BOSTON (July 24, 2020) — The Boston Business Journal has named AIS an honoree in its annual 2020 Corporate Citizenship Awards, a recognition of the region's top corporate charitable contributors.
The Business Journal annually publishes this list to showcase companies that promote and prioritize giving back to their communities — a feat that is even more important during times of turmoil and crisis like we have experienced in 2020.
"During a year filled with unprecedented events and change, it’s incredible to think that the Boston Business Journal’s Corporate Charitable Contributors list is the largest we have ever compiled. These companies give back at least $100,000 to the local community, and now we are in a time when giving back and helping one another is more important than ever," said Boston Business Journal Market President and Publisher Carolyn Jones. "These philanthropic companies prioritize the welfare of our communities, and we are excited to be able to honor them.”
This year 107 companies — a record number — have qualified for the distinction by reporting at least $100,000 in cash contributions to Massachusetts-based charities and social-service nonprofits last year. The honorees this year include companies from health care, technology, financial and professional services, retail, professional sports and more. This year's list grew by two honorees compared with last year.
“AIS is honored to be a recipient of the Boston Business Journal Corporate Citizenship Award for the 2nd year in a row, alongside many incredible companies in the Boston area. Our commitment to the community is even more important this year with the impact of COVID-19. Being able to help those in need through our Sew the Masks campaign, in partnership with the United Way of North Central Massachusetts, is one of the ways we are continuing to give back during this difficult time,” President and CEO of AIS Bruce Platzman said.
Top corporate contributors such as AIS, which in many instances include corporations and their charitable foundations, will be honored at the BBJ's 15th Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards on Sept. 10, a celebration of honorees that will be virtual to ensure everyone’s health and safety.
For more information on the event and how to register to attend, click here.
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AIS, headquartered in Leominster, Massachusetts, is a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and boasts one of the most impressive stories of growth and success in the furniture industry. Founded in 1989, the company is known for offering market-relevant, feature-rich product lines that entice designers and support the diverse needs of end-users while offering exceptional value. AIS is an innovator that leads the industry in sustainable, lean manufacturing, lead-time performance and manufacturing flexibility. AIS has permanent showrooms at its Leominster headquarters and also in Chicago, New York City and Washington, D.C. With locations across the U.S., AIS has more than 800 employees and over 1 million square feet of office, showroom and factory space. Sales for 2019 were $220 million. AIS founded the Sew the Masks program with the United Way of North Central Massachusetts in May 2020 as a way to help in the fight of COVID-19. For more information, visit www.ais-inc.com and www.sewthemasks.com.