Cincinnati, OH - January 17, 2019 - Powernet was honored with an eighth Pillar award at the Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service. Edita Dolan-Mayo, Powernet’s Director of Marketing & Community Affairs also received a Pillar award for Nonprofit Board Executive of the Year. The award was presented to Powernet as one of 11 Greater Cincinnati businesses honored at the Pillar Awards presented by Smart Business on Jan. 16.
Powernet would like to congratulate Formica Corporation, Jack Cincinnati Casino, Hydrotech Inc., Lykins Energy Solutions, Paycor, ProLink Staffing Services LLC, Rudler PSC, Standard Textile, The Corporex Family of Companies and Total Quality Logistics for also receiving the Pillar Award.
The Medical Mutual Pillar Award honors businesses of all types and sizes that make outstanding contributions to their community in an effort to encourage a charitable environment while recognizing creative efforts that make a difference and demonstrate the ties between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds. This year marks the eighth time in nine years that Powernet has received the award.
“Our focus has been to utilize our access to technology to erase the digital divide,” says Alli Stevens, CEO of Powernet. “By striving towards this goal we’ve been able to provide many families and individuals access to technology, such as tablets and Wi-Fi, that many of us take for granted every day. In doing so we’re making an impact that will last for generations. It is a great honor to see our work recognized once again by the Pillar Awards.“
Over the last 12 months, Powernet has taken part in making a wide variety of contributions to the community including sponsoring nonprofits such as RESET, American Heart Association, GRAD Cincinnati and Learning Through Art. A number of donations were also made throughout the year, the most impactful being those made to bridge the digital divide. Powernet donated networking equipment to Life Church Amelia to be used for their youth, feeding and clothing programs. Learning Through Art, a local performing arts education program, also received tablets for their events throughout the year. In addition to once again providing free community Wi-Fi to Lower Price Hill and Avondale, Powernet expanded the Avondale network to 11 new multi-dwelling units in the area. These networks were donated in an effort to help residents access the internet to perform valuable tasks such as job searches and school work.
Many of these projects and contributions were spearheaded by Powernet’s Dolan-Mayo, who was honored with the Nonprofit Board Executive of the Year award for her work with GRAD Cincinnati, in addition to her contributions to Powernet and various organizations throughout the community. This honor recognizes contributions by for-profit business executives who serve on nonprofit boards. She serves as GRAD Cincinnati’s Marketing Chair, assisting the marketing and public relations committee while managing GRAD’s Annual Founder’s Banquet. Over the last two years the banquet has raised over $74,000 in scholarships for seniors entering into college.
Powernet enables businesses to connect with audiences in the office and across the world through wireless networking, Wi-Fi, voice, data, IT managed services, in addition to domestic and international carrier services. As a Woman-Owned business with more than 24 years of telecom experience and expert sales and support teams, we provide our partners and clients the unparalleled service and innovative technology they need to achieve their business goals. www.powernetco.com