2009 marks The Hamblin Company’s 35th anniversary. 2009 is also a year of serious economic concern. With this in mind, we have created the Hamblin Brand Aid Project to show appreciation and support of the organizations within our local business communities. Through this project, The Hamblin Company will offer up to $35,000 in marketing and communications products and services to help fund the communications needs of one commercial business and one non-profit organization.
The Nomination Process:
Starting April 1, 2009, The Hamblin Company will accept Brand Aid nominations from local non-profit and for-profit businesses for support of their communications goals via the hamblincompany.com website.
Organizations may self-nominate or be nominated by a third party (i.e. a Board of Directors or a volunteer). Any organization that is nominated must be a legal entity or a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit business. Nominations will be accepted through May 31, 2009.
To be eligible for nomination and consideration the following criteria must be met:
■ The nominee must be a legal entity or a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit business operating in southeastern Michigan or Northwestern Ohio.
■ One specific marketing or communications project must be identified for Brand Aid funding. The project may have multiple components.
Selection of Brand Aid Recipients:
A panel of business/communications professionals and Hamblin employees will review the Brand Aid nominations and select two recipients using the following criteria:
- Demonstration of monetary and/or professional need.
- The impact the project would have in the community or organization.
- The scope of the project—would it be accomplished within the monetary limits of the Brand Aid Fund?
- The stated vision/goals/objectives of the project.
5. Why the nominator feels the nominee is deserving of the Brand Aid.