Fort Worth, TX

ECi Software Solutions today announced its inaugural Everyday Hero contest to recognize outstanding community service among ECi’s customer base. The contest will draw nominations from ECi’s customers and their employees who are making a difference in their communities through the contribution of time, effort, assistance and support.

The grand prize winner’s charity of choice will receive a donation from ECi of $5,000 and the winning company or individual will receive a cash prize of $500. The winner will be revealed during ECi’s 2015 Connect Conference at Walt Disney World® Resort, which takes place November 9–11. Selection of the finalists and winner will be made by a panel of judges consisting of ECi employees and partners.

“We are so excited about the Everyday Hero contest,” said Traci Johnson, SVP of Global Corporate Marketing. “It has been a dream of ECi’s to create a program that would celebrate our customers and help support their local communities.  On a daily basis we hear inspiring stories of how our customers supported someone else and through this contest we will be able to recognize those efforts.”

“Our customers are such a vital part of their communities,” added Ron Books, President and CEO of ECi. “And really, being a part of the community is the ultimate expression of the entrepreneurial spirit. It’s about making your business a part of your life, and using your business to create change not only for yourself, but for those around you as well. I am truly humbled by the work they are doing.”

To be considered for the Everyday Hero award, a business or individual’s story must be submitted via the Connect Conference site, along with any photos, videos, or articles about their mission. Participants are encouraged to nominate themselves, it is not required that recognition come from a third party. In addition to cash prizes, the three finalists will receive free registration and accommodation for Connect 2015. Submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. CDT, August 1st.

The finalists will be announced on August 14, 2015. For more information on the Everyday Hero contest, please visit www.eci-connect.com/everyday-hero-award.aspx.