College Works Painting To Present Check To The Make A Wish Foundation

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In November, the combined effort of College Works Painting employees culminated in a check for over $33,000 going to the Make-A-Wish organization.

In November, the combined effort of College Works Painting employees culminated in a check for over $33,000 going to the Make-A-Wish organization.

What can $5.00 do to set a good example and change somebody's life? College Works Painting employees and customers worked together this year to give back to a fantastic cause and prove $5.00 can make a difference, especially if hundreds of university students making their first venture into entrepreneurship collect the $5.00 from every customer they have.

"Running a company these days involves supporting your employees, supporting your customers, and supporting the community. Employees want more then just a job; they want something they can rally behind. Companies have a great opportunity to help organize this positive energy and make a big mark on the community," said Matthew Stewart, co-founder and co-CEO of College Works Painting. "My favorite aspect of business management is this leverage concept," says Mr. Stewart. "Our employees have taken a few volunteer hours and a few customers donating $5.00 each and turned it into over $33,000 contributed to the Make A Wish Foundation. $5.00 from a customer, combined with the effort and additional customer generosity, will create a few dreams come true for children with cancer."

"We selected Make-A-Wish as the recipient of our donation because we believe in their mission. Many of us have been personally associated with children that have benefited from Make-A-Wish efforts and kindness," said Mr. Stewart.

Business executives in the United States face some tough challenges in the coming years. In addition to the change in raw material costs and the effect of currency value fluctuations, leaders have to incorporate more then just work into the business. Employees today shift jobs based on value allegiances, learning experiences, and long term employment desires more then location and even financial rewards. They can smell a fake, and they align themselves with companies that support causes they support, conduct themselves in similar manner to the employee, and give off the desired image. "College Works loves that trend," says Stewart. We are all about allegiance based on what we stand for, more then anything else. I give a lot of speeches, many of the questions I answer revolve around how to discover what your company stands for and how to incorporate this into your daily job. This is the best part of being a business leader, you get to do that!"

For more information on College Works Painting go to http://www.collegeworks.com

About College Works Painting

College Works Painting offers university students the opportunity to run a business while in school. College Works programs train selected college students on all aspects of business management including: sales, marketing, customer relations, interview and hiring, production management, profit management, strategic planning, and more. After the extensive training, student managers are paired with a mentor and placed in charge of a painting business for the summer. The College Works program is recognized as one of the most selective internship opportunities available to university students. College Works offers training and experience available nowhere else today. College Works Painting aims to provide the most challenging, most rewarding, most profitable, and greatest learning employment option to university students across the country.

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