August 06, 2013
Member launches 4th competition to aid non-profits
For the fourth year in a row, Chamber member and award winner Modern Office Methods (MOM) will give nonprofit organizations in the region a chance to improve their administrative processes, productivity and office equipment - all at no cost.
In September, MOM launches their "Jump START Your Nonprofit" contest, giving nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations located in the Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton, Ohio regions the opportunity to compete for one of three office technology makeovers.
MOM will select 10 finalists from each of the three greater metropolitan markets and invite the public to vote online at www.momnet.com for its favorite nonprofit organization in need of a technology jump-start. The top vote-getter in each market will receive one of the following:
- Grand Prize Winner - $20,000 office technology makeover
- First Runner-Up - $10,000 office technology makeover
- Second Runner-Up - $5,000 office technology makeover
* Prizes are awarded based on votes accumulated. All prize values to be determined solely by MOM.
Here is the timeline for the 2013 initiative:
- REGISTRATION: Monday, September 16 - Friday, October 11
- FINALISTS VISITS: Monday, October 14 - Friday, October 18
- VOTING: Monday, October 21 - Friday, November 1
- WINNERS: Will be announced the week of November 4
Past winners include organizations such as Ronald McDonald House Charities, Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati, Alzheimer's Association, One Way Farm of Fairfield, Inc., and the Humane Society of Dayton.
Modern Office Methods supplies and services copy systems, multifunction devices, printers and document management software.
Winner of the Chamber's 2013 Community Involvement Award, the company has a storied culture of giving back. Since the firm created the "Jump START Your Nonprofit" program in 2010, more than 400 nonprofits have applied for the grants.
MOM also supports numerous charitable groups important to employees, including the Susan G. Komen Walk for the cure and the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk. On Charitable Fun Fridays from April through September, the MOM team raises money for local nonprofits. In 2012, more than $107,000 was donated, plus 170 toys for Toys for Tots program.
The firm also sponsors a "Live Well - Work Well" program to help employees stay healthy. Vice President of Marketing, Steve Bandy attributes the 55 year old company's success to its 200+ employees and their dedication to serving their clients.