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Posts for July, 2012
Michelle Nunn continues her cross-country trip and writes about her time spent in Detroit, Michigan.
The Lafayette Coney Island Hot Dog Stand in downtown Detroit hasn't changed much since it was founded in 1929. Menus aren’t really necessary – you can get hot dogs, chili, "loose" hamburgers and pie, and the servers take your order and yell to the kitchen how many "coneys" have been ordered.
Today’s guest post is written by Cristina Andoni, ATLAS Corps Fellow from Republic of Moldova, serving at Points of Light as Corporate Institute coordinator.
It’s not surprising that employee volunteer programs (EVPs) benefit businesses in a variety of ways. Companies with engaged employees experience 26 percent higher revenue per employee, a 50 percent higher market premium and 3.9 times the earnings per share growth rate compared to organizations with lower engagement (Gallup). Engaged employees feel more connected to their organizations and communities, and have overall higher productivity, ROI and job satisfaction rates. Add in the societal benefits and the return on investment is even greater.
Candace Karu is the lifestyle commentator and favorite foodie for Cabot Creamery Cooperative. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and at candacekaru.com. She lives and bikes in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
Inspiration is not always easy to come by in today’s busy world, but recently two people have inspired me, and thousands of others, by making the trip of a lifetime – on bicycles.
Do you feel like there aren't enough hours in the day? Volunteering could make you feel like you have more time.