President’s Letter: Reflecting On Q1 and Future Planning


Dear EFBC Members,

With spring in full bloom and summer just around the corner, there’s a sense of renewal and opportunity in the air. The world around us is blossoming, and with it, new possibilities for our businesses and our community. It’s the perfect time to reflect on the progress we’ve made and set our sights on what’s to come.

May marks a prudent time to review Q1 analytics and make necessary adjustments to ensure a strong forecast for 2024. This is an opportunity to fine-tune sales, material margins, and critical processes. Involving key personnel now, before summer vacations begin, can help solidify your plans for the year. Don’t hesitate to lean on your forum partners or fellow EFBC members for advice and support.

Now, I’d like to share some exciting updates and upcoming events within the EFBC community:

  1. Website Launch: We recently launched our redesigned website, featuring a fresh new look and enhanced user experience. This update strengthens our online presence and provides an improved user experience for our members.
  2. EFBC CommunityHub: Our new online platform, EFBC CommunityHub, launches tomorrow, May 1st! This platform will serve as a central hub for members to connect, share knowledge, and collaborate. Keep an eye out for the official launch announcement tomorrow morning!

Upcoming events that you don’t want to miss:

  • Fireside Chat – Member Story: June 11th-Join us at Medinah Country Club for a conversation with EFBC member Jim Armbruster, facilitated by George Karavattuveetil. This chat offers a unique opportunity to learn from Jim’s experiences and journey.

As we embrace the beauty of spring and the promise of summer, let’s continue to nurture our community and support each other in our journeys. I look forward to seeing you at these events and witnessing our collective growth!


Warm Regards,

Dave Horvath
EFBC President 2023-2024