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Community Involvement

United Way

United Way of the Valley And Greater Utica Area
HMI continues to support United Way with employee donations and matching funds from UTC. 2014 Goal’s was $12,000 with a campaign for 103 employees that could participate in many ways, a one time donation, payroll deductions and fun events such as balloons filled with $$’s and prizes; a Ping Pong tournament, and Breakfast with the Boss. All proceeds from these events are donated to United Way – “Powering a better tomorrow for our Community”

Feed Our Vets

Feed Our Vets
HMI supported the local “Feed Our Vets”, a 501©3 organization with a food drive as well as a monetary donation from a Veteran’s Day Lunch collection. Feed Our Vets runs monthly food pantries helping to feed the increasing number of grateful Veterans in the local area.


Boilermaker Race

Boilermaker Race
HMI “runners” have participated in the local Utica race
that caps at 14,000 runners for the 15K and 4,500 for the 5K each year in July.

Holly Days Christmas for Children, Inc.
Holly Days Christmas for Children, Inc.
Each year, just before Christmas, a group of HMI Volunteers help to give back to the community by volunteering to help less fortunate families pick out gifts for the children on a Saturday morning. “Holly Days” collects toy donations year round to hold this event through various fundraisers and donations.

American Heart Association
The American Heart Association recently renewed HMI’s GOLD Fit-Friendly Worksite status!
This is an elite group of over 2,746 companies across the Nation that participate in this important mission.

At the GOLD level, the American Heart Association recognized HMI’s worksite as an exemplary workplace -- championing the health of its employees by demonstrating as follows:

  • Offering all employees physical activity support at the worksite
  • By increasing  the number of healthy eating options available to employees
  • Promoting  a wellness culture at the worksite
  • Embracing at least nine criteria as outlined by the Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition, and culture

American’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk

American's Greatest Heart Run and Walk
For 17+ consecutive years Utica College has hosted America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk. This event has become one of the most exciting springtime events in Central New York with as many as 10,000 participants. HMI sponsors a team and always encourages more HMI employees to join in on the fun. HMI usually supplies logo’d t-shirts for the HMI walking team.



HMI is proud to take a proactive stance
on employee wellness and has shown itself to be an industry leader in employee wellness initiatives.  These programs and initiatives include:

  • On Site 24/7 Free Sweat Shop (gym) available to all employees
  • “Wellness Wednesdays” Health Tips
  • Annual sponsor of American Heart Run & Walk
  • Annual (voluntary) biometric screening with financial incentives by meeting BMI goals and/or become tobacco free
  • Receive (voluntary) health improvement coaching
  • Annual Fall Health Fair with vendors coming on site to speak with employees
  • Monthly Health Bulletins
  • 100% Smoke free Property
  • Healthy option café market available 24/7 to all employees
  • Recipient of the Gold Level American Heart Association “Fit & Friendly Company” Award
New Marketplace Vending
New Marketplace Vending (2014)

Based on employee survey comments we found out what would accommodate everyone’s needs for a food service and “HMI’s Marketplace” was implemented. The response has been very positive and accommodates hungry appetites with some healthy options and is available for everyone on all shifts!  Thanks for everyone’s input and to everyone who worked to make this happen!

New Coffee Bar

New Coffee Bar
HMI’s updated their coffee vending area with a new Coffee Bar; pleasant surroundings for that cup of java or tea, to heat up lunches and snacks and also equipped with a toaster!