In The Community
At Baker Newman Noyes we know that our strength as an organization correlates to the strength of the communities in which we serve. We are proud of our involvement in these communities. Our people work with charitable, civic and not-for-profit entities, often in leadership positions. One of the core values of the firm is personal commitment to those around us and the people at BNN exemplify that commitment. Employees are encouraged to volunteer at local organizations to benefit the greater good. Our community service blog shares with you the efforts of our hard working staff.
June 14, 2013
More than 340 people participated in the Girls on the Run–Maine Celebratory 5k this past weekend. Over 170 of those runners were young girls from 3rd through 5th Grades, representing schools throughout Southern Maine. For the past ten weeks, the girls have been learning about self-esteem, fitness and teamwork, and building up to run this celebratory 5k, which was the finale of the 2013 spring season. Baker Newman Noyes is proud to have once again sponsored such a fun and successful event.
BNN Chief Operating Officer Sean Sinclair and Audit Manager Matt Vasil serve on the Board of Directors of Girls on the Run–Maine. “It was absolutely inspiring to see our community come together to support an organization with such a worthwhile mission,” says Sinclair. “Girls on the Run makes an incredible difference in the lives of the girls in our program, and BNN is very proud to support them. The joy on the faces of the girls and their families as they finished the race is unforgettable.”
This year, several BNN professionals participated in the 5k. Aimee Plowman, healthcare manager, and Julie Sulzberger, audit manager, represented BNN at the event and acted as friendly cheerleaders throughout the race, encouraging the girls to the finish line.
“I had heard about Girls on the Run–Maine and knew that BNN was a sponsor, so when I learned they needed volunteer runners, I was very excited to have the opportunity to contribute,” says Plowman. “The positive and energized atmosphere made it a lot of fun and seeing the girls accomplish their goal was so rewarding. I feel very fortunate to work for a firm that makes contributing to our community a priority.”
“It was very inspiring to see girls at such a young age getting out there and running their first 5k,” Sulzberger added. “Girls on the Run-Maine provides girls with a new perspective on exercising, and the run shows them that being active can be fun! Personally, I have never had so much fun running in a race, and seeing the joy on the girls’ faces when they crossed the finish line will be something I will always remember.”
Girls on the Run is a youth development program which combines an interactive curriculum and running to help develop self-respect and health lifestyles in pre-teen girls. The Maine chapter was launched in April 2012.
June 11, 2013
The YMCA of Southern Maine will be hosting the Fun For All Team Obstacle Challenge on June 29 in New Gloucester. The event will include three non-competitive obstacle course levels for families and teen/adult teams. Following the races, there will be a family-friendly “after party” where prizes will be given for best costumes, team spirit, and more.
BNN Human Resources Specialist Jennifer Horton is a YMCA volunteer and is assisting in planning the race. “The YMCA does a great job making everyone feel welcome, and this event really speaks to that,” says Horton. “The race has been designed so that all ages and athletic levels are able to participate in this fun, friendly outing. The Pineland campus is gorgeous and we’re expecting it to be a really great day.”
Registration for the race is currently open. For more information or to register, visit the YMCA online.
June 10, 2013
Boston, MA – Four members of the team at Baker Newman Noyes (BNN), a nationally recognized accounting and consulting firm with offices in Boston, spent this past Friday, June 7, volunteering at Hale Reservation. BNN made a donation to cover the cost of new soil, flowers and some gardening tools, and spent the day improving the nonprofit’s property.
“Baker Newman Noyes is well known for its professionalism and strong client-centered approach. Today, these accountants also distinguished themselves as hardworking, compassionate members of the community,” said Eric Arnold, executive director of Hale Reservation, best known for providing summer day camp opportunities for thousands of children in the Greater Boston area each year. “We are very thankful.”
“Hale provides countless opportunities for Boston area youth, and we’re pleased to lend a hand to get the property ready for the season,” said John Redmond, BNN senior manager and Hale Reservation board treasurer, who organized the effort to coincide with the Massachusetts Society of CPAs’ volunteer day.
June 7, 2013
For the sixth year in a row, Melissa Carder, BNN audit senior, will be participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Manchester, New Hampshire on June 14-15. The relay is a global initiative to raise money for cancer research, honor survivors and raise awareness about what we can do to stay healthy.
“I participate in the relay in memory of the friends and family I have lost to cancer, and for the survivors who have fought the disease and won. Seeing their courage, strength and bravery has forever changed my life,” says Carder. “This event is important to me because the money I raise helps those in my local community get access to the services offered by the American Cancer Society – services that could be life-changing or make the fight easier. The money also helps fund the American Cancer Society’s mission of one day finding a cure.”
This year’s event goal is to have 950 participants and registration is still open. Please visit the Relay for Life registration page for more information.
June 7, 2013
Baker Newman Noyes is excited to sponsor the 2013 Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Boston Recognizing Outstanding Communications (ROC) Awards Gala on June 13 in Boston. The ROC awards recognize marketing projects and achievements in the professional services industry, including brand identity, event marketing and website design.
SMPS Boston aims to be the primary resource for education, team building and strategic marketing information for SMPS members and others involved in the built environment.
June 7, 2013
Baker Newman Noyes is proud to have sponsored the 2013 Maine Women’s Fund Leadership Luncheon, which took place on May 23 in Portland. This year’s sold out event celebrated five Maine leaders, including Anne Taintor, of Anne Taintor, Inc.; Samantha Appleton, Camden-based photographer and author; and Julia Bluhm, Maya Brown and Izzy Labbe of the Girls Advisory Board of Hardy Girls Healthy Women.
Several BNN professionals attended the luncheon, including Jennifer Harnish, director of human resources and member of the Maine Women’s Fund luncheon sponsorship committee. “The stories shared were extremely powerful. The impact that the [Maine Women’s Fund] programs have on the lives of women and girls is quite impressive,” says Harnish. “I felt honored to be involved, and that I was able, in a small way, to support them and the important work of the Maine Women’s Fund.”