Community

Fight for Air Climb

Posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 by Peggy Amor
In Community, Culture, tagged in Tags: , fight for air climb affinis team

In late February, Affinis sponsored and participated in the American Lung Association’s (ALA) Fight for Air Climb. Over the last several years, Fight for Air Climbs have raised more than $53 million across the country. Those funds are used to improve lung health and prevent lung disease. Our co-worker, Kristen Leathers-Gratton, joined the board for […]

2019 Future City Competition

Posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 by Peggy Amor
In Community, Education, tagged in Tags: , , future city competition affinis

Affinis has a long-standing history supporting the Great Plains Regional Future City Competition. At this event, small groups of middle-school students design and build cities with their ideas of how to make the world a better place. Students work together to develop solutions that are presented via a virtual city design (using SimCity); an essay; a […]

Our 2018 Community Service Challenge: How We Gave Back

Posted on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 by Cindy Martens
In Community, Culture, tagged in affinis community service

In 2017, we challenged every co-worker to donate 16 hours of community service as part of our Sweet 16 celebration. Co-workers earned points for hours worked and monetary donations given to charitable causes. Those points translated into raffle opportunities for a variety of gift cards. It was Affinis’s way of saying “thank you” for giving […]

Affinis Co-Worker Shares Her Top 3 Takeaways from Leadership OP

Posted on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 by Kathy Minnick
In Community, tagged in Tags: leadership overland park affinis kathy minnick

On June 22, Kathy Minnick, our controller, graduated from the Overland Park Chamber’s Leadership Overland Park program, which was designed to provide a source of motivated leaders to the area. It offers information about the community and its issues, along with leadership training. Here are her takeaways from the annual program. During the six months I […]

reStart

Posted on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 by Cindy Martens
In Community, tagged in Tags: , affinis restart

On May 16, we closed our office for the afternoon to support a local organization, reStart, which has been working to end homelessness in Kansas City since 1981. Over the years, they’ve served more than 28,406 homeless individuals, including 11,174 children and youth. They provide housing and supportive services to men, women, youth, and families. […]

2018 Future City Competition

Posted on Friday, February 16th, 2018 by Peggy Amor
In Community, Culture, tagged in future city

Robert Ubben and Jason Davis once again judged entries at the Great Plains Regional Future City Competition. At this event, small groups of middle-school students design and build cities with their ideas of how to make the world a better place. Students work together to develop solutions that are presented via a virtual city design (using […]

A Holiday Party and a Drive

Posted on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Community, Culture, tagged in affinis-holiday-party

Last Thursday, we hosted co-workers and their families at our annual holiday party. The event kicked off with a meeting for our team members, followed by a lively game of Affinis Jeopardy. Then, we spent time socializing, eating lots of pasta, and playing a little Jenga. While we enjoy celebrating the season, we also love […]

The 16 Highlights of 2017

Posted on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Accolades, Community, Culture, Stormwater, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Affinis 2017 Highlights

As the year draws to a close, we spent some time reflecting on 2017. We have focused on our business, given back to the community and helped move clients forward. In celebration of our sixteenth year in business, we pulled together a list of 16 highlights from the last twelve months. Affinis was named a […]

16 Ways to Give Back

Posted on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Community, Culture, Helping Out, tagged in Tags: , , http://affinis.us/moving-kansas-city-forward-harvesters/

With Thanksgiving around the corner, many are wondering how they can give back. Whether it’s spending time at a local animal shelter or leading your child’s troop, there are a number of ways to help. At the beginning of the year, we challenged every co-worker to donate 16 hours of community service. Co-workers earned tickets […]

Moving Kansas City Forward with Harvesters

Posted on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Community, tagged in Tags: , http://affinis.us/moving-kansas-city-forward-harvesters/

Last week, we hosted a co-worker volunteer day at Harvesters. We selected this organization, because they make a huge impact in the 26 counties they serve. Their mission is to feed hungry people today and end hunger tomorrow. That forward-thinking approach is one with which we connect. Our firm is committed to moving communities forward, […]