Onix Supports Youngstown/Mahoning Valley United Way

Posted by Karen Masuga, Marketing Communications, - Jun 15, 2015

LAKEWOOD, OH —  June 15, 2015 — Congratulations to Onix’s Mike Pierce, who participated in the Bass Classic held by the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. He and his Pro partner, Austin Dunlap, finished 6th among 28 pro/am teams.

They caught 15.9 pounds of bass. Onix was proud to sponsor Mike and contribute to the United Way through this fundraiser.

The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley uses funds raised from the Bass Classic to meet their mission of improving the lives of their citizens through initiatives that promote education, income, health and community support services. In recent years, United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley has undergone dramatic shifts in how it works. The historic "community chest" giving program with a broad charitable mission has been realigned as a change agent program focused on community impact, mobilizing the caring power of the communities in the Valley.

UW_fishing_2015The Bass Classic got its start in 2000. Teams of professional bass anglers and their amateur partners compete for cash and prizes on the bass-filled reservoirs of Evans Lake and Pine Lake. The competition pairs top pro bass anglers with amateur anglers who make a donation to the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. This is a great opportunity for amateurs to fish on a fully-tournament rigged bass boat operated by an experienced angler who shares the ins-and-outs of bass fishing.

Mike has been fishing for 20 years, participating in more than 250 tournaments, and as he says, winning “a handful,” though we think he’s being modest. Onix is proud to support the United Way, and congratulates Mike on a great showing at the tournament!

About Onix

Onix (Onix Networking) is a leading provider of IT solutions and services to a broad range of government and corporate customers. Onix partners with IT industry leaders and offers extensive expertise in the design and implementation of end-to-end comprehensive IT solutions. Onix has been a Google partner since 2001, and was named by Google as the “Global Partner of the Year - Enterprise Search” in both 2012 and 2013. Onix was named “Operations and Deployment Partner of the Year - Americas” by Google’s Search for Work team in 2014. Onix also specializes in cloud computing technologies. Onix Networking Corp. is headquartered in Lakewood, OH.

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Karen Masuga, Marketing Communications

Karen Masuga, Marketing Communications

Karen joined Onix’s marketing team in 2011. She has 20 years of marketing and communications experience across a range of industries. She holds an Inbound Certification from HubSpot, and uses her skills to attract and convert website visitors, to close leads and to delight customers.