WEB, we are blessed with both business and personal opportunities, and we’re greatful for these privileges. Accordingly, involvement in community service, charitable interests and business organizations are both fair and important opportunities to “give back”. At WEB Contracting, Inc., It is our policy to be available to respond as needs are brought to our attention, including our ongoing desire to continue our support of several area programs.
In 2008, WEB Contracting had the opportunity to provide significant assistance to a church in the Northland when they were moving from a storefront facility to their own church building. WEB Contracting pitched in alongside church members to prime and paint many rooms, restrooms and church hallways ... "They helped put up ceilings and providing all the paint, some additional materials, and manpower — all at no cost to the church." In 2010, WEB loaned an enclosed trailer to World Revival Church to use while filming a movie. This is in keeping with a policy that we implemented in 2007 to help at least one church congregation in the Greater Kansas City area each year. We have helped churches in Kansas City North, Kansas City proper, Lee’s Summit, and in Weston, MO.
WEB supports New House, a shelter for battered women and children in Kansas City. We have made donations to the shelter to assist in their efforts toward this safe-harbor facility. We support the American Heart Association, Central Missouri Humane Society, Wayside Waifs (an animal shelter), Blue Valley High School, Paola After-Prom Program, the Firepup Program, the American Cancer Society, 2010 Go Red for Women Luncheon, and the Paola Girl’s Softball Association.
WEB has been active in donations to Heartland Habitat for Humanity and is committed to carry this forward each year. We also contribute regularly to Big Brothers Big Sisters, Special Olympics of Kansas, Olathe Medical Center, and City Union Mission. Several of WEB employees have undertaken a more hands-on involvement with assisting at the Harvesters Food distribution center(s) and our crews provided materials and labor for projects to local congregations (at no cost to them).
Recently, several of our employees donated their time to fill bags at the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church food bank. Several employees also donated blood at a local blood bank. Employees input and participation is at the heart of our community service efforts. WEB Contracting received the U.S. SBA “2008 Veteran Champion of the Year” award for the Kansas City region for our volunteerism, support and assistance to other SDVOBs (Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses). Because we are an entrepreneurial business, we understand the value of supporting and participating in organizations that are of benefit to small business.
Lynette continues to be an active member of the Kansas City area chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). In 2008 she was honored as their “NAWBO Unsung Hero” for her efforts to connect and promote women-owned businesses. She is an active member of the Kansas City Council of Women Business Owners and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP). Both organizations seek to represent the interests of women business owners in the metro Kansas City area, Kansas, Missouri and in Washington, DC. She has attended WIPP’s national conference in Washington, DC and a regional conference in Topeka, at which she supplied the gift baskets and door prizes.
She attended a recent junket/vacation with other alumni of the Kansas City Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” award. She believes that networking and supporting other small business is vital to WEB's success and important to the growth of small business in our area.