by: Leighton (Lee) H. Williams, CEM, Freeman
Since Freeman was founded as a family-owned company in 1927, one of its core values has centered on ethical business conduct and a strong commitment to the well-being of our employees, our communities, our industry, and our environment. Today, the Freeman family and Freeman employees continue that legacy every day through a variety of activities, programs, and most of all, through a spirit of caring.
As a company, Freeman provides recognition for our heroes, supports advancement in professional achievements, and promotes a healthy work-life balance with smart and efficient processes and state-of-the-art technology. Freeman is also a family, and employees take care of each other in times of need, as well as at work.
Freeman believes the future growth and success of the face-to-face marketing event industry depends on education, professional development, and recognition of the major economic impact it has on all areas of business. Freeman actively supports industry professional organizations through financial grants, student scholarships and mentor programs, foundations, institutes, and other educational programs.
Freeman employees actively participate in a wide range of community service programs and fundraising efforts, both nationally and in local neighborhoods. We believe in supporting the communities that are our homes and hosts to the events we help create. By giving back, we all prosper.
Freeman is committed to seeking ways to produce more environmentally friendly events and also actively engages in sustainable practices within our own day-to-day operations. Freeman seeks improvement by reducing our impact on the environment while increasing the impact our clients have on their attendees.
One of our tenured clients is the American Heart Association. Freeman continues to align and support our two cultures; we are not only a vendor, but a partner in the American Heart Association’s mission “To build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.” Our wellness programs are structured to support the goals of the AHA and to support their mission, Freeman employees raise and donate hundreds of thousands of dollars annually towards the AHA Heart Walk and Go Red for Women campaigns. Locally in Atlanta Freeman hosts a fall golf tournament with the funds all donated to the American Heart Association.