November 2017

Another week in the books! HAPPY FRIDAY!

We are in the process of closing out this year with some seriously awesome stuff people!

The first announcement we have is that we, the Talent Hitch Squad, have increased the family by 2 in the last week since announcing our INDUSTRY BLOG. 

Abbey Taylor has joined as Career Consultant and Tara Breinig as our Creative Director & Brand Ambassador!  Welcome ladies!


ON NOVEMBER 1ST | Talent Hitch began its Corporate Social Responsibility Program, TalentHitchCares with the aim at giving back to the community and making a better world for all of us - one good deed at a time.

Every month our team will be choosing a humanitarian organization to volunteer for.  For November we chose the Greater Chicago Food Depository as our organization. This past Wednesday we participated in helping to pack food for the hungry and boy, did we make a difference!

The TalentHitchCares team was able to aid in packing 8,000 lbs of food as a whole. Our team total came out to providing 850 meals, that's 170 meals a person!

Not only that, we also started a company virtual food drive through the GCFD (where a $1 donation = 3 meals for the hungry) that runs from November through the end of this year. We couldn't be happier to report that we have already raise $344 which translates to 1,500 meals and 1,238 lbs of just a week!

And then, because November is the month of giving thanks, we are participating in a third GCFD volunteer day, this coming Tuesday (11/7/17), handing out brown paper bags to commuters at Ogilvie Transportation Center to be filled with all the fixings for Thanksgiving dinner for needy families.

Here at Talent Hitch we think best way to give thanks is to give back. 


MAKING FRIENDS | Talent Hitch Inc. toured the Cleats Manufacturing fabrication shop this week too.  Want to know how it's done?  Watch their video here! 

"I had the pleasure of meeting Joe Passannante, VP of Operations at Cleat's, at a WCW Alzhemer's charity event held at Joe's Live in Rosemont, IL.  I came to the event to represent Talent Hitch's $500 Bronze Sponsorship for the cause as well as catch up with old friends from FE Moran, Hill Mechanical and CPS.  During my tour at Cleats' this week, I not only got to see what four generations worth of expertise looks like and meet Steve Passannante Sr. himself, but I also got to brush up on my spiral duct knowledge, friction factors and their latest products in design.  Believe it or not - for a sheet metal shop - it literally left me with a warm fuzzy feeling and it wasn't from the insulation! Ha. Cleats Manufacturing takes pride in their work, their services and their relationships - 50 years worth of hard work centrally located to where all the action happens - our home, our city, Chicago."  - Ro, Director of Business Development


TECH STUFF | 3D Modeling Tools

Supposed to be a "mouse"...mmm hmmmm riiiight.
  • Microstation: CAD software product for two and three dimensional design and drafting
  • NavisWorks: Building Information Modeling (BIM) software used by engineers and contractors for coordination between trades.
  • SmartPlant: 3D modeling software
  • Inventor: another CAD software for 3D mechanical design, simulation, visualization, and documentation.


NOW WHAT | Well, well, well ... our 2 year anniversary is actually coming up on the 19th of November.  That's right around the corner! AND holiday fun and cheer planning is in the works too!