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Chicago, Cook County Homeownership to Get Boost with $8 Million NeighborhoodLIFT Program

Program offers homebuyer education plus $15,000 down payment assistance grants; special parameters for veterans, military, teachers, first-responders
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CHICAGO, August 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and its network member, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, today announced the NeighborhoodLIFT® program will expand to the Chicago area with an $8 million commitment by Wells Fargo to boost homeownership in Cook County.

PHOTO GALLERY | Epsilon and Conversant Associates Give Back at Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon

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On June 23, Epsilon and Conversant associates helped spruce up Chicago Public Schools buildings as part of the 25th annual Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon, the city’s largest day of community service.

The event saves the Chicago Public School District around $3 million in facilities improvement and maintenance costs every year. Our associates and their families started the morning at Daley Plaza and volunteers then canvassed the city, primarily focusing their energies on fixing up neighborhood schools in the city’s South and West sides.

NO MAN IS AN ISLAND: Lending a Hand to Puerto Rico

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In the wake of Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico in September 2017 and left a majority of the island without power, homes and roads destroyed, and water contaminated, Northern Trust’s Latin Heritage Leadership Council (LHLC) partnered with other Chicago-area firms to provide help.

Led by the LHLC, employees collected supplies such as dry and canned foods, baby formula, diapers, first-aid kits, towels and blankets, laundry detergent and pet food. They also raised money and purchased nearly 14,000 bottles of water to send to the island.

Mohawk Group Leaves A Positive Handprint at NeoCon with Solar Energy

Solar energy is in bloom at The Renaissance Collaborative in Chicago
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On Wednesday, June 13, an enthusiastic crowd gathered in sunny south Chicago for a celebration of our first smartflower solar system installation, a highly anticipated event that took place during NeoCon 2018.

The smartflower uses advanced technology to automatically move its ‘petals’ to align itself with the sun at optimal angles.

Astellas Employees Celebrate Pride Month in Support of the LGBTQ Community

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Approximately 100 employees, family members and friends came out to represent Astellas in Chicago's annual LGBTQ Pride Parade on Sunday, June 24. This was the company’s ninth consecutive year of participation in the event.

Kicking off Grilling Season with the Chicago Spark Program

Jess Hines, Manager, Social Media and Digital Analytics
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Last week, we kicked off grilling season on the beautiful rooftop deck at our Chicago office, complete with hot dogs, cornhole and beautiful weather.

We were joined by several special guests, including our CEO Tom Hayes, talented Tyson Senior Chef Kang Kuan, and the VP of Marketing for Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Sanjiv Gajiwala.  But perhaps more notably, we were joined by a group of 7th graders from Frazier International Magnet School, an affiliate of the Chicago Spark Program.

Whirlpool Opens Consumer Experience Center

By Alan Wolf
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Whirlpool has widened its consumer presence in the Windy City.

The world’s largest majap maker has added a consumer experience center to the World of Whirlpool, its 60,000-square-foot showcase for the trade in Chicago.

The facility, which features meeting rooms, demo kitchens, interactive laundry showrooms and a connected appliance display, is used for sit-downs with U.S. and international customers, sparing retailers the puddle jump to Whirlpool headquarters in Benton Harbor, Mich.

Abbott Named Corporate Citizen of the Year

Abbott and Its Employees Honored by the Executives' Club of Chicago for Building Better Communities
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The Executives’ Club of Chicago has named Abbott the 2018 Corporate Citizen of the Year. Each year, the award is given to a company that demonstrates leadership in corporate social responsibility. Abbott was honored this year for building stronger communities around the world, including the significant impact Abbott employees make through hands-on volunteering and employee giving.

In the Chicago area, Abbott employees have helped advance the missions of local education, health and social service organizations by sharing their expertise, time, energy and donations.

Mohawk Group Partners with Groundswell and Elevate Energy to Bring Solar to Community Hub in South Chicago

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CHICAGO, June 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ — As part of Mohawk Group’s ongoing commitment to leave more handprints than footprints, the leader in commercial flooring joined Groundswell, Elevate Energy and other partners in south Chicago today for the unveiling of a new smartflower™ solar system. The smartflower, located at The Renaissance Collaborative (TRC) in the Bronzeville community, officially launches an innovative solar energy partnership that includes the installation of 10 units across the U.S. over the course of three years.

Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Celebrates Nine Nonprofit Projects With Cross-Country Summer Road Trip

Sun Club shines a light on $1.3 million in sustainability partnerships in four states
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HOUSTON, June 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Green Mountain Energy Sun Club is charging up and setting out on a cross-country trip to celebrate the completion of its nine new projects.  The nonprofit organization will be unveiling $1.3 million in innovative sustainability-related donations to nine nonprofits located across Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, and Illinois.

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