Steve Farzam is probably one of the most popular personalities in Santa Monica. You might say that he is the COO of one of the most popular hotels in the city so you could expect that, but that’s not really true.
Although, that may be one of the reasons, but Steve Farzam personally has a lot to his name that has earned him most of the popularity that he enjoys today. He has done more things for the community than most people at his level, and apparently has no intentions to stop doing that anytime soon.
He has set a great example for the whole hospitality industry by promoting eco-friendly initiatives through the operations of Shore Hotel – quite a brave move to say the least. However, despite his efforts for the community even if that means letting the profitability of the company get affected in a negative way, Shore Hotel has actually been putting up an impressive growth over the years.
In fact, it’s arguably the most popular place to stay in Santa Monica today. Steve has also helped employees develop their skill set, and hence inspired them to put in their best which has resulted in the guests really enjoying their stay at the hotel, making them feel at home.
Steve and His Contributions to the Community
Well, yes, that’s what we have been getting at. Although Steve is a COO and apparently a fairly successful one, there are things that probably define him much better than that. And there seem to be many people out there that would vouch for Steve being a true community man.
After Steve got his paramedic certification from the Southwestern College, he decided it’s time to give back to the community. The first known community service of his was joining the spcaLA and working with the Disaster Animal Response Team.
He joined the team as an EMT, while the other members were trained professionals who would go and rescue animals in times of disaster. He worked with them for a while and then later went on to join another community service to help people affected by Hurricane Katrina. However, he continued his support to spcaLA by making a generous donation of a Ford Crown Victoria.
He spent a lot of time to travel to Louisiana and help people who had suffered a lot of losses due to the natural tragedy. However, it wasn’t the only time Steve took time out of his extremely busy schedule as a COO to give back to the community.
He is apparently also known for making generous donations to community organizations that help the community in different ways. He had helped the Westside Food Bank feed more hungry stomachs by making them a donation far bigger than what they usually receive.
Mr. Farzam has once also said that he always feels pleased to help the less fortunate people and members of the community that are struggling to make ends meet. One of his spokespersons had once explained Steve’s passion for the community and also his love for the four-legged creatures.
And if you don’t know Steve and are about to dismiss it as a marketing gimmick, then let us tell you that there has also been an incidence where Steve reportedly risked his own life to save the life of a driver. The driver was stuck in a pickup following an unfortunate accident, and the vehicle had already started catching fire by the time Steve could do anything about it.
But that didn’t stop Steve from helping the man, and thanks to his paramedic skills, he was able to prevent things from getting worse and ensuring the injured driver was safe until help arrived. He was awarded the Medal of Valor for this brave effort by the Supervisors of the San Diego County Board of Burn Institute.
Finally, Steve never shies away from his responsibilities as an employer, too. In fact, you could probably say that he actually goes out of his way to help his employers get better at what they do, so that it helps them build a better career.
His employees feel glad to be working for an employer like him as he actively invests in their education. This obviously helps them get much better at their job, helping them grow way faster in their career than they otherwise could.