Sunday, August 06, 2006
By DANIE HARRELSON
The Daily Sentinel
If you think the neighborhood kids hit you up way too much with their bike-a-thons, magazine subscriptions and candy bars, try running a business.
Hardly a day goes by that companies in the Grand Valley aren’t asked to donate to this or that trip, help send some teenybopper to cheerleading camp or underwrite a nonprofit organization’s annual fundraiser.
Local business owners say it comes with the territory. They try to cut a check when the price is right and the request merits their financial support.
And they’re doing it more lately, according to a recent survey that indicates some area entrepreneurs are digging deeper to aid charities and other organizations."