Archive for February 2018

National Society of Black Engineers Expo 2018

On February 24th, HBK volunteers spend the morning talking with young adults interested in STEM at the University of Chicago for the 2018 National Society of Black Engineers Expo. Employees interacted with students about HBK and discussed the future of STEM. The NSBE Expo exposes Chicago K-12 students to STEM related activities and fields.                     

Domestic Violence Intervention Program Souperbowl

On February 22nd, HBK volunteered at the 20th Anniversary for Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP)  Souper Bowl. The DVIP created the Souper Bowl to educate the community about domestic violence and the needs that the organization has. Volunteers helped set up, serve soup and come together with the community to stop domestic violence.                 

Ron Kaminski speaks at WCA 2018 Tax Panel Discussion

On Thursday February 22, the West Central Association (WCA) hosted a lunch and learn panel discussion at Carnivale in the West Loop.  The panel discussed how the new 2018 Tax Law would impact business. MODERATOR: Brian A. Bernardoni, Illinois REALTORS PANELIST: Ronald Kaminski, HBK Engineering, LLC Ron Cain, Kuma’s Corner Jason S. Vanden Bosch, CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. Tom Macejko, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

U.S. Olympic Hockey Team honored at Girls in the Game

Girls in the Game hosted their 23rd Anniversary Field of Dreams Gala yesterday at the InterContinental Chicago Hotel, to celebrate empowering girls not only to grow healthy physically, but mentally and emotionally. The night featured a video recording of our Gold Medalist U.S. Hockey team as well as motivating and emotional speeches from the other champions.  Thank you to Girls in the Game for inspiring and motivating girls to

NSPE-IL Chapter Career Day at Jones High School

HBK has partnered with NSPE-IL Chapter and Chicago Public Schools for Engineers Week. HBK employees will present to high school students  about career progression within engineering and STEM related fields. On February 21st, HBK employee Jeremy Linke presented to a Introduction to Engineering Design class at Jones College Prep High School. Jeremy shared his experiences within engineering and gave advice to students looking to pursue a career in STEM.        

Workplace Learning Connection Career Day

To kick off Engineering Week, two students from Workplace Learning Connection visited our HBK Iowa City office for a Career Day. Students walked around the office and met designers, engineers, and office employees to learn the different facets of HBK. They talked to employees about their career path and what importance steps they to be preparing for their future in engineering or STEM related field.                                                                  

HBK Sponsors ACE Mentor Luncheon

On Thursday February 15th, HBK employees spent the afternoon at the Chicago Hilton Hotel, celebrating the 18th annual luncheon for the Chicago ACE Mentor program. Chicago ACE Mentor program mentors students who have interest in architecture, construction, and engineering. The money raised at the luncheon directly supports renewable four-year college scholarships that are awarded to ACE students each year.  Every year attendees get to work with

HBK supports Ronald McDonald House

On Sunday February 11th, HBK sponsored a lane at the Ronald McDonald House Rolling for Ronald bowling event hosted at the Arena Lanes in Oak Lawn. Proceeds from this event will support families with critically ill children by allowing them to stay together at Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Children’s Hospital. Thank you to all the HBK employees who supported the event.                                 

HBK @ University of Chicago Hackathon

This past weekend, HBK programmers, joined Uncommon Hacks at the University of Chicago 30- hour intercollegiate hackathon.  Uncommon Hacks is committed to building a community of students excited about using technology in creative and quirky ways. Companies sponsors were able to set up company booths and speak to attendees about career opportunities in the tech field. Pictured: HBK Employee, Emily Dones and Mike Naughton    

Future of Promise Dinner: Erie House

The Table is Set for the 2018 Future of Promise Dinner Erie Neighborhood House will host its annual Future of Promise awards dinner on Thursday, March 1, at Chicago’s Radisson Blu Aqua. The event is being co-chaired by ComEd president and CEO Anne Pramaggiore and PNC Illinois president Scott Swanson. The program will also honor three community partners with Future of Promise awards: Cheryl Harris,

Luries Step UP for Kids

HBK volunteers spent their Saturday morning setting up the stairwell in the AON building for the 21st annual Aon Center Step Up for Kids. $623,677.08 was raised for patients and families of Ann & Robert H. Lurie’s Children’s Hospital.