Almo Corporation, the nation’s leading independent distributor of Appliances, Consumer Electronics, Pro A/V equipment and Housewares, is proud to announce the commencement of their 70th anniversary celebration. Beginning March 9th, 2016 Almo and its employees will take part in multiple festivities to mark the occasion.
On March 9th, the official 70th Anniversary Kick-Off took place at Almo Corporate Headquarters located in Philadelphia, PA. The Chaikens and Almo’s family of employees were joined by City Councilman Brian O’Neill for the ceremony and cake cutting. Councilman O’Neill presented Gene Chaiken with a Philadelphia City Council Citation honoring Almo’s commitment to the City.
“The only reason you’re all here today is because on July 4th, 1959 Roz said yes to going out with me”, Joked Chairman of the Board Gene Chaiken. After getting married, he began working for Almo (his father in law’s company) in 1963, succeeded his father-in-law in 1973, and has led the company through 43 years of remarkable growth and diversification. “We continue to be successful because this is a we and us company, not an I and me company. We look forward to many more anniversaries to come.”
In honor of the city that provided it roots and enabled it to thrive, Almo has sponsored the planting of seventy trees at parks city-wide through Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park Conservancy. Trees will be distributed and planted during Philadelphia’s Love Your Park weeks in both May and November of 2016. Almo’s sponsorship of the tree planting will be honored during the spring Love Your Park Week opening ceremony May 9th at 9:00am in Pleasant Hill Park. Sponsors and city officials will be onhand to launch the week-long event and plant the first of the Almo sponsored trees within the new park.
The celebration will continue this summer when Almo will host employee appreciation events at each of its 10 locations nationwide. Almo employees in Long Island, Baltimore, Columbus, Atlanta, Tampa, Dallas, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Reno and Philadelphia will gather together to mark the occasion with food, fun and commemorative gifts.