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Chicago Lighthouse Community Calendar Announcement
April 25, 2018

Contact: Dominic Calabrese, (312) 997-3662; dominic.calabrese@chicagolighthouse.org

Tour the Lighthouses on The Mag Mile - June 19-August 11th. View over 40 unique lighthouse sculptures and help lead the way for people with disabilities. This public art display showcasing the art of national and local artists (many with disabilities) takes place along Chicago’s famous Magnificent Mile and is hosted by The Chicago Lighthouse in partnership with Huber Financial Advisors to give voice to what’s possible for people with disabilities. Self-guided tours available by downloading OTOCAST. Also accessible for people who are blind with AWARE. For details, visit: lighthousesonmagmile.com

Chicago Lighthouse Calls the Public to Action for Access and Inclusion on The Magnificent Mile

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 14, 2018
Contacts: Dominic Calabrese, (312) 997-3662 (direct); (312) 405-3088 (cell);
dominic.calabrese@chicagolighthouse.org

 

Chicago Lighthouse Calls the Public to Action
for Access and Inclusion on The Magnificent Mile

CHICAGO –Fifty-one 6 foot lighthouse sculptures on famed North Michigan Avenue will catch the public’s eye and capture their hearts this summer. Millions of visitors will see diverse art displays that asks the same question: “How can I be part of access and inclusion for people with disabilities?”

Lighthouses on the Mag Mile is being conducted by The Chicago Lighthouse in partnership with Huber Financial Advisors, LLC; and many other visionary businesses and individuals, including The Magnificent Mile® Association.

From June 19 through August 11, this world class, free exhibition will include lighthouse sculptures created by national and local Chicago artists, many with disabilities. These inspired artists along with more than 40 sponsoring business leaders have risen to the challenge put forward by Chicago Lighthouse CEO, Dr. Janet Szlyk: “We all have a powerful role to play to make inclusion possible for people with disabilities. The challenge is to find your own sphere of influence and use it!”

Self-guided tours of the lighthouses which includes the artists speaking about their access and inclusion concept will be available by downloading OTOCAST.  For enhanced audible wayfinding, download AWARE.  To learn more, please contact Angela D’Antonio, Marketing Director, at (312) 447-3246 or visit lighthousesonmagmile.com

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Chicago Lighthouse Announces that Huber Financial Advisors LLC Will Be Presenting Sponsor for Lighthouses on The Mag Mile Public Art Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2018
Contacts:
Dominic Calabrese, The Chicago Lighthouse, 312/997-3662 or dominic.calabrese@chicagolighthouse.org
Martha Conlon, Huber Financial Advisors, 847/415-9834 or mconlon@huberfinancial.com

Chicago Lighthouse Announces that Huber Financial Advisors LLC Will Be Presenting Sponsor for Lighthouses on The Mag Mile Public Art Initiative

CHICAGO -- April 25, 2018—The Chicago Lighthouse announces that David Huber CFP®, CEO of Huber Financial Advisors, LLC, an independent wealth management firm, will serve as the Presenting Sponsor for Lighthouses on The Mag Mile, a citywide public art initiative celebrating access and inclusion this summer.

Highlighting this very special event, which takes place June 19 through August 11, will be more than 50 six-foot-tall lighthouse sculptures, which will be installed for public display along Chicago’s North Michigan Avenue, renowned around the world as The Magnificent Mile. The lighthouses will be created by national and local Chicago artists, many with disabilities.

“We’re thrilled that David and his firm will help lead the way for access and inclusion by serving as the presenting sponsor of this game-changing effort, which celebrates the accomplishments of the disabled community,” said Dr. Janet Szlyk, President and CEO of The Lighthouse, who developed the concept and is spearheading the project. 

Noting that 2018 represents several personal milestones, including his 10-year anniversary of working with The Chicago Lighthouse Board of Directors and Huber Financial’s 30-year anniversary, Mr. Huber said:  “Partnering with The Lighthouse to give voice to what’s possible for people living with disabilities is a great way to celebrate this banner year!”

Jeff Hanson of Kansas City, an award-winning and visually-impaired artist, is painting the Huber Financial lighthouse, which will be displayed in the Wrigley Building Plaza during the event.  His paintings hang in the homes of art collectors across the globe, including Sir Elton John, Warren Buffett and many others who are touched by his generous soul and unique style.

Joining forces with The Lighthouse and Huber Financial Advisors in this celebration are The Magnificent Mile® Association, the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and Project Onward.  To learn more, please contact Angela D’Antonio, Marketing Director, at (312) 447-3246 or visit lighthousesonmagmile.com

About The Chicago Lighthouse

Founded in 1906, The Chicago Lighthouse is a world-renowned social service organization serving the blind, visually impaired, disabled and Veteran communities.  Widely regarded as among the most comprehensive of its kind in the nation, The Lighthouse provides vision rehabilitation services, education, employment opportunities and assistive technology for people of all ages. For additional information about its 39 life-changing programs, visit www.chicagolighthouse.org or call 312/666-1331.

About Huber Financial Advisors, LLC

Huber Financial Advisors, LLC, an independent wealth management firm headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, is an investment adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As of Feb. 28, 2018, the firm advised on approximately $1.4 billion in total assets from clients consisting of individuals, high net worth individuals, pension and profit sharing plans and charitable organizations. More information is available at www.huberfinancial.com.

WGN-TV Segment on Lighthouse Industries Fashion Clocks

WGN-TV profiled Chicago Lighthouse Industries’ new fashion clocks for its cover story on the 9 pm newscast on Friday, November 24.

The segment also showcased several employees who are legally blind who make the clocks.  The piece was so popular that it ran two additional times on WGN, including this morning’s 9 am newscast!  Many thanks to the production team, Reporter Gaynor Hall, Producer Pam Grimes and Photojournalist Mike D’Angelo for doing an outstanding job on the story!