Creative Community Options (CCO) Becomes Candeo

November 8, 2008

We are very excited to announce a big change for Creative Community Options. After 16 years as CCO we are changing our name to Candeo, with the tagline “Your Abilities. Your Choices.” As we work together to increase our awareness in the community through a grant we received from the McLellan Marketing Group, we felt this was a good time to make the change.

Candeo (can DAY oh) is Latin, meaning “to grow, to shine, to grow brilliant.” We hope that you will join us in embracing our new name.

We are very fortunate to have been selected from more than 50 applicants to receive the services and expertise of the McLellan Marketing Group. MMG has helped us choose our new name; develop our new logo, tagline, mission, vision and values statement; and have been assisting us with the transition. We are currently developing new brochures and updating our Web site. With this change, we will also begin to refer to our colleagues as our clients. This will bring us in-line with the rest of the human service industry and more clearly define to whom we provide our services.

Our main contact information remains the same, but email addresses have been changed.

Website: www.candeoiowa.org

Marcy Davis, CEO: marcy.davis@candeoiowa.org

All other staff follows the same prototype (firstname.lastname@candeoiowa.org).

Please know that only our name has changed. We will continue to provide the same great services to our clients as we have in the past. We will constantly work to fulfill our mission to inspire our clients to achieve their personal goals and attain our vision to be the most trusted provider of client services in Iowa.