Mayfly Outdoors, the parent company of Ross and Abel Reels was just honored with an award highlighting their dedication to their local community through volunteer work and fundraising.
From Mayfly Outdoors:
Mayfly Outdoors, the award-winning manufacturer of high-performance fly-fishing products, has been named an honoree of The Civic 50 Colorado by CSR Solutions of Colorado, and Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.
The award recognizes Mayfly as one of the state’s most community-minded companies as determined by independently administered analytics from True Impact, a company specializing in helping organizations maximize and measure their social and business value. The report is the only evaluation that exclusively measures corporate involvement in communities. Mayfly is best known for its internationally recognized fly fishing brands Abel® and Ross Reels®.
“Montrose is really important to us, and our goal is to make it a better place,” said David Dragoo, Mayfly’s founder and CEO. Mayfly is currently partnering with the Montrose community to restore and enhance nearly 1.5 miles of the Uncompahgre river. The endeavor includes the installation of nearly 2.25 miles of new river trails for families and outdoor enthusiasts, including over 40 acres of open space enhancement and wildlife preservation.
In January 2018 at the State of State Address in Denver, Mayfly was also recognized by former Governor John Hickenlooper for their positive impact in Montrose. “Our products are manufactured in Montrose, and we’re very proud of that,” added Dragoo. The company supports several engineering and manufacturing jobs, and recently expanded into a new, 41,000 square foot facility. Mayfly is also a Certified B® Corporation, a designation the company earned alongside businesses like Kleen Kanteen, Patagonia and Ben & Jerry’s. Certified B® corporations pass more third-party analysis while committing to using business as a force for good.
The Civic 50 Colorado awards, modeled after the Points of Light national program, provides a standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and resources to impact their communities. The Civic 50 Colorado honorees were recognized during The Civic 50 Colorado Awards on September 19, 2019. The event was held at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado.
CSR Solutions, a leader in community engagement and philanthropy, is pleased to be the first in the country to bring the nationally revered Civic 50 Awards to Colorado. “Colorado companies, like Mayfly, have invested significant resources in communities to build a strong, resilient, connected and healthy place for us all,” said CSR representatives. “The impact stories are aimed to inspire us all to support their efforts.”
For more information about The Civic 50 Colorado and this year’s honorees, visit csrsolutionsco.org/civic50colorado.html