Sep 29, 2014

Feeding the Community

As the title of this blog suggests, our North Carolina Marketing Department has been busy giving back to their local community. Our Marketing Manager at this regional office, Brad Watkins, spearheaded an initiative two months ago that began by clipping coupons and shopping for food that eventually became 20 meals comprised of chicken, green beans, potatoes, granola bars, cookies, and water. This past month Brad’s department created 30 meals that comprised of pork instead of chicken complete with all the aforementioned accouterments. As a bonus, a local restaurant threw in all the plastic ware and napkins rounding out the presentation of this generous and compassionate undertaking.

Brad’s wife deserves recognition too, as she has been preparing the food to date, however, next month there will be three homes preparing the plates as the enthusiasm for this ‘Feed the Community’ program is growing at this office. 

The employees who wish to participate in this Program meet at an area notorious for homeless people hanging around. Our employees who participate put the meals in a basket and walk around offering the plates to those who are interested. According to Brad, demonstrating his gratitude through this initiative is just one example of how giving back reinvigorates himself and his department with an attitude that anything is possible, and with true gratitude in his and their hearts, they are primed for success to come as this department continues to grow and flourish. From me to Brad and his department, and on behalf of all of us at Clear Creek Consulting, I congratulate and thank you on your leadership. I thank you and your team for this selfless and compassionate gesture!

Sep 26, 2014

Client Savings

Over the past few years, Clear Creek Consulting has been collecting data regarding the amount of money our Associates have saved our clients. Since we began collecting data in 2012 our Associates have saved our clients approximately $7,787,581. We consider these ‘hard’ dollar amounts as these amounts that we have saved our clients are in the form of  Offer in Compromise savings, Innocent Spouse relief, Penalty Abatements associated with past due taxes and savings associated with protecting our clients until the Collection Statute Expired.

As far as ‘soft’ savings which came in the form of assisting a company close down and account for its assets, or negotiate a stay of collection by proving that the individual or company is unable to pay their taxes, or through Partial Pay Installment Agreements, not to mention assisting our clients file their returns to replace the substitute returns the taxing authorities filed for them, we have saved our clients approximately $13,454,166 although these savings cannot be verified as some of our former clients may have become non-compliant which would nullify the agreement we had negotiated. Based on these premises, Clear Creek Consulting Associates have potentially saved upwards of $21,241,747 for our clients from 2012 through July of 2014. I realize that many will interpret these numbers as they wish, however, I know that regardless of what some may say, I stand behind the resolution creativity, industry leading work and negotiating prowess our Associates exhibit for our valued clients every day, not to mention our Services Managers who train, and grow this amazing department. Thank you all for all the work you all do for our clients. Without your tireless commitment of putting our clients first by protecting their assets and negotiating on their behalf, we would not be the industry leading company that we are today. Thank you!

Jul 10, 2014

Clear Creek's First Annual Summer Picnic

This past month, the Clear Creek Consulting employees located at our headquarter offices in Louisville, Colorado turned out for our first annual company summer picnic. Despite a few injuries from an errant baseball pitch and an unfortunate collision between two of our sales department associates who were running down a football, the weather held and fun was had by all. In fact, the turn out was greater than our expectations and nearly all of the lunch items were eaten. A true success!

The main event that proved to be quite entertaining was the dunk tank. The dunk tank participants consisted of Clear Creek Consulting's managers who volunteered themselves to the festivities and to their staff who were more than eager to pay $1.00 per pitch to dunk our managers. And if this was not enough, one could pay $5.00 to simply go up to the dunk tank trigger switch, and smack it by hand to send a different type of message to the manager in waiting. It should also be noted that despite the great weather, the dunk tank was positioned in the shade and filled with what I heard was uncomfortably cold water. Seems like this is simply part of being a good team player. Here is shout out to our managers who participated. Thank you!

After a few hours and many laughs, Clear Creek Consulting raised $233 dunking our managers which was donated to Freedom Service Dogs of America which is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by rescuing dogs and custom training them for individual client needs. Freedom Service Dogs of America provides lifetime support to their client-dog partners and is always looking for financial support to continue their mission.

Based on the success of this summer employee picnic and fundraising effort, we are already looking forward to enhancing this experience for all of us next summer.

Again, thank you to all of you who made this event a success!

Apr 25, 2014

Clear Creek Tax receives 2013 South Carolina Excellence Award

April 22nd 2014 -  Clear Creek Consulting has been selected for the 2013 South Carolina Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the US Trade & Commerce Institute (USTCI).

Each year the USTCI conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small businesses through service to their customers and community. Small businesses of this caliber enhance the consumer driven stature that South Carolina is renowned for.

Clear Creek Consulting has consistently demonstrated a high regard for upholding business ethics and company values. This recognition by USTCI marks a significant achievement as an emerging leader within various competitors and is setting benchmarks that the industry should follow.

As part of the industry research and business surveys, various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the selected companies in each category. This research is part of an exhaustive process that encapsulates a year long immersion in the business climate of South Carolina.