CLEARLINK Employee Starts a New Tradition this Holiday Season

When Darin Westenskow and other CLEARLINK employees were awarded paid time off for charitable work, they knew right away what that work would be.

CLEARLINK Technologies, a Utah-based sales and marketing company, is joining the Festival of Trees this year to help Primary Children’s Hospital give many Utah kids the medical care they need, regardless of their ability to pay.

Darin Westenskow and other CLEARLINK employees chose the festival as their charitable organization of choice and used allotted paid time off for volunteerism to involve the company in a new holiday tradition.

“Primary Children’s Hospital saved my best friend’s life when I was a child, and inadvertently saved my childhood as well. I saw the Festival as a great way CLEARLINK could get involved in something new and support a wonderful organization,” Westenskow said.

The CLEARLINK Christmas tree, “CLEARLINK Kids at Play,” highlights the many ways CLEARLINK employees nurture their own inner kid and includes ornaments that showcase activities like skiing, kickball, travel, dance, soccer, and performing arts. The tree is also the final resting place of presents like an Xbox 360, an Xbox Kinect, Guitar Hero, two 1-year Gold’s Gym memberships, scooters, and more.

The tree cost a total 90 and will be auctioned off this week. All proceeds will directly benefit Primary Children’s Hospital.

Visitors can see the tree, and more than 800 others by purchasing tickets for the Festival of Trees, which runs December 1st through 4th at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah.

About The Festival of Trees

Since 1971, the Fesitval of Trees has raised more than million for Primary Children’s Hospital. The event’s success is propelled by the passion and support of the local community, donors and volunteers. The Festival has grown from very humble beginnings, 60 trees displayed in a gymnasium, to a 220,000 square-foot display, including more than 800 trees, at the South Towne Expo Center. More than 90,000 people visit the Festival each year as they come to see over 1,000 displays of uniquely and carefully decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, centerpieces, gingerbread creations, backyard playhouses, and quilts.

About CLEARLINK Technologies, LLC

CLEARLINK is a leading technology-driven sales and marketing firm that provides customer acquisitions for 13 national home service brand partners, including DISH Network, ADT Home Security, and QWEST.

CLEARLINK has received numerous awards and recognition from the Inc. 500, Utah Work/Life Awards, MWCN Utah 100, and Utah’s Fast 50, among others.

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For more information, visit CLEARLINK’s website at http://www.clearlink.com, contact Celeste Chaney at celeste.chaney@clearlink.com, or become a fan of the CLEARLINK Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/clearlinkers.

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Posted On: Salt Lake City, UT December 1, 2010

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