Powernet Honored with Pillar Award for Community Service

For the sixth time in seven years, Powernet has been selected as an honoree of the Medical Mutual Pillar Award.

Powernet is one of eight organizations to receive the community service award during the 2017 ceremony, to be held January 11 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The award was created by Smart Business and Medical Mutual to honor organizations and individuals dedicated to making an impact in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region through community service. The event publicizes the importance of community service issues, fosters the exchange of creative ways to positively impact the community, and honors those that go beyond the minimum expectation of community service.

“We are delighted to have received the Pillar Award once again,” said Alli Stevens, Powernet CEO. “We make an effort everyday to make a difference in the community by exploring how our resources can benefit those in need throughout the community.”

Powernet pursues this goal in a variety of ways. After having instituted charitable paid time off, allowing employees to take time off work to volunteer at local organizations, Powernet’s impact on the community has grown.

“Community service is a core value within our organization,” said Edita Dolan-Mayo, manager of employee experience & community affairs at Powernet. “We strive to create change through meaningful contributions to the community such as providing free Wi-Fi to low income communities and donating tablets that help erase the digital divide. As a company with roots ingrained in the Greater Cincinnati area, Powernet ensures that there are always opportunities present for team members to get involved and help make the community a better place to live.”

“We are able to impact the community as a relatively small company because of employee involvement,” added Stevens. “Winning an award that recognizes our work within such a large region makes me extremely proud of our employees.”

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