Agera Cares

Taking Action in the Communities We Live In – Across America

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Agera Energy commits to supporting communities across America, through our Agera Cares initiative. From community food and clothing drives to volunteering at soup kitchens, we strive to enrich the lives of Americans across the nation. As our company continues to grow, it’s our corporate commitment to make positive differences and give back to our communities to ensure they grow and flourish too.

 

07.27.2017

Agera Energy’s New England Sales Team Members joined Bretton DeNomme to help raise awareness and end the stigma of drug addiction.

This past Wednesday, a few of our New England Sales Team Members joined Bretton DeNomme to help raise awareness for drug addiction and end the stigma that prevents so many individuals in need from seeking the help they require to live a healthy and fulfilling life. Kandi Perry, Kristilee LaHaye, Tom DeFeudis and Bretton have each been directly impacted by the effects drug addiction has on a family, and the work Shatterproof does is very near and dear to not only their hearts, but is so important to a number of Agera Energy Team Members. We thank Kristilee LaHaye for bringing this event to our attention and we’re thrilled with the level of participation and fundraising Agera team members provided to Shatterproof.

Kandi, Kristilee, Tom and Bretton were so proud to have raise $8,813 dollars for Shatterproof, where 100% of every dollar raised goes directly to families in need. The event held in Hartford, CT yesterday raised a total of $241,096 – donations came from companies and corporations large and small, and individual donors as well. Each team that raised a certain level of funds as part of the Shatterproof Challenge Rappel Hartford were empowered to rappel down the 24-story Hilton Hotel in downtown Hartford. The rappel was, by all accounts, a breathtaking experience for the Agera Energy team – with each team member focusing on a loved one during their journey down to ground-level.

“Shatterproof is an amazing organization and I am so glad we were able to make a small impact today on behalf of Kevin, Steve and the entire Agera Family” said Bretton DeNomme earlier today. “Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization committed to protecting our loved ones from addiction to prescription and illicit drugs and alcohol and ending the stigma and suffering of those affected by this disease. I know that I can speak for Kristilee, Kandi and Tom when I say that the event was powerful and is hopefully just the beginning of our involvement with Shatterproof and other organizations around the country who seek to aide over 22 million Americans dealing with drug addiction plus the tens of millions of family members who love them so dearly.”

If you would like to learn more about Shatterproof, please begin your journey here: www.shatterproof.org

Agera Energy is proud to sponsor events both here in Westchester County and throughout the country in markets where our employees live and serve customers every day with the goal of making a positive impact one event, one helping hand and one small step at a time. At Agera Energy, we aim to be the change we wish to see in the world.

 


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05.22.2017

Agera Energy has great success at 2017 Golden Scoop Challenge.

Agera Energy competed in the Food Bank for Westchester’s “2017 Golden Scoop Challenge” against 13 other teams from corporations headquartered in Westchester County, New York on Friday, May 19th. The late afternoon event brought together various departments within Agera to come together as a team and strive to win the coveted ‘Golden Scoop’ and pack the most amount of food for our neighbors. The volunteers and teammates collaborated, planned and executed – filling bags and boxes of loose pasta to the tune of 1,206 lbs. in a one-hour period! While the Agera total of 1,206 lbs. of packed pasta was not quite enough to bring home the ‘Golden Scoop,’ we are proud to know that our combined effort will go toward feeding so many families in need – we look forward to participating in future Food Bank for Westchester events in the coming months and doing our part to support the communities where we live and work.
 


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05.18.2017

Agera Energy supports local American Cancer Society Relay for Life event.

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it’s time to take action against cancer.
Join us at these events to bring communities together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer.

Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. Cancer patients don’t stop because they’re tired, and for one night, neither do we.

Each team sets up a themed campsite at the event and continues their fundraising efforts by collecting donations for food, goods, games, and activities. This money will count towards their overall team fundraising goal.

To learn more about the Relay for Life and how you can get involved Click Here >>

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


 

04.21.2017

Agera Energy Celebrates One Year Anniversary as a Certified Westchester Green Business

Agera Energy celebrates this Earth Day, their first anniversary as a Certified Westchester Green Business (WGB). The Business Council of Westchester instated the Westchester Green Business Certification program in 2009, and since then the program has seen tremendous growth with over 80 members from businesses of all industries here in Westchester County.

Agera was one the first 19 organizations in Westchester County to achieve this certification and is the only Energy Service Company (ESCO) to become certified to this date. Agera continues to partake in the many Green Business focused events and assists with other originations working to achieve their certification and reduce their environmental impact.

To further drive the efforts of this great organization and to ensure its success; Agera is also a gold sponsor of the program. To learn more about the Westchester Green Business Certification program  click here.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


 

04.07.2017

Agera Energy sponsors Worcester, MA Little League Team “Bravehearts” Opening Day Event with Trot Nixon.

The Worcester Bravehearts will host their fourth annual Fan Fest & Spree Day at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field on Saturday, April 29th. To celebrate Opening Day of Little League baseball and softball in the City of Worcester, festivities will include a parade on Fitton Avenue, a free coach’s clinic for parents, and on-field ceremonies highlighted by former Boston Red Sox star Trot Nixon.

Nixon, whose Major League career spanned 1996-2008, played in parts of ten seasons with the Red Sox and was a member of the 2004 World Series Championship team. In his appearance at Fan Fest, he will address the Little League teams on the field, and will also sign autographs and pose for photos with fans.

Agera Energy proudly commits to supporting communities across America through their Agera Cares initiative. As the company continues to grow, they are committed to make a positive difference and give back to the communities. Agera Energy is excited to support the efforts of the Bravehearts and Little League as they kick off their 2017 season.

Good luck this season, Bravehearts!

For more information on the Fan Fest event, please visit here

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03.28.2017

Join Agera Energy at this year’s Farm to Tray event at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.

May 18, 2017 will be the 5th annual sustainable food benefit.
Tickets are available at https://tickets.holyapostlessoupkitchen.org/

Farm to Tray is an annual celebration of food at the soup kitchen, challenging New York City chefs and high-profile culinary names from across the city to produce a Sustainable Menu with local ingredients for each dish generously provided by Whole Foods Market. Since its inception in 2013, Farm to Tray has raised over $1,000,000 in cash and in-kind donations and introduced 75 new partnerships to Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.

Each year the benefit attracts over 300 guests, including longtime soup kitchen supporter Susan Sarandon and Susan Ungaro, President of the James Beard Foundation. The idea for the fundraiser is firmly rooted in the approach to food that shapes the soup kitchen’s menu each week – the use of fresh locally grown produce, a commitment to nutritional balance, and the importance of providing a variety of taste and texture.

Like the soup kitchen guests who eat here every day, guests at Farm to Tray will dine in the beautiful sanctuary of the landmark Holy Apostles Church, a space that New York Times journalist and soup kitchen supporter Anna Quindlen dubbed ‘the most majestic dining room in New York City.’ And like the food served here every day, the Sustainable Menu will offer food that is locally grown, in-season, and perhaps most importantly of all, delicious.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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03.09.2017

2016 Employee of the Year Award presented to Brian Swan.

CEO Jeremy Schupp and COO Steve Laker recently presented the 2016 Employee of the Year Award to Brian Swan. The Company recently announced Brian as the winner of this prestigious award. Brian is Agera Energy’s Team Lead, Software Engineer and Support. Congratulations once again Brian Swan.

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03.08.2017

The Westchester County Volunteer Firemen’s Association’s 111th Annual Convention is coming to Briarcliff Manor in 2017.

The Briarcliff Manor Fire Department will be hosting the 2017 Westchester County Volunteer Firemen’s Association Convention & Parade. This annual parade generates hundreds of spectators not only from Briarcliff Manor, but also families and friends from all surrounding communities as well as many visitors from northern and southern Westchester County.

The 2017 parade will include fire departments, representing more than 50 apparatus from each community in Westchester County with over 200 participants alone, let alone the estimated hundreds of spectators typically attending along the parade route.

Agera Energy is a proud supporter of the Briarcliff Manor Fire Department and look forward to his wonderful event.
For more information on how to assist the BMFD in hosting this event please visit http://www.bmfd.org/.

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03.02.2017

Supporting the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club

Agera Energy commits to supporting communities across America, through our Agera Cares initiative. From community food and clothing drives to volunteering at soup kitchens, we strive to enrich the lives of Americans across the Nation. As our company continues to grow, it’s our corporate commitment to make positive differences and give back to our communities to ensure they grow and flourish too.

The company recently offered support in the form of a donation to the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club. The Nantucket Boys & Girls Club give the youth in the area the opportunity to participate in a number of programs such as football, basketball, field hockey and lacrosse as well as poetry contests, art projects, cooking lessons and computer projects.

Agera Energy is happy to support the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club as they provide an opportunity for the children of Nantucket to develop into productive and caring citizens.

For more information on how you can help the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club please visit http://www.nantucketboysandgirlsclub.org/index.html

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02.27.2017

United States Marine Corps Reserve Commander’s Award presented to Agera Energy.

Agera Energy was the recent recipient of the Commander’s Award as a result of its participation in the 2016 “Toys for Tots” Westchester County Campaign. As a result of the generous efforts of Agera Energy and its employees our contribution helped the United States Marine Corps distribute over 52,000 gifts to nearly 16,000 disadvantaged children in our community.

For more information on how you can support this wonderful cause please visit www.t4twestchester.org

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02.15.2017

Agera Energy participates in discussion for Advancing Sustainability in Real Estate.

Over forty local real estate leaders met Wednesday at the WGB Real Estate Industry Roundtable to discuss sustainable real estate as an investment, a tool for resiliency and the new standard for doing business.

WGB partners, The Business Council of Westchester and Westchester County, kicked-off the meeting crediting WGB for being a unique resource for businesses statewide that are seeking to not only drive operational efficiency but also establish stronger brands and position themselves as industry leaders.

At the table were a variety of real estate professionals, among them: owners, landlords, brokers, tenants, architects, engineers, contractors, planners, energy consultants and other real estate related organizations. Attendees shared recent news and latest trends, offered industry insights and discussed opportunities to further support sustainable real estate and green building practices.

For more information please go to climatechange.westchestergov.com/wgbc-main/

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02.07.2017

Agera Energy supports local educational opportunities through Briarcliff Manor Education Foundation’s Spring Event.

The BMEF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the educational opportunities for every child in the Briarcliff Manor Public Schools by funding educational materials and teacher training that is not covered under the district’s budget. The BMEF has been in existence since 1995 and has raised close to $1,000,000 for programs that have enhanced the educational experience of Briarcliff’s students.

On April 28th, 2017, over 250 residents of the Briarcliff Manor School District (Briarcliff Manor, Ossining and Pocantico Hills) will attend the annual Spring Gala at The Briarcliff Manor (25 Studio Hill Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510.) where they will be raising funding to support educational materials and teacher training at the Briarcliff Manor Public Schools.

Briarcliff’s public schools are a great source of pride for the community and are a significant reason our area is a highly coveted place to raise a family. The School was recently named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School by the Department of Education and the High School was ranked number 33 on Newsweek’s America’s Top High School’s 2016.

For more information please go to thebmef.net/

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01.20.2017

Agera Energy is proud to support this year’s Tour de Force bicycle ride in honor of those lost on 9/11/01.

In 2017 the Tour de Force will begin in Boston, Massachusetts and will cycle through the beautiful countryside of New England. After a scenic ferry across to New York, we will cycle through Long Island’s wine trail and into NYC. All of this in four incredible days, spent honoring the ultimate sacrifices of police officers and preserving the memory of those lost on 9/11.The Tour de Force’s dual mission is to honor the victims of 9/11 by keeping their memory alive through cycling events and to raise funds, to benefit the families of police officers, who were killed in the line of duty, each year, nationwide, making the ultimate sacrifice.

To learn more about this event, visit www.tourdeforceny.com

 

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01.12.2017

Agera Energy to compete at the 2017 Golden Scoop Challenge to support the Food Bank for Westchester.

This Spring, corporate teams of 20 will compete against each other to repack the most food in 60 minutes at the Food Bank for Westchester warehouse in Elmsford, NY. The winning team is awarded the Championship title and takes home the coveted Golden Scoop Championship Trophy for an entire year. The repacked food will then be delivered to some of the Food Bank’s 300 agencies throughout Westchester County that feed the 200,000 residents in need.

The Food Bank for Westchester serves over 300 community partners throughout Westchester, including food pantries, soup kitchens, child and adult day-care centers, and shelters.

Agera Energy is looking taking part in this fierce but friendly competition and also continuing our support of the Food Bank for Westchester. Agera Cares!

 

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01.04.2017

For the 3rd consecutive year Agera Energy is proud to be the Platinum Sponsor for the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen’s Farm to Tray celebration in 2017.

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen is the largest emergency food program in New York State, serving over 1,000 meals every single weekday to hungry and homeless New Yorkers.
Farm to Tray is an annual celebration of food at the soup kitchen, challenging New York City chefs and high-profile culinary names from across the city to produce a Sustainable Menu with local ingredients for each dish generously provided by Whole Foods Market. Since its inception in 2013, Farm to Tray has raised over $1,000,000 in cash and in-kind donations and introduced 75 new partnerships to Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. Thanks to the continued support of our generous sponsors and dedicated volunteers, 100% of funds raised will go directly to support the operations of Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.

It’s our corporate commitment to make positive differences in all that we do. We are proud to once again support this magnificent event.
 

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12.19.2016

Agera Energy helps to Support Mental Health Awareness!

In October, Agera Energy was proud to support the Gardner, MA Chamber of Commerce Event focused on Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention. Pictured to the right is Jim Bellina, President & CEO, Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce, Kandi Perry, Senior Vice President, New England, Agera Energy, Win Brown, President & CEO, Heywood Hospital, Sarah Galvin, Senior Vice President, Business Banking Officer, Fidelity Bank. A portion of Agera’s sponsorship went to fund mental health counseling efforts conducted by the Heywood Hospital, as pictured below, with Kandi and Jim Bellina delivering the donation to the Hospital this past week.

Agera Energy serves 17 States across the United States but never loses focus on the individual communities where our customers live and work. We are proud to have played a small role in this regional effort and applaud the Gardner Chamber, Kandi Perry, the Gardner Community and healthcare professionals everywhere for the work they do on a daily basis to ensure the health and well-being of their local community.
 

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12.16.2016

Agera doubles down for Toys for Tots!

Agera Energy doubled-down with only two days left in our Toys for Tots toy drive today by sending a few employees from our Corporate Office in Briarcliff Manor, NY to the local toy store. They returned with dozens of toys suitable for all ages and interests. If you are going to be in the Westchester County area on Monday please stop in and drop off new toys in their original packaging to join us in our support for Toys for Tots! Our address is 555 Pleasantville Road, Suite S-107, Briarcliff Manor, New York 10510 – we hope to see you here on Monday before Toys for Tots arrives to help deliver some Christmas Cheer to children in need this Holiday Season. Thank you in advance for your support!
 

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12.02.2016

Agera donates over 30 bags of food and clothing to the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

Agera Energy was so happy to arrive this morning at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen in New York City to donate clothing and food supplies. Agera Employees held a drive and received over 30 bags of food and clothing to keep those in need both warm and fed this Winter. Agera Energy thanks all those who donated – Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen provides an amazing set of services to those in need and we are glad to play a small role in their outstanding efforts.
 

 


 

11.17.2016

Agera Energy Team Volunteers, Surpasses Raised Funds Goal for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

Today, a Team from Agera Energy volunteered during Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen’s Fast-A-Thon in New York City. The team also spearheaded a fundraiser that set a goal at $15,000 and raised funds surpassing that goal to the tune of $20,110! The work Holy Apostles does to feed around 1,000 hungry New Yorkers each day of the week is fantastic, and Agera Energy is proud to support their efforts both financially and through on-site volunteering. You can track all the wonderful things Holy Apostles does by visiting their website. We are ‘hungry for change’ and hope you’ll join us as we aim to make a difference in communities all across the country.
 

 


 

10.11.2016

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Awareness, Fitchburg, MA

Agera is helping to raise awareness for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention with the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce in Gardner, Massachusetts tonight on a topic that is so close to millions of Americans. Tonight’s event will have information and resources for families and businesses located in the Greater Gardner area. There will also be a dinner followed by a speaker presentation featuring special guest Rob Ninkovich, Defensive End for the New England Patriots. For more information on this event, or to purchase tickets Click Here >>
 

 


 

09.23.2016

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen (Fast-a-thon), NY, NY

This fall, Agera Energy is please to once again be working alongside The Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen (HASK) for their annual Fast-a-thon event. Proceeds from this annual fundraiser and awareness campaign help the HASK serve thousands of hungry New Yorkers who visit the soup kitchen each day, and also raise awareness and support for the homeless community at large. Since 2014, Agera has been working alongside HASK and for this year’s Fast-a-thon event, Agera kicked thing off with a contribution of $10,000 and will be matching additional employee and outsider donations that come through our dedicated HASK fundraising website. Along with fundraising, Agera will also be hosting a clothing and non-perishable goods drive, with proceeds going to the HASK. Additional information will follow shortly – we are so proud to be a small part of this wonderful endeavor.

 Learn more about the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen and Fast-a-thon, Click Here >>
 

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