What started off as a challenge to our CEO, Paroon Chadha, quickly spread to the whole company. Last week, Passageways Pathfinders took on the Ice Bucket Challenge fighting and helping bring awareness to ALS. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. With 1 in every 50,000 people affected, it is a terrible disease that has the potential to impact the lives of many.
Members Development Company (MDC) extended Passageways OnBoard, a paperless meeting solution, to attendees of their August, 2014 semi-annual owners meeting in Chicago, IL. This meeting marks a first where MDC Owners were able to access all meeting presentations and materials electronically prior to, during and following the Owner Meeting. Passageways OnBoard was initially launched to the nine MDC Board Members in May, 2014 for their quarterly board meeting. It provided secure, electronic access for each director and tools to navigate and annotate their board book. Having implemented the solution with great success, MDC further extended the value of their investment using OnBoard to provide all meeting materials to over 80 attendees during the two-day meeting in Chicago. Kent Zimmer, Director of Finance at MDC said ” The value of OnBoard far exceeded our expectations. The annotation features on top of electronic presentations extends our research and development far beyond the walls of our meetings as attendees share our findings with their teams.”
Our history, stories of the prosperity and pain of human civilization, began when our ingenuity led us to pound the papyrus plant into a thin material we now know as paper. Instantly ideas, tales, fables, and music could traverse time. It was an invention that when coupled with the written word allowed us to compound our knowledge over generations. Each generation inscribing its history and knowledge so that the next would discover a world better understood. So this went on, century after century, to reach a moment when we unlocked the secrets of the electron, a discovery that carried profound implications.
Burr it suddenly got colder in here, didn’t it? I guess it’s just the thought of zero degree water running down my spine. Paroon Chadha, CEO of Passageways, knows the feeling all too well after quite the interesting morning. He was one of thousands of people in the nation to partake in the Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise visibility and funds for ALS. Passageways loves doing whatever we can to help our community and throwing ice water on our CEO is always fun too! Find out more about our philanthropic efforts here.
Choosing a board portal solution partner is a decision that requires a number of considerations to ensure a successful implementation of the tool. In today’s economic environment a company’s Board of Directors and senior executive team face increased pressure, scrutiny and expectations. Today’s environment demands a more acute knowledge of company activities. The Corporate Secretary’s office is expected to provide more information, and do so more efficiently and much more quickly. Here is a list of items to consider when choosing a board portal solution provider.