Columbus, Ohio – June 7, 2016
ARCOS, the North American leader in utility resource management software, has been recognized by United Way of Central Ohio with the “Best New Partner Award.” The award recognizes an organization that has incorporated model strategies into their new campaign and makes United Way a part of their organizational culture. The team at ARCOS met their goal of 100 percent employee participation through donation of time, goods or financial resources.
“Many of our customers partner with United Way in their communities. For example, AEP and Columbia Gas (NiSource) have been running United Way campaigns for quite some time. So when Ram Sastry, vice president – infrastructure & business continuity, at American Electric Power (AEP), reached out to me about United Way, I knew we wanted to get involved,” explained Bruce A. Duff, CEO, ARCOS.
“One of our core values is ‘We solve the industries toughest challenges.’ Working with United Way gave us the opportunity to help solve some of the community’s toughest challenges,” noted Duff.
Keys to a successful campaign included getting employees involved first-hand with volunteering at the Community Free Store and the deconstruction of a property for Habitat for Humanity. Other donation opportunities included contests at a local arcade, gathering personal items and Christmas gifts for the Free Store’s Christmas Shop and a generous matching program.
“Once our employees saw the need right here in our community, they came together with enthusiasm to give back. They are now volunteering year-round for United Way agencies,” said Duff.
ABOUT ARCOS LLC
ARCOS is the North American leader in delivering crew callout and crew management SaaS solutions to the utility industry. ARCOS automates crew assembly and management daily and during emergencies, ultimately helping to restore energy faster, yet safely, to communities. The award-winning solution helps utilities save time and money, while improving customer satisfaction. Learn more about ARCOS emergency resource management software at www.arcos-inc.com. ARCOS and Crew Manager are registered trademarks of ARCOS LLC