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Canlis Restaurant’s Matching Gift Program Spurs Growth

Canlis Restaurant's Matching Gift Program Spurs Growth During Economic Downturn Like most restaurants, Canlis gives back - a lot!   And, they feel really good when they are able to support nonprofits in the surrounding areas by giving back, yet were overwhelmed at times by the sheer number of folks asking for donations.  They did not feel so good about having to say “no”, occasionally.    The problem was, as more & more folks became aware of their traditional restaurants giving back program, it became unsustainable.   Most of us would agree, restaurants receive far more than their fair share of donation requests. Mark Canlis says, “The problem is, restaurants bear the full burden of the entire donation and there is very little thankfulness [...]


Brown & Brown Insurance of Tacoma Spooks it up by Giving Back

Brown & Brown Insurance in Tacoma knows how to do Halloween. From the moment their employees & customers step off the elevator into the spookway, they are entranced. What’s all the fuss about? This is Brown & Brown’s way of engaging employees in giving back. A fun day is in store as Brown & Brown kicks off their United Way workplace giving campaign, with haunting competitions, fundraising and ghoulish treats. Who wouldn't want to work here? President, Bev Losey, says giving back is in the organization’s DNA – inspiring the brown & Brown team to give back through employee giving, matching gifts and corporate philanthropy. Bev says community impact and philanthropy has directly impacted their growth. Brown & Brown Insurance has operated in Tacoma for several [...]