Winners of the 2013 Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service program, honored in five distinct categories, gathered on January 24 for an award ceremony and a series of discussions about the tie between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds.
Messer had the distinct honor of being recognized with a Pillar Award for Community Service and a Kent Clapp CEO Leadership Award for the example company President & CEO Tom Keckeis sets for employees in his commitment and spirit for community service.
“This class of honorees, combined with this year’s group of finalists, is truly inspirational,” says Dustin S. Klein, publisher of Smart Business. “They give back individually and as organizations. They get involved in causes they care about. And the nonprofit leaders have forged meaningful relationships with the for-profit companies and their executive teams to better deliver upon their missions. All told, the Pillar Award class of 2013 truly understands how to strengthen the regional communities where we all live and work.”
The Pillar Award program was founded in 1998 and honors organizations and individuals that best demonstrate a commitment to making a difference. For information on the award winners, along with profiles of the finalists for this year’s Pillar Awards, visit www.sbnonline.com.