Don Chartier, founder/CEO of HourVoice, being congratulated by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

Aura Aguilar, left, of Centro Romero Worker Center, and Ryan Fischer, CEO of 20spokes development agency, gamely flanking Don during a TV interview.

A little recognition once in a while really boosts up the motivation level, and we couldn’t be more excited after receiving an honorary resolution from the Cook County Board of Commissioners.

The resolution reads:

Whereas, HourVoice was created as a first-of-its-kind effort to empower hourly workers with the education and technology they need to succeed in the modern workplace; and

Whereas, hourly workers can often be unaware of all the rights they are entitled to at the workplace; and

Whereas, HourVoice has worked in diverse Cook County communities to provide education and information to workers and advocates of all backgrounds; and

Now, therefore be it resolved, that the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of the residents of Cook County, recognize the importance of HourVoice and its essential contribution to the health and viability of Cook County; and 

Be it further resolved, that this text be spread upon the official proceeding of this Honorable Body, and a suitable copy of the same be tendered to HourVoice.

Approved and adopted the 9th day of January, 2018.


Toni Preckwinkle, President
Cook County Board of Commissioners

Our many thanks to the commissioners, of course, and to 20spokes for implementing such a great app, and finally to Centro Romero for being such a great partner.