Pacesetter Businesses

Pacesetter businesses demonstrate leadership by encouraging employee participation in our community and providing generous financial support to help "set the pace" during the annual Heartland United Way campaign.

Platinum Pacesetters

The businesses with the top 25 workplace campaigns each year are named Platinum Pacesetters and are recognized in order of their total campaign contribution, including corporate and employee giving.

2014 Platinum Pacesetters: CNH Industrial, Hornady Manufacturing Company, Principal Financial Group, Chief Industries, Global Industries/MFS/York/Stormor Division, JBS, Tom Dinsdale Automotive, Five Points Bank, Grand Island Public Schools, Credit Management Services, Inc., City of Grand Island, Home Federal Bank, Eakes Office Solutions, H & H Distributing, First National Bank, Equitable Bank, CHI Health Saint Francis, McCain Foods, Wells Fargo Bank, Grand Island Independent, Grand Island Express/GI Truck, Inc., Dramco Tool Co., Inc., Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway & Luth, P.C., Shonsey and Associates, Axis Capital, Inc.

Gold Pacesetters

Businesses that meet the following criteria are named Gold Pacesetters:

  • 50% employee participation in workplace campaign
  • 10 or more employees
  • $50 or more per capita giving

2014 Gold Pacesetters: Allen Capital Group, Associated Staffing Inc., Cannon Moss Brygger & Associates, Century 21/Da-Ly Realty Co., Contryman Associates, P.C., Exchange Bank, FedEx, GI Family Radio-KRGI, INSUR Inc., Integrated Life Choices, Kelly Supply Co/KDSI, Leininger Smith Johnson Baack Placzek & Allen, McDermott & Miller, P.C., CPA`s, McElroy-Service Experts Heating & AC, NPPD, Olsson Associates, Penrose Machining, Inc., Presto-X Company, Ryder Rosacker McCue & Huston, Schroeder & Schreiner, P.C., Shamberg, Wolf, McDermott & Depué, US Bank

Pacesetter Leadership

All Pacesetter businesses are asked to exhibit leadership in the following ways:

  • Conduct a workplace campaign starting in August
  • Ensure success of the workplace campaign by making it fun and educational for employees
  • Report campaign results prior to the campaign kick-off and wrap up their campaign before the end of November
  • Provide corporate support for Heartland United Way fundraisers through sponsorship or by providing employee volunteers, encouraging attendance and selling tickets
  • Encourage employees to participate in the Community Investment process each spring to help distribute campaign funds
  • Help Heartland United Way remain connected with employees who leave or retire by obtaining permission to pass on updated contact information or allowing a campaign presentation at retiree events
  • During orientation, encourage new employees to begin a relationship with United Way

Pacesetter Benefits

Becoming a Pacesetter business opens doors for your business to receive special support and recognition from the Heartland United Way. Pacesetter businesses receive special recognition at United Way campaign-related events and in the annual report, which is distributed in the newspaper to our four-county coverage area. United Way also hosts a free training on how to conduct a workplace campaign for Pacesetter businesses each August.