PBP Employee Celebrates his 25th Anniversary with the Company by Giving to Others

Greg, flanked by CEO Ed Satell and Exec VP Jim Brown, accepts copies of the nonprofit donations he requested instead of PBP’s usual anniversary remembrance.

Progressive Business Publications is proud of its record for employee retention and longevity, with 85 employees at corporate headquarters employed with the company for more than five years.  At the company’s Employee Appreciation Event last week, COO Tom Schubert noted that an impressive statistic in this era known for “job-hopping” is that 16 employees have been with PBP for more than 15 years—a combined total of more than 337 years of teamwork and productivity!

To commemorate employees’ silver anniversaries, Progressive Business Publications celebrates by giving each two plane tickets for any destination in the country they may choose!  This year, however, Greg Maher, a stalwart in the IT Department, gave his anniversary celebration a new twist.

Greg says he feels fortunate to have a good job he enjoys, great colleagues, and “everything he needs in his life”.  He asked the company if, in lieu of the anniversary trip, he could identify some special nonprofit initiatives and have donations sent to support their programs.  Since PBP is deeply invested in corporate social responsibility, we were thrilled to accede to Greg’s request.

He identified three nonprofits:  Love A Child, a vital humanitarian effort to feed and clothe impoverished children in Haiti;  Life Today, which provides crucial safe water for desperate families in drought-ridden Africa; and the Isaiah 58 Project of the International Federation of Christians and Jews, which supports children and elderly Jews in the former Soviet Union with food, clothing, heating, and other necessities, and rescues orphaned and abandoned Jewish children from life on the streets by funding children’s homes.  Each of these worthwhile initiatives received a generous donation, sent in honor of Gregory Maher, from the Progressive Business Publication Charitable Trust.

We know Greg is a humble and private person, but we’d like to publically acknowledge his long history with PBP, and his generous choice for celebrating a hallmark occasion!  Thank you, Greg, for your concern for others.  We are proud to salute you on your “humanitarian” anniversary! We wish you 25 more years of success at PBP!