ann Bearden were part of our table of ten:

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May 4, 2008 in Life at Sterling | Permalink

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