Building Better Communities Local Business Partnership

Shop at Wuxtry Records

The week of September 20th

And Help Raise $500 for Nuçi’s Space!


As part of W&A Engineering’s 20th-anniversary celebration, we have launched a year-long program, the Building Better Communities Local Business Partnership!

At the beginning of the year, the plan was that throughout 2020, W&A would partner with 12 local businesses to highlight the work they have done in establishing their business as an important part of the culture and economy of Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties.

It appears that this 2020 initiative to highlight and support local businesses is exactly what is needed as our communities start to cautiously get back to work. That is why the decision was made to relaunch our 20th Anniversary Local Business Partnership effective June 2020. Our leadership team agreed to pick up where we left off and move forward as we continue to show our support for local businesses in the pursuit of our mission to build better communities.


W&A will be asking one local business each month to name a nonprofit “beneficiary” and is pledging to match the first $500 in sales revenue earned during the week of the 20th to be donated to their nonprofit every month. Designating a nonprofit as part of this partnership is not only a way to give back, but also as an opportunity to recognize the significant role these community partners have in our economy.

This partnership will operate under the W&A Cares Program. W&A’s corporate citizenship initiative, W&A Cares, is part of an ambitious effort to formalize and increase the firm’s commitment to “Building Better Communities” through service and financial support in five focus areas: Community, Economic Development, Education, Employee Well-Being, and Sustainability.

“Twenty years ago, I started a design and engineering firm in Watkinsville, GA. Since then, the business has grown into a multidisciplinary engineering firm with five core disciplines, nearly 50 employees with offices in Athens, Nashville, and Augusta, and a national footprint with project experience in over 45 states. I know the courage and vision it takes to start a business and the tenacity it takes to keep it going. The goal of the Building Better Communities Local Business Partnership is to celebrate local businesses and nonprofits, and I sincerely hope our local community will join us for this 20th-anniversary initiative.”

Jon Williams, CEO and President of W&A Engineering


Wuxtry Records is an independent record store founded in Athens, Georgia in 1976. Selected by Rolling Stone as one of its top 25 record shops, they’re a user-friendly retail outlet and walk-in museum of the greatest music of the last century. They have a second location located in Decatur, Georgia and their third store, “Bizarro-Wuxtry” is home to rare comics, unusual toys and other novelties. Drop by and enjoy one of Georgia’s most unique and longstanding music retail experiences. Wuxtry Records is located at 197 E. Clayton St, Athens, GA 30601 and is open from Noon to 6PM 7 days a week.


Wuxtry Records’ Beneficiary: Nuçi’s Space

With a focus on musicians, Nuçi’s Space advocates for and helps to alleviate the suffering for those living with brain illnesses and fights to end the stigma of mental illness. To accomplish their mission, Nuçi’s Space maintains a health and resource center for musicians as a safe space to seek support and guidance, provides access to affordable, obstacle-free professional care, actively participates in treatment, and educates about awareness, prevention, and the risk factors of brain illnesses. Their vision is to end the epidemic of suicide and to inspire a culture free of the stigma attached to brain illnesses and its sufferers by supporting a community-wide effort that focuses on education, prevention, and access to appropriate treatment.


For more information, please contact Amy Kissane, Corporate Citizenship Coordinator: or 706-310-0400.


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