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Cleveland Browns Seek Aim’s Support for Massive ‘Give Back Day’

Posted on August 25th, 2017

Four rental trucks donated by Aim Leasing recently enabled the Cleveland Browns to deliver dozens of new book shelves, high-top tables and rocking chairs to Cleveland schools and teen centers as part of “Browns Give Back,” a team volunteer day.

The day-long June 6 event included assembly and delivery of the goods by more than 120 employees of the NFL team and celebrations at the last two of the five synthetic football fields donated by the Browns at Cleveland Metropolitan School District high schools.

“We were glad to donate these rental vehicles to the Browns to help them provide a nice lift to these local schools and teen centers,” said MATT SVANCARA, executive vice president at Aim Leasing.

The Aim trucks also delivered clothing and shoes used in Cleveland’s “Get 2 School, You Can Make It” initiative, which supports better attendance by eliminating clothing concerns that often keep students away from the classroom.

Browns corporate relations coordinator Cory Gilman thanked Matt for arranging the use of the Aim vehicles.

“The trucks were great,” he wrote in an email. “I think we used up every inch of space!”

The trucks’ Aim logo decals were prominent in photos and videos posted on social media and the Browns website.

The Aim NationaLease truck shown here is one of four Cleveland Browns employees used recently to haul newly assembled furniture and book shelves to Cleveland schools and teen centers.

Browns quarterback Deshone Kizer, center, shakes hands with Ken Silliman, chief of staff for the City of Cleveland, at John Marshall High School in Cleveland, where the Browns donated a new synthetic field. At left is Eric Gordon, CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.



Aim Participates in United Way’s “Night of Motown”

Posted on January 31st, 2017

Members of Aim’s United Way team Brigitte Medovich, Patty Durkin, Anna Ulmer, Mary Zigarevich, and Kim Slater participated in the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley’s “Night of Motown”. The event took place on November 11th at the B&O. It was presented by Women United! to raise money for United Way’s Success After 6 program which is in two Youngstown elementary schools providing wrap-around services to children and their families facing extreme barriers.

Entertainment was provided by Howard and the Point Five Band with food provided by Inspired Catering by Kravitz. Some of the children from the school performed their I Promise pledge. Women United raised more than $3400 from the event with Komara Jewelers donating a beautiful necklace and earrings set. Great job United Way!

Left to Right: Brigitte Medovich, Patty Durkin, Anna Ulmer, Rick Durkin, Mary Zigarevich, Kim Slater


Aim Employees Participate in United Way’s 19th Annual Day of Caring

Posted on September 14th, 2016

Aim Leasing has long been a supporter of the United Way and was very proud to be represented at the Mahoning Valley’s 19 th Annual Day of Caring on September 2, 2016.

For the past few years, the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley has joined with the city of Youngstown, Green Youngstown, American Red Cross and Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. to focus on cleaning community neighborhoods. This year their efforts went into cleaning up homes in the South Side neighborhoods, cutting overgrowth, dragging trash and debris, clearing sidewalks and picking up litter.

Kim Slater, Aim Integrated Logistics Billing and Payroll Manager, participated in the Day of Caring and said, “It feels good to be able to represent my employer while participating in the United Way organization. I think it’s great for other people and businesses in the community to see that Aim NationaLease has employees that care and are willing to help out.” When questioned about what she likes about the United Way she went on to say: “I like United Way because they are giving back and making a difference to things in the community I live in. My money isn’t going to some city I don’t know. I also like that I can choose where my contribution goes if I have a specific request in the community.”

Click here to read more about the United Way’s 2016 Day of Caring.


Aim Transports Trump “Bobble Head” to RNC in Cleveland

Posted on July 20th, 2016

A life-sized model of the republican nominee was unveiled by the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Covelli Centre Friday morning and transported to “The Q” in Cleveland afterwards by an Aim Integrated Logistics trailer and Aim employees Patrick J. Grandy Director of Operations-Youngstown Region and John Ulmer, Safety Manager.

The 3D-printed bobble head was produced and designed by Freshmade 3D in Youngstown with assistance from Youngstown State University and Humtown Products, a longtime manufacturer in Columbiana.

The Chamber says the bobble head display at the RNC will be used to promote the Youngstown-Warren area as a “TechBelt” contender, which stretches from Cleveland to Pittsburgh.

The bobble head was created by applying several 3D-printing techniques using sand, metal and plastic.

Aim, a longtime supporter of The Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce, was asked to coordinate the logistics of getting the bobble head into Cleveland for the convention.

Grandy said of the event: “Working with the Youngstown Chamber of Commerce & Freshmade3D was a great experience. John and I were excited to have the opportunity to shine a positive light on the Mahoning Valley. We didn’t look at this project as a ‘political statement’…more as a chance to showcase AIM’s unique talents and abilities.” Grandy went on to say: “We viewed this project like any other…let’s get the job done to the best of our abilities and get home safe and sound.”


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