GADI® — Genesis-Aided Dispatch Interface — enhances the standard features in the Motorola MCC 7500 Dispatch Console to improve dispatcher efficiency and increase officer safety. The GADI suite provides a valuable toolset to existing dispatch centers or meets functional requirements during the design phase of a new ASTRO® 25 or Dimetra system. GADI client software resides on each console position and communicates with the Centralized GADI Server. A hot standby server is also available for demanding uptime requirements.
Genesis welcomes Kevin Lewis to our GenLabs team as Quality Assurance Developer. Kevin was born and raised in Whitehouse, Texas and grew up wanting to be a professional baseball player. In high school, he played baseball, football, and ran track. To this day, he enjoys a life-long love affair with video games. But, in time, Kevin refocused his time and energy from sports into his studies. He attended Blinn College in College Station, then became a Texas A&M Aggie in Spring of 2015, where shifted his focus once again and graduated in 2017 with a BS in Computer Science.
Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders from all over the East Texas area came together to support the 2017 East Texas Regional Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #51 Blue Santa Shopping Spree. Area police officers nominated children they had met in the community who were underprivileged, child victims, or witnesses to crimes to participate in the Blue Santa program. Over 100 children were paired with a Police Officer and were given a $100 Walmart gift card to shop for anything they wanted. It’s a humbling experience when you hear an officer tell a child they have $100 to spend on anything they want and the child leads them by the hand to the food aisle.
Genesis has built a business for 25+ years by putting First Responders first. We are so proud to support the ETFOP as they are truly putting their hearts into serving our community, making it not just a safer place to live but a better community to live in.
The men and women who serve in our military courageously answer the call to protect our Nation. As guardians of our freedom, they bear a burden few people are willing or able to carry. When they are called into duty, the burden is shared with their families as they face an empty seat at the dinner table or unopened presents around the Christmas tree. For our National Guard and Reserve citizen-soldiers, a deployment often means a dramatic loss of income for their family.
This year, employees of The Genesis Group set aside a portion of our paychecks to help some deserving citizen-soldier families over the holidays. As your family gathers to celebrate this holiday season, we ask that you take a moment to remember the men and women, dads and moms, sons and daughters who aren’t able to be together and the sacrifices they all make on our behalf.
When you deliver for Meals On Wheels you’re not just serving a hot meal, you’re serving up a warm smile. For some, this could be the only smile they see all day. Genesis employees deliver smiles, hot meals, and fresh flowers to our MoW route 52 weeks out of the year. For the Christmas Season again this year, we loaded up two vans full of employees (and one “Jolly Old Soul” in a red suit) and sang Christmas Carols at each house while we delivered presents along with the standard meal. At Genesis, it’s our belief the more we give, the more we are blessed.
Meals on Wheels is always looking for volunteers and partner companies. The Genesis team has been heavily involved with MoW for several years. Find out how to get involved.
Genesis is sponsoring two members of the Whitehouse High School Student Council (STUCO) who will be attending the TASC State Convention later in the year. Whitehouse High School is running to serve as a State Office School for the Texas Association of Student Councils with Jarret Carnes as the state representative. Their platform is a program called “Adopt Together” and is dedicated to both helping families fund adoption and advocating for adoption. If they win, Whitehouse will be elected to the state board of directors and be able to spread their agenda to youth leaders across the State of Texas.
Genesis is partnered with Pure Religion and their Grace EmBEDded ministry, which builds and delivers beds for foster homes. Nearly 1 in 3 foster care situations in our area of Smith County, Texas are impacted by the absence of a bed. Grace EmBEDded needed 100 new beds to provide to foster homes in East Texas for the holidays. At a gathering at the Green Acres Baptist Church parking garage last evening, this lofty goal was easily met, thanks to a massive turnout of around 400 volunteers. We also thank Green Acres Baptist Church, Smith County Sheriff’s Office, CBS Rental and Supply, Chick-Fil-A, and Coca-Cola for donating their time, goods, and resources as well.
Genesis welcomes Laura Owens to our GenLabs Quality Assurance Department. Originally from New Jersey, Laura became a Texan 8 years ago this month. She has rich background in software and IT, including quality assurance, software support, and technical support. In her off hours, Laura enjoys a variety of activities including camping, cooking, crocheting, gaming, gardening, painting, and photography.
Our new Quality Assurance Technician Matt Thompson worked as a Quality Manager for an electronic manufacturing company, where he did everything from PCB inspections to assisting with programming the embedded firmware on various products. Prior to that, he served in the US Air Force for seven and a half years, including one tour in the Middle East. While in the military, Matt performed a number of duties in the fuels career field, including distribution and QA lab testing, as well as information technology, accounting, and Honor Guard.