W.S. Emerson Earns Institute for Family Business Award

June 28, 2019
W.S. Emerson Earns Institute for Family Business Award
W.S. Emerson Company earned the Shep Lee Community Service Award for their tremendous dedication and support of the greater Bangor region.  W.S. Emerson, a branded product manufacturer, has been a family owned business since its formation, nearly one hundred years ago.  Its leaders are immersed in supporting countless community needs with their time and resources.
2019 marked the twentieth anniversary of the Institute for Family Business Awards.  The Shep Lee Community Service Award is named for a founder of the Institute. The institute received a total of 157 nominations for the family business awards, of which seven were honored as award winners. 
W.S. Emerson is extremely devoted to their community.  They are a proud supporter of many local charities. Most notable, they have been a Gold Sponsor of the Northern Light Health Champion the Cure Challenge for the last ten years.  W.S. Emerson has also been very involved with many athletic programs, including being a long-time supporter of community youth athletic leagues as well as the University of Maine Athletics for well over twenty years.  Senior leadership at W.S. Emerson are very involved in the community, serving on numerous non-profit boards and being active members of many charitable community organizations throughout our state.
“Strengthening our area non-profits gives back to the community that gives us so much. We try to help as many as possible and make many donations every year. In 2018 we donated to over fifty charities and non-profits throughout our state.”  Says John Vickery Jr.  President of W.S. Emerson
“We are thrilled with this honor,” Says Betsy Vickery, VP of W.S. Emerson “We have such a great community that we value and are happy to support.  We couldn’t have accomplished this without our dedicated employees who show passion and pride in their work, but also in the community that we live and work in.”  Vickery also earned volunteer of the year Bunyan Award from the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce back in 2015.
As forward-thinking branded product experts, W.S. Emerson works with businesses to promote their brands through effective promotional marketing.  They offer a full spectrum of promotional products. Their extensive in-house capabilities- embroidery, direct digital, screenprinting and laser-appliqué, make them flexible and able to accommodate clients' needs and deadlines.
For more information visit www.wsemerson.com
Abbie Puiia
(207) 989-3410

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