COLUMBIA, SC – September 30, 2009 – They could have taken the money for themselves, but Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC) employees in the Carolina Region are donating $10,000 to local charities. The employees are the winners of a company-wide sales contest. Instead of keeping the cash, they decided to donate the contest winnings to several charities in North and South Carolina. The employees say they wanted to donate the money to emphasize Time Warner Cable’s company values of community and teamwork.
The employees work in the territorial sales organization in the Carolina Region. They earned first place in a national, company-wide contest called Fill the Funnel where a grand prize of $10,000.00 was awarded to the team that achieved the highest percentage to sales quota. Instead of claiming the prize for themselves, the 40-member winning team made a collective decision to donate its reward in the markets where they live.
The Columbia arm of the sales team decided to donate their portion of the winnings ($2500.00) to Special Olympics of South Carolina. The organization works with more than 16,000 athletes in South Carolina. With only 7 paid employees, Special Olympics of South Carolina relies heavily on donations and their vast network of volunteers.
Our team is proud to donate to such a deserving organization and we look forward to participating in an upcoming event, said Jim Nagel, sales manager in Columbia, SC.
Charities chosen by the regional sales team include A Child’s Place, Autism Speaks, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Special Olympics, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Heart Association, 2Young Foundation and Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care. In addition to their generous donations, TWCBC employees will also support these organizations by volunteering to raise awareness and additional funds.
I am so proud of our sales team for dominating this national contest and giving its reward to charity, said Albert Blackmon, vice president of sales & marketing. The fact the team is donating the entire amount really shows our organizations sense of community, teamwork and selflessness.
The decision demonstrates 2 of 7 new company values -Community and Teamwork. These values, which describe how the company delivers its mission of connecting people and businesses, include Initiative, Innovation, Inclusion, Integrity, Excellence, Community and Teamwork.
About Time Warner Cable Business Class
Time Warner Cable Business Class, a division of Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), offers a full complement of business communications tools to small- and medium-sized businesses and enterprise-sized companies. Its data, voice, video and security solutions are enhanced by award-winning customer service and local support teams. Time Warner Cable Business Class was founded in 1998, offering high-speed Internet service as Road Runner Business Class. Today, it serves more than 280,000 business customers in Time Warner Cable’s 23 divisions. To learn more about Time Warner Cable Business Class in the Carolina Region, call 1.877.892.2220 or visit www.carolinas.twcbc.com.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable’s Carolina Region provides video, Internet and telephone services to more than two million customers in more than 400 cities and towns across North and South Carolina. Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered systems located in five geographic areas-New York State, the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California and Texas. Time Warner Cable serves more than 14 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Time Warner Cable Media sales, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions that are targeted and affordable. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com, and www.twcmediasales.com