Meet the 2012 Pillar Awards Columbus sponsors

Rea & Associates

Giving back to the community isn’t something we do just because it makes us look good. It’s an integral part of the culture at Rea & Associates. Almost all of our team members are involved with their communities in some way, either donating their time for special projects or serving as leaders in organizations that are important to them.

And if you were to stop one of these employees on the street and ask if he or she could describe the values that this firm lives by, each person would refer to “The Rea Way” — our value statement. Different parts of the statement resonate with different employees, but one of the lines that best describes the attitude and culture of this firm reads: “Invest in your family, your community and your future.”

That mission is top-of-mind in a number of ways. An annual food drive creates excitement and a healthy competitive spirit, as we see which of our 11 offices can round up the most food to donate to community food pantries. And employees get involved by suggesting community outreach projects and requesting donations for particular organizations through the Rea Foundation.

And then there’s a special group of employees who are so dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations succeed that they have dedicated their careers to it. They specialize in providing services to the not-for-profit industry and enjoy the challenge of understanding the increasing demands these organizations and their board members face. We’re proud to be a partner in our clients’ successes.

Congratulations and best wishes for continued success to this year’s Pillar honorees.

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Colortone Staging & Rental is a premier audiovisual and staging company with expertise in event design and production. We stage a multitude of events, including corporate meetings, awards banquets, special events, trade shows, concerts, webcasts and videoconferences. CSR also manages audiovisual equipment for hotel properties and operates a full-service equipment rental division. The solutions we provide, combined with our highly trained technical staff, ensure the success of every event. Our quality is unmatched and our attention to detail is unsurpassed.

The staff at CSR consists of the best in the business. Our technicians have an average of five years in the audiovisual and event management business. Their diverse backgrounds allow us to think on our feet, act quickly and provide flexibility and creative problem solving to every situation we find.

The company is also an active member of the community, consistently finding ways to give back where it can.

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The Charles Penzone Salons

The team members at The Charles Penzone Salons offer their time and talents to a multitude of charitable efforts in Central Ohio. In 2011, more than 150 professionals volunteered countless hours of time to support nearly 70 charitable organizations.

Though The Charles Penzone Salons supports many organizations throughout Central Ohio, they are strong advocates for causes that empower women and support children. This year, The Charles Penzone Salons hosted the 13th annual Mother/Daughter Spa Day for A Kid Again in July. The Grand Salon in Dublin closed its doors to regular guests, so team members can volunteer their time to pamper girls with life-threatening illnesses and their mothers.  More than 100 A Kid Again honorees enjoyed a wonderful day filled with hair and spa services, dinner and other special activities. More than 70 Charles Penzone team members volunteered their time and talent to help make this event happen.

For the last 12 years, The Charles Penzone Salons have supported Komen Columbus Race for the Cure. For the last two years, they have been a GOLD sponsor of the Race by offering mini manicures and massages in the Survivor-Palooza area, among several other things.

The hearts, hands and time of the professionals at The Charles Penzone Salons is the reason why the organization can support so many of Central Ohio’s philanthropic organizations. The company is incredibly thankful for their professionals’ ability to live purpose-driven lives.

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Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board

Each year, the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board staff participates in the statewide Combined Charitable Campaign. The CSRAB staff sets a lofty financial goal in order to help as many nonprofit organizations as possible. The staff takes great pride in working together to raise funds for so many worthy organizations. In addition, during the holidays, the entire Statehouse staff collects nonperishable food items to donate to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank to ensure needy families are taken care of during the holidays. CSRAB employees are encouraged to give back year-round whenever they can.

The Ohio Statehouse works very hard to play a vital role to ensure a better community.  Through its free innovative programming, special events and educational forums, the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board works hard to ensure that the Statehouse continues to be a gathering place for every citizen. Often called “the People’s House,” we work hard to provide this programming in order to “give back.” During these difficult economic times, more familiars are looking for free programming. This is an area in which the Statehouse is proud to partner with the city, downtown Columbus community and other nonprofit organizations.

For more information, visit or call (614) 728-2130.

Findley Davies Inc.

Since Jim Findley and John Davies founded Findley Davies’ in 1969, their firm belief in the value of community service has continued as a foundation of our philanthropic focus. Our dedication to family and community is written in the “Findley Davies Story” that is passed along to each new employee at the time of their employment orientation and is reinforced by principals and other associates, alike.

Beyond the written word in our history and Mission Statement, the active role Findley Davies and our associates play in the communities in which we live and work is evident. Across all offices and levels within Findley Davies, there is a wide variety of non-profit and community organizations in which associates are involved. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the way they are most comfortable and for the organizations and causes they are most passionate about.

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Commercial Vehicle Group

Commercial Vehicle Group is a strong philanthropic partner to the community through direct contributions and through the volunteer efforts of our associates. We seek to support organizations whose efforts and goals are far reaching in number and whose ethics and core values mirror those of the company.

We are proud to support many nonprofit organizations that benefit education and youth development, civic and community organizations, and programs and services with which our team members are actively involved, such as youth sports teams and civic events.

In addition to his own personal commitment to community service, President and CEO Mervin Dunn also encourages his officers and directors to actively participate with civic and charitable organizations, as evidenced by his scheduling of all of his senior team to “ring the bell” on behalf of the Salvation Army Red Kettle initiative in December 2009 and his support of an onsite “Coats for Kids Drive” that benefitted local youth.

For more information, visit or call (614) 289-5177.

Catering by Design

Catering by Design has a longstanding commitment to supporting nonprofits and causes throughout Ohio. We are proud to have catered the Pelotionia (a fundraiser with the mission to cure cancer) in 2009 and 2010, serving more than 15,000 meals.

We serve events throughout Ohio, including corporate luncheons, picnics and elegant evening balls. Our professional staff and highly trained certified chefs work directly with you to provide the perfect food and beverages to complement your event. Catering By Design is the preferred caterer for the Columbus Symphony summer concert series, Picnic With the Pops. We are also the exclusive caterer at the Aladdin Shrine Center at Easton and also provide catering services for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremonies in Canton.

For more information, visit or call (614) 436-1234.

LOGOS/Black Box

LOGOS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Black Box, is dedicated to combining business acumen with technical savvy, guiding talented team members to create innovative IT solutions and enabling clients to have confidence in their IT infrastructure. The firm and its leadership team are also dedicated to giving back to the community where its team members live and work. Part of this is through The LOGOS Way, which includes the following mantras:

  • We greet every day with a positive can do attitude.
  • We are a team with heart, integrity and rhythm.
  • We take on each project with efficiency, diligence and a sense of urgency.
  • We are students of learning and creators of innovation.
  • We never rest on our laurels. We always look for ways to improve how we do business for our clients and for ourselves.
  • We believe in creating long-term, trusted relationships with our clients.

For more information, visit or call (440) 871-0777.