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Sherwin Williams Celebrates National Paint Week

Posted by Danielle Iwata
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Sherwin Williams Celebrates National Paint Week

Happy National Painting Week!

 

For the past 7 years, paint company Sherwin-Williams has celebrated a week of the transformational power of color. It is "a week dedicated to refreshing the places we live in, and a time when we can all pick up our brushes and give our community spaces a little touch-up." With over 4,000 stores in North America, the company has donated more than 33,000 gallons of paint and 122,000 volunteer hours.

 

Ellen Moreau, senior vice president of marketing communications at Sherwin-Williams said: "Our employees and partners are passionate about lending a helping hand in their communities. Many of the organizations we partner with during National Painting Week haven't been painted in years. We love their enthusiastic reaction when they see how a new color palette and a fresh coat of paint can totally transform their space."

 

The company has partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of America and Canada, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Rebuilding together. As many of the community space receiving renovated color are for children, Sherwin-Williams created three kid's palettes around the arts, exploration, and pop culture. 

 

Sherwin-Williams also partnered with creatives Mary Elizabeth, Inspired by Charm, Thistlewood Farms, Vintage Revivals, and Room for Tuesday.

 

By creating and celebrating National Painting Week, Sherwin-Williams can highlight its commitment to the community with creative strokes.

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Spotlight on Phoenix, AZ (Part 1): Corporate Volunteerism Award goes to 2016 BCA 10 Winner CopperPoint Insurance Companies

Posted by Jessica Gaines
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Spotlight on Phoenix, AZ (Part 1): Corporate Volunteerism Award goes to 2016 BCA 10 Winner CopperPoint Insurance Companies

CopperPoint Insurance Companies are known throughout Arizona for far more than providing workers compensation insurance. The company has also built name recognition and an amiable reputation in areas outside of their industry by supporting nonprofits that focus on areas from arts and culture to civic organizations.

 

This past October, CopperPoint Insurance Companies was a winner of the 2016 BCA 10 Award for their dedicated service, commitment, and partnership with the arts. Their relationships to the arts community in forms of sponsorship, Board service, or volunteer hours has positively affected Ballet Arizona, Arizona Opera, Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Arizona Citizens for the Arts, and Phoenix Symphony to name a few. President and CEO, Marc Schmittlein, shares “CopperPoint Insurance Companies understands that a vibrant arts sector attracts and sustains businesses and workers, which promotes economic development and cultural enrichment. Support of cultural, arts, and educational organizations creates a well-balanced life experience for our employees, our customers, and our businesses.”

 

In the same month, CopperPoint also received the Corporate Volunteerism award for companies under 1,000 employees from the Phoenix Business Journal. With each employee eligible for 12 hours of paid volunteer time per year during work hours, CopperPoint’s Community Engagement Coordinator Jill Maruca states, “85 percent of our employees participate in volunteerism and/or donating money, which is really high for a company.”

 

By encouraging employees to help out in the community, they are connecting with their staff and retaining talent like Betty Booth, employee of 16 years, who is the first recipient of the Don Smith Volunteer of the Year Award, named after the former CEO who founded the company’s volunteering efforts.

 

CopperPoint’s generosity doesn’t stop with the work it does in the community.  To celebrate their recognition, the company hosted a large employee-wide lunch, pictured above.

 

Photo: Courtesy CopperPoint Insurance Companies

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