Building Better Communities Local Business Partnership

Shop at Georgia Cycle Sport

The week of November 20th

And Help Raise $500 for the Firefly Trail!

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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.

HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?

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

NOVEMBER LOCAL BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP SPOTLIGHT

Georgia Cycle Sport is an Athens family bicycle shop ready to serve all of your bicycle-related needs! They have a wide selection of bicycles, friendly and knowledgeable sales staff, as well as certified mechanics and certified master bike fitters.

Open 10 AM to 6 PM Monday through Saturday, and 1 PM to 4 PM on Sundays, Georgia Cycle Sport is located at 1029 Baxter Street in Athens, Georgia.

VISIT GEORGIA CYCLE SPORT’S WEBSITE

GEORGIA CYCLE SPORT’S BENEFICIARY: The Firefly Trail

Firefly Trail Inc. is a local non-profit working to repurpose abandoned railroad property into a multi-purpose path for pedestrians, bicycles, and other non-motorized uses that will stretch about 39 miles from Ath­ens to Union Point, Georgia. It will be built on or near the historic corridor of the Athens Branch of the Georgia Railroad and has been proven to help boost our local economy once completed.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FIREFLY TRAIL

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

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