Press Release – Examiner – Its Good to be Back

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.3″ saved_tabs=”all”] Article menu>> Matt BeemPresident and COOHartsook Companies, Inc. It’s good to be back Saturday, February 8, 2014 [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.3″] Joe, our high school senior, became an Eagle Scout when he was 15. Since then, I’ve spent most of my Scouting time in Pack 228 with Tom, our younger son. But…

Press Release – Examiner – Reflect on the Good in Your Life

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.3″ saved_tabs=”all”] Article menu>> Matt BeemPresident and COOHartsook Companies, Inc. Reflect on the good in your life Saturday, December 14, 2013 [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.3″] Independence, MO – I love the holidays. And like you, I’m doing double time right now so I’m able to take a few days between Christmas and New Year’s…

Press Release – Examiner – Are You Reaching Others, Offering Humble Service

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.3″ saved_tabs=”all”] Article menu>> Matt BeemPresident and COOHartsook Companies, Inc. Are you reaching others, offering humble service? Saturday, September 13, 2013 [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.3″] Independence, MO – Jim Weber, who welcomed the Beems to a new church home more than 15 years ago, died on Aug. 22. As I reflected on the warm…

Press Release – Examiner – Giving is Again Up, and Those Billions Help a Great Deal

Article menu>>Matt BeemPresident and COOHartsook Companies, Inc.Giving is again up, and those billions help a great dealSaturday, June 22, 2013Independence, MO – Philanthropy rebounded strongly in 2012, according to “Giving USA 2013: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the year 2012.”The report released earlier this month confirms that 2011’s slight uptick in giving after two…

Press Release – Examiner – Independence Schools Must Maintain Focus

Article menu>>Matt BeemPresident and COOHartsook Companies, Inc.Independence schools must maintain focusSaturday, May 25, 2013Independence, MO – I returned home yesterday from the Boy Scouts of America’s national meeting in Dallas.It was a historic week for the world’s largest youth-serving organization. On Thursday, voting delegates decided to change BSA’s position on homosexuality and welcome boys who…

Did John Shamberg Call You?

This blog was originally posted in 2010 but still very relevant today.My last blog about John Shamberg’s New Year’s Eve gift of land evoked the greatest response yet.  I received notes and emails from across the country commenting on fundraisers being available on December 31.Ed from Emporia, Kans. wrote, “Bob, you are exactly right. A…