r By Grant Bradham and Megan Wallgren
As CEO and a founding partner in Sebo Marketing, Bruce Rowe knows what it takes to find success. He regularly applies the same talents and dedication he uses to help companies flourish, to improve the lives of people in his community.
Rowe reaches out beyond his work at Sebo to provide free work and consulting for new startups that don’t have funding. He’s donated $80,000 worth of his time to TechX, a local small business mentoring program, to help companies get a better grasp of digital marketing. He was named TechX mentor of the year in 2013.
He serves on multiple non-profit boards and has helped multiple non-profits secure Google grants of $10,000 a month, for free.
His work to support small business and entrepreneurs was recognized by the business networking group Corporate Alliance. In just his 2nd year of membership, he received the organizations highest honor, the CARMA award, in 2011. The award is voted on by members and given to those who have made the biggest impact in their lives.
Rowe also reaches out to help the individual ranging from employees and neighbors to people he meets.
One woman he barely knew was having financial struggles. Rowe helped her develop a new financial plan. When it was looking impossible for her to get back on track, he wrote her a personal check to make-up the difference.
Rowe regularly reinvests Sebo profits in his employees’ happiness and well being by taking them on trips 1 – 2 times per year. The employees have been to Zion National Park and Hawaii together to build unity and rejuvenate.
As Scoutmaster of a local troop, Rowe arranged and covered the cost for a troop trip to Bryce Canyon. He took dozens of boys who had never been to Bryce Canyon to let them experience the beauty of the area.
When Rowe learned there were many women who wanted to learn to golf, but didn’t want to play with guys because of their competitive nature, he hosted a free women’s golf day where he provided the golf and training for women, pressure free. He has repeated this activity a few times for about 30 women total.
As Rowe makes time to serve daily, he uplifts not only those around him, but strengthens the entire community.