Saying Thank You on 9/11

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All too often, individuals working in public service, whose jobs require them to put their lives at risk every day, do not receive the recognition they deserve. To show our support for the men and women we turn to in an emergency, ASC spent this year’s 9/11 Memorial Day donating blood and assembling Thank You packages for first responders at the Westchester County’s 9/11: Serve + Remember event, coordinated by Volunteer New York!

Volunteering is part of who we are and what we do. It’s deeply embedded in the ASC culture. As a socially responsible company, we reduce our impact on the environment through commuter benefits and give back to our community with pro-bono causes like Warrior Hike and volunteer days. We seek work that is meaningful and changes lives. Over the years, we’ve discovered that volunteering is not only inherently meaningful, it can also change our lives.

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Just last week our lives were directly impacted by emergency personnel when one of our employees got stuck in an elevator. In rapid response, members of the White Plains Fire Department came to the rescue. The incident added to our sense of appreciation  when we gathered with other volunteers at the County Center, as we stood collectively to say thank you to those who stand ever ready to take care of people in need.

As we put down roots in White Plains, it’s important that we continue our commitment to corporate responsibility in our new community. Friday’s event was our first of many volunteering events to come.

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This time, it worked.

Staff Thank You

Just inked a lease on a dream.  After 22 years, ASC has relocated to a loft-like space in downtown White Plains, and while the location, technology, and access to work force talent are great, here’s what matters most about this move:  ASC is a success story for the public agencies and large prime contracting clients we serve—and for the government programs that give small, women-owned, disadvantaged business a seat at the government contracting table.

There’s plenty of doubt cast on government programs, but our move is a “this time it worked” moment.

In our home state of New York, Governor Cuomo set a new goal of 30% for contract awards to small business.  And large businesses who win contracts are expected to allocate a percentage of the work to small business—and to mentor the small businesses on their contracting teams.

New York worked hard to keep us here.  The support and incentives from programs like the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency and Hire Westchester made us want to stay—and helped us choose Westchester as the place to set down new roots.

So we’re using this relocation to say Thank You. Thank you to the government programs in transportation, energy, and the environment that have trusted us with their communications, graphics, and event needs. Thank you to the prime contractors that have partnered with us, time and again, to deliver effective and innovative public outreach. And thank you to the sub-contractors that make a small company into a big force.

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