Monthly Archives: October 2014

Seventy-Five Years of People Making the Difference

Narrows, Virginia, is a small town located in southwest Virginia in Giles County with a population of approximately 2,000 people. The New River flows through this town crossing the Appalachian Mountains.

Narrows is part of the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford area which is one of the fastest growing regions in the U.S. The region has been ranked on multiple occasions within the top five areas to raise children considering education, safety and economic development.

The color of the seasons could not be more vibrant around this area. From the bright greens in the Spring, through the orange and red leaves in Autumn, to the white scenery that brings the snow fall during the Winter.

A river, mountains and several hiking trails are also neighboring scenery to the world largest…

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CIIP Going Local

As a member of the Celanese Foundation Dallas Site Committee (DSC), I have been involved in numerous discussions regarding how we can embrace, grow and fulfill our core value of “Improving the World.”  These discussions have taken place in DSC meetings, over lunch with colleagues and in the hallways of LCB and DBS.

One of the exciting ideas to come out of these discussions involves taking “Local” the concept of the Celanese International Impact Program (CIIP) where we would take the knowledge and skills that we have as Celanese professionals and apply those to local NGOs for their benefit.  Of course, we always have to have an acronym for something here at Celanese, so how about this: CLIP or Celanese Local Impact Program.

I am proud to say that we are already seeing this “CLIP” concept in action. During the week beginning September 29, a team of…

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Stepping out from behind the corporate curtain

I’m in my early 20s and slowly learning the DOs and DON’Ts of daily corporate life.

As I am trying to learn as much as possible, I have found myself caught in a bit of a trap. I’m watching each step I take so carefully, with a fixed gaze on my feet, I have forgotten to look up and look in the mirror. I sometimes work to reflect this corporate image I have in my mind, rather than the…

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