Asian Carp and the Kenway Why
You know the algae and plankton-eating Asian carp problem threatening our waterways? Well, two people from Chicago came up with a sustainable solution to this ecological issue: they make dog treats out of this fish. By doing so, they provide a healthy treat for dogs, employ fishermen to catch hundreds of thousands of pounds of the Asian carp every month and reduce the Asian carp population. As their business grows, they provide more and more help to the fishing industry and our local environment. Cool, huh?
I recently got a beautiful necklace from a company called Noonday Collection. Noonday is a jewelry company that works with over 2000 artisans in over 10 countries, providing them dignified jobs making quality jewelry at a living wage. Noonday also provides these artisans no interest loans, scholarship programs and emergency assistance. Noonday creates great products and makes money doing so, and in the process, they help people and the communities in which those people live.
What do these companies have in common with Kenway? While we don’t make dog treats or jewelry, we do share a common goal of “To Help and be Helped.”
Back in 2014, Brian King reflected on why he started Kenway and why our clients and employees choose to work with and for Kenway. The answer was simple: each and every one of us at Kenway has a passion to help our clients through their biggest challenges and to improve their businesses. Simply stated, Kenway exists to help.
A few recent examples might spell out specifically what I mean:
- Two weeks ago, in a matter of 90 minutes, a few Kenway Business Intelligence consultants helped a technology company recover ~$250K in lost profit.
- Last year, we implemented a creative pricing option for a small business client, which allowed them to invest in their e-commerce site with both the client and Kenway benefitting from increased revenue tied to the change.
- We are in the process of planning our 7th Annual Kenway Consulting Charity Golf Outing, which has raised $100K for local charities to date.
Kenway Consulting is helping people and companies, every day, every week and every month. It’s in our DNA, and it’s what we do best. It’s our why, the reason we come to work each day and behind everything we do. The question I have for you is, “How can we help you?” Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.