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.
HBK sponsored the 12th Annual Norwood Park Historical Society Stems and Steins fundraiser on September 6. The annual event attracts more than 300 people with all donations and net proceeds supporting the historical society's effort to preserve Chicago's oldest house, the Noble-Seymour-Crippen House, and its museum and archives.
HBK supported the Organization of Latinos at Exelon (OLE) through a hole sponsorship and participation at the 17th Annual OLE Golf Outing on September 7 at Ruffled Feathers Golf Course in Lemont. The event is OLE's annual fundraiser and the proceeds raised are used to provide scholarships to Latino college-bound students.
HBK was pleased to sponsor Lifting Gear Hire's Family Fun Day in Support of Transplant Village on September 8. The event included memorable activities such as laser tag, miniature golf and go cart racing at Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Center in Joliet. Proceeds benefit the Northwestern Medicine Transplant Advisory Council (NMTAC) which is comprised of people who have had life-changing experiences with Northwestern Medicine’s Comprehensive Transplant Center (CTC).
HBK was pleased to be a sponsor of the 11th Annual I Gotta Guy Sausage Festival on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Galleria Marchetti in Chicago. About 600 people attended the event benefitting the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research Foundation and its Efforts to fund Schaaf-Yang Syndrome Research.
On August 21, HBK joined in the 2019 Women's Energy Summit at the W Chicago - City Center. The event brought together powerful women in the energy and environmental sectors to discuss pertinent issues, network and hear presentations. Topics ranged from Leadership in a Changing World: How CEOs Navigate Shifting Energy Landscapes, to Future of Energy is Bright: Technology, Innovation to Clean Energy Solutions to Making #HERstory: The Rise of Female Energy Regulators.
HBK was pleased to participate in the Chicago Scholars Foundation Swing for Scholars Golf Tournament on Monday, August 12, 2019, at the Naperville Country Club. Swing for Scholars is an annual event created to benefit Chicago Scholars. Chicago Scholars is a seven-year college access, success and leadership development program for financially under-resourced and first-generation Chicago students.
HBK was pleased to participate in the 18th Angels in the Fairway Golf Outing on Friday, August 9, 2019 at the Grand Geneva Resort. The event is presented by the Joey's Angel's Chapter of the Leukemia Research Foundation, a non profit organization which has raised more than $2.4 million dollars since being established in 1996 in memory of a young leukemia victim.
HBK interns joined together for an IMPACT volunteer event at the ChildServ Group Home in Downers Grove on Friday, August 2. They worked to beautify the location by painting the living room a cream color and weeding the outdoor garden space to make it ready for planting a garden. Two HBK division managers painted the downstairs bathroom a light pink color and added a matching rug and shower curtain. ChildServ’s group homes provide safe, supportive places for youth ages 12-19 who have suffered from trauma. The teens live in a home environment, receive quality therapy and the encouragement they need to complete high school so that they can become empowered adults.
HBK held a company-wide Ice Cream Social on August 1. Employees were treated to ice cream at all HBK locations. The events celebrated all of our employees hard work and helped make the summer's end just a little bit sweeter. In Chicago and Oak Brook, a vintage Good Humor truck offered ice cream bars for everyone while the other locations served treats from nearby ice cream shops.