Looking to do local real estate differently, Erik Hatch opened Hatch in 2014. Now he has a team who “loves to serve, lead and give back.” Through the multiple markets they work with, the company hosts many free community events that partner with different charities, creating widespread awareness and impact for the community.
Since 2015, Hatch has been hosting a Date Night event on Giving Hearts Day. When attendees register for the event, they receive the following:
- A free take-and-bake pizza from their partners at Papa Murphy’s
- The choice of free beer, wine or soda as their beverage
Prior to this, the Hatch team internally votes on a charity to host at their business on Date Night so that attendees can visit with their representatives and have the opportunity to donate on the spot when they come to pick up their date night essentials. They also set up giving stations around their lobby.
“While a donation is certainly not required to participate in Date Night, it’s always incredible to see the generous hearts of those that come through. We always offer an activity for the kiddos, too, so they can be part of the fun! Our team gets to see past clients, make new connections and feel like we’re doing something special for the community we’re so proud to be part of. It’s truly nothing but generosity and joy all day,” Jasmine said.
With many community connections and resources (or, talent & treasure), Hatch hopes to fulfill their missions of connecting with the community (internally and externally) and continuing to bring awareness around giving while providing a space for that to happen.
Why do you think this is important for everyone to consider the best route, and why is it important for your business?
Giving isn’t something that you do; it’s something that you are. Embracing a culture of generosity— where people play for the person next to them—establishes a true win/win environment. If we want our business to support both our team members and community, then our DNA needs to exude selflessness and service to others. And when we establish this ecosystem, we see an energy shift in the daily habits of our team. If the environment can show love and support to each other, we then have created a pretty special place to work.– Erik Hatch
Date Night 2023 is held by all teams, in Fargo, Bismarck and Detroit Lakes. Register for your free Date Night at hatchrealty.com/events!