Valuing Community Impact

Updated: Mar 11


Promotional Partners adopted the core value words of "creativity, collaboration & certification" with our company re-brand in 2010. Jump forward to 2022 and we find our company turning 15! Reflecting on the journey of our past 15 years, we realized there was another core value word we needed to insert in our print materials:


Community.


For 15 years our company has been part of the fabric of the community that supports us. Community is also at the heart of collaborative process, offering our clients strategies around authentically plugging into the community. Your marketing efforts should demonstrate your values. Lend a hand.


Owners Olivia & Keith commented, "our early years, the recession and being a new business hampered our ability to give back financially at the level that pulled our hearts. Instead, our early years of investment relied heavily on sharing through our service, offering our time & talents. Nothing replaced the joy of paying it forward to another organization & seeing them thrive. The support our clients & community have shown us through the years and specifically during this pandemic has been deeply appreciated."


Let's review the 15-year impact by the numbers:


Service & Leadership- we stopped counting at over 100,000 hours!

  • # Times served as a board chair – 4

  • # Times served on a committee – 36

  • # Civic club memberships- 1 currently

  • # Times served as a fundraising chair – 2

  • # Times served as a board member – 27


The total number of organizations we have volunteered at – 7

Shared Our Expertise

  • # Times as speaker or panelist sharing expertise – 12

  • # Times published in our industry publications sharing strategies – 7

  • Mentoring – 8 internships, 8 job shadows, 5 career fairs

  • Lending a hand for marketing & public relations for 3 organizations


Financial

  • Total number of organizations we have given money or donations – 55

  • Total number of organizations we have given to for more than 5 years – 9

  • In kind gifts, discounts or donations of products? Plenty, we've never kept stats.

  • Total number of dollars back in the community from 2007 to 2021– over $55,000!


In 2021 where did we invest?

  • National Fire Safety Council

  • St Jude's Children's Hospital

  • Children's Flight of Hope

  • Apex Cougar Club Sponsorship

  • Apex PD Torch Run Campaign

  • Apex Public School Foundation

  • Apex American Legion Post 124- 911 Commemoration

  • Apex Halle Tree Festival for Western Wake Crisis Ministry

  • The Poe Center

  • Apex Chamber of Commerce Peak Performer which includes: Apex's First Responders Breakfast and the Peak of Hope Golf Tournament


Creativity – Leadership & Service

  • Apex Rotary Club

  • Apex Festival Commission

  • Apex Downtown Business Association

  • Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors


Where are we currently committed to invest in 2022?

  • Apex Chamber Peak Performers

  • St Jude’s Children's Hospital Research

  • Apex Cougar Club

  • Local Support for the National Fire Safety Council

  • Apex Public School Foundation

  • NC Torch Run for Special Olympics

  • The Annual Halle Tree Festival

Along with volunteering with:

  • Apex Rotary Club

  • Apex Festival Commission

  • Apex Downtown Business Association


Together We Can Do More


We started our Promotional Partners Cares Campaign in 2020. This program is our annual focus on a local organization doing great work in the community. We pledge to give back profits from our orders to this organization. It's a pretty simple concept – when you purchase items included in the campaign, your profits help us grow & support that organization. Just like your support grows our company, we in turn can invest back into others.

In 2020 we focused on the Wake County chapter for Safe Kids and had fun with the So Cool Popsicle Contest for Kids – $250. In 2021, we focused again on kids, with a spotlight on the work of the Poe Center – $1200. We're announcing our 2022 Spotlight & Give tomorrow, so be sure to tune in and hear the news! And if you aren't already following us, what's stopping you!? Community Matters!


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