The Business Cares Annual Reports highlight the community impacts made by each of our Business Cares members in 2017.
First, About Business Cares: Business Cares is a program of United Way of Larimer County, founded in 2005, that provides specialized services, consulting, resources, recognition, and networking opportunities to member companies committed to volunteerism in our community.
United Way works with members to develop and support excellence in their volunteer programs, engage their employees in meaningful service, and provide resources to support and encourage best practices in corporate volunteerism. We foster opportunities for networking and collaboration with like-minded companies and relationship building with local nonprofit organizations.
United Way works closely with members to develop community involvement strategies that work best for each company.
Our Mission: To help businesses develop and implement strategic community outreach and employee volunteer programs that generate positive, measurable benefits for the business’s bottom-line as well as the community.
Our Goal: To get companies involved in their community, to help develop a culture of service in their workplace, and support them in doing so for a lifetime.
Aside from the benefit to the community, corporate volunteer involvement strengthens a company’s image and cultivates employee teamwork. Research shows numerous benefits for employee volunteer programs:
Increases employee job satisfaction, attitude, and morale
Increases employee retention, recruitment, teamwork and productivity
Improves company reputation among consumers and investors and increases company visibility
Provides employees with new avenues for leadership training, networking, professional development, and skill development
Builds relationships with the community and among employees
“It is up to us to develop a community that cares, and by volunteering we are not only building a stronger community, but also a stronger company.” – Business Cares member
Business Cares Members Make an Impact
Click the company logos below to learn about members' impacts in the community and their employee volunteer programs in 2017!
Agrium is our newest Business Cares Member and it's report reflects its 2017 involvement thus far.