Pioneer Services News - 2008
December 26, 2008
Our offices are always looking for ways to give back, and they certainly did so for the 2008 holiday season. To date, our offices around the nation gave out nearly a combined $15,000 in commissary gift certificates for families who needed a hand up with their holiday shopping.
December 15, 2008
To give back to the communities we serve, our office in Las Vegas partnered with the Nellis Air Force Base's (AFB) "Adopt-A-Family" program, volunteering to sponsor seven at-need military families with a combined 18 children.
October 14, 2008
Congrats to Lance Corporal Brandon Unis of the United States Marine Corps for winning the "Sensory Overload Military Sweepstakes." He won a brand new home entertainment system, including a 52-inch Bravia® LCD Flat Panel HDTV, a Blu-Ray player, home theatre receiver, PlayStation® 3, and $200 in gift cards for games or movies.
October 13, 2008
We were recognized by the American Bankers Association (ABA), receiving first place for its financial education campaign thanks to a combination of free online materials and in-office consultations. Established in 1972, the awards recognize those who have displayed excellence in their materials, and are some of the most coveted in the banking industry.
September 29, 2008
Our office in Colorado Springs, Colo., was honored with a second straight "Excellence in Customer Service Award" (EICS). One of the most intensive and complex local BBB awards in the nation, the EICS application includes a detailed questionnaire, on-site visit, and interviews with the office staff.
September 18, 2008
Our very own Al Hobbs, a retired U.S. Army sergeant major, was honored with an award. Not one given to him—one named after him by the 32nd Air and Missile Defense Command.
July 3, 2008
The eternal flame at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial was kept burning thanks to an individual and business grassroots fundraising campaign. In all, the Save the Flame campaign raised more than $60,000 in less than four weeks.
June 25, 2008
Save the Flame continued, as a donation from Pioneer Services kept the eternal flame burning at National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial until the Fourth of July. It was now up to the Kansas City community to help offset budget cuts and keep the flame burning.
June 24, 2008
CEO Tom Holcom was named “Man of the Year” by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBSKC) during the 2008 Legacy Invitational June 16, at the National Golf Club in Kansas City, Mo.
May 23, 2008
The Liberty Memorial has been a Kansas City landmark, overlooking the downtown skyline, since 1921. To keep the flame sitting atop the 217-foot tower from being extinguished except on special holidays, we led the effort to raise $45,000 needed to keep the flame lit every night for a year.
May 1, 2008
Our own Amanda Crompton from our Camp Lejeune, N.C., office was named the ASYMCA "Volunteer of the Year" by her local chapter. Crompton received the extraordinary honor due the many creative fundraising ideas she has developed for the chapter and donating her time and talents to help military families.
April 29, 2008
To help military families better control their finances, we wrote the Military Spouse Finance Guide: Financial Advice for the Homefront, a book that provides comprehensive and easy-to-use information. All proceeds from the book benefit the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) Family Programs.