On January 12th the Ohio Department of Veteran Services formally thanked Veterans Cable Systems for its efforts to successfully employ Veterans into the telecommunications field.
In attendance were company President and co-founder Tony Accamando, Senior Vice President Allan Roberts, Director of Operations Chad Waseman, and Berea Operations Manager Rick Ochenkowski.
Tony and John were awarded Vietnam Veterans Pins by Mark Cappone, Ohio Department of Veterans Services Assistant Director in recognition of their service during The Vietnam War.
Veterans Management was awarded an Ohio Veterans Challenge Coin for our work to seek out, hire, and retain Ohio Veterans.
During the visit, we were able to develop a relationship to aid in finding more Veterans and other useful resources. Tony shared our collaborative efforts with Guardian Angel’s Life Changing Service Dogs.
Left to Right: Berea, Ohio Operations Manager Rick Ochenkowski, Director of Operations Chad Waseman, Senior Vice President Allan Roberts, Ohio Department of Veterans Assistant Director Mark Cappone, and Veterans Cable Systems President and co-founder Tony Accamando.
Congratulations to our team in the Philadelphia Freedom COMCAST market!
COMCAST has passed their fourth quarter city inspection with an overall score of 97%! Call it a case of Philadelphia Freedom Finesse if you will…
This unprecedented success is the direct result of our dedicated and talented team of management and over 30 Quality Assurance Control Inspectors that have been working on this major project with COMCAST and its Business Partners since early this year.
Our team relentlessly “pounds the streets” to ensure the utmost quality in every aspect of this complex upgrade project.
On Veterans Day 2016, the Veterans Leadership Program hosted its annual Veterans Day Breakfast in Duquesne University’s Union Ballroom. It is considered to be the largest Veterans Day breakfast in the Pennsylvania. Veterans Cable Services President Tony Accamando and fellow Vietnam Veteran (and friend) George D’Angelo started this breakfast in 1988 with 32 attendees as a fundraiser to build a school in the seaport city of Danang, Vietnam.
This year over 600 people attended; many of them are Veterans. In the 18 years that have passed, this has continued to grow in size and scope to also raise funds to provide service dogs for Veterans with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and a host of other physical and emotional needs.
This year’s keynote speaker was Carol Borden, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Incorporated. Carol and Tony have tirelessly worked on our company’s initiative to pair 22 Southwest Pennsylvania Veterans with these highly skilled and loveable dogs.
Afghanistan Veteran John Kelly (CAPT., Army) also spoke movingly about his journey that led him to be paired with service dog Ranger, his “miracle” and “battle buddy, advocate, and friend” to the audience that found itself in tears. He is committed to “putting a face” on the problem of active duty veterans with PTSD.
We are excited to announce that the Pittsburgh Steelers will raise enough funds to pair one of our Veterans with a service dog! Our efforts were formally recognized by an on-field appreciation at the November 13th home game against the Cowboys.
Congratulations to COMCAST’s Ed Marchetti, the winner of Veterans Cable Systems’ Veteran Employer of the Year award is in appreciation COMCAST’s commitment to help veterans find employment throughout the telecommunications industry.
It is our company’s sincerest hope that other cable executives will follow their lead and be so honored in the years to come.