On Saturday, March 14th, 2020, Schnabel recognized Albany as the inaugural Spark Office of the Year at the Schnabel University (SU) 2020 Technical Workshop in Williamsburg, VA. Throughout 2019, Spark Champions across the company reported activities, volunteer hours, participation, and donations contributed from their offices. The Spark committee reviewed all submissions to identify the office with the highest participation. As winning 2019 Spark Office of the Year, the Albany office engaged in benefiting their local community in incredible ways. Albany Spark Champion Stephan Wise took the lead in engineering fun social activities to fundraise for organizations like Ulster County SPCA, Together We Rise, and the American Heart Association. The office got down and dirty doing cleanup in coordination with the local park system for Canal Clean Sweep, donated over 150 pounds of canned food drive to Street Soldiers, and much more. For their outstanding community impact, Albany received an award and a $500 community grant from Schnabel to donate to the charity of their choice this year!