On Jan. 17, 2014, Hirons was honored to be recognized as one of Indiana Minority Business Magazine’s 2014 Champions of Diversity.
Each year, IMBM honors individuals, companies and organizations from across the state that promote diversity in hiring, outreach or in transcendence of racial and gender barriers.
The award was created nine years ago in an effort to honor and recognize those individuals and organizations that advocate for diversity.
“Hirons is committed to creating a working environment that values and utilizes the contributions of its employees as a reflection of the community in which we live and work,” said Tom Hirons, president and CEO of Hirons. “Be it through our internal ‘Diversity Matters’ team or our external Diversity Advisory Council, Hirons strives to make ourselves and clients aware of the importance of diversity in everything we do.”
Besides Hirons, this year’s recipients include:
- Cory Redding Foundation
- Green B.E.A.N. Delivery
- Immigrant Welcome Center
- Indiana High School Athletic Association
- Indiana Historical Society
- Indiana State Police
- Indianapolis Public Library
- Kimberly Martin-Dawkins (PNC, New Albany)
- McDonald’s Corporation
- Powers & Sons Construction
- Michael Suggs (NIPSCO)
- The Blended Church
- Eskenazi Family Foundation Martin Luther King Freedom Award recipient
- Deborah Hearn Smith (Girls Scouts of Central Indiana) Rosa Parks Trailblazer Award recipient
The 9th Annual Champions of Diversity Awards Dinner took place at the downtown Hyatt Regency Indianapolis. For more information on the award and how to apply for future awards, visit http://www.indianaminoritybusinessmagazine.com/champions-of-diversity.html
About Indiana Minority Business Magazine
Indiana Minority Business Magazine was founded by Rickie Clark and has grown to become the state’s leading publication on business, lifestyle and diversity. IMBM’s talented staff is committed to publishing a highly informative and entertaining publication that reflects all minorities. The publication was acquired in May 2007 by the Indianapolis Recorder newspaper.
Hirons Advertising and Public Relations, established in 1978 by Tom Hirons, is headquartered in Indianapolis and is ranked as both a top 100 advertising and top 100 PR firm in the U.S. Hirons is a digital leader in advertising, public relations, public affairs and media buying. Hirons’ clients include leading private, public and nonprofit sector organizations locally and nationally. Hirons is an employee-owned company.