Howard Somberg - Rothco
In the midst of all the frenetic activity of the holiday season, between our personal preparations and the craziness that overtakes us in the business world, it's important to remember those who are less fortunate than we are. With that in mind, the employees at Rothco at the encouragement of the management, collect money for local Long Island charities as well as collecting clothes and other toys for families who have become involved in the family court system. All financial contributions made by Rothco employees are matched 100% by the company which greatly increases the incentive for us to reach a little deeper to help those who need it.
This year, two of the charities we are helping are PRONTO and Hope House Ministries. PRONTO is an organization which provides food, basic essentials and household needs to families. PRONTO offers a variety of programs including the Food Pantry, the Thrift Storage Area, English as a Second Language classes, a Prescription Program, and a children’s Shots For Tots Program.
Hope House provides a variety of service including a homeless center for youth, adult homeless housing, and various therapeutic and social services since 1980.
The picture at top shows our president, Howard Somberg and Vivian Hart, director of PRONTO when she visited our offices to tell our employees more about their programs. Vivian is giving Howard a certificate of appreciation for a donation we made to PRONTO from the funds we donate by sending out email holiday greetings instead of paper cards.
One of the most gratifying things about being a part of the Rothco organization is getting feedback from our customers about the service they get from our staff.
It was through sheer luck that I met Srikumar through our shared love of tennis, but I do believe that our relationship was somewhat destined though our shared love of business and learning more about leadership. I am so excited about his philosophies that I want to giveaway 5 copies of his book, Are You Ready to Succeed to 5 readers of Camobloge randomly chosen. Just send an e-mail to Info@Rothco.com with the subject “I Am Ready to Succeed” and we will enter you in a drawing for a free copy of Srikumar’s book. After you read it, please let me know your thoughts on it. I’d love to hear from you.