American Staffing Association Recognizes TRICOM for Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Program

American Staffing Association Recognizes TRICOM for Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Program

Menomonee Falls, WI, October 6, 2016 — TRICOM, headquartered in Menomonee Falls, WI, was honored with a 2016 American Staffing Association Care Award. This national awards program recognizes outstanding corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives—business processes that produce an overall positive effect on society—among ASA member staffing firms, associate members (staffing industry suppliers), and regional councils and affiliated chapters.

TRICOM was honored for their charitable work in support of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin through Brigg’s & Al’s Run & Walk for Children’s Hospital (Al’s Run) and their own fundraising efforts. In the last 20 years, TRICOM has raised over $700,000 for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. They’ve had the largest corporate team since 2000 (with the exception of just one year) beating out companies with much larger numbers of employees. They’ve also frequently been the top team fundraiser.

In 2014, TRICOM employees stepped up to do even more. They founded Cheers for Children’s, a fun-filled day that includes softball and volleyball tournaments, live music, a silent auction, food, and fun. They have prizes for each tournament, as well as dozens of silent auction items donated from community businesses and individuals. All the money they’ve raised is done solely through employees’ efforts in getting family and friends involved, soliciting donations for the walk or Cheers for Children’s, or participating in the events themselves. Just through their Cheers for Children’s event they have raised nearly $20,000 in the three years since they began. This year, TRICOM exceeded all expectations and raised over $8,700.

Julie Ann Blazei, TRICOM President / CEO explains, “Our entire TRICOM team is honored to receive the 2016 ASA Care Award for our work with Children’s Hospital. Children are at the center of our community, and we are so proud to have one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country right in our backyard. Al’s Run provides an opportunity like no other for us to come together as a community to give back. It truly is ‘About the Kids.’ At Tricom, giving back is one of our core values. In fact, Children’s Hospital is not our only cause – we host fundraisers including potlucks, dress-down Fridays, food drives, and more, throughout the year for various causes that are important to our employees and our community.”

The ASA Care Awards honor CSR initiatives that involve employee training and professional development, community engagement, “green” business practices, philanthropy, and more. A panel of CSR experts selects the honorees.

ASA Care Award honorees will be celebrated at Staffing World® 2016, the ASA convention and expo, Oct. 25–27 in San Diego, CA.

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