Parties, logo items and commemorative gifts are some of the ways companies normally celebrate their milestone anniversaries. Info Tech, a local software and consulting company, decided instead to use its 35th anniversary as an opportunity to give back to Gainesville. Info Tech’s 200 local workers were asked to donate up to eight hours of service on company time in September.
“We are fortunate to be a thriving business, but we also know there are still many people in our communities who are unemployed and in need of services,” says Info Tech President James McClave. “This seemed to be a way to honor a milestone and help others as well.”
Info Tech coordinated the project with the Nonprofit Center of North Central Florida.
Info Tech, which employs 240 people, provides software development, Internet bidding and other services for managing road, bridge and other infrastructure construction projects. It also provides consulting and network communications services for government agencies, consulting engineers, contractors and bidders. McClave started the company in 1977 in the garage of his NW Gainesville home.