Company recognized for its work in supporting the advancement of women and diversity, employee volunteerism and corporate philanthropy
MANKATO, Minn., March 22, 2012 — HickoryTech Corporation (NASDAQ: HTCO) was recently awarded the Distinctive Difference Award, an inaugural award presented by the Greater Mankato YWCA recognizing a business that supports the YWCA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. HickoryTech was recognized for its work in promoting the advancement and development of women within their organization and the community and supporting employee volunteerism.
HickoryTech will be honored at the YWCA’s Annual Women of Distinction event on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the Mankato Civic Center.
“HickoryTech was nominated by several community leaders and selected for this award due to the company’s track record of advancing women, attention to training and development of women and their support of the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women within the community,” said Anne Ganey, executive director of the Mankato YWCA.
HickoryTech makes ongoing efforts to support and promote women, children and minorities in the community and provides leadership and management training to all employees and its leadership team. Approximately 50 percent of the company’s supervisors and managers are women, which is evidence of the ongoing development of women as leaders at HickoryTech.
HickoryTech and its Foundation support numerous community organizations which advocate for women, youth and minorities. HickoryTech employees live and work in the communities they serve. The company’s employees are active volunteers in the community and many hold leadership positions across numerous non-profit organizations which support and promote the development of women, children and minorities.
The HickoryTech Foundation provides financial support through its grant program to organizations that support the development of women, children and minorities and is a long-time supporter of the YWCA programs.
HickoryTech Corporation is a leading communications provider serving business and residential customers in the upper Midwest. With headquarters in Mankato, Minn., HickoryTech has 460 employees and a five-state fiber network spanning 3,250 route miles across Minnesota and into Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. HickoryTech’s Enventis subsidiary provides business IP voice, data and video solutions, MPLS networking, data center and managed hosted services and communication systems. HickoryTech delivers broadband Internet, Digital TV, voice and data services to businesses and consumers in southern Minnesota and northwest Iowa. The Company trades on the NASDAQ, symbol: HTCO. For more information, visit www.hickorytech.com.