Make a Difference


HRU believes that every one of us has the ability to make a difference in the world; each one of us has what it takes to make our small corner of the world a better place in our own unique way.

There’s an old saying “It’s better to give than to receive!”  HRU has several opportunities that would allow you to give back to our community and know that your contribution is absolutely MAKING A DIFFERENCE! There’s no time like the present to begin…


The people served by your donation are grateful for your ability to make a difference in their lives. It isn’t the size of your contribution that matters; it’s that you have committed to help.


Sponsoring or underwriting an HRU event is a great way to support our people and programs, while adding to your organization’s marketing exposure in our community. There are many opportunities to create an underwriting package that works for your company while supporting HRU.

  • Annual Employer Recognition & Awards Breakfast

HRU’s annual Employer Recognition and Awards Breakfast event will be held on October 20, 2016 and will recognize the following employer partners and one outstanding volunteer:

2016 Employer of the Year: Specialty Bolt & Screw, Inc.

2016 Rookie Employer Award: Friendly’s of the Westfield Shops

2016 Armand Tourangeau Volunteer of the Year: Cheryl Rumley

We would like to thank everyone who helped to make this year’s event a great success, including HRU’s event sponsorship committee members:  Amy Royal, Royal P.C., Daniel Flynn, United Bank, Kate Campiti, BusinessWest, Chet Wojcik, Alliance Medical Gas and Taryn Siciliano, HUB International.

We’d also like to thank our event sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:

Media Sponsors:


Silver Sponsors:

Table Sponsors:

  • All States Materials Group
  • Commonwealth Packaging Corporation
  • Ernst Financial Group
  • Hanover Insurance Group
  • MassMutual Financial Group
  • Tommy Car Auto Group

Contributing Sponsors:

  • Alliance Medical Gas
  • Associated Building Wreckers
  • BNY Mellon Wealth Management
  • Comcast
  • CRA Telecom
  • Freedom Credit Union
  • Parker Ceiling
  • PSI 91
  • Steve Erickson
  • TJD Consulting, Inc.
  • W. B. Mason
  • Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C.
  • Williams Distributing

Special thanks also goes out to all of our employer partners, friends, volunteers, members and staff for all of your support!