Archive for March 2017

HBK supports the African American Museum in Philadelphia

HBK Engineering attended the African American Museum of Philadelphia’s 40th Anniversary gala on March 24, 2017.  The gala honored Cathy Hughes and Alfred C. Liggins III of Radio One along with PECO for their exception support to the museum.  More the 600 business, cultural and political leaders gathered to support and celebrate African American arts and culture.  The African American Museum in Philadelphia is the

Ground Hog Appears

The Groundhog Club of Chicago hosted its annual Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner on March 22nd. The event returned this year to everyone’s favorite location, Plumbers’ Hall. The much loved Ground Hog made an appearance, food and drinks were flowing, and bagpipes were sounding.  

Forbes Article: An Example of the Rise of the Rest

This article speaks to the Cedar Rapids being a strong city that has been able to revitalize itself through adaptations and building on their assets. “Cedar Rapids built its fortune on milling due to the eponymous rapids, which in turn led to grain production… Cedar Rapids became a prosperous midsized Midwestern city. However, as the economy shifted to advantage knowledge-based economic sectors…” To read entire

HBK Sponsors Evening in Bloom

Joined by over 1,000 VIP attendees, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ms. Amy Rule co-chaired the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. Primary beneficiaries for the Evening were The Pilot Light Chefs, Illinois Restaurant Association Ed Foundation, and the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance.  The night was filled with elobarate culinary presentation and a spectacular fashion show.        

Erie House: Future of Promise Awards

HBK was a proud sponsor of Erie Neighborhood House’s Future of Promise Award event for hosted at the Radisson Blue Aqua. This night was dedicated to celebrate Erie’s Expanded Learning Programs for Children and Youth.  This program was built to prevent violence and use an  integrated curriculum to provide a safe, supportive learning environment for students ages 5–18. Congratulations to the Honorees: Corporate Impact Award: Blue Cross and Blue

HBK Featured in Planet Underground

HBK is featured in Planet Underground’s Episode 3: We feature excavators on the front line of damage prevention, a look into the benefits and challenges of GPR locating, and examine the benefits of consolidation of utility data mapping in Chicago. 

HBK Oak Brook office joins DuPage County Chairman

On Friday March 10th HBK’s Oak Brook office joined DuPage County Board Chairman, Dan Cronin at his annual St. Paddy’s Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner.  The night was filled with entertainment by the Shannon Rovers Bagpipes and Irish dancers.

HBK supports Junior Achievement

On Thursday February 9th, HBK joined several other professionals, educators, and JA ( Junior Achievement) students at Top Golf Naperville in support of the Junior Achievement program. Junior Achievement’s Purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. HBK is a proud supporter.

Construct 2017 Company Overview

On Thursday March 2nd, Construct kicked off their 2017 program year.  Participating companies gathered to present their background and potential job opportunities to Construct candidates. HBK is a proud supporter of the Construct program, a job training program that helps prepare candidates to compete for a good-paying, entry-level job in construction-related fields.

HBK High-Divers take the Plunge

Thank you to all who participated in this weekend’s annual Chicago Polar Plunge as virtual plungers or active plungers. Special thank you to ComEd Coolers for driving over 600 participants this year to take the plunge. Together all teams who took the plunge with ComEd raised over $265,000. Pictured below: HBK High-Divers  (Jessica Keller, Jessica Maldonado, Erin McGovern)

HBK joins Underground Contractors Association

HBK has become a member of the Underground Contractors Association. UCA is a not-for profit trade association of contractors and suppliers in the sewer, water, utility and underground industry throughout Illinois. On February 22nd,HBK Employee, Frank Bedtke ( pictured on far left panel) sat on the panel for the annual  2017 Utility Roundtable & Safety/Risk Management Meeting.

HBK supports Girls in the Game

On Thursday February 23rd, HBK joined others in support of Girls in the Game’s 22nd Annual Field of Dreams Gala, hosted at the InterContinental Chicago. Congratulations to this year’s recipients: Jas Boothe is an Army Veteran who founded Final Salute, Inc. and has helped over 2,000 women Veterans and children in over 30 States and Territories. Bridget Gainer is the Cook County Commissioner who created Cook County’s first