3rd Annual Chili Cookoff Benefit

Our 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off went well and relatively injury free! Why have a chili cook off? We did it to raise money as well as collect canned goods for the East Texas Food Bank.

To date, there are over 456,000 East Texans who are at risk of hunger — many of whom are children and the elderly. In 2014, the Food Bank provided 20,200,000 meals to people right in our own backyard.

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Can It, We’re at the Food Bank

It was a fun-filled time at the East Texas Food Bank this weekend, lending our support to a great cause. To date, there are over 456,000 East Texans who are at risk of hunger — many of whom are children and the elderly. In 2014, the Food Bank provided 20,200,000 meals to people right in our own backyard.

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Aaron Bunch in Africa

Aaron Bunch in UgandaOne of our GenLabs Quality Assurance Technicians, Aaron Bunch — along with his entire family — is currently on a mission trip in Africa. A few months ago, Aaron and his wife Sarah felt called by God to help their friends, the Clarks, who are currently serving as full-time missionaries in Uganda. Through diligent hard work, driven by their love for the people of Uganda, they raised the funds to see their vision come to life.


Genesis at the Komen Race for the Cure

Team Genesis found yet another good reason to go take a hike. This time, we turned out for the Komen Race for the Cure, Saturday in Downtown Tyler. Some ran, some walked…all crossed the Finish line!

The annual Komen Race for the Cure raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.

More about the Komen Race for the Cure


Genesis Sponsors Tyler Tigers 2015 Season

Tyler TigersThe 2015 Beep Baseball season is upon us, and once again The Genesis Group is a proud sponsor of the Tyler Tigers. Watch our News page as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates throughout the season.

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Genesis Rolls on With Meals on Wheels

What started as a Summer trial run with Meals on Wheels last year has turned into an ongoing weekly institution at Genesis. Meals on Wheels ensures that seniors have access to adequate nutrition even when family support, mobility and resources are lacking. It gives us another opportunity to give back to our community, and we enjoy the friendly visits every week.
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2nd Annual Queso Cookoff Benefits PATH

2015 Genesis Queso CookoffClassy, yet cheesy — That’s how events played out at our 2nd annual charity Queso Cookoff, benefitting PATH, People Attempting to Help. All in all, it was a very Gouda experience.

PATH’s mission is to help the people of our community with emergency relief and empowerment programs through a small, diverse staff and an army of around 400 well-equipped volunteers.

Yesterday’s winners:

  • First Place: Mandy Jentes
  • Second Place: James Wansley
  • Third Place: Jamey Whitley

To find out more about PATH and how you can help, visit their website.


Genesis Gives With PATH for Christmas

Genesis community volunteers with PATHAs part of our annual tradition, Genesis partnered with PATH (People Attempting to Help) by way of giving a share of our blessings to a few families in hopes of making their Christmas holidays a little better.

The mission of PATH is to serve economically disadvantaged people in Smith County through a committed, dedicated staff and well-equipped volunteers. Specifically, PATH assists with or provides affordable housing, family counseling, financial aid, a food pantry, free dental care, as well as housing and utility bill assistance.

PATH website


Backpack Meals Prep at the Food Bank

Genesis had a strong turnout to stuff backpacks at the East Texas Food Bank. This was an extended Genesis family event, with spouses and kids participating. In true Genesis software development fashion, we applied our efficiency process methods to the backpack assembly process and blew the previous record of 2,600 out of the water. We assembled 3,380 prepared meals to slip into low income students’ backpacks. In total, 13,000 meals were made for people in need in the East Texas area.

More about the East Texas Food Bank


Recap: Great Texas Shootout

Swingin’ in the rain…just swingin’ in the rain. And what a glorious feeling to be part of the Great Texas Shootout with the Tyler Tigers this weekend! A little precipitation didn’t stop six Beep Baseball teams from around the Lone Star State from slugging it out for the 6th annual Breast Cancer and Blind Awareness event. A big thanks to all of the participating teams as well as fans and supporters!