Our community relationships are important to us. We understand that what we give and do now will affect our future. HBK is actively involved in various organizations that drive health, education, and safety. Our charitable contributions support communities across the nation. HBK proudly supports March of Dimes, Chicago Commons, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, and many others.
We were happy to return to the in-person annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (BBBS) tailgate party. This year's event was re-imagined like no other with themed tailgate games, sports, and live music.
HBKers attended the Kids Above All 2021 Virtual Gala: A Night of Impact & Action. The one-hour online event highlighted the strength and resilience of the Kids Above All young people, recognized IDEX and Power Construction for their corporate support, and featured Kids Above All Youth of the Year, Sofia Gonzalez.
HBK was pleased to get back to an in-person Chicago Commons annual Pour Out Your Heart gala, featuring The Chicago Players. The event supports the children, families and seniors of Chicago Commons and was hosted by the Chicago Commons Emerging Leaders Council.
HBKers attended the APWA Suburban/Lake County Update on October 21st at The Drake Oak Brook. During the luncheon, division representatives from Cook, DuPage and Lake counties gave a summary of transportation projects and capital improvement plans for the next few years. They participated in a Q&A session with various consultants in the audience and a networking event for all in attendance followed.
HBK received the Greater Chicago Damage Prevention Council (GCDPC) Support of Service of the year award at the October 12th GCDPC meeting. The award is given to recognize exemplary leadership in locating, engineering, and industry collaboration to ensure public safety through progress and continued advancement of the damage prevention process and reduction of utility strikes in the Greater Chicago region.
HBKers joined more than 250 students at the MSI Science Works on Saturday, October 9th. The event promotes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to children and families through personal interactions with and demonstrations by people in the STEM professions.
As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, HBK Graduate Engineer Eddie Vizcaino was the presenter on Thursday, October 7th for two Museum of Science & Industry Chicago (MSI) Jr. Science Cafes. The virtual events were held with two Chicago Public Schools classrooms comprised of mainly Latinx students.