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Published on April 10, 2014

Geonetric Receives United Way of East Central Iowa’s 2014 Outstanding Business Volunteer Award

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Geonetric’s Operation Overnight charity event honored at United Way’s Annual Volunteer Awards event.

Cedar Rapids, IA — April 10, 2014 — Geonetric’s Operation Overnight event has been awarded the Outstanding Business Volunteer award by United Way of East Central Iowa. Geonetric was recognized along with other individual, group and business volunteer nominees at the Annual United Way Volunteer Breakfast at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center.

Operation Overnight is an event where Geonetric partners with Linn County non–profits and gifts services such as a new website and other digital marketing materials. During the 24–hour event, Geonetric developers, designers and marketing strategists work around the clock to deliver new websites to the selected non–profits without cost.

“It is humbling to be among such an elite group of volunteers in our community,” says Anne Ohrt, committee chair for Operation Overnight. “We started Operation Overnight as way to share our skills with deserving, local non–profits. We are proud of this recognition, but even more proud to do a small part in helping area organizations fulfill their missions.”

United Way’s Annual Volunteer Awards recognizes volunteering in five categories: Youth, Adult, Senior, Business and Group. This year more than 42 individuals, groups and companies were nominated, with the top three becoming finalists. The winners were selected by public vote on United Way’s website, with United Way receiving more than 7,000 votes this year.

As part of the award, Geonetric was gifted $500 from United Way to share with a non–profit of their choice. The Operation Overnight team has decided to donate the money to a former Operation Overnight website recipient, Catherine McAuley Center.

The application process for the 2014 Operation Overnight event opens on May 15, 2014. Check the Operation Overnight website for more information. 

About Geonetric®

Geonetric is a 17-year-old digital agency that helps healthcare brands across the country thrive through effective marketing and distinctive websites. The Cedar Rapids-based company employs more than 70 creative and talented individuals. Named to the Inc. 5000 list for seven consecutive years and a two-time recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness, Geonetric is continuously recognized for its exceptional work environment. In addition to the company’s efforts in advancing the healthcare technology industry, Geonetric is also focused on improving the Cedar Rapids community. Whether by supporting local entrepreneurship efforts or building websites for non-profits during the company’s annual Operation Overnight event, community involvement is built into the foundation of Geonetric’s culture. 

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