Hilltop receives WBE Certification

Hilltop Marketing is pleased to be recognized and certified as a New York State Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE).

This certification was granted to Hilltop Marketing by Empire State Development’s Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development (DMWBD) on June 23, 2022. The process is meticulous and includes an in-depth review of the business to confirm that it is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women. The certification provides Hilltop with access to New York State contract and procurement opportunities, as well as access to a statewide network of support services exclusively for certified firms. As part of the NYS WBE Certification, Hilltop will also be listed on the NYS MWBE Directory of certified firms.

Hilltop is excited to partner with businesses that search for this certification. “The recognition is a great honor, and I was fortunate to receive help from the Mohawk Valley SBDC.” said Leigh Ann Dillon of Hilltop. “I’m so pleased to receive the certification and welcome this new exposure as my business continues to grow.”

For more information about the New York State MWBE Certification process, visit https://esd.ny.gov/mwbe-new-certification

All the love…

Anybody out there love what they do? I do. I create and design websites. I’ve been doing this for a few years now. Things I love most about my work: The creative outlet. I love that I get to be creative in a productive way. I love learning. I I love that things are always changing in this industry and I learn something new just about every day. I love making my clients happy. It’s a great feeling when you see your client get excited about new customers, efficiencies, and captured opportunities that wouldn’t have been possible without your help. I love working with all the nerdy software. And I love that flexible schedule which allows lots of time for playing, pretending, reading, running around and all of the other necessary things that go along with taking care of tiny people. It’s a sweet deal to be fortunate enough to love what you do.

Your Author

Leigh Ann Dillon is a Marketing Consultant, wife and mother of two very busy little kids. A graduate of the State University of New York in Oswego, Leigh Ann began her marketing career in the consumer packaged goods industry. Overseeing national brand websites and e-commerce stores and later analytics for a consumer packaged goods manufacturer, Leigh Ann enjoyed building and cultivating the Direct Marketing, Consumer Relations, and Analytics Departments. She has also worked in the housing industry and in manufacturing. Leigh Ann launched Hilltop (formerly LAD Consulting) in 2016 and enjoys the variety of projects she has the opportunity to work on.

Her most important job is being a mom to two very active little kids.  Evelyn is 5 and James is 3. They keep her busy and active each day as she chases them out of trouble. ​Leigh Ann’s husband Mike keeps everyone on track and coordinates all the fun travel arrangements for the family. Leigh Ann is thankful and blessed for being able to manage her schedule and do the kind of work that allows her time to take care of her family.


Favorite thing to eat?  Anything with sugar.

Favorite drink?  Coffee. Or Champagne.

Favorite place?  The Beach.

Can’t live without?  Jesus.  My family.  Jogging.