Congrats to all the runners, walkers, and young Patriots of Montgomery Country coming together for the 14th Annual Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile on Sunday April 28th, at Valley Forge Historical Park. Over the years the Valley Forge Revolutionary 5- Mile Run has raised $401,500 in support of Valley Forge National Historical Park. These funds provide meaningful resources to 3,500 of the most significant acres in our nation, the site of the 1777–1778 encampment of the Continental Army. HBK is proud to be a continuous sponsor of Valley Forge.
On Saturday, April 27th, the Associate Board of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls hosted their 13th annual Have Mercy! Spring Gals at Wintrust’s Grand Banking Hall in downtown Chicago. Have Mercy! is a formal event where approximately 400 young professionals will experience an evening of cocktails, appetizers, dancing and silent auctions. All the proceeds from Have Mercy! directly benefit the children of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.
In honor of Earth Day, Trees Forever in Iowa held a week long showcase to highlight a diverse range of activities in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Corridor. On Thursday, April 25th, our employees took time out of their day to volunteer at the Branching Out Tree Planting. Volunteers planted 20 trees in the Deerstone Dr. SW subdivision. This newer development is in great need of trees and the planting will provide shade to homeowners for years to come.
The University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital Autism Center, the Autism Society of Iowa (ASI), and the Iowa City Autism Community (ICAC) joined together to host the first ever Iowa City Autism Fun Walk! The purpose of the walk was to promote the understanding of autism and to benefit the Autism Center, ASI, and ICAC.
Our HBK Florida employees attended the 10th anniversary of the Central Florida Navy League's (CFNL's) Wounded Warfighter Lone Sailor 5k/10k race at Baldwin Park in Orlando.
HBK executive Sandra Arredondo, Chief Administrative Officer spoke at the 2019 Women in Engineering and Construction Conference hosted by the EUCI. Sandra spoke during two workshops: Diversity &Inclusion: Obtaining Equitable Representation in the Workplace and Advancing Your Career: Strategies & Advice from Leaders. Each workshop touched on important topics such as, assessing/ measuring diversity & inclusion, looking at the corporate pipeline, developing strategic self-awareness, and building effective relationship techniques. This conference ensures both women and men are prepared in the changing environment, and leave with the tools necessary to advance in their career despite any roadblocks.
On Monday April 15th, candidates from the 2019 Construct class graduated at UIC. Candidates were joined by family, friends, participating companies, and agencies. Special thank you to speakers: Joe Dominguez CEO, ComEd; , Vice President of Construction at Peoples Gas; Pat Whiteside, Vice President, Business Support at Nicor.
Yesterday a few students from Mercy Home for Boys & Girls visited our HBK Carroll office for career day. They kicked off the day with an introduction about HBK and our work. Students then were taken to shadow employees and learn about topics covering civil engineering, GIS, and utility locating. They closed the day with lunch and an opportunity to discuss career paths in STEM related fields with our HR team.
On Friday April 12th, HBK employees in our Philadelphia office spent the afternoon volunteering at the Schuylkill River Development Corporation (SRDC) in Philadelphia. Volunteers cleaned up the riverbank including mulching, planting, weeding and trash pickup. The SRCD depends on volunteers to make their diverse programming possible and keep the Banks clean and beautiful all year long. Thank you to all the volunteers for helping make a big impact on the river cleanup!