Propelling Ourselves Toward Success At the Year’s End

Dear EFBC Members,

As we find possible hopes for a Bears Super Bowl diminishing, we pivot forward to the classic Chicago Marathon on Oct 8th to highlight our city. As EFBC business leaders we find ourselves in the final stretch of the business year. October marks the beginning of the last quarter of 2023, and it’s the perfect time to refocus our efforts, set our sights on year-end goals, and finish the year stronger than ever.

Q4, Finish Strong! Now is the time to double down on our efforts and work collaboratively to achieve our year-end goals. Let’s harness the energy of the season to propel ourselves toward success. Whether it’s meeting sales targets “Always be Closing (DTW)”, launching new projects, or achieving personal milestones, let’s approach this final quarter with determination and enthusiasm.

October is a special month for many of our forum groups as they embark on their yearly retreats. These retreats provide an invaluable opportunity for members to step back from their day-to-day routines, gain fresh perspectives, and engage in meaningful reflection. We encourage all members to make the most of these retreats and return with renewed focus and clarity.

DePaul’s Coleman Entrepreneurship Center 20th Anniversary Celebration – October 17th We are excited to join our friends at DePaul’s Coleman Entrepreneurship Center in celebrating their 20th anniversary on October 17th. Over the years, this center has played a pivotal role in fostering entrepreneurship and innovation in our city. This milestone is a testament to their dedication and impact on our business community. Please join us in congratulating them on this remarkable achievement.

EFBC Fireside Chat Series – October 26th We’re delighted to announce the kickoff of our EFBC Fireside Chat conversations on October 26th at the beautiful Morton Arboretum. Our first guest is the renowned author Pete Wilkins, who will be discussing his latest book, “Purpose First Entrepreneur.” This promises to be an inspiring evening filled with insights and thought-provoking discussions. Make sure to save the date and view the event page for further details on registration.

As we embrace the opportunities and challenges that October brings, let’s remember that our strength lies in our unity and commitment to each other’s success. EFBC is not just an organization; it’s a community of driven professionals who support, inspire, and empower one another.

Dave Horvath
EFBC President 2023-2024