United Way presents ELPO with award

by Mandy Hicks

Mandy Baker, left, presents Travis Armstrong of ELPO with the Spirit United Award.

ELPO took home two prestigious awards from the United Way of Southern Kentucky‘s reception, annual dinner and awards presentation on January 10 at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green.

United Way gave the firm the 2012 Volunteer Investment Award, which is presented to the top five organizations with the largest percentage of employees volunteering in multiple United Way programs. ELPO also won an Honorable Mention for the Spirit United Award, which is given to an organization that embodies the Live United spirit through year round support and enthusiasm for United Way. ELPO was a finalist for the Live United award, which went to Fruit of the Loom. To see the video about ELPO shown at the awards, click here.

The reception celebrated the triumphs of companies who excelled in furthering the mission of United Way of Southern Kentucky. The awards structure was centralized around the call to action issued by United Way of Southern Kentucky for those in our community to LIVE UNITED through giving, advocating, and volunteering. More than 30 awards were presented to organizations from Allen, Barren, Logan, Simpson and Warren counties.

“We absolutely couldn’t do what we do for United Way, and for our community, without the support of our attorneys, staff and their families,” said Gaines Penn, Managing Partner of ELPO. “Their enthusiasm and support for United Way allows us to help the community. The needs are great in Bowling Green and the surrounding area, and we are happy to assist by offering our financial support and our time and energy. We plan to keep this commitment for years to come.”