Design 446 unveils #BetterTogether initiative

Design 446 recently announced its newest initiative called #BetterTogether. The #BetterTogether initiative invites local businesses in the area to partner with their favorite nonprofit organization to help further its cause through a gift of time, finances, skills or talents. The initiative was formally unveiled during the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce’s 55th Annual Awards Reception where Design 446 was honored as Business Partner of the Year.

 

Pictured: Tom Villane, President of Design 446, and Ann Marie Baker, Vice President of Design 446, at the GTRCC’s 55th Annual Awards Reception.

Pictured: Tom Villane, President of Design 446, and Ann Marie Baker, Vice President of Design 446, at the GTRCC’s 55th Annual Awards Reception.

Design 446, a full-service Manasquan-based marketing firm celebrating its 45th year in business, used its acceptance speech as a platform to challenge the for-profit businesses in the room to partner with a GTRCC nonprofit member. “There is nothing in the business world today that provides as many benefits as partnering with a local nonprofit organization when the focus is on the greater good,” said Tom Villane, President of Design 446. “With forces aligned, we have the power and promise to achieve far greater impact than any one organization could ever generate on its own.”

 

Ann Marie Baker, Vice President of Design 446, notes that as business leaders, there is a unique opportunity to become cause-driven leaders. “But some of us eventually face what is referred to as charity fatigue,” she added. “Another event, another cause to support. But we must change our mindset. By replacing need with empathy, our obligations will never be viewed the same again.”

 

Looking to the future, Design 446 encourages change through social responsibility and strong community involvement. “Together, we can strengthen the community and make a positive impact in the lives of those around us,” said Villane. “And there is no greater gift than that.”

 

About Design 446

Design 446 is a full-service marketing firm based in Manasquan, NJ. Since 1974, the Monmouth County agency has offered a full spectrum of services with a specialty in brand identity for clients throughout the United States. Design 446 is the premiere choice in providing engaging sales environments and interior merchandising, eye-catching signage, out-of-the-box advertising and advanced marketing outreach initiatives to targeted demographics. The firm also offers public relations and social media services, as well as compelling creative through graphic design, interactive presentations, video and web development. For more information, please visit design446.com.

Design 446 recently unveiled the #BetterTogether initiative.

Design 446 recently unveiled the #BetterTogether initiative.

A Day on the Green

For the past several years, Design 446 volunteers at the Annual Ocean County YMCA Golf Outing at Green YMCAGolfOuting_AnnMarie&AnneVeltoKraljicBriar Oceanaire Country Club. This year was no exception! On Monday, June 5, 2017 Ann Marie and Lauren took to Hole 15 and were able to start their week for a wonderful cause surrounded by friends from the surrounding community working for a wonderful cause – helping to raise funds and awareness for the health and well-being of children and families!YMCAGolfOuting2

The Ocean County YMCA is in line with the mission of the Y and dedicated to improving the nation’s health and well-being in communities across the nation. They bring families closer together, encourage good health and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, millions of youth, adults and families receive the support, guidance and resources need to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.  

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