Hurricane Ian left our central headquarters for Symbiont Service Corporation without water, internet, power, or cell phone service. Several parked vehicles were damaged, signs were torn down, and water damage to some office spaces. The roadways out of Symbiont are blocked by fallen trees or flooding, and gas for our vehicles is in limited supply. It is difficult for some of the employees to report to work as their homes are also damaged.
Our East Coast Florida team is available for service if we can dispatch the service information to them. We are working on a plan through the weekend to set up partial operations by Monday, and we ask that you be patient with our response time. We value our customers and want to help as soon as possible.
My cell number is941-716-8217; I am in the Sarasota area and currently have cell service.
I appreciate your understanding and hope you and your families are safe.
Here’s what you need to know about our decision to introduce ESOPs.
Recently, we hosted a presentation all about ESOPs. Employee stock options are crucial so that we all share in our company’s success. Michael Miller, the Trustee of our ESOPs, stopped by to explain how they work and benefit you.
Sandy King, President of Symbiont Service Corporation, received a state proclamation from Melanie S. Griffin (Secretary, Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation).
Melanie and her staff personally delivered the Proclamation and honored Sandy during a visit to the SSC Englewood Headquarters, Monday July 18th. During the visit from state officials Sandy gave them a tour of our facility and a brief presentation about SSC accomplishments that her and its employees have performed over the years.
Today we have some very exciting news to share. I’m joined by Ed Sharkey of Sharkey’s Air to announce that Sharkey’s Air and Symbiont Service Corp. are joining forces! Ed and Maryanne Sharkey are retiring and decided to merge with our company.
Sandy said, “I am honored to be recognized by The Commonwealth Institute – South Florida as a leading Florida women-led business owner. It is so important for women throughout Florida to be confident in their passion to lead a successful company! Thank you for the privilege to share this message.”
When it comes to Christmas, the team at Symbiont Service come together and bring in donations of food and other needed items and then the donations get delivered to the organization chosen by the team.
This years’ recipient was Englewood Helping Hands. A cash donation of $500 was also presented when the food donations were delivered. Rico Skinner, our Assistant Warehouse Manager drove the company vehicle and delivered the food donations and presented the cash donation to Howard B. Goodrich, Executive Director, of Englewood Helping Hand, Inc. (pictured below)
We also had fun decorating the office and getting into the Christmas — Grinch-mas — spirit!