In October, Copart Knoxville served as one of the major sponsors of the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce’s annual event, Taste of Monroe. It is a small town fall festival held in Madisonville, Tennessee. The event is a chance for the local community to come out and interact with surrounding local businesses as well as enjoy food and fun.
Most of the county’s surrounding local restaurants participated in the all-you-can-eat food option where attending guests could taste and eat however much food they wanted after paying a food fee. Part of the festival included a car and motorcycle show, with some of the vehicles sponsored by Copart Knoxville.
“The Taste of Monroe is a small town fall festival,” said Walter Humphreys, Assistant General Manager of Copart Knoxville. “Our location has recently been attending and getting involved with the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, and we wanted to be one of the major sponsors for this event.”
Copart Knoxville encouraged all employees to attend and participate. To get as many attending as possible, not only did Copart Knoxville sponsor the event as a partner with the local Chamber of Commerce, but they also purchased tickets and ordered custom shirts for employees and their families. Copart Knoxville had the opportunity to meet and greet several members of the local community and answer questions about what Copart does as a location and as a company.
“This festival is where almost everyone in the city came,” said Humphreys. “Sponsoring and attending this event was also a great way to show the community that we are more than just ‘the metal building behind the green fence. Benjamin Lee, Copart Knoxville General Manager (GM) and myself both grew up here, so we take a great deal of pride in helping the local economy where we work and live.”
“The Taste of Monroe event was great,” said GM Benjamin Lee. “We want to be an active member in the local community, and this event helped to shed a better light on what kind of community-conscious business we really are. All of our employees proudly wore their Copart shirts, and it was awesome to see everyone’s family and friends bonding and enjoying time together outside of work. We always look for ways we can get out in the community and build relationships with community partners.”
“The Chamber of Commerce was very excited to see all of us at the event,” continues Lee. “During the event and even afterwards, I continued to receive several compliments on Copart Knoxville’s increasing involvement with the community.”