Archive for March 2019

2019 Construct Career Fair

On March 15th, HBK attended the 2019 Construct Career Fair at Arturo Velasquez Institute College. HR representatives shared career advice with candidates and answered questions about the hiring process. HBK is a proud supporter of the Construct Program!

DuPage County Board Chairman: Dan Cronin

On Friday, March 15th HBK Oak Brook attended the annual St. Paddy’s Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner supporting DuPage County Board Chairman, Dan Cronin.  This annual fundraiser featured a performance by the Shannon Rovers Bagpipers, Irish Dancers, and a delicious Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner.

Junior Achievement: Topgolf

On Thursday, March 14th HBK joined Junior Achievement at Top Golf in Naperville to celebrate empowering over 95,000 local students in more than 5,300 JA classrooms! Over 200 professionals, educators, and JA students were present to network and enjoy an evening of golf with while proceeds from this annual fundraiser will continue to benefit local JA students. 

Erie House 2019 Future of Promise Award Dinner

On Thursday, March 14th, HBK had the honor of co-chairing the Erie House Future of Promise 2019 Awards Dinner. Founded nearly 150 years ago, Erie House continues to fulfill its mission today: to “empower its community — Latinx immigrants alongside individuals and families of all backgrounds — through education, access to critical services and advocacy, and working together to create a just and inclusive society.”

Greater Chicago Damage Prevention Council 21th Annual Damage Prevention

Once again, HBK attended the Annual Excavator Breakfast hosted by the Greater Chicago Damage Prevention Council (GCDPC) at UIC in Chicago. “The GCDPC is made up of representatives from facility owners and operators, the City of Chicago’s 811 Chicago system, excavators, state and local governments and others interested in protection of underground facilities.” The breakfast features a professional safety presentation, safe digging tips, as well

3rd Annual GEMS Gala

Saturday, March 9th marked the 3rd annual GEMS Gala in Chicago.  The Gala aims to give back to Chicago and this year proceeds from the event benefitted 13 different child-centered charities throughout Chicago. HBK was proud to sponsor such a worthwhile cause!

CONSTRUCT: HR Roundtable

On Friday, March 8th HBK attended another event in a series of events for ComEd’s CONSTRUCT program.  This Roundtable discussion gave candidates an opportunity to ask experienced members of Human Resources from a number of different companies various questions about potential employment.  HBK was happy to attend and be a part of the preparation necessary for these candidates to become ready for employment. 

IMPACT: DVIP Souper Bowl

On Thursday, March 7th HBK employees in Iowa volunteered at the 2019 Souper Bowl benefitting the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP).  The DVIP rallies community members together to join them in raising funds for victims of domestic violence with this event every year as they have for the past 22 years.  Over 75 restaurants as well as 25 retail providers showed their support for the

Polar Plunge 2019 Video

HBK was happy to be part of such a worthwhile cause.  Thank you to all our fundraisers and those that braved the cold to take the plunge!

Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce

On Thursday, February 28th employees from our HBK Iowa office attended the 2019 Annual Banquet for the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce.  The Banquet is the Chamber’s largest event of the year and this year it featured a program that reviewed achievements over the past year as well as keynote speaker, Nick Westergaard, Chief Brand Strategist at Brand Driven Digital.   

2019 Polar Plunge

On Sunday, March 3rd, HBK joined ComEd and took the plunge at the 19th annual Polar Plunge benefitting Special Olympics Chicago.  The 665 participants on the ComEd Polar Plunge team raised over $225,000 for Special Olympics Chicago.

ACE Mentor Luncheon

On Friday, March 1st, HBK attended and sponsored the Chicago ACE Mentor Program Luncheon at the Chicago Hilton and Towers.  ACE plays a critical role by mentoring Chicago high school junior and seniors from low-moderate income communities, and providing scholarship, internship, and summer engagement opportunities in the fields of architecture, construction, and engineering.  HBK was proud to be a part of ACE’s mission to provide

National Employee Appreciation Day

Today marks National Employee Appreciation Day and HBK couldn’t let the day pass without taking a moment to recognize all the hard work that goes into making us a proven leader in utility engineering.  Employees were encouraged to find a moment to “take a break” and enjoy a small token of appreciation.  Thank you to everyone who has made it possible for HBK to grow