GENESEO, N.Y. -- The employees of Coast Professional, Inc. (Coast) have been honored with the prestigious George Traber Award by the Livingston County (NY) Chamber of Commerce. The award recognizes civic engagement through leadership, philanthropy, and volunteer work. It is presented annually as part of the Chamber’s Business Excellence Awards recognizing businesses and non-profits that exemplify a commitment to the betterment of the Livingston County area. This is Coast’s second Business Excellence Award; in 2018, the company received the Chamber’s Large Business of the Year Award.
The George Traber Award is a result of the company’s dedication to supporting local communities by engaging in multiple charity efforts throughout the year. Since 2019, the women and men of Coast have raised and donated more than $300,000 for local causes. A large portion of donations is generated through an ongoing "Casual Dress for Charity" program wherein hundreds of Coast employees exchange a monthly donation for the option to wear jeans and sneakers to work. Charities are chosen by employees and have included the Ronald McDonald House, the Hope Project of WNY, the American Cancer Society, and Boys and Girls Clubs, among others. Additionally, the annual Coast Cares Education Open golf tournament has raised more than $41,000 to support underprivileged children in four Livingston County school districts. Coast also hosts a yearly First Responders Day cookout, where employees treat local police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical workers to a meal in appreciation of their dedicated service.
"Community outreach is a key component of our culture,” said Jonathan Prince, Coast Chief Executive Officer. “Our employees are our greatest strength and accepting this award on their behalf is an extraordinary honor. Coast is aligned with the Livingston County Chamber’s commitment to maintaining a community that is a world-class place to work and live. The actions of our generous employees allow us to make a positive mark on this great community every day."
About Coast Professional, Inc.
Coast Professional, Inc. is an accounts receivable management and call center-based company, dedicated to respectful and ethical communication with consumers. Coast provides professional call center services to hundreds of campus-based colleges, universities, and government clients. Coast is a seven-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list for America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies provided by Inc. Magazine and in 2020, was recognized for the fifth time as one of the “Best Places to Work In Collections” by insideARM.com and Best Companies Group. Since 1976, Coast has worked closely with clients to increase recoveries by assisting consumers in resolving their financial obligations. Coast’s success is exemplified by exceptional recoveries, superior service, and dedication to the highest levels of compliance. More information about Coast can be found at www.coastprofessional.com.