Pioneer Services News - 2009
December 21, 2009
We have been recognized nationally for our Corporate Social Responsibility program, and giving back during the holiday season to military families and the communities we serve is an annual tradition. This release highlights what we did during the 2009 holiday season.
December 3, 2009
The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) recognized our financial education program as one of the best in the nation, awarding it the winner of the "Outstanding Consumer Information" category at AFCPE's annual award program.
November 10, 2009
The U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) and the Heart of America Stand Down chapter recognized us for helping homeless veterans by volunteering at local Stand Down events.
October 22, 2009
For the second time, Pioneer Services' Military Spouse Finance Guide: Financial Advice for the Homefront was honored with an award for financial education. This time, it was recognized with an Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) award from the Institute for Financial Literacy.
September 16, 2009
Our book, the Military Spouse Finance Guide was recognized by the American Bankers Association for offering comprehensive financial education. This was our second ABA award—we won last year for our entire range of financial education materials.
August 20, 2009
After helping organize and run the hugely successful 2008 'Save the Flame' campaign, we knew there would be a need for continued support of the National World War I Museum. We stepped up again in 2009 to spread the word about—and donate funds for—the need to keep the flame burning atop the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Mo.
June 23, 2009
Pioneer Services' President Tom Holcom received an American Business Award (called a "Stevie") for "Best Executive of the Year–Financial Services." He was recognized for developing a strong corporate culture that encourages team member recognition, open communication, entrepreneurial-ownership attitudes, and corporate social responsibility.
June 4, 2009
Nonprofits have experienced decreased volunteer support as a result of the economy. Thankfully, we have a paid "volunteer time-off" (VTO) program that allows team members up to 16 hours each year to volunteer at the organization of their choice—and we challenged other companies to offer the same.
May 5, 2009
To honor those wounded serving our nation, and to celebrate National Military Appreciation Month, MidCountry Financial entities Pioneer Services, MidCountry Bank, and Heights Finance Corp. have created "Answer the Call Now," which collected old cellphones that were recycled for cash. Then, 100% of the proceeds when to USA Cares' "Combat Injured Program."
March 17, 2009
We pride ourselves on our decades-long track record of ethical business practices, which is why we warned the public about a secret shopper scam in which our name was used illegally.
March 17, 2009
We pride ourselves on being an "employer of choice," offering unique benefits and a distinctive culture to our team members. These efforts were just some of the reasons we were named to Ingram's business magazine's 2009 list of "Best Companies to Work For."
February 27, 2009
With the nonprofit community seeing fewer dollars and decreased support due to the struggling economy, we established a unique and socially responsible solution to this problem: paid “volunteer time-off” (VTO). And our Volunteer Fair helped team members find an organization to help.