AccuWeather Reaffirms 20-year Commitment to the American Cancer Society
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. August 4, 2010 - AccuWeather.com, the world's leading multimedia weather information source, today announced it is the recipient of the American Cancer Society's Pennsylvania Division Corporate Excellence Award, 2009 for its ongoing contribution to the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days fundraiser. The award was presented to AccuWeather on July 29, 2010 in a ceremony at its headquarters in State College, Pa.
"The Corporate Excellence Award recognizes a company's complete support of the society through fundraising, volunteerism, and employee engagement," said Mike Neal, Vice President of Division Field Operations for the American Cancer Society. "My hope is that other companies will look to someone like AccuWeather and say, 'we would like to be like that.'"
For nearly 20 years, AccuWeather has served as the Premier Sponsor of the American Cancer Society's annual Daffodil Days fundraiser for Centre County, Pa. - while also actively participating in fundraising efforts.
"The American Cancer Society focuses on saving lives and AccuWeather's mission is saving lives and protecting property," said AccuWeather Chief Executive Officer, Barry Myers. "It makes perfect sense for a company like ours to support the mission of the American Cancer Society since we both focus on saving lives, just in different ways."
AccuWeather.com strives to be a contributing member of the community. It provides support through event sponsorships and contributions of time, space, materials, and money. In addition to the American Cancer Society, AccuWeather.com partners with the Centre County Make-A-Wish® Gala, American Red Cross, Toys for Tots, Penn State Dance Marathon, First Night State College, Central PA Arts Festival, and the Penn State Meteorology Department Weather Camp.
AccuWeather.com also has an internal wellness program that provides information and resources on health related issues for employees.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
AccuWeather, Empowering You to Be the Best™, presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins to over 125 million Americans each day via the Internet, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print. The 113 meteorologists at AccuWeather deliver a portfolio of customized products and services to media, business, government, and institutions, and inform millions of visitors worldwide through the free AccuWeather.com website. AccuWeather also provides content onto more than 50,000 third-party Internet sites, the ABC-Owned Television Station Group, and washingtonpost.com. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.
AccuWeather acquired Bluefin Enginnering apps and website to provide superior marine weather forecasts for users who love boating activities.
AccuWeather, a leading global digital media company, today announced that it has acquired Sky Motion Research, Inc., of Montreal, Canada, an innovative developer of ultra-short-term and highly localized weather forecasts. With this acquisition, AccuWeather will now offer highly accurate, minute by minute weather predictions, including precipitation start and end times, at a hyper-local level. The new MinuteCast, Minute-by-Minute Forecast solution will be made available on all of AccuWeather’s mobile applications including iOS, Android, and Windows, as well as its website properties including accuweather.com and m.accuweather.com.
AccuWeather Awarded Three W3 Awards in Honor of its Creative Excellence in Mobile
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AccuWeather, Inc. added a powerful tool to their StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen System that allows broadcasters to share viewer-generated opinions and comments on air.
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With the launch of the new AccuWeather 30-Day Forecast, the leading weather provider has become the only source for free, detailed, 30-Day forecasting information. The addition of this unique forecast allows users of AccuWeather.com and the AccuWeather.com mobile website greater insight in planning trips, sporting events, and outdoor events ahead of time with the Superior Accuracy™ of weather information that is the hallmark of AccuWeather.
Beginning this summer, subscribers to all 78 GateHouse Media daily newspapers across the U.S. will find AccuWeather forecasts in their daily read. Thanks to a joint undertaking with AccuWeather, Inc., GateHouse Media newspapers across the country, along with the vast majority of their digital publications, will provide precise AccuWeather forecasts to over 655,000 subscribers.