How Mick Hillman makes community giving a yearlong focus at The Hillman Group

Mick Hillman, CEO, The Hillman Group


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Mick Hillman
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As a leading distributor of fasteners, key duplication systems, engraved tags and related hardware items, The Hillman Group is known by its customers for a commitment to customer service. But equally important to employees at the company is a commitment to giving back to the Cincinnati community, where Hillman has made its home since 1964.

Hillman’s 13-member community involvement committee participates in and conducts fundraisers and volunteer activities for the company’s employees throughout the year. As a partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the company raises money through fun activities such as its March Madness fundraiser, Final Four TV giveaway and “Taking the Fright out of Breast Cancer,” a monthlong list of activities throughout October. These and other initiatives of the committee allow employees to actively contribute to community initiatives throughout the year.

In addition to fundraising, Hillman supports community giving efforts through corporate donations. The company donates a percentage of profits from its key and key accessory line to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Susan B. Komen Foundation. In 2011, the company was awarded the Platinum Level Sponsor Award from the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

CEO Mick Hillman and the company’s executive team works side by side with employees during the volunteer days and fundraising efforts, making community service an organizationwide focus. Year to date, Hillman employees have donated more than 800 hours of community service to organizations including Freestore Foodbank — with their Kids Power Pak Program and Rubber Duck Regatta — the Cancer Support Community, Tri State Habitat for Humanity, and other not-for-profits and community organizations.