Meet Rita Figueroa. Rita is a retired professional boxer from Chicago, and is currently a service manager in AT&T customer relations. But what makes Rita so extraordinary is the more than 500 hours she spent last year volunteering her time to coach at-risk youth.
Green Building Adoption Index shows more “green” in cities with benchmarking laws
LOS ANGELES, July 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - After placing second last year, the Chicago market claimed the top spot with 66% of its space qualified as green certified according to the fourth annual Green Building Adoption Index study by CBRE and Maastricht University. San Francisco slipped to second, while Atlanta, Houston and Minneapolis again claimed spots in the top 5 in the 2017 report. “Green” office buildings in the U.S. are defined as those that hold either an EPA ENERGY STAR label, USGBC LEED certification or both.
NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- More than 100 Allstate agency owners from around the country sorted and stuffed 2,400 backpacks with books and loaded them onto Chicago Public Library trucks at Navy Pier on Wed., May 17. The backpacks, which included books tailored for preschool, elementary and middle school students, were delivered to all 80 Chicago Public Library branches and will be distributed to youth this summer.
I was at a friend’s birthday party recently and noticed something interesting about the presents he received from guests. The standard bottle of wine or tickets to a ball game don’t cut it anymore. The trendy gifts these days are gadgets that incorporate “smart” technologies, connect to your home and try to make life easier. You can speak to a radio to tell it to change the station, remotely lock the doors or turn off lights in your home and even buy an interactive refrigerator with touchscreen and internet access!
LEMONT, Ill., November 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ – For the third consecutive year, in conjunction with the Chicago Parks Foundation and the Alliance for the Great Lakes, CITGO sponsored a Mid-Coast Cleanup as a part of its Caring for Our Coast initiative. Earlier this fall, students from King College Prep and the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences joined volunteers from the CITGO Lemont Refinery for a cleanup project at the 41st Street Beach in Chicago. In a one-mile area, the group collected 94.9 pounds of trash in just a few hours.
Hundreds of Volunteers Return to Repair Homeless Shelter
LOS ANGELES, November 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- CBRE Group, Inc., through its corporate philanthropy program, CBRE Cares, will partner with national housing nonprofit Rebuilding Together to continue repairs at the Sylvia Family Shelter in Chicago, Illinois, during its annual CBRE Women’s Networking Forum. This will be the group’s second large-scale volunteer project in as many years at this facility.
The Naperville, IL office serves a diverse client base, working within multiple segments and practice areas. Our projects span from traditional ELM to transaction and compliance support for oil and gas, food and beverage, real estate, chemical, railroad, and manufacturing clients, as well as insurance claim support, regulatory compliance, and retail health and safety for global high tech companies.
October 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - As part of CSX’s “Beyond Our Rails” initiative to give back to communities across its network, the company hosted a day of service at Funston Elementary School in Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 22. The school was one of a handful selected from across the country this year for a CSX Service Day.
Aramark employees bring health and wellness education and awareness programs to Casa Central as part of Aramark Building Community Day
CHICAGO, September 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ – As part of Aramark’s ongoing commitment to health and wellness, more than 100 Aramark associates are uniting today at Chicago’s Casa Central to inspire families to make healthy food, nutrition and lifestyle choices.