Entry #8: Get Involved in Your Community

Supplier-Connection: The Supplier Spotlight Contest

Our company is deeply involved in serving community and non-profit organizations. Recently, we were selected to lead the Troops to Transportation & Logistics Program for the non-profit Corporate America Supports You (CASY). Our mission is simple: to leverage industry expertise to identify, target and create immediate training and career opportunities to our military, veterans and their spouses/caregivers on a local, national and global level. This partnership has allowed us to do the following:

  • Serve our troops – they have made many sacrifices for us – now it’s our time to help them
  • Find very talented/qualified employees to strengthen our team, and for our business partners
  • Develop programs with colleges to help the transportation & logistics industry
    • There is currently a shortage of over 300K drivers in the US – we are working with a college to help close this gap
    • The US has many qualified veterans who can’t get jobs because the time they spent serving the US doesn’t translate over to qualified time for the trucking industry
    • Some trucking companies are able to afford policies that waive the standard 2 years of qualified time – small businesses and our veterans are the ones who suffer
    • Develop  new relationships with companies that are passionate about helping our troops
    • Uncover other ways we can help our troops

Our entire team is very excited about volunteering their time to develop the T2TL program. We’re doing it because it’s just the right thing to do. This effort has already affected our bottom line with higher employee retention rates, and by forging deep and lasting partnerships with our customers.

Thank you for reading!

Jami Gordon
Program Manager
Diversity & Government Relations
AB Transportation
O: (866) 274-5538 x 219
C: (319) 540-2744
www.abtransportation.com
Volunteer Marketing Liaison
CASY-MSCCN
Troops to Transportation & Logistics ProgramSM
All other inquires: jami@t2tl.org

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About Dan Gallo

I'm a small business lifer, starting/running businesses since I sold seeds door-to-door as a kid in The Bronx. I've played guitar and enjoyed baseball since I was 5 (born a NY Yankees fan). Just prior to marrying Kim in 1983 I became a Christian. We have two sons; Daniel's a musician & social media expert with a smart, insightful sense of humor, and Adam who recently graduated from Brooklyn College double majoring in Creative Writing/Literature and Anthropology. Adam now works in the non-profit sector. Since 2002 one thing we love to do together is go on service/missions trips to Belize. We've collectively spent 60+ weeks in Belize with this missions organization http://twaw.org. I started my 1st company in January 1985, and been self-employed ever since. I sold my last company, Mentor Communications Group, in '04. After 2 years w/ the acquiring company I started The Allasso Group, LLC doing Small Business Consulting, Fund Raising/Capital Raise-up Campaigns, Sales Strategy, Outsourced Sales Agency work, & Digital Marketing Programs (Social Media, SEM, etc.) since April 2006. Notable projects: Hired as Small Business Advocate and Social Media Director for IBM's "Supplier-Connection" - Feb '11-Dec '13. Hired as COO to help turn-around late stage start-up software company myVRM. Jul12-Dec '13 Hired as CEO of CoupleWise.com, a Digital Health2.0 app, to write business plan, raise seed capital, & completely redesign and relaunch the app. Aug '16 I won a Finalist spot for MassChallenge UK's 2016 fall cohort in London from Sept thru Nov. Started Oct15 - Current. I enjoy helping turn-around struggling small businesses, and launching new business ventures. Feel free to contact me with opportunities.
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One Response to Entry #8: Get Involved in Your Community

  1. Russ Dixon says:

    We applaud these efforts to draw closer together our servicemen and their families and the transportation industry.

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