President’s Letter: Embracing the Spirit of April with EFBC

Dear EFBC Members,

Spring has sprung in Chicago, bringing with it a sense of renewal and inspiration for all. As we eagerly anticipate the Easter holiday later this week. Several golf courses have already opened!!!! Someone we know is getting a tax refund!!! We revel in the excitement of NCAA March Madness, we are reminded of the vibrant energy that surrounds us during this time of year. Additionally, the implementation of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) regulations has ushered in a new era for women & men student-athletes, providing them with well-deserved financial rewards for their efforts both on and off the field.

Exciting Updates and Upcoming Events We have some exciting updates and events to share with you as we embrace the spirit of spring:

Website Redesign Launching at the end of April: We’re thrilled to announce that our re-designed website will be launching at the end of April! Get ready for a fresh new look and enhanced user experience as we strive to provide you with valuable resources and seamless navigation.

Upcoming Events:

Leadership Application Course Series (LAC) – Weekly Starting Wednesday – April 17th: The Leadership Application Course, instructed by George Karavattuveetil of Psyched LLC, is a 6-week program designed to improve team communication, performance, and culture. Join us for weekly sessions beginning on Wednesday, April 17th, from 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

HR Roundtable April 11th: Join us for our HR Roundtable where we’ll delve into current hot topics such as Emotional Intelligence and its impact on work, as well as Executive level conflict and its implications. This interactive session promises to provide valuable insights for HR professionals and business leaders alike.

From the Carpet to Concrete: Navigating Client Interactions with Expertise April 25th: Join us for an insightful roundtable discussion facilitated by industry experts from our valued member, Carbit Paint Company. In this session, we’ll delve into the world of technical guidance, focusing on strategies for navigating diverse customer interactions and expectations.

Signature Event – Unlocking Potential: The Highest Form Of Leadership May 16th: Save the date for our EFBC Spring Flagship Event on Thursday, May 16, 2024. Prepare to be inspired by renowned speaker, Sam Silverstein, as he shares his powerful message of “No More Excuses.” This event is not to be missed!

As we enter the month of April, let’s embrace the spirit of growth, renewal, and possibility. Together, we’ll continue to support each other’s aspirations and celebrate our collective achievements.

Thank you for your continued dedication and participation in our EFBC community. Your contributions make our community vibrant and dynamic.

Warm regards,

Dave Horvath
EFBC President 2023-2024