We are a small community of dedicated citizens, employees, business owners and consumers. It is important to everyone concerned that our community businesses grow and flourish. While trying to grow a business, many companies locally and nationwide are seeing the value in serving their community and the world at large. Whether it be on a large or small scale, the value of volunteerism, contribution and service is of unlimited worth. The pioneers who colonized the west established honored traditions of unselfish cooperation for the common good. Here are some quotes by prominent figures:
“Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.”
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is “What are you doing for others?”–
Martin Luther King
“Look for ways to bless the lives of others through seemingly simple acts of service.” – Steven E. Snow .
For businesses, being active in community service renders the opportunity to connect with fellow business owners, clients, friends and neighbors. It enhances the businesses presence and increases a sense of fellowship and connection to the people within that community. In an article by Forbes/Entrepreneurs it states “Multiple studies and surveys have found that both employee morale and retention increased when a company was more engaged with the community. Many employees reported being happier at their jobs when they felt like they could make a positive difference.” “By involving employees in the process, businesses can increase worker retention, which can save thousands of dollars each year.”
There are so many ways to serve such as: event sponsorship’s like marathons and walk-a-thons to raise money for charitable organizations, volunteering at the hospital or for organizations such as People Who Care, Helping Hands, Habitat for Humanity, donations in the name of the business or food donations for local food banks, serving on committees and boards in the community, and creating campaigns for a cause such as The Forever Home Program that we are doing here at Maid to Order (pictured above).
Each business needs to find the cause or organization that fits best with it’s type of business and will work toward the goal of the company. For instance, a health related company may want to sponsor a 5k run to promote health and well being.
Whatever the cause and however the business gets involved, it is a “win win” situation for all involved. We have a community filled with available opportunities and caring companies to help fill the need. We at Prescott Maid to Order and MTO Janitorial appreciate our community and all of its great businesses and citizens.