Last year we announced that EXAIR will celebrate Founder’s Day each year on February 22nd (or the closest working day) in order to commemorate the birthday of our founder, Roy Sweeney. He founded the company in 1983 and drove EXAIR to become the strong, successful and innovative company that it has over the years. Today would have been his 84th birthday.
As we plan to every year, we choose to make this day a celebration and a day to mark our ongoing commitment to the service of others in keeping with the values that Roy and his wife Jackie felt (and feel) very strongly about. It is up to us to continue that commitment.
Like last year, we have made significant donations to organizations that are making a difference right here in our area:
• Freestore Foodbank (www.freestorefoodbank.com)
• Ronald McDonald House of Greater Cincinnati (www.rmhcincinnati.org)
• Women Helping Women (www.womenhelpingwomen.org)
• Bethany House Services (www.bethanyhouseservices.org)
• Elementz (www.elementz.org)
We committed last year to expand our community involvement in 2018, and we have delivered upon that promise. I am proud to announce that EXAIR has established an Employee Volunteer Program that enables every full-time employee with at least 90 days of service to volunteer with organizations of their choice during the normal work week with full pay by EXAIR.
Through this further commitment, we expect that EXAIR and its employees will impact not just a handful, but dozens of organizations and make a much larger positive impact in the community starting this year.
So as we celebrate today with cake and funny memories, we wish Roy a happy birthday. We miss having him here. We remember what he did for all of us and for countless others. And we pledge to continue his commitment to helping those who need it.
Happy Founder’s Day from everyone at EXAIR!