The Makings of One of the Most Admired Companies

It’s official: OH Partners is one of Arizona’s most admired companies, honored Thursday night in a sold out gala that shined a light on companies around the state doing it the right way.

Az Business magazine and AZ Big Media created the event to give a nod to companies that encourage “great servant leaders, innovators and forward thinkers.” A spirited crowd – especially the ones with the air horn – cheered on the various agencies, firms, companies, non-profits and others that won awards.

Most were from the Valley; some were from Tucson. Some have thousands of employees; some a few dozen. Some work with the richest of the rich; others the poorest of the poor. The common thread was a passion for workplace culture and community, and that’s why what was said at the awards dinner Thursday night applies to OH every week of the year.

The pillars that hold up our agency, both figuratively and literally painted on the office’s supporting columns, are our COHRE Values. One of the most important pillars is “community,” or believing in something bigger than ourselves and striving to serve one another and the world around us.

That’s why we launched “OH Cares” to improve the community through active volunteerism. OH Cares is steered by a 14-member committee that oversees all volunteer opportunities at the agency.

“It’s important to inspire others to give back however they can,” Gerry Kubek, the committee co-chair, said. “With OH Cares, we incorporate different kinds of volunteer opportunities so there’s something for everyone to get excited about.”

The CEO can grab a rake and work a community garden. The creative team can give blood. Account executives and social media and PR gurus can help with the food drive. Your title or marketing specialty doesn’t matter; what matters is that you want to help.

In 2017, the agency donated more than 300 hours, and raised more than $57,000 for nonprofits to help organizations and communities around the Valley.

And since the beginning of 2018, OH Cares this year means:
• More than 254 volunteer hours served
• 134 signups to volunteer their time in eight different initiatives
• Nearly $16,000 raised so far for a variety of local nonprofit organizations

Consider our OH Cares Summer Donation Drive. The summer drive alone collected 700 food and hygiene items and 50 pet items to help the Phoenix Rescue Mission and the Arizona Animal Welfare League. The agency also donated $1,500 to each organization.

Of course, our emphasis on community extends beyond special causes and events. OH works with many local nonprofit clients including the Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA), Special Olympics Arizona and Fiesta Bowl Charities. These nonprofits offer life-changing opportunities around Arizona whether it’s giving self-reliance to the economically vulnerable through TCAA, making monetary donations to fulfill the wishes of teachers through Fiesta Bowl Charities, or bringing inclusivity to a variety of sports for athletes with intellectual disabilities through Special Olympics Arizona.

Through our skills and expertise, OH Partners has helped these Valley nonprofits maximize their visibility and impact. From one-of-a-kind campaigns that help land critical additional funding to generating public awareness for impactful community initiatives through earned media, OH Partners is dedicated to supporting non-profit clients and their missions.

Supporting our community in as many ways as possible is vital to the pulse, and the success, of our company. The agency’s dedication to giving back to the community is even included in our purpose statement:
“OH Partners implements the idea of community service not only through our company’s purpose, but through our company’s values and creating unique opportunities for employees and clients to engage with different Arizona communities.”

Learn more about the Most Admired Companies here. And if you want to give blood or donate food or help us help others, call us. We’ll add you to our next initiative and you can help show that OH Cares.