Reflecting, both in terms of serving on the board and the decade since I joined EFBC, I am met with deep feelings of gratitude. I can confidently say that this has been the period in my life where I have… Read more→

DePaul Consulting

This past spring quarter, our EFBC members had a unique opportunity to participate in the DePaul’s MGT 584 course on Consulting Skills. The courses main project asked students to use their business-related skills learnt in class and to apply them… Read more→

Now Hiring! From Anywhere!

We first spoke with Karen Snodgrass, CPA, Principal at Cray, Kaiser Ltd. and asked for her insights on the tax implications of hiring workers from out of state. What tax considerations do employers need to keep in mind when hiring… Read more→

Meet Patrick Cotter, COO of Cotter Consulting, Inc.

Cotter Consulting, Inc. Founded: 1990 Location: Chicago, IL Tell us about your career leading up to where you are now: I was born and raised in Chicago. After high school, I attended Bradley University where I studied construction management. From… Read more→

>25th Anniversary Celebration Highlights

As most of you know, EFBC was founded in 1994. Since inception, EFBC has been a resource for family businesses and entrepreneurs alike. Those seeking opportunities to connect with colleagues, grow their professional networks, and gain valuable leadership insights and… Read more→

President’s Letter: Purpose

On May 19th, several members, along with EFBC staff attended the Coleman Entrepreneurship’s Sixth Annual Purpose Pitch Competition. EFBC, you missed out! Everyone watched four startups pitch their greater purpose and how they plan to fulfill that purpose through their… Read more→