Archive for November 2017

ABC Pilsen STEM Panel Discussion

On Saturday November 18th, HBK employees gathered at Cristo Rey High school to meet and mentor ABC Pilsen’s athletes and parents. HBK employees, who were once collegiate athletes, shared their stories on how they juggles  distractions, studying, and practices during their athletic commitment. They also shared how they ended up in a STEM career and what steps they encourage others to do to find their right career path .

Congratulations Paula Conrad

On Friday November 17th, Misericordia’s Women’s Board held their Heart of Mercy ball at the Hilton Chicago. HBK was a proud sponsor of the event and a supporter of Misericordia’s mission to provide the highest quality residential, training, and employment services to children and adults with intellectual and development disabilities.  Congratulations to all the awardees, especially Paula Conrad, from ComEd. Heart of Mercy Award: Dave and

HBK Iowa Employees Run Girls on the Run 5k

HBK Iowa Employees and their families participated in the Girls on the Run 5k at the University of Iowa Ashton Cross Country Course. Girls on the run mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Check out HBK featured in Episode 6 of Planet Underground TV!

HBK is featured in Planet Underground’s Episode 6: Designing ZERO Damages. In this new episode of Planet Underground TV, we take a look at what goes into the design and safe completion of a vital infrastructure construction project in downtown Chicago. Join us as, we go out on the job with an HBK Engineering, LLC  locator mapping fiber locates into a GIS mapping system, and

HBK Employees mentor at ACM-W at IIT

On Wednesday, November 15th the ACM-W (Association for Computing Machinery – Women ) at Illinois Tech invited professional’s from WEN Chicago (Women Energy Network) to talk to their members at ACM-W’s general body meeting. The WEN mentors talked about professional development in various and gave several tips about interviews and networking.                                           

SOS Villages: Evening of Hope

What gives you hope? HBK Employees attended the SOS Children’s Village of Illinois Evening of Hope event. This annual fall event raises awareness and funds to support the programs at SOS Illinois. HBK is proud to be a sponsor of SOS Children’s Village of Illinois.

HBK assists ESL students at Erie House

This week our HBK employees visited Erie House’s Little Village location to volunteer their time to help ESL students practice their skills. Once a month the teachers welcome volunteers to come into the class and engage in English conversation with the students. Engaging in these conversations helps the students step out of their comfort zone and puts the skills they are learning to use. Plus

HBK attends Glenwood Academy’s 130th Anniversary

Thank you to Trice Construction Company and Stephanie Hickman for the invitation to Glenwood Academy’s 130th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon.   The event was held on Wednesday, November 15th at Fairmont Chicago.  HBK was honored to participate in a milestone anniversary and honoring of Glenwood Academy’s 130-year commitment to the community.  

Big Brothers Big Sisters Tailgate

HBK is happy to be a sponsor of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago. Over the weekend Mark and May Ann Kaufman hosted their 11th Annual Tailgate Party benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters. This annual fundraising event has brought in over one million dollars for BBSMC in ten years!

Energy Times Conference

Our Power Sector Leads attended the 2017 Empowering Customers and Cities at the Energy Times Conference, hosted at the Swissôtel Chicago. ComEd President and CEO, Ann Pramaggiore, spoke on a segment about Chicago’s Electric Way. The main message included Chicago exploring the frontiers of the new electric utility as it develops and tests new services and capabilities in its service territory. The two day conference featured other speakers on how

Chicago United: Bridge Awards 2017

The annual Bridge Awards Dinner, a sold out event this year, took place last night at the Hilton Chicago. Congratulations to Brian T. Moynihan, chairman and chief executive officer of Bank of America, for receiving this year’s Bridge Award.  Also, congratulations to the 2017 Business Leaders of Color. Chicago United works to advance economic opportunity and diversity in business.                          

CEO, Ron Kaminski, on WGN Radio

On Monday November 6th, Ron Kaminski, CEO of HBK Engineering, LLC was featured on WGN’s The Bill and Wendy Show. Ron has been on the board of Chicago Commons for over 5 years.  Ron spoke about his involvement with Chicago Commons, what drove him to the organization, and how HBK as a company has been involved. The segment was  followed by a  surprise from Country Financial, a

Aldridge gives thanks to JDRF sponsors

On Thursday November 9th, Aldridge Electric hosted a Vendor Appreciation Breakfast for all vendors that have helped support the JDRF cause. HBK is a proud sponsor of JDRF’s annual gala as well as an active participant in their annual walks across the country. HBK will continue to support Fund a Cure to turn Type 1 into Type None.  

City of Hope: Spirit of Life 25th Award Night

Congratulations to Joseph X. Cushing, Executive Vice President, Cushing, for receiving this year’s City of Hope’s the Spirit of Life Award®.  “Joe’s twenty-plus year involvement, along with the support of other Chicago construction, real estate and design leaders for the past 25 years, has been amazing,” said Sarah Jakubowski Maraccini, senior director of corporate national philanthropy at City of Hope. City of Hope is an

Cheers! for Mercy Homes

HBK is happy to be a sponsor of Mercy Homes’ Cheers for Mercy event. Employees from our Chicago land offices had a night full of entertainment at the Associate Board of Mercy Homes annual fundraiser. All proceeds benefit the young men and women living at Mercy Home.