I think that assisting [tourism] necessitates a mix of business sectors working together towards the goal of increasing travel to Florida
PALM HARBOR, FL (PRWEB) February 04, 2013
According to a new study from Havas Worldwide, a global communications group, people want businesses to get more involved in efforts to make their communities (and the world) a better place. The study was conducted in over 31 countries, with over 10,000 adults participating (1). Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. (NTC), a leading service provider for the residential mortgage industry, has been actively promoting tourism in Tampa Bay and recently attended the Clearwater Tourism Partners Committee Annual Meeting through the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce (CRCC).
NTC joined the CRCC in 2012, and at the same time, hired a community relations director, Janice Rush. Rush joined the team to help NTC forge community relations in Tampa Bay. NTC executives have long believed—and practiced—that giving back to their local community is a necessity in business. With the strategy to expand their enterprise, NTC’s CEO included the establishment of a Community Relations Department. The new NTC department focuses on finding activities and events in which NTC employees can participate or volunteer. The purpose is to help Tampa Bay become a great place to live, work and play.
Due to the impact that tourism has on the Tampa Bay area, Hillman ensured that NTC attended the annual meeting to help promote the area as a year-round tourist destination. With over 300 local employees, NTC’s goal is not only to make Tampa Bay a profitable place to do business, but to also make it a thriving place in which its employees can reside.
In some communities, the residents rely on government officials and policy in order to see any type of change. Havas’ study reveals that those residents want businesses to step in where government has failed in connection with positive change (1):
● Seventy-three percent believe that the more powerful corporations become, the more obligated they are to behave ethically and with the public interest in mind.
● More than two-thirds say that businesses bear as much responsibility as the government for driving positive social change.
● Sixty-one percent would like their favorite companies to play a bigger role in their local communities.
● Six in 10 of those surveyed expect corporations to play an increasingly vital role in addressing the world's major problems.
Some of the local organizations that NTC supports are Relay For Life of Palm Harbor, Toys for Tots®, Greater Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce and the Annual Harbor Art Festival, as well as food and clothing drives. NTC’s community efforts have been increasing as they have been hiring more employees; they added approximately 150 employees in 2012.
“Having NTC involved in the tourism meetings allows us to make positive changes in our community, not just in business,” commented John Hillman, CEO of NTC. Hillman went onto explain that the meetings held by Tourism Committee help NTC executives gain a better understanding of how they can help to promote the tourism industry in Tampa Bay.
Entering into 2013, the tourism industry is dealing with high expectations and economic uncertainty, as reported by the Tampa Bay Business Journal (2). NTC officials believe that supporting the tourism industry is vital to the area’s economic survival. “I think that assisting [tourism] necessitates a mix of business sectors working together towards the goal of increasing travel to Florida,” stated Hillman.
The most recent Tourism Committee meeting was held on January 10, 2013, and 50 members of the CRCC attended. NTC plans to continue attending, so they can continue to learn more about improving tourism in Tampa Bay.
For more information on NTC, visit http://www.nwtc.com.
About Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc.:
Based in Palm Harbor Florida and founded in 1991, Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc.(NTC) is a privately-owned leading service provider to the residential mortgage industry, serving mortgage lenders, servicers and investors, including eight of the top 10 residential mortgage servicers in the country. NTC earned the position of #2,730 on the 2012 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America, ranking #36 in Tampa and #46 in the real estate industry. The company’s land records and document experts are able to track and fulfill county document requirements for close to 3,600 recording jurisdictions nationwide. NTC specializes in providing land records research, lien release services, assignment services, final document tracking, document retrieval and other custom business solutions. For more information, visit the company’s website at http://www.nwtc.com.
(1) BulldogReporter.com. January 16, 2013. “Power Shift: Consumers and Corporations Step In Where Government Has Failed — New Havas Study Explores New Realities in Community, Citizenship and Social Action”. bulldogreporter.com/dailydog/article/power-shift-consumers-and-corporations-step-where-government-has-failed-new-havas-s
(2) Tampa Bay Business Journal — New Year, renewed outlook for Tampa Bay tourism industry. bizjournals.com/tampabay/print-edition/2013/01/04/new-year-renewed-outlook-for-tampa.html