Habitata Building Products & Halcyon Shades - In The News
Center for Entrepreneurship @ SLU (December 2012)
The President of the company, Jane Quartel, attended St. Louis University (SLU) for her MBA, and this year is celebrating 25 years of its Center for Entrepreneurship. In honor of this, St. Louis University is highlighting students who started their own companies that went to school there. To view the article click HERE.
STL Beacon Article about Halcyon Shades (May 2012)
Mary DeLach Leonard authored an excellent article about Halcyon Shades in the St. Louis Beacon on 5/14/2012 which captures the essence of our culture. She got to experience our culture first hand during our Friday lunches and lived to tell the tale. See the article by clicking HERE.
Habitata/Halcyon in The News (KMOV - March 2012)
Honored by the City of St. Louis (October 2009)
In October of 2009 Habitata Building Products / Halcyon Shades was presented with a Business of the Year award from the Mayor Francis Slay on behalf of the City of St. Louis. While we certainly appreciate being acknowledged, we would do what we do even if nobody noticed.
To read more about our business practices and culture, please read the Book of Seven Virtues by D. M. Kenyon by clicking HERE.
Awarded Wins State Workforce Award (June 2012)
Habitata Building Products / Halcyon Shades received another award from the State of Missouri. The award was presented at the 2012 Missouri Association of Workforce Development (MAWD) Conference, held at the Tan-Tar-A Resort by the Lake of the Ozarks. The specific award, titled “Small Employer Partnership Award”, was given due to our close relationship with SLATE or St. Louis Agency of Training and Employment. We hire most of our employees through this agency that assists difficult-to-place people. We have hosted two network events for SLATE over the years to market their resources to our business community. SLATE understands the type of people we hire and we have found their relationship to be invaluable. See the video about our history and how we work with several different workforce groups in our community here.
Awarded the Flag of Freedom Award (March 2012)
On March 2, 2012, Halcyon Shades was honored with the Flag of Freedom Award by Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri for its hiring practices and participation in the Show-Me Heroes initiative. The Show-Me Heroes initiative was established over two years ago to reach out to Missouri's veterans and help them reconnect with meaningful careers. The day was commemorated in the additional honor of Mayor Slay of St. Louis, Missouri bestowing a Proclamation that March 2nd will be known as Halcyon Flag of Freedom Award Day. The picture depicts from left to right: Lt. Colonel Rohlfing, Show-Me Heroes Program Director; Doug Makarushka, Petty Officer - United States Navy; Honorable Mayor Francis Slay, City of St. Louis; Nelson Kimmell, Specialist - United States Army; Melissa Gaugh, Electrician’s Mate - United States Navy; Clarence Graham, Private - United States Army. We salute our and all veterans for their service and duty to country.
Habitata/Halcyon In The News (KMOV - May 2009)