Shapiro & Duncan, Inc. was honored by The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce with The Corporate Social Responsibility Award at its annual Business Awards Dinner last November. The award is presented to an individual or company that has demonstrated exemplary business practices, dedicated involvement and unyielding commitment to the community service and volunteer programs to enrich the lives of residents in Montgomery County.
"We have a great reputation for serving our community, nationally and locally," said Stacey Holsinger, marketing manager at Shapiro & Duncan. "Our employees put in 2,500-plus volunteers’ hours a year and work with approximately 40 non-profits. From entry level to executive level, serving the community is part of our core values. It’s one of the many reasons why people come to work here and why they stay."
Some of the company’s strongest partnerships include Junior Achievement, Associated Builders and Contractors, Children’s National Medical Center and the annual Big Build event at the Washington Building Museum.
As a new initiative this year, Shapiro & Duncan focused on diversity when engaging in good. The company teamed up with Women Building Washington from Associated Builders and Contractors Metro Washington and Rebuilding Together Montgomery County. Four of their women in construction spent a day with their tools helping single women in need repair their homes. Altogether, they raised $21,000.
In addition, the company worked closely with SEEC, an innovative nonprofit agency providing a wide range of community support to help people with developmental disabilities and has successfully employed a candidate for over a year. This past October Shapiro & Duncan received The Visionaries Award from SEEC for embracing and engaging the contributions of people with disabilities into their workforce.
Shapiro & Duncan recently also received recognition from The Maryland Department of Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities Administration the Direct Support Professional/Employer recognition from First Lady Yumi Hogan at the Maryland State House.nThe company was honored for their dedication, expertise, accomplishments, and their vital contribution to communities across the state of Maryland.