May President’s Message

It is events like this that continue to bring our community together and make us stronger. When I began my term as President of EFBC, I felt it was most important to get as many members as possible to events…. Read more→

I’ve Been NOK’d

In 2023, EFBC’s goal was to re-engage with membership. Our focus was to put significant effort into not only bringing back high-impact programming to our membership but working to think outside of the box to create truly memorable experiences. After… Read more→

Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace

How Emotional Intelligence Plays a Part in Psychological Safety Emotional intelligence is at the heart of what we do at the Entrepreneur and Family Business Council (EFBC). As a member of EFBC, you already know the value of emotional intelligence… Read more→

Experiences in International Outsourcing

2 weeks ago I traveled to Aguascalientes, a city in Mexico in a state with the same name. The name, “hot waters”, doesn’t describe the sunny shoreline and sandy beaches. Aguascalientes is located in north-central Mexico and unfortunately this wasn’t… Read more→

The Missing Piece: EFBC

It was 2008. I was 38, and my first child was 6 months old. My wife had finally recovered after a difficult pregnancy requiring an extended stay in the hospital after delivery. Every day there was more bad news about… Read more→

President’s Message – March 2023

Monday, March 20th, marked the first day of spring, also known as the spring or vernal equinox. To me, this day doesn’t have much meaning. Growing up in Chicago, I’ve experienced that spring could be blistering cold with snow and… Read more→