Press Release – Examiner – Compound your giving

Article menu>>Matt BeemPresident and COOHartsook Companies, Inc.Compound your givingSaturday, December 11, 2010Independence, MO – Kate and I were talking the other night at the kitchen table. We often replay the day’s activities while typing away on our laptops after the kids are in bed.Our recent night’s conversation turned to the nonprofits we’d support with year-end…

Going to the Matt

A couple of weeks ago I was proud to see President and COO of Hartsook Companies, Inc., Matt Beem, be honored as the Fundraiser of the Year in Kansas City—his hometown and Hartsook’s world headquarters. Obviously we like it when any of our employees and clients is honored.  We have had several honored in this…

Near and Dear on the High Plains

Chad has business in Des Moines and Amarillo; Butch practiced medicine until a few years ago, but now is retired in Omaha; and Randy is a businessman in Chadron, Nebraska.  What do all three have in common? They are all graduates of Chadron State College of Chadron, Nebraska.As a result of a transition in our…

Press Release – Examiner – Lessons from the long road

Article menu>>Matt BeemPresident and COOHartsook Companies, Inc.Lessons from the long roadSaturday, November 27, 2010Independence, MO – Long or short sleeves?At a balmy 62 degrees, that was the big question for those running the 14th Annual Gobbler Grind last Sunday in Corporate Woods.As the race started, having ditched my Under Armour for a short-sleeved shirt minutes…

Beware of So-Called Research

If I get one more summary of a survey posing as “research,” I am going to scream just to hear something real!Many companies, not unlike Hartsook, are surveying their clients on everything from ethics to giving to employee trends. These can be mildly interesting at times, but not reliable.I just saw that AFP presented the…

Overcoming Adversity

by Invited Guest Blogger Geoff BurnsOn August 30, 2010, the Geneva Hills Group purchased a 50 year old 350 acre Christian camp and environmental education facility.  The success of this campaign was literally against all odds.Geneva Hills had been owned and operated by one conglomerate of Presbyterian churches in central Ohio since 1959. However, due…

Press Release – Examiner – Building Homes and Shaping Lives

Article menu>>Matt BeemPresident and COOHartsook Companies, Inc.Building homes and shaping livesSaturday, October 9, 2010Mexico City – Imagine the shed in your back yard.You know the one. You splurged for it last year after succumbing to your penchant for a riding lawnmower.Think of it again. And this time imagine it’s your house.For many who live in…