Per Mar Security: Guardians of People, Property, Profits...and Chili?
Per Mar Security has been delivering full-service security solutions to customers since 1953. The company is trusted to guard the people, property, and profits of the Quad Cities--and now, it seems to guard some outstanding chili recipes too!
For the last several years, Per Mar Security has actively participated in the Chili Cook-off put on by Hand-in-Hand, a local nonprofit organization that creates fun recreational and learning experiences for children with disabilities. The Chili Cook-off is a special event featuring a chili tasting, a cash bar, and both silent and live auctions, the proceeds of which benefit Quad Cities children with special needs.
A major sponsor of the Chili Cook-off since 2011, Per Mar has steadily grown more involved in the event over time. In fact, last year over twenty staff members participated, and their team was awarded with not one, but two special awards: the People’s Choice for Best Chili and the Spirit Award Grand Champion for being the team that raised the most money.
Each year, Per Mar kicks off the event with a cook-off of its own. Employees are encouraged to make their own chili, and the entire staff then votes on the one that should be featured at the Chili Cook-off. The funds raised by this pre-cook-off, along with those raised by the bake sale that is also put on by Per Mar, go toward the company’s contributions for the Spirit Award.
The twenty staff members who participated in 2014 were able to raise $1,200 for Hand-in-Hand. In this way, Per Mar proves it cares about protecting more than people, property, profits, or even chili--it cares about helping children with special needs as well.
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