Norwood Park Historical Society 2019 Stems and Steins


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. 

Organization of Latinos at Exelon


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.  

Lifting Gear Hire's Family Fun Day


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).

Navigating Communication Styles Training


HBK employees participated in a one-hour workshop Tuesday, August 27, on assessing communication preferences to improve teamwork. In Navigating Communication Styles, presenter Diane Kerth with Dale Carnegie began with a communication preference assessment in which each person identified their preferred style (Achiever, Facilitator, Visionary, Analytical). Participants then discussed these styles and how they complement and conflict with one another, and steps to take to work better together.

HBK Division Manager Visits Storm Ravaged Mozambique


HBK Division Manager Amy Ashbacker recently visited Mozambique, Africa, for 15 days, through Children’s Relief International with four others from Cedar Rapids. The purpose of the July 21 to August 5 trip was to provide assistance to people in the Dondo region who were suffering from the devastation of Cyclone Idai in March, one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to hit Africa.

11th Annual I Gotta Guy Sausage Festival


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. 

2019 Women's Energy Summit


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.

Swing for Scholars


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.

18th Angels in the Fairway Golf Outing


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.

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