The Good Stuff, Vol. 19

The Good Stuff, Vol. 19

tED magazine recently introduced a column that was created to bring you some positive news in today’s world. It’s called “The Good Stuff”, and today we’re highlighting more of the positive news we’ve received from our members. If you have some “Good Stuff” that you would like to share with tED magazine, find out how below.

In this issue, we look at an employee of Gordon Electric Supply who was honored with the company’s Core Values Award.

KANKAKEE, Ill. —  On Saturday, October 9, representatives from Gordon Electric Supply awarded a $1,000 donation to the local chapter of the Buddy Check 22 organization. The donation was part of a semi-annual company program that rewards a peer-nominated employee for their embodiment of the company’s core values: reliability, compassion, teamwork, and resourcefulness. The winner chooses a charity to which Gordon Electric Supply will donate $1,000.

The most recent employee honored with the Core Values Award was Nelson Gowler, Operations Manager at Gordon’s Kankakee branch, who chose Buddy Check 22 for its dedication to supporting local veterans’ mental health. “I want to get the word out that the men and women who served our country need our support in return,” Gowler noted, “and calling a veteran you know to check in with them” can have a positive impact on veteran suicide rates.

The purpose for the Core Values Award, according to Gordon CEO Cara Gordon Potter, “is to recognize an employee’s exceptional contribution and reward them with the honor of supporting our community with a donation from Gordon to the nonprofit of their choice.” Nelson Gowler was recognized by coworkers for his resourcefulness and reliability to find solutions and motivate his team.

The photo features (from left to right) Kelly Frey and Don Ball of Buddy Check 22 receiving the donation check from Nelson Gowler and Dan Korthauer of Gordon Electric Supply.

The award ceremony was held at Buddy Check 22’s sixth annual Veteran Suicide Awareness Golf Scramble at the Oak Springs Golf Club. At the completion of the award presentation, a veteran ceremony preceded the team golf scramble that Nelson Gowler was among the participants.


Find more “Good Stuff” articles here on tEDmag.com.

tED wants to know about your “Good Stuff”.  If you work with someone who is helping other people, or a group of co-workers that’s creating better outcomes, we want to know about it.

Please send your “Good Stuff” to Online Editor, Nicky Herron at nherron@naed.org and Editorial & Web Assistant, Marie Jakle at mjakle@naed.org. Send us details, names, and photos if you have them.

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