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United Way honors izzy+ and JSJ Corporatioin

SPRING LAKE, Michigan, March 20, 2012 -- The Greater Ottawa County United Way organization announced tonight that it had selected JSJ and its businesses, including izzy+, for its most prestigious annual award for philanthropy, volunteerism and community engagement.

The 2012 G.W. Haworth Strength of the Community Award was presented to JSJ Chairman and CEO Nelson Jacobson, who accepted the honor on behalf of the employees of JSJ and its businesses,

“For almost a century, JSJ has worked to make our businesses and our communities better with each passing generation,” said Jacobson. “We invest in our people, our businesses and our local community for the long term. It’s a central piece of our commitment to steward our legacy -- one of our core values as a family-owned corporation.”

In addition to the Strength of the Community Award, JSJ was also given the annual Cappon & Bertsch Community Builder Award at the annual United Way event. Moreover, a pair of JSJ-owned businesses, GHSP and izzy+, both were recognized for their community engagement efforts by the United Way with Major Firms Awards of Excellence.

“JSJ provides encouragement and opportunity for giving back and volunteerism -- through corporate matching grants and time away from the workplace to participate in service projects,” said Jacobson. “It is inspiring and humbling for me to see our people live out the values of contributing time and treasure in our communities.”

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About izzy+

The employees of izzy+ (www.izzyplus.com) design, manufacture and market office furniture and seating that solve real problems for real people. The focus is to provide designers with the tools to create inspiring work spaces for forward-thinking customers in home offices and small businesses, in executive offices and board rooms, in hospitals and classrooms. Its award-winning products are marketed under the brand names izzy, HÅG, Harter, Fixtures Furniture, Zoom Seating and ABCO Office Furniture. Based in Spring Lake, Mich., U.S., izzy+ is a business of JSJ Corporation of Grand Haven, Michigan.

Media Contacts:

Bruce Buursma | 616.502.9834 | bruce.buursma@gmail.com
Allison Roon | 616.935.3072 | allison.roon@izzyplus.com