Member Spotlight on Jacqui McGrew of Hoodz

Chicago Family Business Council: What year was Hoodz founded? Jacqui McGrew: Hoodz was founded in 2010. CFBC: Tells us a little bit about your company and the history behind it. JM: Hoodz is a commercial kitchen exhaust cleaning company. We are part of a… Read more→

DePaul Spotlight on Dr. Joel Whalen

Chicago Family Business Council: Tell us a little bit about your department? Joel Whalen: Over the past 10 years, DePaul’s Center for Sales Leadership has become the largest sales organization in the world; a thought leader in sales education. Our… Read more→

Three Important Questions about the Impact of Healthcare Reform on Small Businesses

Question:  I have heard that because my business employs fewer than 50 full time employees that the new healthcare law does not apply to us.  Is that true or false? Answer: The new healthcare law, The Affordable Care Act (ACA),… Read more→

DePaul Spotlight on Dr. Terri Lonier

Chicago Family Business Council: First, let us welcome you again to DePaul, and now can you tell us a little bit about your department? Terri Lonier: Thank you again. The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center is celebrating its 10th year as DePaul’s… Read more→

Member Spotlight on Bruce DeMent of Kastalon, Inc.

Chicago Family Business Council: Congratulations on celebrating your company’s 50th anniversary! Can you tell us a little history on Kastalon, Inc.? Bruce DeMent: Kastalon, Inc. is in the business of designing, engineering and manufacturing polyurethane rubber OE and MRO components… Read more→

2012 American Taxpayer Relief Act

The recently enacted 2012 American Taxpayer Relief Act is a sweeping tax package that includes, among many other items, permanent extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for most taxpayers, revised tax rates on ordinary and capital gain income for high-income… Read more→

DePaul Spotlight on Dr. Jaclyn Jensen

CFBC: Tell us a little bit about your department? Jaclyn Jensen: I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management. My department is comprised of faculty with expertise in organizational behavior, human resource management, entrepreneurship, operations management, business ethics,… Read more→

Advantage Illinois – The State Small Business Credit Initiative

Just when you thought Illinois had no money, it turns out they found some and they are trying to give it away! As part of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, the “State Small Business Credit Initiative” was created,… Read more→