Cornerstone Wins BBB Torch Award for Ethics
Cornerstone is proud to announce that they are the 2017 Large Business recipient of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics.
“We were absolutely thrilled to learn we had been chosen as the recipient of this prestigious honor,” said CEO Mike Haskett.
According to the BBB, the Torch Award is their most prestigious award which celebrates and recognizes local companies that demonstrate integrity and a strong commitment to ethics in all that they do.
BBB Representative of the Lowcountry Chris Hadley explained that Cornerstone was awarded this honor due to their diligent efforts towards community outreach and in charitable giving.
Cornerstone’s dedication to these efforts has made a huge impact on the local community for the last 10 years.
Cornerstone gives back to the community in truly full-circle way.
For starters, they support the community by the excellent services their team brings to the clients they serve. In a world where senior citizens are frequently scammed and taken advantage of, Cornerstone has a team of advisors who travel to the homes of clients and spend hours meticulously reviewing their financial situation in an effort to
save them money and make sure that the products and services they pay for are
actually in their best interests. They’ve had the honor of helping the elderly, who
they view as valuable pillars of our society, to secure their futures and ensure
stability as they move through their retirement years.
“Cornerstone also feels proud to know that while helping our clients we are able to change lives for our agents as well!” Says CEO Mike Haskett. “Over the years our employees have had the chance to participate in sales contests and incentives through the more than 100 A+ rated insurance and investment companies we are affiliated with. It makes us feel good to know that providing the best services to our clients results in our
staff being able to provide a stable future for themselves and their families. We
all have to make a living somehow, but our hearts swell with pride when we see
how putting client service FIRST results in blessings for our staff.”
Helping people is really what Cornerstone is all about. But they don’t stop there.
Haskett believes strongly in giving back and makes sure that
the organization is always looking for ways to give back to the community.
To highlight a few, for the last 4 years Cornerstone has been the premier sponsor for
Chase After a Cure- a local organization that funds children’s cancer research, donating a total of more than $25,000 and participating in fund-raising efforts which brought in additional donations totaling more than $30,000. Cornerstone also donated office space for Chase After a Cure so that they would have a comfortable place to manage their organization.
In the fall of 2015 Cornerstone reached out to the community and asked what the local
schools needed. The response was huge and they had a tough time choosing, but
in the end were able to donate hundreds of supplies to a classroom at
Knightsville Elementary School. (see video link below for the whole story and
footage of the day they presented the supplies to Ms. Fuller’s Kindergarten
They have also provided support to children who need help getting through
school, whether it’s scholarship dollars, helping out with books or even their
lunch fund when times get hard.
Cornerstone has also supported the arts/physical fitness for our youths by
helping raise money for local music, theatre and sports programs.
Overall, Cornerstone Wealth Advisory Group is committed to helping the
community through various forms of community service and outreach in addition
to the financial planning services they offer to their clients.
“We are proud to know that the Cornerstone name is now being recognized for more than just great customer service, or just as a great place to work, but also for all the extra stuff we do for the community,” says Haskett. “Ultimately, I encourage everyone to give back as much or as little as they are able. It takes all of us chipping in when we are able, to make a difference for those who need it most.”
Knightsville Elementary School Supply Surprise