Anthony Petrello: Importance of businesses supporting local communities
Public relations means a lot to any business entity. The way a business responds to issues that affect the people in their areas of operations says a lot about how the public will view the business. A business that comes to the rescue of the people during times of crisis is likely to maintain a good relationship with its customers. A business should prove that it is not just drawing profits from the public, they can as well respond to the issues that affect the public. This is exactly what happened in Houston, Texas when Hurricane Harvey happened. The storm left hundreds of people in the area without a place to live after the place was flooded and houses were destroyed.
Following the hurricane, there was also widespread flooding in the area which cut short the supply of supplies in the area. There was an urgent humanitarian need in the area. In a show of solidarity with the people of Houston, major businesses in the areas came out to support the community during the time of need. One company that came out strongly is Nabors Industries. This is one of the biggest companies in the country and the world at large. It is a drilling company that has a presence in many areas around the world but has its headquarters in Texas. Nabors Industries is a company that has taken the issue of helping the community serious.
This was not the first time that they were offering support to the people of Texas. They had participated many other times when there was a need to take part in some of the community work. When they came out to help the people of Houston, their CEO took an aggressive move. He sent all the willing workers on a paid leave so that they could participate in the work of helping the people. Many workers took part in the rescuing mission. They came out with all manner of things that they could use to support the community. They started a palace where they could cook food for those who were affected as well as those who were taking part in the rescue mission. They gave out not only physical support but also did monetary support. Together with their CEO, Anthony Petrello they contributed over 300,000 dollars.
About Anthony Petrello
Anthony petrel is the CEO Nabors Industries. He was appointed to this position in 2011. His appointment came after serving in the company for two decades in other senior ranks. Since he took over, the company has been growing rapidly. It has operation in over 25 countries