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As we head into our final 30 days for the Techweek Gives campaign, we are excited to share all the great action that has been happening on the ground, where our participating companies are making real local impact in the city of Chicago.
Recently we caught up with Megan Wenzl, associate editor, of ReviewTrackers, to learn more about the company's commitment to the Chicago community and how they've been getting their employees involved in the campaign. By allowing and enabling individuals to support the causes that are most meaningful to them, they have truly seen their team take their personal and community impact to the next level.
Here's what Megan had to say about the company's involvement during Techweek Gives and beyond:
ReviewTrackers is not just a customer feedback software company. We are also dedicated to giving back to our local Chicago community.
Our team members are naturally motivated to help others. In fact, “setting each other up for success” is one our company's core values. The individuals here live this value both inside and outside the workplace, which is why we are always looking for ways to set the Chicago community up for success.
For example, as a team, we put time into helping Genesys Works, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged students move out of poverty into professional careers. We also volunteered with Breakthrough, which fosters the development of community in East Garfield Park.
As an organization, we strive to help the Chicago community. However, we encourage our team to support the causes that are important to them on an individual level.
For example, Stuart Greer, a midmarket account executive, is a volunteer and mentor for the Positive Coaching Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to encouraging a positive approach in coaching to help young athletes get the most out of sports.
Our head of people, Sharon Boner, is a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters, an organization that matches children with role models to build positive relationships to help children reach their full potential.
Megan Wenzl, associate editor, volunteers with Community TV Network, a nonprofit that engages underprivileged children and adults in the creative and collaborative process of digital video production to help them create a positive future.
Mandy Yoh, head of communications, is a member of the Chicago Leadership Alliance, an organization that works to creating meaningful impact and progress in Chicago. Through volunteered time, Mandy has worked on multiple initiatives to help drive change where the city needs it the most.
TechWeek Gives and ReviewTrackers
TechWeek Gives is by far the largest volunteer campaign in which we've been involved and the campaign itself has encouraged our employees to get out there and volunteer to new levels.
Just the other day, our entire sales team packed up their day early and headed out to the IMD Guest House to prepare and serve food to the guests. “It was incredibly rewarding to be alongside my teammates as we helped the guests of the house take their minds off of the reason for their visit and instead to enjoy the company of others and a nice home-cooked meal,” said Lindsay Lewin, an enterprise sales executive on the team.
“Our team is having a lot of fun taking part in this race to give back,” Mandy says.
Here at ReviewTrackers, we believe that in the Chicago tech ecosystem, companies have a responsibility to encourage their employees to give back to their communities. We can only succeed if everyone succeeds.
The Techweek Gives campaign, powered by uBack, is working to raise $1 million and commit 10,000 volunteer hours in 90 days. To learn more, click here.