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Celebrating the Success of ProHOWbition 2017

Geek Team at ProHOWbition Event

Geek Chicago was proud to be a sponsor of this year’s ProHOWbition charity event – and we couldn’t be more excited to announce that the evening was an enormous success!

A casino night to celebrate and benefit Housing Opportunities for Women (HOW), this year’s ProHOWBition raised nearly $50,000, all of which will go directly towards supporting the housing needs of Chicago families.

HOW has been helping women, children, and families break the cycle of poverty and homelessness since 1983, and we're honored to do what we can to support their vital mission.

At HOW, they believe that housing is a right, not a privilege, and their "housing first" model has made a huge difference for thousands by ensuring that homeless individuals are housed as quickly as possible, and then provided with further tools for success and self-sufficiency.

Want to learn more? You can read about HOW’s mission, impact, and services at their official website, here.

The ProHOWbition event featured gaming tables, raffles, silent auctions, and plenty of delicious food and drink, all under the roof of Untitled Supper Club, a legendary venue in River North.

Our thanks to the Baird & Warner Good Will Network and all of the volunteers, donors, and sponsors who chipped in to make this such a remarkable night!

Want to see our team in action? Check out some of our favorite ProHOWbition photos below, courtesy of the amazing technicians at Fotio:

 Jason Finn at ProHOWbition

Geek Team at ProHOWbition

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Jason Finn

Founder & Chief Geek

Jason has nearly 20 years of consulting experience, predominantly in the technology space. Most recently he was the COO and Director of Technology for Rich Casto & Company, a national training and consulting organization in the real estate industry.
As a consultant for IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Envision Consulting Group (now IMS Health), Jason has served clients of all sizes, including Big Pharma, Fortune 500, and Global 1000 companies:

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • AOL (America Online)
  • Astellas Pharmaceuticals
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Ford Motor Credit
  • Wockhardt USA (formerly Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals)
  • Norwich Union
  • PNC Bank
  • Reynolds and Reynolds

Sarunas Budrikas

Creative Director

Sarunas is a web design and development expert with hundreds of successful projects in his portfolio. He is passionate about delivering extraordinary user experiences for every client and consistently goes above and beyond everyone’s expectations. As an SEO expert and strategist, he can optimize your website, or app, to get the most out of it, day in and day out. Sarunas holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Kaunas Technology University, in Lithuania. Sarunas now lives in Chicago, and calls it home.

Alexandra Olsavsky

Client Experience Specialist

Alex specializes in content generation and social media promotion for Geek | Chicago clients, helping to solidify their presence in the online community. This includes blog writing, graphic design, co-ordination and design of weekly newsletters, and active engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. Outside of Geek, Alex is a classically-trained soprano who professionally performs around the city of Chicago (most recently with the Chicago Baroque Band, and with the Rolling Stones for their "50 and Counting" tour).