Giving Back

October 16, 2017

5th Annual BIG Golf Classic Raises Over $50,000
 
5th Annual BIG Golf Classic Raises Over $50,000

The 5th Annual BIG Golf Classic took place this year on September 25th at Bearpath Golf & Country Club in Eden Prairie. It was a great day on the course with a turn-out of 116 players who participated in the event. Foursomes included employees, clients, vendors, and friends of Business Impact Group (BIG). … Read More →

June 13, 2017

BIG Launches Online Webstore for MATTER
 
BIG Launches Online Webstore for MATTER

Business Impact Group (BIG) teamed up with MATTER to create an online store for the community to purchase branded goods and merchandise. All proceeds will go directly towards empowering MATTER’s mission to expand access to health, next door and around the world. … Read More →

August 16, 2016

4th Annual BIG Golf Classic Raises Over $50,000
 
4th Annual BIG Golf Classic Raises Over $50,000

The Fourth Annual BIG Golf Classic took place this year on July 25th at Island View Golf Club in Waconia. It was a beautiful day on the course with a great turn-out of 120 players who participated in the event. Foursomes included employees, clients, vendors, and friends of Business Impact Group (BIG). … Read More →

July 12, 2016

BIG Teams up with MATTER
 
BIG Teams up with MATTER

On Friday, July 8th Business Impact Group (BIG) hosted an onsite food packing event through partners at MATTER to give BIG employees an opportunity to give back to their local community. In addition to the volunteer event, MATTER will be a benefactor of BIG’s 3rd Annual Golf Classic on July 25th. … Read More →

June 21, 2016

Star Foundation Supports KSTP Summer Harvest for Kids
 
Star Foundation Supports KSTP Summer Harvest for Kids

Business Impact Group (BIG) joined forces with partners at MATTER and several other organizations to raise well over $100,000 through KSTP’s Summer Harvest for Kids’ Campaign. Many Minnesota students rely on school lunch programs throughout the school year, but are left without a meal program resource during the summer months. … Read More →

November 3, 2015

Star Foundation Supports DinoMights
 
Star Foundation Supports DinoMights

Business Impact Group (BIG) employees volunteered on Saturday, September 26th at the Xcel Energy Center to participate in DinoMights Picture Day, distributing sweatshirts and assisting with lacing up skates. The BIG Star Foundation donated 500 hoodies and 50 quarter zips to the DinoMights players, coaches and mentors. … Read More →

October 27, 2015

Star Foundation Provides New Building to Ghana Village
 
Star Foundation Provides New Building to Ghana Village

In September of 2015, Business Impact Group continued its support of our sister village in Ghana Africa, near the city of Akatski, through the BIG Star Foundation. After the completion of a fresh water well project in 2014, we used funding from our BIG Golf Classic Charity Event in building a multi-purpose building to be used as a school, place of worship and community center for residents. … Read More →

August 4, 2015

3rd Annual BIG Golf Classic Raises $45,000
 
3rd Annual BIG Golf Classic Raises $45,000

3rd Annual BIG Golf Classic raises $45,000 Benefits Sanford Health Foundation and Star Foundation The Third Annual BIG Golf Classic took place this year on July 27th at Island View Golf Club in Waconia. It was another fun and successful year with a great turn-out of 108 players who participated in the event. Foursomes included employees, clients, vendors, and friends of Business Impact Group (BIG). … Read More →

March 17, 2015

BIG Corporate Responsibility
 
BIG Corporate Responsibility

At Business Impact Group, we accept and understand our responsibility to be a conscientious corporate citizen. We welcome a journey of continuous improvement, and recognize the need to embrace a company-wide, multi-tiered approach to sustainability, product safety, and social responsibility. Our clients and stakeholders can expect us to provide a meaningful, positive and lasting impact on our business, communities and the world around us. … Read More →

December 12, 2014

BIG Star Adopts 17 Families
 
BIG Star Adopts 17 Families

Business Impact Group’s 2014 Star Foundation charitable holiday initiative is adopting families through the Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners (IOCP) Adopt a Family Holiday Gift Program. With 52 BIG participants, we were able to adopt 17 families! … Read More →

August 4, 2014

2nd Annual BIG Golf Classic raises $30,000
 
2nd Annual BIG Golf Classic raises $30,000

The Second Annual BIG Golf Classic successfully took place this year on July 28th. It was a beautiful day out at Island View Golf Club in Waconia, with a great turn-out of 116 players who participated in the event. Foursomes included employees, clients, vendors, and friends of Business Impact Group (BIG). … Read More →

April 8, 2014

Star Foundation Supports March of Dimes With $20,000 Donation
 
Star Foundation Supports March of Dimes With $20,000 Donation

The Star Foundation is proud to have made its annual $20,000 donation to the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes aligns closely with the Star Foundation’s mission to support programs committed to the betterment of the lives of women and children. … Read More →

December 6, 2013

Star Foundation provides a clean and convenient water source to a community of 1,500 + in Ghana, Africa
 
Star Foundation provides a clean and convenient water source to a community of 1,500 + in Ghana, Africa

Business Impact Group is happy to announce that we have successfully drilled for, and piped water into a small village in Ghana, just two miles from the city of Accra. A BIG employee, named Adolph Akpaglo is from this village and tells us it has never had fresh water for life’s basic needs. Until now, the villagers have had to walk several miles to a river to get water. The river water is not high quality so it must be boiled and treated to make it usable for consumption or use in the village. NO MORE! They now have their own well and fresh water for their daily needs. Such a simple thing that we take for granted every day has changed the lives of these people forever! … Read More →

November 7, 2013

The BIG Golf Classic Raises $15,000 for the Star Foundation and $10,000 for Gillette Children’s Hospital
 
The BIG Golf Classic Raises $15,000 for the Star Foundation and $10,000 for Gillette Children’s Hospital

The first Annual BIG Golf Classic took place on July 29, 2013. The weather could not have been more perfect for the 120 players who participated in the event. Foursomes were composed of employees, clients and vendors. The players were treated to gift bags that included golf balls, a Nike golf shirt and adidas golf shoes. The afternoon of golf was followed by a happy hour at the clubhouse at which time prizes were awarded for longest putts, closest to the pin and longest drives. Gifts ranged from adidas Ghost Spider clubs to signed baseball bats from the Minnesota Twins. … Read More →

July 16, 2012

Business Impact Group’s Star Foundation Makes a “BIG” Impact on MN Adult &Teen Challenge’s Transitional Housing Initiative
 
Business Impact Group’s Star Foundation Makes a “BIG” Impact on MN Adult &Teen Challenge’s Transitional Housing Initiative

Chanhassen based Business Impact Group (BIG) along with Paul Taunton, CEO and President of BIG and its employees will share their time and financial resources by assisting with completion of room furnishings at Minnesota Teen Challenge’s Transitional Housing facility, located in the Hope Commons Building (formerly the old Mt. Sinai Hospital) on Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis. For more than 25 years, Minnesota Teen Challenge has been restoring hope to teens and adults struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, from those seeking treatment for the first time, to those who have been struggling with addiction for many years. … Read More →

March 12, 2012

Star Foundation Supports Cry of India With $3,500 Donation
 
Star Foundation Supports Cry of India With $3,500 Donation

The Star Foundation is excited to have the opportunity to partner with Cry of India through one of their own. While living in India several years ago Greg Roane, a former BIG employee, was involved in establishing Cry of India, an organization in India that provided education, nutrition , healthcare and spiritual formation for children in extreme poverty. When Greg and his family returned to United States he worked for Business Impact Group in the areas of operation and sales. … Read More →

April 21, 2010

The Star Foundation BIG Supports March of Dimes
 
The Star Foundation BIG Supports March of Dimes

Business Impact Group’s Star Foundation is proud to have donated $10,000 to the March of Dimes organization. The March of Dimes is the leading non-profit organization for pregnancy and baby health. They are dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. They carry out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies’ lives. March of Dimes researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against the threats to their health: prematurity, birth defects, low birth weight. … Read More →

February 16, 2010

BIG Supports Local Business Diversity

Showing their support for the importance of diversity within our communities (specifically minority-owned businesses, war veterans, etc.), over the last 5 years Business Impact Group has donated over $300,000 in funding and hours of consulting services to local diversity businesses. BIG recognizes how important it is for all businesses to start off on the right foot during the critical early stages and views these businesses as a way of strengthening our local and national communities. Different life experience and perspectives shape the way we think and react, the way we approach work challenges and solve day to day problems. Diversity is also about the diversity of thought and Business Impact Group strives to partner with those organizations which show superior quality based upon those unique perspectives. … Read More →

December 4, 2009

Star Foundation Supports Troops this Holiday Season
 
Star Foundation Supports Troops this Holiday Season

Business Impact Group’s Star Foundation recently donated 50 care packages to soldiers stationed in the Middle East. In association with Project Minnesota Nice, BIG employees filled boxes with food items, games, toiletries and personal notes of encouragement which they had written. Not only were their efforts for a great cause, but it was a wonderful opportunity for employees to get away from their desks, roll up their sleeves and tackle a different kind of work project together. … Read More →

July 28, 2009

BIG Employees Join Forces to Volunteer at Feed My Starving Children
 
BIG Employees Join Forces to Volunteer at Feed My Starving Children

BIG employees were happy to recently be part of a great volunteering opportunity at Feed My Starving Children. Fifteen BIG employees spent 3 hours packing meals to be sent to Haiti. This was not only a good chance to help the organization but also good team-work effort. In addition to volunteering their time, the Star Foundation of BIG contributed office and packing supplies to replenish the Chanhassen FMSC location. … Read More →

February 25, 2009

Record-setting Donation to Susan G Komen for the Cure through Pink Ribbon Pen Sales
 
Record-setting Donation to Susan G Komen for the Cure through Pink Ribbon Pen Sales

Business Impact Group is proud to be the distributor of the very successful Pink Ribbon pen promotion with Best Buy stores nationwide. The promotion enabled a donation of $350,493 to Susan G Komen for the Cure in its fight to end breast cancer forever. As the first known Best Buy driven, female-focused cause marketing product in their stores, they were thrilled to see the success of this project and be able to connect with female customers on a personal level through our support of finding a cure for a disease that impacts millions. They believe that this project and others like it will encourage female consumers to look at them in a new way as they strive to make Best Buy THE place for women to both work & shop. … Read More →

January 16, 2009

Business Impact Group and Star Foundation Contribute to Toys For Tots
 
Business Impact Group and Star Foundation Contribute to Toys For Tots

The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders. The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help needy children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable natural resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future. … Read More →

July 14, 2008

Star Foundation and Business Impact Group Partner with Famous Dave’s to Serve Meal at Ronald McDonald House
 
Star Foundation and Business Impact Group Partner with Famous Dave’s to Serve Meal at Ronald McDonald House

The Star Foundation and Famous Dave’s, along with 11 Business Impact Group employees had the privilege of participating in the “Cooks for Kids” program at the Ronald McDonald House of Minneapolis. Cooks for Kids is designed to help the 48 families who stay at the House while their children are undergoing treatment for life-threatening illnesses at area hospitals. After a long and often exhausting day at the hospital, families look forward to coming back to the House for a “home-away-from-home” cooked meal. … Read More →

June 18, 2008

Best Buy Partners with Business Impact Group for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
 
Best Buy Partners with Business Impact Group for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Business Impact Group is pleased to be a partner with Best Buy in their support of Breast Cancer Awareness. During the month of October Best Buy employees will have the opportunity to set aside their traditional blue shirts to wear pink, the color of Breast Cancer Awareness. … Read More →

April 24, 2008

Star Foundation Generously Contributes to the Chaska High School Senior Class All Night Party
 
Star Foundation Generously Contributes to the Chaska High School Senior Class All Night Party

The Star Foundation contributed $1500 to the Chaska High School Senior Class All Night Party. Contributions such as this pay the way for Chaska seniors who would otherwise be unable to attend due to financial issues. Star Foundation founder and Business Impact Group CEO Paul Taunton commented, “It seems sad to me that kids would work so hard to make it through their high school career and then are unable to attend an important and fun evening with their classmates. It’s a small price to pay to encourage and support these community kids in a big way.” … Read More →

April 21, 2008

The Star Foundation and Business Impact Group Make a BIG Impact on People Serving People’s Development Center for Homeless Infants and Toddlers
 
The Star Foundation and Business Impact Group Make a BIG Impact on People Serving People’s Development Center for Homeless Infants and Toddlers

Chanhassen based Star Foundation and its founder, Paul Taunton, CEO/President of Business Impact Group, a Chanhassen resident, donated over $25,000 to People Serving People’s (PSP) Infant and Toddler Development Center for supplies in order to get the program up and running by May. As part of National Volunteer Week, 10-20 employees from Business Impact Group volunteered their time to assemble cribs, paint murals and accomplish other manual labor projects needed in in order to get the Center ready for the children. … Read More →