Here at EZ Office Products, we put as much energy and effort into supporting the good work of community organizations as we do into providing our customers with the office supplies and services they need to succeed. We believe it’s our responsibility as a local business to take on the social, environmental and economic issues that are so important to our customers, business partners, neighbors and friends.
We’re happy to partner with organizations that share our values and vision for a community that comes together to lift up all of its members, not just a select few. And make no mistake about it – we get to have a lot of fun participating in community events throughout the Madison area. Here is a sampling of events that we’ve supported during the past few months.
American Family Children’s Hospital Radiothon
We were proud to be a “Power Hour” sponsor during the American Family Children’s Hospital Radiothon 2014. The event, broadcast May 7-9 by Today’s Q106 and 93.1 JAMZ of Midwest Family Broadcasting, raised $680,021, surpassing last year’s total by nearly $57,000. Funds will support patient and family programs at the American Family Children’s Hospital
, a comprehensive medical and surgical center in Madison. This event is extremely personal for EZ Office Products President Rose Molz, who has two nieces who have both received incredible care at the hospital.
Dane Buy Local Gala
As a local, family-owned and operated business, EZ Office Products is a very active member of the Dane Buy Local
movement. We were excited to celebrate the 10th
anniversary of Dane Buy Local at the group’s annual gala, which brought together current and future members who discussed how to enhance the local business community. The event was held at the Madison Masonic Center in April.
Formerly the Annual Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce
Business Expo, neXXpo attracted more than 800 people to showcase startups in the Greater Madison Area. EZ Office Products sponsored the kickoff luncheon at which Rose spoke about the need for businesses to work together in order to strengthen the local economy. NeXXpo was held at Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall in April.
Held Memorial Day Weekend at the Alliant Energy Center, the world’s largest Brat Fest
celebrates Wisconsin’s heritage, the people of Madison, and the importance of giving back to the community. At this year’s event, the Lifest EZ Office Products Stage featured Building 429, Scott Stapp – the Voice of Creed, Group 1 Crew, and Seventh Day Slumber. Nearly 166,000 brats were sold and $140,000 was raised to support local charities that helped staff the event.
We sponsored the stage at Brat Fest with our friends from Life Promotions, an organization that will hold its annual summer music festival, Lifest
, July 10-13 at the Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. EZ Office Products is proud to support Lifefest, which is held each year to raise money for public school programs that focus on intervention and encourage children to make positive choices.