DETROIT (WWJ) — The historic Penobscot Building in downtown Detroit is going green the week of Oct. 1 to celebrate Strategic Staffing Solutions’ 23rd anniversary.
For the entire week the lights on the top of this iconic building will burn green, S3’s corporate color.
S3’s headquarters has been in the Penobscot Building since 1995. The building also houses the company’s Detroit branch and its Detroit Development Center.
There’s also a banner outside the Penobscot Building that says “S3 vested and invested in Detroit for more than 20 years.”
So why is S3’s corporate color green? It harkens back to the seats of the old Tiger Stadium. S3 founder Cynthia J. Pasky, a huge Tigers fan, watched the games from those seats as a child, and the Tigers still played at the old stadium at when S3 was founded in 1990. Pasky has one of those seats in her office.
“We are proud to have the Penobscot ‘go green’ to help us celebrate our 23rd anniversary,” Pasky said. “Green is S3’s color for many reasons. Green reminds us to always keep our ideas fresh. It reminds us of the earth and to keep grounded in the reality of what our customers need. It means success, which we achieve when we work together across all of our branches. And for S3ers, green also means ‘Go!’ Go for your dreams, and that we all go to work to be our consultants’ and customers’ best partner.”
S3 has grown dramatically since its founding in 1990. It posted more than $200 million in sales last year and an additional $50 million in managed services, the latest in more than 20 years of consistent growth and profitability. Today it has 27 branch locations, 22 in the United States and five in Europe, and more than 2,000 employees around the world.
It was named among the Top 25 woman-owned businesses in the nation by Women’s Enterprise USA Magazine and is ranked 16th among the largest staffing firms in the US by Staffing Industry Report. It is ranked as the sixth largest diversity staffing firm in the US by Staffing Industry Analysts and is a strong believer in supporting other diversity businesses. In the last three years alone S3 has spent $57.7 million with diversity suppliers.
S3 also believes in giving back to the community. Last year it donated more than $1 million and thousands of hours of employee volunteer effort. Since 2000 it has contributed more than $6 million to charities around the world.
More at http://www.strategicstaff.com.