40 Years and Forward – The CC Pace Culture
CC Pace would not have reached our 40th Anniversary without a strong corporate culture, which is why we have decided to dedicate this third blog in our 40 Years and Forward series to it! Our president, Mike Gordon, often says that “Our people are our most important asset!”. It is obvious that one of the things that really sets CC Pace apart from the rest, is our continued commitment to our people. Mike’s beliefs in a strong workforce are what has cultivated a culture centered around collaboration, productivity and having fun!
CC Pace understands a “one-size-fits-all” approach towards employees is not the answer to having a positive corporate culture, but rather one in which openness to new ideas and flexibility are encouraged. From day one, our new team members are introduced to our concept of an “open-door policy” where everyone is accessible to those who have questions, need guidance or have ideas to share. Here at CC Pace we value collaboration and you are always encouraged to bounce ideas around with your fellow CC Pacers. Since COVID-19 hit our area, we have continued to foster this mentality remotely through live meetings on Microsoft Teams.
CC Pace and its’ employees are also very committed to giving back to our community through volunteering, collecting donations and providing other support. A prime example of that is the quarterly service and outreach events we organize as a company. In the past year alone, we have participated in events such as the Power Pack Program, a volunteer night at the Katherine Hanley Community Shelter, a successful Toys for Tots holiday toy drive, various item donation events and much more. Connecting with our community and making a difference together brings much joy to our team!
At CC Pace, not only do we work hard but we play hard as well. Social events are a big part of what unifies our tight knit family culture. We like to celebrate everything both big and small! Of course, we have our regular happy hours and annual company party (which is awesome by the way), but the fun doesn’t stop there – our People’s Engagement Committee’s (PEC) sole purpose is to plan engaging activities all year long. Themed events like our Kentucky Derby party and our Superbowl kickoff create a fun atmosphere and help to develop those connections and relationships that strengthen our company. Now that we find ourselves working remotely 100% of the time, our office has navigated this new normal and strived to maintain that level of fun and camaraderie by having online social events such as happy hours (do you see a common theme here?) and even a virtual company bingo night!
The culture that CC Pace promotes empowers employees to not only be social, but it motivates them to consistently produce high quality work as well. It allows our team to better collaborate, learn, grow and develop in their roles.
…Stay tuned for our next edition in our 40 Years and Forward series where we will have a casual up close and personal conversation with CC Pace President, Mike Gordon!