Empowering employees

Robert Kissel, President, KDM P.O.P Solutions Group

KDM P.O.P. Solutions Group strives for a culture of giving back that embraces employees, as well as the community. A premiere point-of-purchase and retail printing, fabrication and fulfillment company, KDM has enacted company-funded programs to assist employees in their personal lives.
The KDM Dream Makers Program, started in 2008, was created to help employees identify and achieve their goals and dreams. Approximately 150 employees participated in this program in 2011, meeting with a Dream Pro throughout the year — on company time — to work on goal setting and how to achieve those goals. The Dream Pros provide resources to enable employees to reach their set goals, whether that is continuing education or purchasing a new home.
The company, led by President Robert Kissel, also offers a hardship loan to employees having trouble with medical expenses or who have other hardships causing them to be able to meet financial commitments. KDM has provided funds to help employees pay for funerals of loved ones, as well. In 2011, KDM granted four hardship loans and made contributions to help two employees pay for funerals.
In addition to these internal programs, KDM keeps the needs of employees — both current and former — at heart when its service committee designs fundraisers to support a variety of local nonprofits. In 2011, the company raised $3,760 for the American Heart Association through a bake sale, raffle and company and employee donations. The company walked for AHA in honor of a former employee.
KDM walked for ALS in 2011, also in honor of another former employee battling the disease. The company raised $2,700 to support the Walk for ALS, holding fundraisers such as a bake sale, grill out and T-shirt sale. KDM also provided an expense-paid trip to Marco Island for the former employee and his wife the week prior to the walk.

How to reach: KDM P.O.P. Solutions Group, (513) 769-3500 or www.kdmpop.com