Harbour has been serving and building communities since the company’s inception in 1959. With over 60 years of industry experience, we know that our success is due in no small part to those same communities that we helped build and develop. As a family-owned and operated company, Harbour strongly values the opportunity to make charitable contributions that positively impact the community around us.
RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS AND SPONSORED COMMUNITY EVENTS
MARINE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION – OCTOBER 2021
The Chicago Dinner is a yearly event working to ensure that every child of a severely injured Marine or Navy Corpsman has the chance to pursue the American dream their parents served to defend. The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation was established to honor the service and sacrifice of Marines and their families. The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation helps cover the cost of attending post-high school, undergraduate, and career and technical education programs. Every gift has a significant life-changing impact. To learn more or to donate, please visit the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation website.
BOHNE FOUNDATION GOLF OUTING – SEPTEMBER 2021
Harbour attended the 2021 golf outing for The Bohne Foundation, a global charity dedicated to feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, comforting the destitute, and encouraging the hopeless while aiding the neediest members of our global community.
BRACEVILLE GARDNER CEMETERY – JULY 2021
In July of 2021, with the initiative and heart of Jay Lusson and his family, Harbour was allowed to help improve the grounds of the Braceville Gardner Cemetery. The cemetery is located at 7295 East Braceville Road in Braceville, IL. Jay’s wife lost her son, Gavin, 15 years ago, and this year, Jay opted to celebrate Gavin’s life and legacy by donating time, efforts, and resources towards necessary cemetery improvements. At the Braceville Gardner Cemetery, Jay focused efforts on filling in hazardous low areas and potholes, using stone ordered by Harbour Contractors, Inc. and using the company’s skid-steer loader. We want to thank Jay for having made this honorable effort possible. Thank you, Jay.
SPECIAL CONNECTIONS OF GRUNDY COUNTY – AUGUST 2021
The non-profit organization provides social activities for people of all ages and disabilities in and around Grundy County, Illinois. The program’s mission is to connect people with disabilities to their community through social interactions, education, and recreational opportunities.
MIDWEST SECURITY AND POLICE CONFERENCE/EXPO – AUGUST 2021
Harbour attended the Midwest Security and Police Conference/Expo on August 19th and 20th. MSPCE is the only trade show in the Midwest showcasing the latest state-of-the-art products, technologies, and services for security and law enforcement professionals alike.
AHAI FOUNDATION GOLF OUTING – AUGUST 2021
The Amateur Hockey Association Illinois (AHAI) Foundation Golf Outing allowed Harbour to provide support by teeing off on the green.
MOKENA MAYORS CHARITY FOUNDATION 30TH ANNUAL GOLF OUTING – AUGUST 2021
The foundation was founded in 1991 as a philanthropic endeavor, that over the years has raised and distributed over $360,000 to local civic and charitable organizations benefiting seniors, youth groups, veterans, and individuals with special needs along with three annual college scholarships for Mokena students.
GEAPS EXCHANGE TRADESHOW – AUGUST 2021
Harbour’s Mark Lane and Jay Lusson exhibited at the 2021 GEAPS Exchange tradeshow in Columbus, Ohio.
The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) is an international association that supports its members and the industry by serving as The Knowledge Resource for the world of grain handling and processing industry operations.
GEAPS addresses the industry’s critical grain handling, storage, and processing operations needs by providing the finest networking, professional development programs, and access to a global marketplace of equipment, services and technology solutions providers. GEAPS global network of industry professionals includes more than 2,500 individual members from about 1,150 companies.
GOLF OUTING FOR MAYOR RICHARD C. IRVIN – AUGUST 2021
Harbour attended and sponsored the 2nd Annual Golf Outing for Mayor Richard C. Irvin at the Phillips Park Golf Course, located at 1001 Hill Avenue in Aurora, IL. Being an active member of the communities that we build has always been a focus for Harbour. The team was happy to share a great day of golf on the green in Aurora!
We are proud that our employees often take it upon themselves to give back to the communities in which they live and serve on various levels, however they can. From donating their time to donating their money, our people are what make our community so strong and dynamic. We understand our impact as community builders and realize that the more we can provide to local charities and local organizations in their time of need, the better our communities can become overall.
We are happy to provide support to a variety of organizations, including Easter Seals, March of Dimes, City of Hope, After School Matters, Iowa Disaster Recovery, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will & Grundy Counties, Cornerstone Services, Inc., Regional CARE Association, Guardian Angel Community Services, Lamb’s Fold Center for Women & Children, Boy Scouts of America, the Chicago Blackhawks Alumni Association, the Northern Illinois Food Bank, and many others.