WGN TV's Micah Materre covers Chicago Children's Choir's Dimension Ensemble. The group for young men gives singers a place to find their voices and confidence with other young men across from across the city. Read the full story here. [videoRead More
Chicago Dental Society members volunteered at Lincoln Park Zoo's annual "Spooky Zoo" to hand out toothbrushes, toothpaste and tips on oral hygiene to trick-or-treaters. CDS member, Dr. Douglas Chang, and the tent were featured prominently on WGN's evening newscast. [videoRead More
Chicago's push for Amazon's HQ2 gets help from Bears coach Matt Nagy, Kuma's Corner and more As part of People’s Pitch, the pro-bono team of Chicago public affairs and communications firms leading Chicago’s bid to secure Amazon’s second headquarters, theRead More
Inspired by longtime McCormick Place greeter, app aims to give visitors memorable experience As we worked with the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority to develop an app for McCormick Square visitors, we kept the launch of the app the front of mind.Read More
Will border mall hit a wall? Following the opening of Horizon Group Property’s Outlet Shoppes at Laredo, the Hawthorne team worked diligently to secure national coverage on the outlet featuring Horizon’s CEO, Gary Skoien, and the Mayor of Laredo, TX,Read More
WiSTEM at 1871 partners with WBDC to train accelerator hopefuls At Hawthorne, we know quality media coverage is secured when you approach the right media at the right time. Our work with the Women’s Business Development Center has been focusedRead More
The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago joined other social-service agencies to protest the Illinois governor’s budget cuts to childcare assistance programs. WBBM-TV’s Jim Williams’ live interview was among those coordinated by Marj Halperin and team. Watch it here.
Chicago Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington’s occasionally adopts the persona of “the Fat Nag” to urge readers to adopt healthy lifestyles. Here, she chronicled the success of a husband-and-wife Y members.
Marj Halperin and team worked with NPR’s “All Things Considered” to develop a story on the Y’s Urban Warriors program. The impact? Within two days of the broadcast, the Y had received 200+ email inquiries and praises, and doubled itsRead More
Urban Warriors is a YMCA mentoring program to stem youth violence in targeted Chicago communities. To help recruit war veterans for the program, Marj Halperin and team secured this WGN Radio interview with host James VanOsdol.