As we near the end of 2013, we can look back on a year at Lake Cable that has been truly one of our most successful. Part of that definitely included some great moments we’d like to highlight in which we gave back to the community around us and brought our own employees a little closer together.
Inspire A Student
To share that “real world” experience with a young mind looking for the opportunity to learn more about rewarding career paths, Lake Cable has been involved in a job sharing program with Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School. As a result of our sponsorship of this program, Lake Cable paid 67% of the cost of each participating student’s education at Christ The King.
Make It A Win-Win Of Donating and Fun
Why not incorporate your people in a charitable activity that they can have fun participating in at the same time? We did for the 4th Annual Runzel Brothers Spring Shoot, in which over 80 participants competed in a variety of shooting skill categories, all the while driving donations from the event to The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
For A Good Cause, It’s OK To Get “Out There”
You can’t be afraid once in a while to get a little quirky – such as when a group of brave gentlemen at Lake Cable grew mustaches throughout the month of November. It was all part of the Movember movement, a larger global effort to raise awareness of issues facing men’s health. In total, the Mo’ Bros of Lake Cable raised $2,570 in funds – every dollar of which was matched 100% by Lake Cable.
Whenever Possible, Bring The Family
The holidays are as good a time for as any to show you’re a family environment – such as when Lake Cable hosted a company event at Brookfield Zoo for their “Zoo Lights” spectacular. Not only was it fun for our employees and their families to get together but we also donated back through the Chicago Zoological Society, the non-profit organization that operates Brookfield Zoo.
Do Something Powerful For A Veteran
We can never go far enough for our veterans in light of everything they do to protect our freedoms. Reuniting vets with their families through Veterans Air Command is our contribution at Lake Cable. Few moments were as special as when we flew quadruple amputee Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills and his family back to his hometown to re-live Travis’ inspiring road to recovery in a documentary called “Travis: A Soldier’s Story.”
Great things happen when you invest in the well-being of your own people and the causes that are important to you. We experienced a whole lot of those moments this year and are excited to see what 2014 brings for Lake Cable. Thanks to our employees and customers, who continue to keep us wired and inspired along the way. Happy New Year!