Going into 2011 Southeast Publications USA Inc. is celebrating its 25th year as a site map publishing company.
“It’s already turning out to be a great year,” according to a news release from the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based firm. “For the past 18 years Southeast Publications has held an auction at its annual fall meeting to raise money for the KOA Care Camps Program. The auction is usually a small, fun affair for the staff and sales reps within the company. Through the 18 years, Southeast Publications has raised almost $300,000 to donate to the Care Camps Program. This year Southeast Publications had two auctions, one at the annual spring meeting and again at the fall meeting. The auctions raised $30,000, it’s largest donation to date.”
In May, the owner and founder of Southeast Publications, Peter Warrick, passed away. In late September the company lost another pioneer in the industry, Ron Pfeifer, rep No. 4, sales manager and a 20-year veteran with Southeast Publications. In lieu of flowers, both families asked that donations be given to the Care Camps Program.
Being Peter Warrick was such a big Vespa enthusiast, Southeast Publications also donated a Vespa scooter to KOA for their Care Camps auction held at the Savannah Convention Center in November. The scooter brought in another $3,500. “In a year that had taken so much away from the company, Southeast Publications overcame and gave back almost $40,000 to a very important and worthwhile cause,” the company stated.
“Now under the guidance of Wally Warrick, Peter’s son, Southeast Publications is moving into the new year with a lot of enthusiasm,” the press release stated. “Some small tweaks are being made to an already, well established organization, that will allow for further growth as a company. In 2011 we will meet and exceed the needs put in front of us. In 2011 we are continuing the legend that separates us from the rest and allows us to be ‘the Best’ in the site map industry.”