PowerStream Inc.

December 18, 2008 16:35 ET

PowerStream Donates $100,000 to the United Way

York Region electric utility has donated over $260,000 in five years

YORK REGION, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 18, 2008) - PowerStream, York Region's largest electricity distribution company, demonstrated today once again why it is a company committed to making a difference to the communities its serves, by donating $100,000 to United Way of York Region.

In a ceremony held during the afternoon at the company's head office in Vaughan, several PowerStream officials including Peter Meffe, Board Chair; Brian Bentz, President and CEO; and Dennis Nolan, Executive Vice-President Corporate Services made an official cheque presentation to Daniele Zanotti, United Way of York Region CEO and Monika Fox, a campaign manager with the organization.

"In each of the campaigns over the past four years, the company's management and staff exceeded fundraising amounts from the previous year's campaign," said Meffe. "It is an amazing testament to the type of employees we have at PowerStream."

The campaign's theme, "Give it more than a thought", was certainly understood by participants. The $100,000 mark was reached through an internal employee campaign raising approximately $37,000 while employee-run external events and a matching corporate donation contributed $26,000, and $37,000 respectively to the total.

"We have outstanding employees working at our company who are consistently demonstrating their value to both the company and the community at large," Bentz added. "It all ties in to PowerStream being a Character Business with character employees."

While accepting the donation on behalf of the United Way of York Region, Zanotti praised PowerStream's efforts to give back to the communities within its own service territory. In the five years since PowerStream was created, the company has donated over $260,000 to the United Way of York Region's annual fundraising campaign.

About PowerStream Inc.

PowerStream Inc. is one of the largest local electricity distribution companies in Ontario, providing service to more than 243,000 residential and business customers in the municipalities of Aurora, Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan. It is an incorporated entity, jointly owned by the City of Vaughan and the Town of Markham.

Contact Information

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    Email: eric.fagen@powerstream.ca