Ohio Business Week Receives Largest Private Donation In 30+ Years
Alumnus Rob Moyer Sends Nearly 60 High School Students to Ohio’s Premiere Summer Entrepreneurship Program
COLUMBUS, OHIO – JUNE 11, 2019 – Today, the non-profit organization Ohio Business Week announces the receipt of a $25,000 donation from Rob Moyer, CEO of Rexarc (of West Alexandria, Ohio) and 2000 Ohio Business Week alumnus – the largest private donation ever given to the organization in its 30 year history.
The donation, funded through Moyer’s family foundation, will help the organization sponsor nearly 60 high school students from across Ohio attend the intense week-long business program in Athens, Ohio.
“Ohio Business Week was one of those critical moments in my development as a business professional and community leader,” said Rob Moyer, CEO of Rexarc and 2000 Ohio Business Week Alumnus. “It was at Ohio Business Week that I was given the opportunity to build a foundation that has helped set the course for my own life. As I grew older and became more established, I always wanted to give back to those organizations that paved the way forward. Ohio Business Week has always been at the top of that list as it not only provided me with the tools to understand the business world, it gave me a strong network of mentors and peers that I still rely on today.”
Ohio Business Week offers eligible Ohio high school students a unique, hands-on experience with business and entrepreneurship. Hosted on the campus of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, this exciting week-long summer program brings together a diverse group of young people and business professionals to translate textbook theories into “real world” business practices. This year’s program, set for July 21 – 27, 2019, is still accepting applications.
“Ohio Business Week is about finding the courage to take the first step,” explains Cory Dippold, Executive Director of Ohio Business Week. “Unlike many summer programs, we pride ourselves in giving students a front row seat to the real world – this includes: learning from some of our best business leaders in the State; interacting with students from diverse backgrounds to build their own ‘start-up;’ experiencing life on a college campus; and encouraging students to bring the knowledge and fortitude to create a long-term economic impact in their local communities.. These firsts tremendously help prepare our alumni for a bright future.”
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Founded in 1988, the Ohio Business Week Foundation is a statewide non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that has provided nearly 7,000 high school students a unique, hands-on experience with business and entrepreneurship from each of Ohio’s 88 counties. The intensive week-long summer program brings motivated students together with business professionals from all over Ohio to experience entrepreneurship through the lens of our American free enterprise system.
Rexarc Celebrates National Manufacturing Day 2017
On Friday, October 6th, Rexarc participated in the annual National Manufacturing Day in the US. This event is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. The event occurs on the first Friday in October, each year. In 2017, Rexarc hosted 13 students from Twin Valley South High School.
Rexarc Celebrates Giving with TVS
For the second year in a row Rexarc International has chosen to have the CSR initiative – Giving Tree. To inspire the giving of employees, Rexarc matched each employee gift of a hat and/or gloves.
The initiative was well-received again this year by our employees, who contributed over 20 sets of hats and gloves.
On December 19, 2016, the Rexarc team members delivered the total donation of 71 pairs of gloves and 48 hats to TVS SUCCESS Liaison Allie Shafer at Twin Valley South School, who will distribute it to those in need.
Rexarc’s Team at The National Manufacturing Day
National Manufacturing Day is celebrated in order to provide an insight to the public about manufacturing business and drawing their attention towards a career in manufacturing.
We are proud to host 3 Schools on the National Manufacturing Day this year and nearly 140 students attended Rexarc’s facility tour and Presentation.
The attending schools were Valley View, Dixie and Twin Valley South.
RexArc walking club turns into foodbank charity drive:
First Posted: 3:42 pm – December 1st, 2015 Updated: 3:42 pm – December 1st, 2015. By Austin Schmidta – Email:aschmidt @ civitasmedia.com
WEST ALEXANDRIA —The RexArc Corporation in West Alexandria turned a walking club into a charity drive, and the company donated $425 to the West Alexandria Foodbank just in time for Thanksgiving.
“We’re very proud to raise the $425,” Tiffany Wendling, project engineer at Rex Arc, said about the drive. “It was a great opportunity for employees to get engaged with the community they work and live in.”
To raise the money, 18 workers at the West Alexandria location walked quarter mile laps around the RexArc facility. Each lap the employees walked raised 15 cents for the food bank. Workers found time to walk before and after work as well as during lunch breaks according to Wendling.
Wendling explained how the project got its start. “In early March I presented the idea of a walking club to Rob, and we worked together to define the parameters of a program and select the organization we would support,” she said. “I am passionate about the homeless and hungry so I did a little research about local organizations and we decided that a great charity would be the West Alexandria Foodbank.”
It’s a brand new program for the company, who hopes to continue to develop new ways to give back to the community.
In total, the 18 participants in the walking club collectively walked 2,835 laps or 708.25miles which equates to $425 earned for the West Alexandria Foodbank.
Five members walked more the 230 laps between March 30, when the club started and Labor Day, Sept. 7, when it ended.
Those employees who averaged two laps per day or walked a total of 230 laps were also awarded a t-shirt for their efforts.
Mark Elliott, an employee with RexArc, said, “If there was silver lining involved, a lot of employees who don’t see each other on a day-to-day basis got to spend time together, and develop new relationships.” This was an unexpected benefit of the program, according to Wendling.
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