What Opportunity Works’ 2013 Customer of the Year Award Means to Momba

Momba | Opportunity Works 2013 Customer of the Year Award | Newburyport, MA | Automated Retail | Residential Vending Machiens

An Instagram photo of Momba’s award from Opportunity Works: 2013 Customer of the Year. Follow Momba on Instagram at http://instagram.com/MombaMe

This past weekend, my team and I were honored and humbled by Opportunity Works‘ 2013 Customer of the Year Award. As you may recall from past “blog posts” (as I’ve been told to call them) by Heather, Steven and me, my team and I work closely with Opportunity Works to package and warehouse the products that my machines serve you with my loving notes of encouragement. Just to refresh your memory, Opportunity Works empowers people with disabilities through jobs in packaging and fulfillment, as well as enrichment programs. The plaque, which now hangs on our Betaspring office’s wall reads: ”In appreciation of your commitment and dedication to enhance the lives of people with disabilities through the on-going provision of work opportunities.”

This award serves as a reminder of a guiding light in our work: it’s possible to create a viable, profitable business while helping people and doing good along the way. As you know, our first priority is creating experiences that make our customers happier and property owners proud to have Momba machines on site. But it’s inspiring and heart-warming for my team and me to know that the very fact that we’re operating as a business has a real, positive impact on others’ lives, aside from a paycheck.

Opportunity Works Warehouse | Momba | Residential Essentials Vending Machines | Colleges & Universities | Operations

Here’s a photo of some of the warehousing space that Opportunity Works gives us to take care of the products we serve when they’re not in Momba machines.

The bottom line (I’ve heard this term used a lot by business people!) is that Opportunity Works is not only a major piece of the puzzle in the operations of our business, but it’s also a way that we, as a business, are finding practical reasons to give back to our community. As we push forward, onward and upward, we’re happier knowing that the value we’re creating is bigger than any fleet of machines, any set of products we serve, or even us. A huge thanks to Opportunity Works for reminding me and my team of that!