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 the global leader in weather information and digital media, proudly supports the FDNY Foundation, the non-profit organization of the New York City Fire Department dedicated to increasing public awareness and understanding of life-saving fire safety information throughout New York City communities.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, announced the launch of the revolutionary StormDirector+(tm) system. This is the new digital broadcast weather solution introduced at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show earlier this year. From its introduction at NAB and since, it has received rave reviews admiring its high level network-quality presentations, user-friendly interface, interactive local weather features, and customization capabilities. AccuWeather claims it is a weather system like no other. AccuWeather client Media Gateway in Little Rock, AR went live with StormDirector+ after the second day of training, just in time to replace some old, failing system, delivering the most interactive and engaging local weather presentations to viewers in the market.
New cross-platform program provides exclusive weather information, tools, alerts, and more to help AccuWeather users prepare for the upcoming winter weather season.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced veteran Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer has formally joined the AccuWeather staff, cementing the relationship that has existed for some time between his company and the Network. He will be able to continue and expand his industry leading on-location breaking-weather video coverage. Timmer will now combine his broad meteorological knowledge and experience with his passion for chasing storms. He will deliver the most riveting, up-close local breaking weather coverage in the industry and further expand AccuWeather's compelling video content on cable and digital.
AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, the world’s leading commercial weather source partnering with more than 240 of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, has announced the expansion of its patented SmartWarn technology, providing a new level of weather forecasting intelligence and life-saving alerting capabilities to businesses across all industries worldwide.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today introduced AccUcast, the only crowdsourced weather feature that provides current weather conditions and hazards submitted by users in a real-time global animation map display, in the AccuWeather Android app. AccUcast, also available in the AccuWeather iOS app, enables users worldwide to take part in local weather updates and help others make the most informed decisions, saving lives and preventing property damage.
AccuWeather, the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, has announced the appointment of Mark Ebel as Vice President of Business Services, AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, Inc.
Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President and Chairman of AccuWeather, has been selected by the Homecoming Executive Committee to represent Penn State University as Grand Marshal for Homecoming 2016. Each year, the Committee chooses an outstanding alumna or alumnus who has excelled in their field of study and continues to positively represent the University.
AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced the launch of significant innovations to the AccuWeather app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch with the launch of Apple’s iPhone 7 and operating system update, including enhancements that make the AccuWeather app experience even easier and more personalized, providing life-saving weather information and updates with Superior Accuracy that users trust.
With the likelihood of humidity much of the week and potential for showers Saturday night into Sunday morning that could dampen New York City's Fashion Week, AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, is there to make sure attendees are covered with minute-by-minute forecasts with Superior Accuracy(tm) for their exact location.