Arbors Management, Inc. Announces Successful Completion of the “One Arbors” Annual Corporate Conference

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Conference Celebrated with Food Donation to Rainbow Kitchen Food Bank in Homestead

The new corporate Values, Vision and Mission were discussed while employees enjoyed a continental breakfast.

Arbors Management Inc. announces the successful completion of the First Annual “One Arbors” corporate conference. The two-day event held at the end of October consisted of presentations from the President of Arbors, Christopher Wagner, a team event, talks from the event’s sponsors and dedicated breakout and work sessions, all designed to enhance the team environment and support corporate initiatives of the company.

“I am thrilled with the dedication of our team. The conference was attended by nearly 100 employees and we focused on being One company, and moving ‘Forward Together’, which was this year’s theme.“ states Christopher Wagner, President.

Mr. Wagner also released the newly formed Values, Mission and Vision for Arbors. He stated that: “Although we strive every day to constantly embody these values, now we have them in writing for all employees to follow and for our customers and clients to understand what drives us in our work.”

Guest speakers during the conference included Hilary Taylor and Michael Pisarcic, Attorneys at Law of Papernick and Gefsky, LLC; Lyle Wood of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission; Matt Mertz Plumbing, Inc., Mark Weimer of Trumbull Industries and Scott Fulmer from Finish Line Maintenance.

In addition to the conclusion of a successful corporate conference, the Arbors team leapt to implement the company’s new Values, Vision and Mission and delivered dozens of oversized containers of food to the Rainbow Kitchen Food Bank in Homestead, PA. Immediately after the conclusion of lunch, all of the leftovers including salad, vegetables meats and breads were packed up and delivered to the Food Pantry for later distribution.

“All of the food that isn’t eaten during conferences normally gets thrown in the trash, and it is such a shame to waste it” states Thea Marcoux, Director of Marketing. “As part of our company’s mission, we strive to create community, and this was one small way that we could help achieve this goal. There are so many people going hungry every day and we wanted to help those that we could by providing a good, nutritious dinner.”

Lori Roadway, Program Director of the Rainbow Kitchen in Homestead was thrilled to receive the donations from Arbors Management.

"The Rainbow Kitchen Food Pantries serve more than 500 income-eligible households a month, even offering delivery for ill or disabled people. In addition to this, we prepare daily dinner for over 100 of local children and 80-100 meals a day for the breakfast program. The food that Arbors donated has gone on to feed hundreds of children and adults. We are very thankful for donations such as this. Please have a look at our website to learn more about how you could donate."

About Arbors Management

Arbors Management, Inc. is one of the oldest and largest property management firms in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Founded in 1982, Arbors Management has continued to offer high quality services and has maintained its fine reputation for care and concern for its residents and property owners. Over the past 30 years, the company has developed a proven, hands-on approach to property management that is unparalleled in the industry.

Professional Management

Arbors Management employs over 100 professionals dedicating their efforts to the fiscal and physical management of residential, commercial, and condominium properties. Through our years of experience with highly qualified managers and accounting staff, Arbors Management, Inc. provides the management industry with a hassle-free and dependable property management firm.

With Arbors Management, you have our pledge, "To do what is best to maintain the quality of properties we manage and to find new and better ways to make the management of that property effective and efficient - thus improving the investment for the owners and creating a sense of home for the residents"

About Rainbow Kitchen

Rainbow Kitchen Community Services was founded in 1984, in response to the devastating community impact of the closing of area steel mills, which displaced thousands of workers living in the Steel Valley. Since its’ inception, Rainbow Kitchen has focused on helping individuals and families to cope with inadequate incomes by addressing their immediate needs, offering guidance and support in times of crisis, and providing the basic stepping stones needed to work towards independence and self-sufficiency. While anti-hunger programming has been a cornerstone of our efforts throughout our history, other successful past programming initiatives have included a health clinic, a child care center, and a food service training program. Our programs and services have evolved over the years, as we continue to meet the changing needs of area residents.

Last year, Rainbow Kitchen distributed well over 300,000 pounds of supplemental groceries and essential non-food items to low-income families and individuals through our Food Pantry program. We provided 16,000 hot, balanced, nutritious daily dinner meals to hungry children through Kids Café, and served an additional 19,000 meals to our Breakfast program participants. The Rainbow Kitchen Farm Stand provided wholesome, affordable, locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables to up to 100 households a week. Through our Case Management program, Rainbow Kitchen helped meet the immediate/crisis needs of 200 households a month, and provided ongoing guidance and support to clients working to achieve self-sufficiency. We offered a wide variety of other supportive services throughout the year, including special programming and opportunities for youth.

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