Partner spotlight: Frerichs encourages employee growth through Aeon Young Professionals
Home simply would not be possible without generous friends like Frerichs Construction. For 15 years, Frerichs has partnered with Aeon to create quality affordable homes in the Twin Cities. They sponsor Aeon’s annual fundraising breakfast, Beyond Bricks & Mortar, and regularly introduce new supporters to Aeon. Now, Frerichs is furthering Aeon’s mission by encouraging its employees to get more involved in the community outside of their work and to grow professionally through Aeon Young Professionals.
Aeon Young Professionals, sponsored by NorthMarq Capital, is a networking and engagement opportunity for Aeon supporters 40 or younger. Members of this group are invited to special networking and educational events throughout the year to learn about the issues surrounding affordable housing and to connect with other professionals in the community.
Leaders at Frerichs have encouraged their employees to get involved in committees like Aeon Young Professionals because they believe that their work goes beyond just the day-to-day job. Having a positive company culture, where coworkers are like family and their employees’ professional careers are nurtured, is one of Frerichs’ top priorities as a company. It’s no surprise that in the last 7 years, Frerichs has been recognized as one of the top 100 places to work in the Twin Cities.
Two Frerichs employees, Chia and Jason, currently support affordable homes through Aeon Young Professionals. They both joined the group to connect with other young professionals outside of the construction industry, while at the same time helping support Aeon’s mission.
“It’s great being able to meet other people in different industries and to help plan events for Aeon residents. I joined Aeon Young Professionals because I saw it as an opportunity to build my network and to get involved in the community outside of work,” shared Chia.
We are so grateful to partner with companies like Frerichs who stand by their values and work hard to provide a positive experience for their employees, and the people that they help Aeon serve.
Interested in helping your employees get involved with Aeon Young Professionals or interested in joining yourself? Contact Nate Merrill at firstname.lastname@example.org.