Erie House Future of Promise 2023


HBK continues to be a proud supporter of the Erie Neighborhood House and its mission to empower the community - Latinx immigrants alongside individuals and families of all backgrounds-through education, access to critical services, and advocacy, working together to create a just and inclusive society. This year we joined an inspirational evening at its Annual Awards Dinner: Future of Promise. 

Strive Panel: Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories


In celebration of Women's History Month and International Women's Day, HBK's Women's Employee Resource Group was excited to invite three inspirational leading women in the utility industry to share their journeys to success. It was a perfect evening of food, networking and a thoughtful discussion. We were excited to welcome Najwa Abouhassan from ComEd, Bianca Camarena from People's Gas, and Somali Tomczak from Nicor Gas. Our HBKer and Strive founder and Vice Chair, Susie Othman, moderated the panel.

2023 Chicago Polar Plunge


For years now, HBK has been a proud supporter alongside the "ComEd Coolers" team of the Chicago Polar Plunge presented by Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children's Charities (SOC/SCC). The Chicago Polar Plunge supports year-round recreational activities and competitive sports for anyone with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Locally, they also support over 15 athletic programs at 23 Chicago Park District locations and over 150 Chicago Public Schools. 

NFTE: Emerging Entrepreneurs Program Coaching Phase 3


We can't stay away from NFTE! Our nationwide volunteers have loved coming together each week to see the high school students grow and develop their entrepreneurship mindsets. We have been grateful to connect and help them along the way. This month we dove into the details of numbers and financials.