For Immediate Release
Marking the first award for both Group Travel and Corporate Social Responsibility for the Company
NORWOOD, Mass. – April 25, 2022 – HMI Performance Incentives, a global leader in B2B incentive solutions, is honored to accept its first ever group incentive travel award from the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Crystal Awards. HMI received the award in the category Most Impactful Effort Toward Corporate Social Responsibility as Part of an Incentive Program.
The travel program was run in partnership with client Manning Building Supplies at the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino with onsite ground services provided by De Palm Tours. Manning was looking for a way to connect with their loyal customers after a year of not being able to travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both HMI and Manning donated funds to FPNC (a food bank in Aruba) to provide 40 families in Aruba with a month’s worth of non-perishable food and hygiene supplies. During the trip, attendees had the opportunity to package up the supplies at the resort for distribution to the families back at the food bank. Many of the attendees expressed an emotional connection to this part of the trip in particular.
When reflecting on the trip, Manning Building Supplies’ President Jimmy Cissel said, “We brought 300 people as part of this group and the feedback I’ve received so far has been flawless. It’s been absolutely phenomenal. We’ve done 30 of these trips. We do one every year, and this is the first time I have not received one complaint.” Cissel later went on to say that, “In the last 30 years of running incentive trips, this was the most successful and memorable one we’ve done.”
“Winning SITE’s Crystal Award for Most Impactful CSR Initiative in an Incentive Program is truly an honor. We’re grateful that our organization’s commitment to reimagining group travel by helping those in need is being recognized. It’s a testament to our entire group travel team, their hard work, and the mission-driven approach we at HMI take each and every day.” – Paul Ferreira, President and Founder, HMI Performance Incentives.
“Adding CSR to our group travel programs has taken them to a whole new level – attendee engagement is higher, relationship-building between attendees and hosts is stronger, and the overall trip experience has become more memorable for all involved. Most importantly, we’ve found that our initiatives, with their focus on fighting global hunger, have been making an impact for those in need in the destinations hosting our programs. We’re thrilled to see these initiatives start to get recognized. It really proves that you can do well by doing good.” – Kate Cardoso, Director of Strategic Services, HMI Performance Incentives.
HMI Performance Incentives was honored to receive the award in person in Dublin, Ireland at the SITE Global Conference on April 21, 2022.
About HMI Performance Incentives
People are an organization’s most important asset. Using data and behavior-driven methodologies, strategic design, creativity, and empathy, every company can achieve their growth and profit goals through a comprehensive incentive loyalty strategy. Founded in 1980 in Cambridge, MA, HMI Performance Incentives is a global leader in designing and managing incentive loyalty solutions.
About Manning Building Supplies
Since 1979, Manning Building Supplies has been in the business of supplying Florida’s builders with the materials and support they need to get the job done. Now based in Jacksonville, we’ve grown from a single shop in Ocala to become the leading provider of high-quality building supplies and expert job support services throughout Eastern and Central Florida. With locations in Jacksonville, Ocala, Orlando, St. Augustine, Ft. Pierce, Lakeland, and Palm Beach, Manning Building Supplies has the staff and facilities to provide customers with the best products and the highest level of service available.