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Events - Recent


We offer a wide range of topics for our entrepreneurial members. Following is a partial listing of our past events:

The Workplace of the Future

When: November 12, 2018


Presenter:

Tomer Yogev, Founder Tandem Spring  http://www.tandemspring.com/tomer-yogev/

Handouts: Click here to view presentation via PDF

EvaluationsNone for this event
                                                                                                                                                           

Commercial Real Estate in a Connected World

When:October 8, 2018


Presenters:

Bill Caton and Andy Velkme of Caton Commercial Real Estate Group https://www.catoncommercial.com/


Handouts: None for this event

EvaluationsNone for this event

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Context Based Business Leadership

When:September 10, 2018


Presenter:

Dr. David NieKamp, Founder, Exec Director Signature Consulting http://www.signatureconsulting.org

Handouts: Click here to view presentation summary

Evaluations: None for this event

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Gold Rush or Pyrite- Legalized Marijuana in Illinois

When:August 13, 2018


Presenter:

Charlie Bechtell, CEO/Co-founder Cresco Labs LLC  https://www.crescolabs.com//

Handouts: Click here to view presentation via PDF

EvaluationsNone for this event
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The Workplace of the Future

When: July 9, 2018


Presenter:

Tomer Yogev, Founder Tandem Spring  http://www.tandemspring.com/tomer-yogev/

Handouts: None for this event

EvaluationsNone for this event

NOTE- NO JULY MEETING, PROGRAM WAS RE-SCHEDULED TO NOVEMBER 12, 2018
                                                                                                                                                            

Tax Reform and Entrepreneurs

When: June 11, 2018


Presenter:

Bill Price, Principal Growthlaw  https://growthlaw.com/

Handouts: None for this event

EvaluationsNone for this event

Midyear Economic Review from the Chicago Fed

When: May 14, 2018

Presenter:

Scott Brave, Policy Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Bio Info

Handouts: Click here to view presentation via PDF

EvaluationsNone for this event

Marketing and Sales for Start-Ups and Emerging Firms

When: April 9, 2018

Presenter:

Don Drews, President, Courageous Marketing http://courageousmarketing.com/aboutus/index.shtml

Handouts: Click here to view presentation via PDF

EvaluationsNone for this event

                                                                                                                                                                   
Not If But When – Effectively Countering Cybersecurity Threats

When: March 12, 2018

 

Presenter:

Andy Liuzzi, Edelman https://www.edelman.com/post/author/aliuzzi/

Handouts: Click here to view presentation via PDF file

EvaluationsNone for this event
Bitcoin/Blockchain- “Why Bitcoin Will Disrupt…Everything!”

When: February 12, 2018

Presenter:

Bill Ulivieri, Cenacle Capital Management https://cenaclecapital.com/

Handouts: Click here to view presentation via PDF file

EvaluationsNone for this event

Interim Exec- Resource and Career Path

When:January 8, 2018


Presenter:

Robert Jordan, InterimExecs https://www.interimexecs.org/

Handouts: None for this event

EvaluationsNone for this event

Chicago’s Developing FinTech Industry

When:December 11, 2017


Presenters:
Tom Hutchins,  FinTech Forge  http://www.fintex.org/
Rochelle Nawrocki Gorey, SpringFour, Inc. www.springfour.cc
Rick Burgess,  Connect Lending www.connectlending.com


Handouts:
Tom Hutchins FinTech Industry Overview Click here to view presentation via PowerPoint file
Rochelle Nawrocki Gorey SpringFour Inc. Discussion Click here to view a presentation via PowerPoint file
Rick Burgess  No Handout

EvaluationsNone for this event

Exit Strategies for Business

When:November 13, 2017


Presenter:
James Coryell,  Brokerage Resources, Inc.  https://www.gambinobr.com/home

Handout: Click here to view a presentation via PowerPoint file  
EvaluationsNone for this event
 

Latest Rules on Business Funding

When: October 9, 2017


Presenters:
 Nancy Fallon-Houle, Founder, Velocity Law LLC https://www.velocitylaw.com/
 Bill Price, Founder, Growthlaw  https://growthlaw.com/

Handouts: 
 Nancy Fallon-Houle Securities Law for Capital Raising Click here to see presentation via PDF file
 Nancy Fallon-Houle SEC Exempt Offerings Click here to see presentation via PDF file
 Bill Price Due Diligence and Deal Documents Click here to see presentation via PowerPoint file

Evaluations:  Click here to view a summary of evaluations of the event
                                                                                                                                                               
Developing A Cohesive Team

When:September 11, 2017


Presenter:
 Anna Weselak,  CEO and founder Weselak and Associates www.weselak.com

Handout:  Click here to view a presentation via a PDF file
EvaluationsNone available


Effective Communication and the Art of the Change Agent

When: August 14, 2017


Presenter:
 Jody Michael, Executive coach, CEO and founder Jody Michael Associates WWW.JODYMICHAEL.COM

Handout:  None available
EvaluationsClick here to view a summary of evaluations for this event

The Changing Role of the University in Entrepreneurship

When: July 10, 2017


Presenter:
 David T. Robinson, J. Rex Fuqua Distinguished Professor of Finance, Fuqua School of Duke U.

Handout:  Click here to view the presentation via a .pdf file
Evaluations Click here to view a summary of evaluations for this event
Still photos of this event:  Click here to view still images of this event

The Self-Help of Stress Reduction

When: June 12, 2017


Presenter:

Midyear Economic Review From the Chicago Federal Reserve Board

When: May 8, 2017


Presenter:
 Scott Brave, Policy Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Handout:  Click here to view the presentation slides
Evaluations Click here to view a summary of evaluations for this event

Finding Money for Your Deal

When: April 10, 2017


Presenters:
  David Enquist, Business Lending Solutions, Inc: SBA Loans
  Tom Kastner, GP Ventures: Finding Private Investors
  Bill Price, Attorney, Growthlaw


Handouts:
  David Enquist   SBA Loans  Click here to view handout/presentation
 Tom Kastner  Angel Investors and VC's  Click here to view handout/presentation
  Bill Price - Rocks and Shoals   Click here to view handout/presentation

EvaluationsClck here to view a summary of attendee evaluations
Still photos of this event:  Click here to view still images of this event

Your Greatest Asset - Best Practices with Human Capital

When: March 13, 2017


Presenters:
 Brad Farris,Principal,Anchor Advisorshttp://anchoradvisors.com/
 Joseph Flesh,Founder, Purple Binderhttp://www.purplebinder.com/

Handout:  No handout this time because this was an extemporaneous presentation.
EvaluationsClick here to view a summary of evaluations for this event
Still photos of this event:  Click here to view still images of this event

Vision with Action

When: February 13, 2017


Presenter:
 Terry Howerton, serial entrepreneur and Founder/CEO of TechNexus Company Website

Handout:  No handout this time because this was an extemporaneous presentation.
EvaluationsClick here to view a summary of evaluations for this event
Still photos of this event:  Click here to view still images of this event

Change Agent Workshop

When:  January 9, 2017


Presenter:
 Yu-Chen Chi, CEO/founder, New Heights Partners http://www.newheightspartners.com/

Success Fundamentals - Making It Happen Right
When: December 12, 2016

Presenters:
Bill Burnett, Founder, WBurnett LLC & Tailwind Discovery Group

Jim Vahle

Bill Burnett's handout: Bill Burnett Power Point Presentation
Jim Vahle's handout:  Jim Vahle Handout

Evaluations:  Click here to view a summary of evaluations for this event

Servant Leadership and the 100/0 Principle

 

When:  November 14, 2016
Presenter:
 Al Ritter,President, Ritter Consulting Grouphttp://ritterconsultinggroup.com/
 
Al Ritter's Handout:   Click here to view Al's handout 

 


Digital Innovation with Social Technology

When:  October 10, 2016
Presenter:
 Christopher Rollyson, CEO/founder, CSRA, Inc. http://rollyson.net/
 
Christopher Rollyson's  Presentation:  Click here to view pdf of Chris' presentation