MAKE Corporation Sponsors 2017 Southwest Airlines LUV Classic

MAKE Corporation was proud to be a part of the 32nd Annual LUV Classic Golf Tournament. Since 1985, the Southwest Airlines LUV Classic Charity Golf Tournament and Party has donated more than $16 million to benefit children’s charities, including: Children’s Hospital Colorado, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Knights of Heroes, and Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).

The MAKE team proud to meet Gary Kelly, CEO of SWA

The MAKE team was proud to meet Gary Kelly, CEO of SWA

"BeFORE" Event

“BeFORE” Event


2017 Plane Pull: Pulling Together for Special Olympics

The Plane Pull is the ultimate tug-of-war competition as teams compete to pull an aircraft 12 feet as quickly as possible, while fundraising for Special Olympics IL! Awards are given to the fastest pull in each division, fastest pull overall and top fundraising team.

MAKE Corporation participated for the 5th year and set our fastest time yet!PP5PP6PP1 PP4

2017 Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby

60,000 rubber ducks splash into the Chicago River for the 12th Annual Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby! For the 5th year, MAKE purchased each of our consultants and the entire MAKE staff a duck in support of this signature annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Illinois. This is one of our favorite events every summer!

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2017 First Look for Charity

First Look for Charity is an annual fundraising event hosted by the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place Chicago. Attendees have a chance to preview the Auto Show while supporting their charity of choice. MAKE attended as a sponsor for Special Olympics Illinois for the fourth consecutive year. The event raised $2.5 million for 18 charities across Chicago.

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Feed My Starving Children Hope Filled Holiday

We had the opportunity to spend the weekend with Feed My Starving Children – Schaumburg for their Hope Filled Holiday event! We had over 100 team members, family and friends help us work toward the goal of packing 1.5 million meals for children at Mission of Hope: Haiti and around the world. Thank you Feed My Starving Children and everyone who joined us in MAKEing spirits brighter in Haiti!IMG_0046 IMG_0051IMG_5835

Holiday Card Design Contest

In effort to spread PEACE this holiday season, MAKE hosted a card design contest for all of our consultants and staff. The winning illustration received $500 and will be featured in our annual holiday e-card. Here were a few of the wonderful submissions we received. Thanks to all who participated!annabelle catherine Connie Bielefeldt jordan Meriga Nagamani morgan Valerie McCafferty

TechServe Alliance 2016 Annual Conference

TechServe’s 2016 Annual Conference was held last week in Amelia Island, Florida. For 15+ years, MAKE Corporation has attended this conference which focuses on the issues and trends driving the IT & engineering staffing and solutions industry.
Guest speakers, such as Professor and author Michael Roberto of Bryant University, discussed how to build consensus and align your team behind decisions. Alan Beaulieu, a leading economist with a record of 94.7% accuracy in economic forecasts, dove into what actions businesses should take in response to the economic landscape. Karen Wilson, President & CEO at MAKE Corporation, along with other business owners, discussed how to successfully leverage relationships in a VMS world.

The weekend ended with the TechServe Alliance Executive Women’s Luncheon. This year’s lunch was moderated by Leslie Vickrey, CEO, ClearEdge Marketing, where she interviewed Sue Thaden, President/CEO, CRi, and Karen Wilson, President/CEO at MAKE. The women discussed how they got started in staffing, what risks they took over the years and how they built confidence as a strong female leader in the industry.FullSizeRender

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MAKE Corporation Sponsors 2016 Southwest Airlines LUV Classic



Raising green on the green for children’s charities at the Southwest Airlines LUV Classic!

The 31st Annual LUV Classic Golf Tournament was held on October 7 and raised $625,000 for children’s charities, including: Children’s Hospital Colorado, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Knights of Heroes, and Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). MAKE Corporation participated as a sponsor for the third year. 

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2016 Special Olympics Plane Pull

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2016 Special Olympics Illinois Plane Pull
MAKE Corporation’s team pulled a United Airlines Boeing 737 plane across 12 feet in 8.6 seconds. 73 teams participated and raised $140,000 for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois!

2016 Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby

50,000 rubber ducks floated down the Chicago River yesterday for the 11th Annual Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby! For the fourth year, MAKE purchased each of our consultants and the entire MAKE staff a duck in support of this signature annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Illinois. It is incredible to see Chicago come together to support the athletes and contribute to the success of this race year after year. We are already looking forward to next year’s race!IMG_4986