One of the best things about working in the Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT) communications department is that I get to learn about all the different community services events that Avnet employees are involved in. The holiday season is always a very active time for our folks.
Avnet employees in Arizona came through for the Salvation Army’s Christmas Angel program last Friday. A total of $43,000 was raised, and 30 employees spent part of their day spending all the money on toys for children in need.
Read and watch a short video about how Avnet helped make a difference in the Phoenix community at azfamily.com.
Agreed. I think charity work like this is great. Media should concentrate more on good things rather than issues and conflicts in the world. Having charity events linked with companies sets a good public view of the company as well.
I think this type of showing off is just fine! And also this should serve as a reminder to all of us to get those last minute, end-of-year donations and volunteer work in.
If you have the resources to read this post, you are certainly much better off than a great deal of people in this nation and around the world. So I believe it's important to give back and help out if you have the resources to spare. But that's just my opinion!
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.