Ocala- and Tallahassee-based beer distributor Cone Distributing (Team Cone) combined forces with members of the community to raise the largest donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in company history: $73,577.
For the last ten years, Team Cone has worked together with bars, restaurants, and retailers to raise money for the ground-breaking research done at St. Jude.
“One of our most cherished Core Values is to give back with caring,” says Team Cone Vice President of Sales Charlie Ingrilli. “Hats off to our team and all they did to raise these funds. This truly was a team effort in 22 counties, and we could not have done it without our community and retail partners helping our teammates. Together, we hope we can continue to make a difference for St. Jude.”
This is the tenth year that Team Cone has hosted events and community activities throughout their 22-county footprint to make a large donation to the hospital. Each year the beer distributor has exceeded totals from the previous year.
Planning and progress are already underway for Team Cone’s 2019 St. Jude fundraisers. Team Cone’s goal in 2019 is an $80,000 donation.
If your business works with Team Cone and would like to help with our fundraising efforts, please reach out to your Team Cone teammate.
About Cone Distributing
Founded by Douglas P. Cone, Jr. in 1985, Cone Distributing (Team Cone) began selling five brands of beer in four rural counties. Two years later, the company began expanding and has not stopped since, building the largest geographic footprint in Florida for a beer distributor. Today Team Cone sells beer from over 40 suppliers in 22 counties from a state-of-the-art facility in Ocala and a warehouse in Tallahassee. Cone Distributing’s goal is to operate a World Class company, distinguishing itself by doing the Right Thing the Right Way All the Time.
On Tuesday, December 18th, Team Cone Human Resources Department along with professionals from the Ocala Human Resource Management Association held their annual Christmas luncheon at Team Cone’s hospitality room. The point of this luncheon was not to simply celebrate the year’s successes but to feed those in need in the community.
Together, the human resources professionals teamed up with The Pack Shack organization were able to fill 5,265 meals of cheesy rice and vegetables for donation to and distribution by Brother’s Keeper of Ocala.
“This event was a great opportunity to live our company Core Value of Giving Back With Caring,” said Team Cone H.R. Director J.J. Jarrell. “This event was a fun way to come together with the H.R. community in Ocala and give of our time. We had fun and we did something to help our neighbors.”
About OHRMA The Ocala Human Resource Management Association is a nonprofit organization of human resource professionals from the Marion County community. Affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management, an international organization of more than 180,000, OHRMA provides the information you need to make today’s decisions and to formulate and implement effective Human Resource Management programs. OHRMA helps expand professional competence, keeps members informed of federal and state legislative actions, and maintains standards of excellence in the Human Resource Management field.
About Cone Distributing Founded by Douglas P. Cone, Jr. in 1985, Cone Distributing (Team Cone) began business with selling five brands of beer in four rural counties. Less than two years later, the company began expanding territory and suppliers and has not stopped since, building the largest geographic footprint in the state for a Florida beer distributor. Today Team Cone sells beer from over 40 suppliers in 22 Florida counties from a state-of-the-art facility in Ocala and a facility in Tallahassee. Cone Distributing’s goal is to operate a World Class company, distinguishing itself by doing the Right Thing the Right Way All the Time.
Team Cone is proud to announce the annual 2018 Rib Sale is going on now and open to the public. For a $20, Team Cone is selling a slab of ribs, cooked and packaged for pickup. All proceeds will go to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Please purchase tickets to the 2018 Rib Sale by calling (352) 732-4111 and asking about Rib Sale Tickets. Then come to Team Cone’s Ocala office at 500 NW 27th Avenue in Ocala to pick up and pay for tickets. Next bring those tickets with you to AMF Galaxy West Lanes (1818 Southwest 17th Street in Ocala) on Saturday, April 28th to pick up the ribs. Pickup will be available from 10am until 2pm – look for the Cone Distributing group. Finally, go home and savor your ribs!
*Please order tickets to the Rib Sale by Monday, April 23rd to ensure an accurate ticket count. TICKETS ARE LIMITED. Thank you!
*Questions?* Please call or email!
Team Cone has committed to giving back with caring to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In 2017, Team Cone raised $51,000 for the groundbreaking care center and has committed to a larger donation in 2018.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, is one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more around the world have benefited from the research conducted at St. Jude – research that is shared freely with the global medical community. No family ever pays St. Jude for anything.
Cone Distributing donates canine named “Brew” to Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
Eastpoint, FL – Cone Distributing (Team Cone) has donated a one-year-old Belgian Malinois to support the drug enforcement efforts of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. The dog, named “Brew” in reference to the beer distributor, will be used to combat street drugs in the county.
Franklin County Sheriff AJ Smith told a local news outlet that the dog would be used to combat the meth epidemic in Franklin County. Brew will be part of the Sheriff’s “We Don’t Meth Around” campaign, providing canine support in tracking offenders.
Team Cone is proud to make this donation as part of the company’s Core Values. One the company’s nine Core Values is “Giving Back With Caring.” Team Cone wishes Brew, his handlers, and law enforcement officers great success in protecting the communities of Franklin County.