Dear Readers,

As we close out the last month of our 20th year, I want to express my gratitude to my family, friends, clients and partners. Our small part in creating the built environment would not be possible without your confidence and support. I hope you enjoy this edition of Breaking Ground, and Happy Holidays!

Best Regards,
Jacqueline Briggs Joins Mainstay as the New VP of Human Resources
We are pleased to announce Jacqueline Briggs, PHR, has accepted the position of
Vice President of Human Resources.

Jacki joined the Mainstay team in early November. She holds a Master of Science in Business-Human Resources Development from Villanova University and a Bachelor of Science in Business-Human Resources from Capella University and is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR).

Jacki was previously the Chief Human Resources officer at Lumanity, a life science consulting firm. Her particular personal passion lies in identifying organizational strategies and solutions that address employees’ needs.

She will collaborate with staff and leadership to craft HR solutions from the ground up. Jacki is looking forward to building the HR function as Mainstay grows and evolves. Jacki has been with the team for a little under a month and has already made a profound impact on internal operations here at Mainstay.

We are excited to welcome you aboard, Jacki, and look forward to the years of growth ahead.

"Jacki will be instrumental by helping maintain our culture, bolster employee benefit plans, and will provide invaluable consultation as we continue to grow." - Matt Hilbush, President/CEO

Twenty Years in the Making
Matt Hilbush, Mainstay employees and a few close friends and family members gathered to celebrate Mainstay's 20th anniversary with a bash at The Mann Music Center on Saturday, October 22nd.

We couldn't have asked for a better venue, weather, food or company and WHAT A VIEW!
A Phillies World Series win topped off the night!
Tommy Conwell and The House Rockers brought the noise while Di Bruno Brothers put on one of their famous spreads.
The Mainstay Team

Corporate Social Responsibility

As a part of the greater Philadelphia community, Mainstay not only contributes by designing and engineering structures, we also contribute through philanthropy and donating to meaningful causes.
Over the last several years, Mainstay has donated 1% of our gross revenue to local charities and organizations in need.

Over the next several years, we will be developing and expanding our Corporate Social Responsibility framework to not only include donations, but a more hands-on approach to giving back through employee volunteer days, coat and food drives and the like.

For more than 30 years, Camden’s youth have been growing and thriving in UrbanPromise’s supportive and educational community, one that challenges them to build the skills they need to achieve the goals they envision for themselves.

We were first introduced to UrbanPromise through its BoatWorks program. This program teaches youth to build handcrafted wooden water vessels and learn to develop confidence and valuable lessons that transfer to the other realms of their academic, family, and social lives. Mainstay’s own, Katrina Parker, was heavily involved in the BoatWorks program back when she taught in Camden County School District.

Mainstay chose to donate to the CamdenForward (K-8) tuition program within the UrbanPromise network to help defray tuition costs for students and their families.

Due to the catastrophic flooding as a result of Hurricane Ian this fall, countless families, businesses and organizations have lost everything.

Through the Gulf Coast Community Foundation's Hurricane Ian Disaster Relief Fund, southern Sarasota County including Venice, hard-hit North Port, Englewood, Charlotte County, Lee County, and DeSoto County has been able to seek much-needed health and human services assistance.
Work Hard, Play Harder
It has been a busy few months for Mainstay’s employees and community. From golf outings to career fairs and symposiums to fun company events, Mainstay is always up to something fun or intuitive.

Picture #1: Kurt Sponheimer, Leo Doyer, Mike Canalley, and Robert LaChance represented Mainstay at the DVASE
golf outing on September 16th at Melrose Country Club.
Picture #2: Company Axe Throwing Happy Hour
Picture #3: Penn State AE Career Fair
Picture #4: Matt Hilbush at the 26th annual Coaches vs. Cancer Jim Maloney golf classic on September 25th with
 the Head Coach of Drexel University men’s basketball, Zach Spiker, Drexel Athletics', Kerry DiBlasio and
former member of Drexel's basketball team, Phil Goss.
Picture #5: Sean Marzolf, Justin Meillier and Doug Seaboldt at the inaugural Philly Builds Bio symposium at the
Union League of Philadelphia.
Picture #6: Company Bowling Happy Hour
Picture #7: Panache Happy Hour
Picture #8: Temple College of Engineering Career Fair
Picture #9: 32nd Tex Mex 5k Race for Open Space