A group of Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. (NTC) employees recently volunteered at the monthly Old Palm Harbor Main Street “First Friday” Food Truck Rally in Palm Harbor, a family-friendly event held to preserve and promote economic development in Palm Harbor. The NTC volunteers hosted a free children’s arts and crafts activities tent for young attendees. There were food trucks, music and activities for children, including a bounce house, sidewalk chalk and a dance contest.
NTC, a leading service provider for the residential mortgage industry, has incorporated corporate social responsibility (CSR) into its business model. CSR is a process which aims to embrace and encourage a positive impact through a company’s activities on the environment, community and surrounding public. Though CSR is typically carried out by multinational corporations on broad social issues, NTC has managed to make an equivalent impact locally on its own Palm Harbor community.
NTC is a member of the Old Palm Harbor Main Street organization (OPHMS), a group accredited as a National Main Street Program committed to supporting the local, existing merchants by enticing not only local residents but also tourists and seasonal visitors to spend time patronizing local Palm Harbor establishments. OPHMS organized the rally to foster a sense of community by providing places for the neighborhood to come together and build relationships and thus establish the community’s identity. NTC is happy to support these efforts.
The Old Palm Harbor Main Street “First Friday” Food Truck Rally is held in the Harbor Hall parking lot at 1190 Georgia Avenue on the first Friday of every month. NTC plans to continue attending the monthly rally, and will host the children’s art project again at the next event (activities will change each month to seasonal projects).