Press Release – Examiner – Giving Leading Changing

Article menu>>   Matt Beem President, Hartsook Companies, Inc. Giving, leading, changing Saturday, April 11, 2009   SAN SALVADOR – I speak English and French. My driver speaks Spanish. So with much to talk about but nothing to say during the 45-minute drive from Comalapa International Airport to El Salvador’s capital, we settle into our…

Press Release – Examiner – Young People Help Out

Article menu>> Matt BeemPresident, Hartsook Companies, Inc.  Young people help out<SATURDAY, B 2008Saturday, April 25, 2009Tom and I were talking yesterday at breakfast about his life’s current ambition: He wants to succeed Davy Arnaud, the Kansas City Wizards center midfielder whose strong, accurate boot and tenacious defensive play often spell the difference in important games.Tom’s infatuation…

Press Release – Examiner – Many Live Give

Article menu>> Matt BeemPresident, Hartsook Companies, Inc.  Many Here Live by GivingSaturday, March 28, 2009It’s good to review life’s book of lessons once in awhile.I was thinking Thursday night at our son’s school music program about something my mom taught me early on: Support the people and pursuits about which you’re passionate. Giving has always guided her…

Press Release – Examiner – Don’t Hit Givers the Hardest

Article menu>> Matt BeemPresident, Hartsook Companies, Inc.  Don’t hit the givers the hardestSaturday, March 11, 2009Dear President Obama,You’ve entered the White House in one of the most difficult periods in U.S. history.  Your vision of and commitment to a brighter future are compelling.For a while now, I’ve thought you should create a new cabinet position. Your…

Press Release – Examiner – Steady Work Steady Progress

Article menu>> Matt BeemPresident, Hartsook Companies, Inc.  Steady work, steady progress<SATURDAY, May 03, 2008Saturday, February 28, 2009If you’re one of the 12 people who read this column regularly, you know I began an exercise and eating regimen last month.If you’re an insider among the 12 (my wife, parents or in-laws), you know my exercise of choice…

Press Release – Examiner – Steady Work Will Pay Off

Article menu>> Matt BeemPresident, Hartsook Companies, Inc.  Steady work will pay off<SATURDAY, May 03, 2008Saturday, January 17, 2009The first week of the year is usually a bear at work. But not in 2009.A large national foundation made a significant gift earlier this week to a Midwestern nonprofit organization I’m counseling. The $500,000 gift will benefit the…