GAINESVILLE, Fla., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With the economy still in a slump, and cutbacks the norm, most people don't expect to receive anything extra from their employers around the holidays. At Infinite Energy, Inc. though, the norm is far surpassed by the generosity of the company's founders, who have been giving $100,000 in prize money away to employees since 2005, this year being no exception.
Divided into increments of one $50,000 grand prize, two $10,000 prizes, four $5,000 prizes and four $2,500 prizes, the annual giveaway is the highlight of the year for winners and non-winners alike, who revel in the success of their co-workers' good fortunes.
"There's nothing that beats watching your friend and colleague that you've worked beside for years walk up and receive a check for thousands of dollars," said Infinite employee Mat Houchens.
Infinite Energy's generosity towards their employees has not gone unnoticed. Their holiday giveaway, as well as employee benefits and wellness programs, has led them to be recognized by Florida Trend Magazine as 'One of Florida's 25 "Best Large Companies" to Work For' in both 2009 and 2010.
"I truly believe I work for one of the best companies in the world," said last year's grand prize winner Chasidy Darling. "Many Americans are facing the possibly of not having a job and losing the lifestyle they have become comfortable with over the years, but I am a winner because I work for an extraordinary company that cares enough to make a difference."
When asked what she did with her winnings, Chasidy replied, "The winnings have allowed me to enjoy a new 4 bedroom home, add security to my children's educational future, improve my credit worthiness, and of course give my family and children some extra Christmas gifts last year!"
"We do this to give some of our own an opportunity to change their lives for the better and it has done just that for many of our winners. They have sent children to college, purchased houses, or paid off debt," said President Darin Cook. "Beneficial impact at whatever we do is one of our mantras. We live what we say."
Infinite Energy's prize giveaway will take place at their annual holiday party this Friday, December 10th at 6:30 at University of Florida's Reitz Union ballroom.
Established in 1994, Infinite Energy, Inc. provides natural gas service to markets in Florida, Georgia, New Jersey and New York; and recently entered the Texas electricity market. Infinite Energy markets wholesale and retail energy products in an ethical and profitable manner; grows the company by investing in quality personnel and quality business partnerships; and provides unparalleled customer service by offering residential, commercial and industrial consumers a wide variety of natural gas pricing options to meet their individual needs.
SOURCE Infinite Energy, Inc.