A Milestone Apart

By Hilary Kaye

Some milestones go by unnoticed. To be quite honest, this is usually my preference. Yes, I know, we often urge clients to step out and grab the limelight when they achieve milestones. It’s good for morale and good for business. But you’re more likely to find me, and HKA, behind the scenes, making things happen.

That said, I feel compelled to point out that 30 years has passed since we opened our doors. First, we were Stern & Kaye. Then Hilary Kaye & Associates. Then Hilary Kaye Associates. Finally, simply, HKA, Inc. Marketing Communications.

Doesn’t matter what we’re called, the fact remains we have turned out very good work for 30 years, right here in OC. But we didn’t do this in isolation. Along with our usually excellent employees, we have had usually terrific clients. I add usually to both just to cover the occasional times when things were neither excellent nor terrific. It happens.

Philanthropy has always been part of our fabric -- donating time, giving money and helping where we could. But this year we are kicking it up a notch, creating something very special – an item from my personal business bucket list.

In honor and recognition of our 30 years, we’ve created Locally PRoud. One very deserving nonprofit is going to be part of our 31st year. We are going to enjoy the process of selecting the winning nonprofit in 2014 and certainly will gain personal satisfaction from providing our services at no cost in 2015.

Some milestones just have to be noted.

Please take a look. www.hkamarcom.com/locallyproud

5 comments (Add your own)

1. Alicia wrote:
This is a wonderful milestone Hilary, and a great way to celebrate it! I'm excited to be a part of HKA's anniversary year and can't wait to see all the good that will come of Locally PRoud!

Tue, June 24, 2014 @ 9:12 AM

2. Lynne Stewart wrote:
Wow! This is very exciting! Can't wait to hear all about the winner.

Tue, June 24, 2014 @ 5:38 PM

3. Angela wrote:
The Locally PRoud 30th anniversary grant is such an amazing opportunity for our local nonprofit community. I am honored to be a part of such a great organization! Thank you Hilary and HKA for making such an impact in Orange County.

Mon, July 7, 2014 @ 10:42 AM

4. Kevin wrote:
Locally PRoud. Professionally prouder.

Mon, July 7, 2014 @ 11:30 AM

5. Dawn wrote:
What a special milestone and exciting competition! I can't wait to see which local nonprofits enter!

Mon, July 7, 2014 @ 12:13 PM

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