For the fourth consecutive year, association and event marketing agency mdg participated in Small Business Saturday by reimbursing its employees a portion of what they spent at local shops related to industries served by agency clients.
“As an independently owned agency, we feel a deep connection to small businesses and understand the difference they make in their communities,” says Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes, mdg president. “Giving back is an important part of the mdg culture, and Small Business Saturday is an excellent way to simultaneously give a grateful nod to our employees, our communities, and the industries served by our clients.”

According to American Express, small businesses create half the jobs in the private sector and last year more than 112 million consumers supported Small Business Saturday, spending an estimated $15.4 billion. The United States Senate officially recognized the day in 2011, unanimously passing a resolution in support of Small Business Saturday.

Continuing its philanthropic efforts, mdg participates in Meals on Wheels and Exhibitions Day, and makes regular donations to various charities throughout the year. This past October, mdg went “Casual for a Cause” and raised more than $500 to provide disaster relief to Hurricane victims in Houston, Texas. To kick-start 2018, mdg will be performing Random Acts of Kindness throughout January as a way of honoring the 26 innocent lives lost on December 14, 2012, during the Sandy Hook shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.

“We have such a kind-hearted, ready-to-take-action group of employees who have a strong compassion for others,” says Vincent Polito, mdg principal. “It is so amazing to see everyone come together in support of these great causes.”