The team at Northland Communications recently took the initiative to help their neighbors at the Holland Patent ball field as part of a company-wide volunteer day.
Employees made structural improvements to the bleachers and press box as well as gave the park’s buildings a fresh coat of paint. Major renovations to the press box included construction of a completely new landing and staircase as well as rebar and concrete work to the foundation.
“I have a personal connection to the ball field because it’s right in Northland’s backyard and my daughter’s softball team plays there,” said Brian Healey, Vice President of Sales and Operations at Northland Communications. “After talking to Mayor Furlong about some of the improvements that needed to be made, I thought it would be a great community service project for the team at Northland.”
According to Thomas Furlong, mayor of Holland Patent, the ball field is home to several community leagues, including Men’s and Women’s fastpitch and the Holland Patent girls’ varsity softball league.
It’s Northland’s longstanding belief that the company’s success is directly tied to the communities that it serves. In addition to company-wide volunteer days, Northland employees are encouraged to devote time to causes close to their hearts, whether that be serving as a board member for a local non-profit organization or volunteering their time to help a worthy cause.
“Northland is a good company. I like their motto, ‘a good neighbor since 1905.’ They really are a good neighbor,” said Furlong.