Happy Holidays from JBM!
As 2019 comes to a close, it is important to take this time to reflect on the year passed and plan for another successful year ahead. We would like to shine some light on a few of the local causes and charities we are involved with. Buying from local businesses is a win-win philosophy at JBM Office Systems. For over 32 years, our locally owned and operated family business has maintained strong ties with other local businesses. We support local charities, local sports teams and our Chamber of Commerce. By giving back, JBM helps to Keep Niagara Strong.
COMMUNITY CARE OF ST. CATHARINES & THOROLD
JBM is a long time and proud supporter of Community Care of St. Catharines & Thorold. Through our Dress Down Fridays, JBM has donated well over $5000 to this wonderful organization. We are also proud to support their annual food drive by filling a barrel of non-perishable food each year during the December Community Care food drive!
The mission of Community Care is as follows: We compassionately provide vital services and assistance to individuals and families that meet their basic needs and help bridge their journey to self-sufficiency.
Community Care, St. Catharines & Thorold has been meeting the needs of the less advantaged in our community since 1919. The fundamental principles on which the agency was founded have not changed. Programs range from food and shelter security to emergency services and supports that lead to the independence clients strive to achieve.
YWCA OF NIAGARA
JBM also proudly supports the YWCA of Niagara in several areas. Cindy Crossley was a member of the Board of Directors with the YWCA for 5 years and helped to steer the organization during that time. In 2007, JBM hosted a 20th Anniversary event at our office with a silent auction in partnership with the YWCA where all funds went directly to the YWCA.
JBM was a major sponsor of their ‘Women of Distinction’ awards in 2009 & 2010. See the category award pictures here.
We were also a sponsor for their “No Fixed Address in 2017 & 2018
Click here for more details about JBM’s involvement in No Fixed Address
JBM gladly donated Christmas gifts and many necessary items for the women and children in their care.
For the last 5+ years, John Crossley has participated in the annual ‘Movember’ fund raising initiative for mens’ health, specifically to fight prostate and testicular cancer and men’s mental health. The cause hit home with John as both his grandfather and stepfather lost the battle to prostate cancer. Each year John rallies the troops at work, at home and at play and has helped to raise well over $5000 so far to this worthy cause.
LOCAL COMMUNITY SPORTS
For almost 30 years, JBM has been an active supporter of the local sports scene due primarily to John’s lifelong involvement and love of hockey. JBM has sponsored men’s recreational hockey teams continuously for over 20 years and has become well known for producing many championship teams over the years.
JBM has also sponsored minor hockey over the years along with women’s rowing, men’s soccer, St. Catharines Curling Club and Dragon boat racing. JBM is a long-time sponsor of the St. Catharines Falcon’s Jr. B Hockey Team and most recently has become an ardent supporter of the Niagara Icedogs OHL team. Since the opening of the Meridian Center, JBM has shared a box suite and been a major advertising sponsor for the Icedogs. We are thrilled to be able to host friends and family, employees and customers in our box suite to the most entertaining brand of amateur hockey in Canada. It is truly a great night out on the town in St. Catharines and has helped to reshape and revitalize the downtown core along with the First Ontario Center. We are proud to be a local contributing business.
Over the years, JBM has contributed to a number of other very worthy causes locally including the Terry Fox Run for several years, the Alzheimer’s’ Society of Niagara, Kiwanis Duckrace events, Rotary Auctions, Tradebank Auctions and United Way golf tournaments to name a few. Click here for information about our latest United Way Golf Tournament Sponshorship. We also have donated money and prizes to support many of our customer golf tournaments over the years.
WIN THIS SPACE CONTEST
JBM is a proud Silver Sponsor of the St. Catharines Downtown Assocation's "Win This Space" Contest. We have donated a colour MFP that will be given to the winner of this contest. The St. Catharines Downtown Assocation wants to place and entrepreneur in a downtown storefront with up to $24,000 toward their first year of rent PLUS over $14,000 in other business support prizes. This unque, innovative economic development contest is designed to inspire and assist contestants realize their dream of owning their own business!
JBM is a proud member and supporter of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce and its predecessor organizations for over 20 years. We have supported the Fall Classic Golf Tournament for many years and their Community Banner along with attending many events and functions over the years.
JBM is also a member of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) for over 20 years and supports small businesses in Canada through that avenue.
Because the goodwill of those we serve is the foundation of our success, it’s a real pleasure at this holiday time to say thank you as we wish you a full year of happiness and success. The team here at JBM wishes you peace, joy and prosperity throughout the coming year. Thank you for your continued support and partnership. We look forward to the years to come.
Next time your business needs a printer, computer, mailing machine or business continuity solution, Call JBM at 905-641-4442. Or visit us at http://www.jbm.ca to see what our local ‘One Stop Technology Shop’ can offer your business!
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