Giving back: IT Training Solutions

Disclaimer: My nonprofit is currently involved in a project with them and I’m sure there are plenty of other smaller or businesses that I am not aware of. This is just a slice of Greensboro’s nonprofit life that I’m throwing out to the world in hopes to show them what goes on in mine.
After yesterday’s eye-opener with some of RFMD’s and their co-founder’s operations in the nonprofit arena, I figured it was only fair that since I pointed out how small businesses that give back, I should make good on that word. IT Training Solutions is one of those small businesses.
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting with both Lori Griffin and Hudson Griffin, a husband and wife team that started it all helping train IT professionals in a variety of subject matters. Microsoft, Cisco, they do it all. But since the inception in 2001, that didn’t stop them from giving back to the community either.
It was a pleasure to work with them on the Center City Park WiFi when they answered the call of the RFP by ActionGreensboro. Later on, they continued to work on Phase II to get South Elm lit up with WiFi as a project venture between ITT-S, Time Warner Business Class, ActionGreensboro’s synerG, and Phoenix Networks. Currently Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro provides some grant funding for the project. Currently ITT-S is also getting involved with the CTP IT Business Council that is heavily involved with Guilford County School’s College Tech Prep programs.
That is only the little bit that I know of from my interactions with them. I could be wrong, but I believe they are also fairly involved with their church? (Lori or Hudson, if you read this, please correct if I am wrong).
That is only a slice of a smaller downtown Greensboro business that is giving back to the community it bases within and is a decent background player. You don’t hear much of ITT-S’s work but it is there and Lori and Hudson are making the rounds around the local nonprofit arena all the time. This is just a sample of what is out there and the people that are taking time and money out of their businesses and lives to make the place they work and live in a stronger and better place. My glass is raised to you ITT-S. As it is to all those that give back.

  • Sue

    If ITTS can do this, and my own small biz can do ConvergeSouth (along with Ed Cone’s small biz), then imagine what bigger ones could do if they thought the same way. Might that have been your point?

  • Sue

    If ITTS can do this, and my own small biz can do ConvergeSouth (along with Ed Cone’s small biz), then imagine what bigger ones could do if they thought the same way. Might that have been your point?

  • That’s exactly the point. And it’s not just giving to national charities either. I’m all for it, I’ve probably donated more than most this year than most families. But the point is that if your base of operations is in a community, you SHOULD show your support for that community. Or else what’s the point? It’s not ilke the rest of us small businesses get ANY tax breaks at all. I wish.

  • darkmoon

    That’s exactly the point. And it’s not just giving to national charities either. I’m all for it, I’ve probably donated more than most this year than most families. But the point is that if your base of operations is in a community, you SHOULD show your support for that community. Or else what’s the point? It’s not ilke the rest of us small businesses get ANY tax breaks at all. I wish.