February 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The James M. Cox Foundation announced today a $250,000 grant to Georgia Organics in support of the organization’s Farm to School (F2S) program. F2S is a nationwide movement that connects schools and local farms to serve healthy meals in school cafeterias, improve student nutrition and promote farm or gardening educational opportunities.
Grant to support construction of new facility in downtown Pensacola
February 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The James M. Cox Foundation announced a $300,000 grant to the YMCA of Northwest Florida to support the construction of a new facility in downtown Pensacola. Construction on the building is set to begin later this year and will be complete in 2016.
The James M. Cox Foundation is named in honor of Cox Enterprises' founder and provides funding for capital campaigns and special projects in communities where Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group operate.
Virginia students are encouraged to apply by April 24
February 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Virginia college students have an opportunity for scholarship dollars through the 2015 Virginia's Future Leaders Scholarship Program. Members of Cox Communications and the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (VCTA) have joined forces to provide this opportunity. In partnership with the Donald A. Perry Foundation, $100,000 will be awarded to outstanding Virginia students attending Virginia colleges and universities across the Commonwealth.
Michelle Primm, Managing Partner of Cascade Auto Group, Recognized for Industry Achievements; Northwood University Student Receives Scholarship
January 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Cox Automotive presented the 10th annual Barbara Cox Automotive Woman of the Year Award to Michelle Primm, managing partner of Cascade Auto Group. This honor is awarded to women who demonstrate business leadership and community advocacy, as well as a commitment to furthering the automotive industry. Cox Automotive President Sandy Schwartz presented the award during the Northwood University Dealer Education Awards annual breakfast at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention.
"Storage Wars" stars Brandi and Jarrod to help select best business pitch in Orange County
January 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Start-ups, entrepreneurs and small business owners in Southern California are being called-up to demonstrate their savvy business plan or new idea for feedback by a panel of judges including Brandi and Jarrod of "Storage Wars" at Get Started Orange County for a chance to win a $10,000prize package. Get Started OC will take place at Lyon Air Museum on Feb. 25 from 5:30 –8:30 p.m. Candidates interested in pitching their idea can register now until Feb. 13, 2015at 11:59 p.m.
Cox offering free WiFi from January 26 to February 2
January 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Cox Communications has opened up more than 1,200 hotspots to the public for free, unlimited use during Super Bowl XLIX week and is adding additional temporary hotspots to high traffic areas to help keep Valley residents and tourists connected.
In addition to the existing Cox WiFi hotspots located throughout the Valley, in places like the tailgating parking lots at University of Phoenix Stadium, additional hotspots have been installed at Downtown Phoenix's Super Bowl Central and Fan Fest Scottsdale.
Wholesale Auto Auction’s Employees Give Back, Help Drive Local Green Efforts
January 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ - To reinforce its commitment to being good stewards of the environment, Manheim Detroit announced a $12,500 donation to Lake Erie Waterkeeper, an organization that serves Lake Erie’s waters and its tributaries through education, advocacy, outreach and collaboration. As a part of Cox Enterprises, Manheim Detroit participates in the Cox Conserves Chairman’s Cup, an internal program that recognizes Cox field locations for implementing sustainable business practices.
ATLANTA, Dec. 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Cox Enterprises donated more than $1.7 million to the Movember Foundation in support of men's health initiatives. The Cox Movember Network, which includes more than 1,600 employees, vendors, partners and friends, raised $885,000 that was matched by the James M. Cox Foundation. Cox Enterprises is Movember's Top Global Network and the Largest Global Corporate Contributor to Movember's 2014 campaign.
Nearly 700 Cox volunteers participated in cleanups with American Rivers and Ocean Conservancy
ATLANTA, Dec. 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Through national partnerships with American Rivers and Ocean Conservancy, Cox Enterprises removed nearly five tons of materials from rivers and shorelines across the nation this year. Nearly 700 Cox employees and their family members volunteered at cleanups in Atlanta; Dayton, Ohio; Jacksonville, Fla.; Miami; Orange County, Calif.; Orlando, Fla.; Seattle and Wantagh, N.Y.
The cleanups are part of Cox Conserves, the company's national sustainability program, and included employees from Cox Enterprises and each of its major subsidiaries.