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Member Spotlight on Bryan Doherty of Erin Rope

Chicago Family Business Council: What year was your company founded? Bryan Doherty: Erin Rope was founded in 1998 CFBC: Tell us a little bit of the history behind the company? BD: Erin Rope was founded by my father James Doherty … Read more here …

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

A recent Illinois Appellate Court case made life a lot easier for those who love to spend their summers in Chicago but can no longer tolerate the long, cold winters and the Illinois income and inheritance tax systems. Old Man … Read more here …

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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 here …

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Member Spotlight on Al Youna of YMI Mechanical, Inc.

Chicago Family Business Council: What year was YMI Mechanical, Inc. founded? Al Youna: YMI Mechanical, Inc. was founded August 31, 2009, right at the start of the downturn. CFBC: Tell us a little bit of the history behind the company? … Read more here …

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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 here …

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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 here …

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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 here …

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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 here …

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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 here …

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DePaul Spotlight on Lisa Gundry

Chicago Family Business Council: Tell us a little bit about your department? Lisa Gundry: I am a Professor in the Department of Management, in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Director of the Center for Creativity and Innovation. The Center’s mission is … Read more here …

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