As business leaders, we know that community health is what makes it possible for us to operate our businesses, serve our customers, and ensure that our employees can provide for their families. The work you are doing each day makes that possible. So we are saying THANK YOU for doing more than just your job. THANK YOU for working longer hours, covering for co-workers, and being beacons of hope in all our communities.
We do not walk in your shoes or feel the anguish that comes with trying to serve so many patients and students with so many needs. We do not hear the crying in waiting rooms, classrooms, or ambulances. We do not and cannot do what you do. But we appreciate every single effort you make to go the extra mile and provide help.
We are here to THANK YOU as professionals who wake up each day, knowing you will face increasingly daunting challenges. We see you are tired. We see you are frustrated. Yet you continue to move forward. You inspire us, and we want you to know YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN THIS FIGHT. We will continue to stand with you.
We are calling on fellow businesses to give thanks to you for helping our communities, our friends, and our families. We are also calling on businesses to support your work by investing in ways to keep people safe and encouraging them to follow the guidance of the healthcare community:
Wear masks in public.
Get a booster.
Finally, we are calling on businesses to reach out right now to institutions on the front lines and offer to lend support in any way we can to honor frontline workers.
As a start, on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 7:00pm, we are asking businesses and individuals to flash their lights, clap, and make noise for a full five minutes to say THANK YOU. It could be house lights, holiday lights, car horns, pots, pans, or simply your voice. Wherever you are, join us!
If you are a business leader who wants to support frontline workers with us, please sign the form below to add your name to our list of supporters.
You were superheroes two years ago when this pandemic began, and you are STILL superheroes today. THANK YOU.
Tyler Nottberg Chairman & Chief Optimist U.S. Engineering Company Holdings
These individuals and businesses support our frontline workers. Add your name below.
*We will not share or distribute your information outside this list.
Aaron Deacon, KC Digital Drive
Abdulmajeed Baba Ahmed, Zahner
Abe Cole, BKD, LLP
Adriane & Kevin Latz, Children’s Mercy Hospital
Agnes Otto, Burns & McDonnell
Al Jones, Trane – Retired
Al Simmons, Moneta Group
Allan Bush, Alpha-Omega Geotech
André Davis, Built
Andrew Feagler, Laurel KC
Andrew Nottberg, KC Bold
Andy Rieger, J. Rieger & Co.
Angela Kennedy, Kansas City Area Development Council
Angelo Trozzolo, Trozzolo Communications Group
Angie Blumel, Jackson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Angie Galindo, American Heart Association
Apryl Lagunas, U.S. Engineering
Barry Brooks, U.S. Engineering
Ben Kent, U.S. Engineering Construction
Bert Hill, U.S. Engineering
Beth Heslowitz, MARC
Bill Daniels, U.S. Engineering
Bill Vamce, Totino-Grace HS
Blake Hodges, Alight Analytics
Bob Jacobi, Labor-Management Council of GKC
Bob Regnier, Bank of Blue Valley
Brad Batz, Fike Corporation
Brad Satterwhite, KEM STUDIO
Brad Shelley, Pembroke Hill School
Brandon Kelsay, U.S. Engineering
Brandon Wikoff, U.S. Engineering Company Holdings
Brendan Rittel, U.S. Engineering Company Holdings
Brian Zickefoose, Husch Blackwell
Brian Zorbini, U.S. Engineering
Bryant Lamer, Spencer Fane LLP
Buzz Willlard, Tower Properties Company
C Courtney Walker, GastingerWalker&
C.D. Evans, U.S. Engineering Construction
Caroline Magruder, ReDiscover
Caroline Magruder, ReDiscover
Carolyn Watley, CBIZ & Co-Chair KC Rising
Carrie Coogan, Kansas City Public Library
Caryn Becker, U.S. Engineering Construction – Rocky Mountain Region
Chad Doolittle, U.S. Engineering Metalworks
Charlene Downs, The University of Kansas Health System
Chase McAnulty, Charlie Hustle, LLC.
Chuck Maggiorotto, Country Club Bank Wealth Solutions
Cindy Brittain, Kansas City Area Development Council
Clay Daniels, U.S. Engineering Service
Cole Zenisek, U.S. Engineering Company Holdings
Craig Fritts, U.S. Engineering Construction
Craig Vercruyse, U.S. Engineering Construction
Dail Blake, Country Club Bank, The Battle Within
Dan Hausback, U.S. Engineering Construction
Dan Manley, City of Lee's Summit Fire Department
Daniel Gaddis, U.S. Engineering Construction
Darin Affeldt, Built Interior Construction
Darin Affeldt, Vail Resorts
David Wiley, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
Dean and Pat Pearce, Pearce Enterprises
Dean Gray, MRIGlobal
Debbie Nelson, The University of Kansas Health System