CEO gives back

Serve Daily - - INSIDE - By Grant Brad­ham and Megan Wall­gren for Serve Daily

As CEO and a found­ing part­ner in Sebo Mar­ket­ing, Bruce Rowe knows what it takes to find suc­cess. He reg­u­larly ap­plies the same tal­ents and ded­i­ca­tion he uses to help com­pa­nies flour­ish, to im­prove the lives of peo­ple in his com­mu­nity.

Rowe reaches out be­yond his work at Sebo to pro­vide free work and con­sult­ing for new star­tups that don't have fund­ing. He's do­nated $80,000 worth of his time to TechX, a lo­cal small busi­ness men­tor­ing pro­gram, to help com­pa­nies get a bet­ter grasp of dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing. He was named TechX men­tor of the year in 2013.

He serves on mul­ti­ple non-profit boards and has helped mul­ti­ple non-profits se­cure Google grants of $10,000 a month, for free.

His work to sup­port small busi­ness and en­trepreneurs was rec­og­nized by the busi­ness net­work­ing group Cor­po­rate Al­liance. In just his 2nd year of mem­ber­ship, he re­ceived the or­ga­ni­za­tions high­est honor, the CARMA award, in 2011. The award is voted on by mem­bers and given to those who have made the big­gest im­pact in their lives.

Rowe also reaches out to help the in­di­vid­ual rang­ing from em­ploy­ees and neigh­bors to peo­ple he meets.

One woman he barely knew was hav­ing fi­nan­cial strug­gles. Rowe helped her de­velop a new fi­nan­cial plan. When it was look­ing im­pos­si­ble for her to get back on track, he wrote her a per­sonal check to make-up the dif­fer­ence.

Rowe reg­u­larly rein­vests Sebo profits in his em­ploy­ees' hap­pi­ness and well be­ing by tak­ing them on trips 1 - 2 times per year. The em­ploy­ees have been to Zion Na­tional Park and Hawaii to­gether to build unity and re­ju­ve­nate.

As Scout­mas­ter of a lo­cal troop, Rowe ar­ranged and cov­ered the cost for a troop trip to Bryce Canyon. He took dozens of boys who had never been to Bryce Canyon to let them ex­pe­ri­ence the beauty of the area.

When Rowe learned there were many women who wanted to learn to golf, but didn't want to play with guys be­cause of their com­pet­i­tive na­ture, he hosted a free women's golf day where he pro­vided the golf and train­ing for women, pres­sure free. He has re­peated this ac­tiv­ity a few times for about 30 women to­tal.

As Rowe makes time to serve daily, he up­lifts not only those around him, but strength­ens the en­tire com­mu­nity.

Bruce Rowe

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