December 30

OSI Group: Global Leader in the Food Supply Industry

OSI is a privately owned American company that began in 1909, as a family meat market in Chicago. Since then, it has become one of the largest privately owned companies in the world, according to Forbes magazine. You can find their headquarters in Aurora, Illinois, although they have more than 60 facilities all over the world. This allows the company to tailor to the needs of the communities it serves.

Recently, OSI was awarded the Globe of Honour from the British Safety counsel for the 2016 year, which celebrates their excellence in environmental management. The company is dedicated to making a positive impact on the environment, and rely on their Sustainability Mission to assist in this. The statement contains three parts, focusing on social responsibility, economic responsibility, and environmental responsibility. This is given for excellence in the management of health and safety risks in the workplace, making OSI Group one of only seven companies in the world to win both awards.

Baho Foods is a Dutch company that specializes in convenience foods, such as deli meats and snacks, that are available to the food service and retail industries. David G. McDonald, the president and chief operating officer for OSI had this to say about the merger, “The company’s portfolio of products and brands complements OSI’s current processing strength while broadening our capabilities to best serve the evolving needs of our customers.” Baho comes with five subsidiaries, as well as processing plants in Germany and the Netherlands, known as Gelderland Frischwaren, Vital Convenience, Henri van de Bilt, Balex Foods and Q Smart Live.

With locations all over the world, OSI is a great company to seek a career in and they are always seeking positive people and they believe that their success lies in their ability to provide support and encouragement in the workplace so that their employees can “develop and grow to their full potential.” You can go to their website to see if there are positions available in your area, go here to apply.

Related: OSI Buys Former Tyson Foods Plant on South Side for $7.4M

December 1

The Kabbalah Centre Seeks to Bring a New Way of Looking at the World

Kabbalah is a religious belief system that has spent most of its history shrouded in mystery and hidden from view because of its complex nature; although a major part of the history of Judaism, Kabbalah has always been kept from the majority studying the faith as it was viewed as too difficult for many to understand. A belief in Kabbalah brings a new way of looking at both the world and the universe as a whole for those who look back at the series of texts that followed “The Book Of Formations” that established the belief system over 5,000 years ago.


In the 1920s, the Kabbalah was brought to the U.S. by Jewish teachers who felt the time had come to allow as many people as possible to learn what they can about this religion. Rabbi Philip Berg began to follow these teachers and would expand upon the work they had completed translating the Zohar, the popular text now sen as the main scripture Kabbalah is based upon; Berg would later establish The Kabbalah Centre, which after his death of Philip Berg was operated by his wife Karen and his son Michael.


Each member of The Kabbalah Centre is taught the ancient tradition of Klippot, an invisible blockage dedicated to keeping the thoughts and senses needed to see every aspect of the universe closed off from our minds. The traditional five senses are allowed to work when Klippot is in place, according to The Kabbalah Centre, but these allow the individual to see only one percent of the universe around us.


Although the Zohar is seen as a religious text it is also a guide to living life in a way that allows Kabbalah followers to see more of the universal wisdom found throughout the universe.