President’s Letter: A Call to Action and Sneak Peek of What’s to Come

EFBC members, as we journey through February, it’s the perfect time to start activating the processes and strategies we set in motion during January’s goal-setting frenzy. Understand that setting ambitious goals is just the first step. Execution is where the magic happens. I am currently re-reading “Traction” by Gino Wickman. This insightful book provides a roadmap for turning vision into reality through a structured and disciplined approach. As we absorb the wisdom within these pages, we’re positioning ourselves to execute our vision with precision and purpose.

We are thrilled to announce that the rollout of the Hivebrite online community platform for EFBC members this spring. Our Vice President, Darrin Shillair, and the dedicated EFBC staff are working diligently to set up this app-based platform. The Platform will enhance our member experience and facilitate seamless networking, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration.

EFBC Upcoming events:

  1. Thursday, February 8th (Next Week) – Our upcoming Fireside Chat is an event you won’t want to miss! We’ll be joined by guests Eric VanderPloeg, Jay Giddens, and Megan Jerabek, who will provide invaluable insights into the evolving landscape of Name, Image, and Likeness. If you’re interested in participating or know someone who might be, please reach out to EFBC staff. CLICK HERE to learn more!
  2. Thursday, March 21st – Save the date! We have an exciting event lined up. Teaming up with new strategic partners PSM Partners and Wintrust Financial Corporation, along with our partner Alera Group, we will be presenting a breakfast club on Cybersecurity best practices. CLICK HERE to learn more!

Thank you for being an integral part of our dynamic EFBC family. Your participation, engagement, and contributions are what make our community exceptional.

Dave Horvath
EFBC President 2023-2024