At Miron, we exist to serve the communities in which we live and work, giving back whenever and wherever we can. “As we’ve entered new communities, cultivated relationships, and grown as an organization, we have an even stronger sense of appreciation for the places we call home,” said David G. Voss, Jr., president & CEO of Miron. “We continually invest in the people, neighborhoods, and nonprofit organizations that have given us so much. It is inspiring to watch them thrive and continue to make an impact in countless ways. We are extremely honored to be recognized with this award.”
Additionally, three Miron employees were also recognized as 2020 Newsmakers of the Year: Project Manager Phil Talsma and Senior Technology Specialist Seth Sorenson as Lifesavers of the Year, and Estimator Arron Glysch as the Unsung Hero of the Year.
Lifesavers of the Year
Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia or other diseases need a bone marrow transplant to survive. Most patients don’t have a fully matched donor in their family, and that’s when they turn to Be The Match. At a Be The Match registry drive event held at Miron, Phil Talsma and Seth Sorenson joined the national Bone Marrow Donation Registry. Talsma was the perfect match and only available donor for a specific patient and contributed countless hours of his personal time and underwent dozens of physical examinations prior to the procedure. Sorenson was a perfect match for a 40-something male who needed a bone marrow transplant in short order. He unselfishly committed to multiple doctor visits and needle pokes and followed through on his promise to donate critical stem cells to save the life of someone he never met.
Unsung Hero of the Year
Arron Glysch began his career as a mason working in the field before accepting a position as a hard bid estimator for Miron. After working as an estimator for only a short time, Glysch was called upon to serve his country. As a member of the national guard, Glysch received orders that he’d be spending a year in Afghanistan. Arron is not only willing to fight to uphold the ideals and freedoms of his country, but he simply stands up for what is right and does what he needs to do.