Communication Company, an Indiana headquartered company and a Siemens Solution Partner, recently participated in Siemens Building Technologies Division’s annual Partner Summit held in Orlando. The main highlight of the two-day event occurred at the very end of the meeting, when Communication Company teamed up with more than 500 other authorized distribution partners of Siemens building automation and fire systems to assemble bicycles for 50 area boys and girls.
“This was unlike so many other meetings and events that I’ve attended with other business partners,” says Dan Schmidtendorff, President and CEO of Communication Company. “This was a completely refreshing – and rewarding way to weave professional with personal aspects of life.”
In keeping with the Partner Summit’s theme Building Together, Siemens organized the bike building workshop around the premise of teams of 10 working together to “create a new product,” which would later be donated to a local charity that runs an after-school program.The activity was analogous to members of a business organization needing to work together in order to be successful.
Dan and his team saw the result of their efforts when they met their “customer” – a beaming child who had just become the owner of a new bicycle. As they fitted a helmet and adjusted the bike to the new cyclist, the long-reaching effects of what the group had done began to sink in.
“Here at Communication Company we get involved in our local community working with different organizations to hopefully make a difference. This was such an awesome experience to get together on a national level and support a local group through teamwork and collaboration! This experience turned a regular conference into something that made a difference in the lives of others.” Dan said. “Thank you for letting us be a part of it!”
Dan admits that by far the most valuable takeaway of the event was seeing first-hand how a group of people taking just a few hours out of their day could make a long-lasting difference in someone’s life. Equally, this serves as a great example of how a large international business can successfully team up with a local business partner to promote goodwill in the community.
About Communication Company
Communication Company services and installs low-voltage life safety, security, and communication equipment, primarily in the Healthcare, Education, Government, Commercial and Entertainment Markets. They have been designing, installing and servicing communications systems for Michiana businesses since 1976. For more information and project highlights, visit www.communication-co.com
About Siemens Building Technologies Division
The Siemens Building Technologies Division (Buffalo Grove, Ill.) is a North American leader in the market for safe and secure, energy-efficient and environment-friendly buildings and infrastructures. As technology partner, service provider, system integrator and product vendor, Building Technologies has offerings for safety and security as well as building automation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and energy management. For more information, visit www.usa.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies