Andy Attea, Webmaster for Curbell, Inc., received a Values in Action Award for his exemplary demonstration of the Curbell Values and Behavior Codes.
Jean Rahuba’s Nomination Story-
Over the years, Andy has been a go-to person any time Curbell Medical has needed help interpreting communication from a Spanish-speaking customer. Recently, people from Puerto Rico proactively reach out to him for assistance. I imagine it is easier for them to describe a problem in their native language and Andy has graciously engaged with these folks. Back in April 2016, he went back and forth multiple times to help a customer troubleshoot the reason behind difficulty he experienced when trying to properly program the new television. He bought the televisions from one of our National Account Resellers, Kingston (here in the US), and didn’t understand how to set them up and wire the walls. Without Andy, this customer would still be in the dark. The more impressive part is that Andy, himself, does not possess first-hand technical knowledge of our product, yet he immersed himself to learn it and best communicate a resolution. He’s always willing to lend us a hand. Additionally, he recently received an email from another customer looking to place an order. He made sure he informed the right people here, at Curbell, and reassured the customer someone would be in touch shortly to provide support. While these activities do not serve Andy directly in his everyday role, his assistance has a positive impact on the overall health of the business.
Thank you for your above and beyond contribution!
Curbell is committed to giving back to the communities that we serve. One way we do so is by partnering with students at local colleges and universities on a variety of business initiatives. These initiatives support our business goals while providing students with hands on learning experiences. Throughout the years, Curbell Medical has worked with engineering students at the University of Buffalo on a number of core projects. Two of these projects are featured in the article published on UB’s Campus News Site. We are proud to have a strong partnership with UB and we look forward to continued collaboration in the years to come.
Curbell’s United Way campaign was a success thanks to our employees’ generous contributions. Time and time again, we are impressed by our employees’ passion to give back to our community. Tracy Schiedel, Director of Marketing, shares her reason for donating:
I’ve been donating to the United Way for over 20 years. The United Way gives you the ability to pinpoint your donations. That option makes it very personal for me.
As a full-time employee, balancing work and child-care is challenging to manage. I turned to the United Way to help me in a tough time. I found the Boys and Girls Club in my area. The staff at the club was inspiring and they welcomed my kids, gave them responsibility, and made after-school, fun and productive. I will forever be grateful for the time they spent at the “club”. I donate because it is a great opportunity to give back. My mom taught me to – ‘save some money, pay your bills, and share some with those who need it more than you.’ Words I continue to live by today.
Diane Todaro, Administrative Supervisor for Curbell Medical Products, Inc., received a Values in Action Award for her exemplary demonstration of the Curbell Values and Behavior Codes.
Diane exemplifies our Core Values every day as a leader in our organization. She truly goes above and beyond in everything she does to help our company and employees. Recent examples include:
- Volunteering to participate in the 2016 United Way Committee. Diane made many suggestions to improve our campaign in order to increase awareness and employee participation. On her own time, Diane purchased supplies and organized employee information packages.
- Harvard Business School of Buffalo Presentation. Diane volunteered to stay in the evening on her own time to help greet and host our guests.
- Christmas at Curbell. Every year Diane helps organize the event, works on her own time to coordinate the event, volunteers for the day to set up and clean up to ensure the day is a success.
- Annual Employee Recognition – Diane has participated on the committee to help make the event great for all of our employees. She gave honest opinions and feedback to improve the event every year.
Diane is one of our most hard working, dedicated and engaged Curbell Employees. She is a value to our organization and is truly appreciated by everyone at Curbell.
Thank you for your above and beyond contribution!
Curbell’s United Way campaign was a success thanks to our employees’ generous contributions. Time and time again, we are impressed by our employees’ passion to give back to our community. There are many programs you can donate to when contributing to United Way. Kathleen Andresino, Administrative Mailroom Assistant, shares her reason for donating and why she does not pick one specific program donate to:
“I choose to donate to United Way because I have been blessed in my life to be able to keep a roof over my head, put food on my table, and to enjoy the many things we have. There are so many others that have not had that.” Kathy’s passionate about giving to others so they can have a warm place to live, food, and an education. “I did not pick one specific program to donate to. I wanted my donation to go where it is needed the most. I have given for years and will continue to donate for as long as I can.”
To view all of the 2015 – 2017 United Way Program Investments, click here. http://www.uwbec.org/investments
The mission of the Say Yes Buffalo partnership is to strengthen the Western New York economy by investing in the education of Buffalo’s future workforce. Given how passionate Curbell employees are about giving back to our local communities, many have decided to join the Say Yes Scholar Mentoring Program. This local program matches Say Yes Buffalo Scholars attending one of ten local Say Yes partner postsecondary schools with a professional mentor to help guide them through the transition from high school to college. We are proud to have many Curbell employees who have chosen to dedicate their time as mentors. Pictured here are Jeni Becker from Curbell Medical and Nicki Piechowiak from Curbell Plastics. Here are some photos from a recent Say Yes mentor event.