May 28, 2013
Member's spirit of giving back recognized at Blue Ash Awards
If you’ve been to a trade show lately, chances are you’ve seen the work of Abstract Displays, the brainchild of Carla and Michael Eng. Started in 2000; the now 23-employee company operates out of its own 40,000 square-foot facility in Blue Ash. The firm designs and produces dimensional solutions for trade show and face-to-face sales, marketing and corporate events.
Abstract Displays was recently named a runner-up in the Corporate Community Service Category of the Chamber's Blue Ash Business Awards.
According to Michael Eng, the firm prides itself on listening to and strategizing with clients to provide creative solutions for real budgets.
"We'll continually search for fresh ideas and options for our clients," said Eng. "We give new meaning to 'out of the box,' because at Abstract Displays, there is no box…partnering with our vendors and maintaining an extensive rental inventory, we can mix and match hundreds of display components to build a display like no other."
Another source of pride? The firm's dedication to giving back.
"Carla and I believe that if you're blessed with good fortune, you have a responsibility to give back to others," said Eng. "Supporting our community through volunteerism has become part of our company's culture."
In 2012, Abstract Displays employees contributed nearly 300 hours to organizations through 16 events, including serving meals and providing fellowship at the Ronald McDonald House, helping with parking at PAWS' DogFest, stuffing thousands of goodie bags for The Wellness Center's Hyde Park Blast race/walk, and holding a craft-making event and dinner for residents of the Anna Louise Inn.
The Engs are actively involved with the local business community through the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, the Cincinnati Better Business Bureau and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
"We also partner with U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots, United Way, Matthew 25 Ministries and Operation Give Back," said Eng. "With Carla being a cancer survivor, The Cure Starts Now Cancer Research Foundation is another organization close to our hearts."
Blue Ash Business Award Winners were announced at a March 21 luncheon featuring keynote speaker Dr. Yousuf Ahmad, Division Senior Vice President and Chief Network Transformation Officer at Mercy Health.