RALEIGH, N.C. – Lenovo is all over downtown Raleigh this week.
For the fifth year in a row, the world’s largest PC maker headquartered in Morrisville is hosting its annual sales meeting in the North Carolina capital.
The conference is expected to draw more than 3,000 Lenovo employees, including 600 field sales personnel from around the United States, Canada and Latin America. CEO Yuanqing Yang is expected to be among them.
Running from Monday through Wednesday, the conference is expected to have a major economic impact on the Downtown area. In between a full schedule of meetings, Lenovo volunteers also will take on public service projects as part of their mission of giving back to the community.
Lenovo is partnering with the City of Raleigh, Wake County Public Schools and Marbles Kids Museum to help create safe and positive learning environments and provide valuable resources for local students and other community members. On Monday, more than 200 Lenovo employees will volunteer at Halifax Park and Community Center and Roberts Park and Community Center near downtown.
Volunteers will paint, landscape, offer carpentry services and organize more than 4,000 books collected by Lenovo, its employees and Marbles Kids Museum for the WAKE Up and Read Children’s Book Drive. Students from Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy will join Lenovo volunteers at Halifax Park.
In addition, Lenovo is donating the company’s latest ThinkPad PCs to provide computer access for the students at the Halifax and Roberts after school programs.
“Lenovo is committed to supporting K-12 education and providing opportunities for employee community involvement. Over the past year, U.S. and Canada employees volunteered more than 7,500 hours in support of various community causes,” said Lenovo’s President North America Jay Parker. “We believe in the power of partnership and are particularly pleased to give back to the City of Raleigh and the public and private partners working to strengthen the Triangle.”