Hudson Group has a strong tradition of supporting the communities in which we do business.
The company provides financial backing and other donations to a wide range of transportation industry and community causes and events: airport employee recognition events, fundraisers, literacy programs, golf outings, industry conferences, and much more.
Contributions take many forms: direct sponsorships, merchandise, gift baskets and certificates, complimentary snacks & beverages, employee volunteer time, and of course, those famous Hudson Group bags!
On the morning of April 1, Hudson News at North West Florida Regional Airport served 150 WW II veterans and their escorts before leaving for their Honor Flight to Washington DC to visit the WWII Memorial.
Hudson associates, under the direction of Okaloosa Supervisor Tony Taylor, served coffee, Quiznos breakfast sandwiches and water or juice to the vets, who ranged in age from 70 to 90 years of age. (We also served our regular airport travelers.)
The Hudson team was augmented with local community veterans groups. Airport executives thanked Hudson Group and George Waldron (Quiznos) for their support of this moving event.
On the return flight that evening, as the wheelchairs rolled past Hudson News, each tired but happy veteran was presented with a goodie bag which included a pair of sunglasses from Hudson's excess stock, as well as mini-massagers from our Discover Channel Airport Store stock.
In March, Hudson Group was a proud sponsor of the 2007 Marathon, sponsored by the City of Los Angeles. The company's donation went to defray the cost of transportation for the many runners from around the globe who participated in the event.
Kenya's Fred Mogaka and Russia's Ramilia Burangulova were the first to cross the Finish Line under a Hudson Group banner that read, "Running to the Airport? Visit our great stores in LAX!"
Hudson News stores in the airport also featured posters and flyers promoting the event to passengers in the terminals.