Being On Time Shows Your Accountability

We all know what it feels like to have one of those days – running late to a meeting, not quite making that deadline or showing up to an event halfway through the keynote address. It doesn’t feel good to … Read more here …

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Welcome, Michelle! CFBC’s New Student Aide

Michelle Caperelli, CFBC Student Aide 1. What year are you in school? What is your major? I am currently a junior year student at DePaul University, accelerating my graduation date. I am studying Business Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. … Read more here …

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Empathy is in the Eye of the Beholder

Shared experiences and clarifying questions are two aspects that demonstrate the empathy within a Forum meeting. CFBC members say that joining a Forum improved their Emotional Intelligence, empathetic nature and bettered all aspects of their lives. But can empathy really … Read more here …

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National Parking Association Honors Mike Weiler

  Congratulations to CFBC member Mike Weiler of Rydin Decal for being honored by the National Parking Association (NPA) as one of the industry’s most influential young professionals. This is the NPA’s inaugural 40 Under 40 class within the parking industry. … Read more here …

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President’s Message – August 4th

Have you recently challenged your key leadership team to explore the who, what, why and how questions surrounding your business, team, services and products? Taking a moment out of each day to reflect on what you do can be a … Read more here …

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The Power of a Shared Experience

Have you ever wondered why we don’t give advice at the CFBC? Well, the Dilbert cartoon that CFBC member Brent Ogle recently sent me explains better than I can – plus it made me laugh! One of the hardest things … Read more here …

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The Employee Value Proposition Impacts Recruiting and Hiring

By Leora Baumgarten of NewHire The employment market continues to heat up. Gone are the days when every recruitment ad attracted hundreds of applicants. While no one is sorry to see the recession in the rearview mirror, the growing economy … Read more here …

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“I’m Sorry, But You Just Don’t Meet Our Underwriting Standards”

“I’m Sorry, But You Just Don’t Meet Our Underwriting Standards” This phrase is: A banker’s favorite saying, or What an informed business should be able to say to a bank. The answer is B. Now more than ever, it is … Read more here …

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CFBC Finds Shared Experiences at the FBA

Here at the CFBC we often say ‘it can be lonely at the top’ for business owners who are seeking the shared experiences they need from their peers. Shared experiences define the CFBC…don’t think that we aren’t seeking out our … Read more here …

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CFBC Spotlight: Kim Puch

Kim Puch, Primrose Candy Company 1. What year was your company founded? Tell us a little bit of the history behind the company. Primrose Candy Co. (PCC) was founded in 1928. We are a family-owned and operated company since 1928 … Read more here …

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