A new passion is rising in the small city of Benton Harbor, Michigan. It’s hemmed in expectant hope, evidenced in new dreams, and proven recently at Benton Harbor’s second annual Pitch Night for Black entrepreneurs, a community event hosted by Mosaic CCDA, a local community development and transformation center and Whirlpool Corporation.
Chad Hodde, volunteer and leader in the AVID employee resource group leads “Ramp Up” events and advocates for an inclusive culture
Chad Hodde is a Data Scientist for Integrated Supply Chain at Whirlpool Corporation, and is also a hobbyist and builder who volunteers time with the Awareness for Visible and Invisible Disabilities Employee Resource Group (AVID ERG). Hodde, an employee at Whirlpool Corp. for 18 years, got involved with AVID five years ago. He said he joined AVID because he is a person living with Bi Polar II, a type of bipolar disorder characterized by depressive and hypomanic episodes.
October 13, 2022 /3BL Media/ Whirlpool Corp. announced that it has entered into a second wind Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) to accelerate progress towards its commitment to reach Net Zero (scopes 1 and 2) emissions in its plants and operations by 2030. This latest agreement with ENGIE North America will represent 53 megawatts of clean, renewable wind energy over 12 years, equivalent to:
Christina thought about being a homeowner for eight years — as long as she has been renting — but the idea of being her own landlord was too daunting. “I wanted to stop being scared and just do it, but I’d heard good and bad things about owning a home,” she says. “I’m a single mom of three, and I thought it would be a lot to handle.”
As work on the 80-unit multi-family housing development on Riverview Drive in Benton Harbor, Michigan, continues, the building has officially been named the “Emma Jean Hull Flats.” Members of the Benton Harbor City Commission, alongside representatives of Whirlpool Corp., decided to name the apartments after former Benton Harbor Mayor Hull.
Escalating crime in the community near her residence had become a major concern for LaTonya, a single mom living near Nashville, Tennessee. After residing there for ten years, she and family longed for a better place to live. LaTonya hoped to purchase a home with greater safety, more peace, in a quieter neighborhood.
August 18, 2022 /3BL Media/ The 19th year of the Whirlpool Community Charity Golf Event held on Aug. 7-8 raised $2,589,000 for youth in Berrien County. The two day event included rounds of golf on six courses for more than 650 people from all over the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico and China, a Fireside Chat with Jack Nicklaus and Ken “Hawk” Harrelson, a Silent Auction and Live Auction.
A day filled with volunteering is what Whirlpool Corporation manufacturing employees in Cleveland, Tennessee view as the perfect day. One of those days is the United Way of the Ocoee Region’s annual “Day of Action,” an event that brings community members and businesses together to help improve their local communities. During this “Day of Action,” local companies and organizations gather teams to volunteer and sponsor the event. Over the last 50 years, Whirlpool Corporation’s manufacturing team in Cleveland has become the event’s largest sponsor, bringing over 30 volunteers.
Whirlpool Corp. announced it has been named to Forbes’ list of “America’s Best Employers for Women 2022.” The final list ranks 400 American companies that are admired by employees for their dedication to their female workforce and diverse representation across the organization.