Team Cone donates over $105,000 to Saint Jude after 2019 fundraising campaign

Ocala- and Tallahassee-based beer distributor Cone Distributing (Team Cone) combined forces with community members throughout the company’s 22-county footprint to give $105,500 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

“This was effort was truly from the team,” says Team Cone founder and president Douglas Cone, Jr.  “Hats off to our team and all they did to raise these funds. No event was organized and mandated. Each time we raised money, the effort started with one teammate saying, ‘I want to help.’ 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.”

2019 marks the eleventh year that Team Cone has hosted events and community activities throughout the 22 counties they serve to make a large donation to the hospital.  Team Cone’s business partners host events, collect funds, make donations, or work to support the company’s annual drive for St. Jude.

Planning and progress are already underway for Team Cone’s 2020 St. Jude fundraisers.  The company’s goal in 2020 is to continue the company’s legacy of community contribution by continually giving back with caring.

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Team Cone’s Saint Jude event leaders joined with the company’s leadership team to present the 2019 Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital donation check. Team Cone teammates (from left) Jim Anderson, Charlie Feagin, Wayne Johnson, Matt Goldsmith, Douglas Cone, Jr., Ty Chatterton, Charlie Ingrilli, Steve Hayes, and Jason Baas (Steve Beckwith not pictured) all organized, executed, or worked fundraising events for Team Cone.

 

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About Cone Distributing
Founded by Douglas P. Cone, Jr. in 1985, Cone Distributing (Team Cone) began doing business by 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.

Team Cone named to list of Best Companies to Work For in Florida

Team Cone named to list of Best Companies to Work For in Florida™

July 29th, 2019 (Ocala, Florida) The leadership of Cone Distributing (Team Cone) is proud to announce that the company has been named to Florida Trend Magazine’s 2019 list of Best Companies to Work For in Florida™.

Team Cone earned this designation after evaluation by an independent third-party organization of the company practices, policies, information, and especially employee satisfaction surveys.  The anonymous employee satisfaction surveys contributed 75% to the overall competition score.

Team Cone’s Human Resources Director Jonathan Jarrell attributes employee satisfaction to Team Cone’s emphasis on Core Values and company culture.  “Being voted one of the Best Companies to Work For in Florida means that our teammates love coming to work here,” says Mr. Jarrell,  “We promote and reward teammates that are committed to our culture and we are investing our resources in developing people to their fullest potential both at work and in their personal lives.”

“Making this list of Best Companies took a lot of work,” says Team Cone veteran Key Account Manager Charlie Feagin.  Feagin celebrated his 23-year employment anniversary with Team Cone on the same day that the company announced its place on the list of Best Companies to Work For in Florida.  “But now, more than ever, our teammates are showing how much the company’s Core Values like Team, Communication, and Giving Back With Caring mean to them.”

The title is most significant for the company’s founder.  “This designation, to me, is probably one of the greatest honors that this company has had in its 34 years of existence,” says Douglas P. Cone, Jr., Team Cone’s founder and president.  “We are humbled by it, we are proud to have earned it, and we’ll be proud to try to keep it and make sure that every day going forward we deserve what we’ve earned.”

 

TEAM CONE Horizontal No BackgroundAbout Team Cone

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 distributes a broad portfolio of beverages from over 40 suppliers in 22 Florida counties out of 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.

 

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About Florida Trend’s Best Companies to Work For in Florida™ competition

Each year, Florida Trend Magazine partners with the Best Companies Group to administer anonymous surveys to employees in eligible companies around Florida.  Employers complete an in-depth questionnaire and employees will have the opportunity to offer their honest feedback by taking part in a company-wide survey. Once both portions of the assessment are complete, the data is analyzed to determine if an organization has what it takes to be the “best.”  The list of Best Companies is published in the August edition of Florida Trend Magazine.

 

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