DETROIT, MI, May 27, 2011 - Resources Global Professionals (Nasdaq: RECN), a leading multinational provider of professional services, teamed up with the Southeastern Michigan Boys & Girls Clubs to give back to the community. On Tuesday afternoon, a special team-building exercise was underway where more than 500 Resources Global professionals split up into teams. Thinking they were partaking in normal corporate team-building exercises to help them grow professionally, they were surprised when presented with the challenge of assembling a child's bicycle.
However, the bicycles weren't the only surprise. More than 90 children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan were brought into the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center's ballroom where the build event took place. Every child had been assigned to a team, and each team had the thrill of presenting their completed bicycle to the child to take home.
Patrice Dickens, Club Director Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, commented on the event saying, "This has been a great day for these children. The excitement level here was tremendous - both for the participants who built the bikes and the children who have received them." Dickens went on to thank the Resources Global team for their generous efforts.
"This team-building exercise went beyond corporate fluff to bring our core Resources culture to life," said Ina Rose, Managing Director of the Resources Academy, who organized this event. "We are a company full of hard-working professionals who are driven to help our clients as well as our communities. This project, and the chance to present a new bike to a child in Detroit, reinforced the heart of Resources."
The three-day conference, held at the Renaissance Center, Detroit, started on Monday and focused on global client services, strategic-planning sessions, and a client panel discussion with key Fortune 50 C-Level financial and operations executives.
"We decided to hold this year's global conference in Detroit as a way for us to demonstrate our continuing commitment to this community," said Resources Global founder and CEO Don Murray. "Ina's great leadership on this event brought business and community together."
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Resources was founded in 1996 within a Big Four accounting firm; today, it is an independent, publicly traded company with over 2,900 professionals working from more than 80 practice offices in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Resources has served 83 of the Fortune 100 companies. The company was recognized by Forbes.com as one of the nation's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies. Visit www.resourcesglobal.com for more information.
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