President’s Letter: Spring Achievements and Summer Excitements


All EFBC Members,

I hope this message finds you well and thriving as we dive into the vibrant energy of June in Chicago, 87° in May ouch. It’s been an exciting journey for EFBC, with April marking significant milestones and May bringing enriching experiences for our community. Let’s take a moment to reflect on our recent accomplishments and look forward to the exciting events lined up for the month ahead.

Highlights from April and May

April was a month of triumphs for EFBC, with the flawless introduction of the Hive Bright App for our members. The launch of this online platform has truly revolutionized the way we connect and engage with one another, with an impressive 64% of our members already signed up. If you haven’t registered yet, we encourage you to do so! For assistance, please reach out to Cha Mi at

Our Spring signature event at Sky on Nine was nothing short of spectacular, featuring keynote speaker Sam Silverstein. Sam’s powerful presentation on “Accountability: The Highest Form of Leadership” left a lasting impact on all who attended. A special thank you to BJ Slater and the programming committee for their dedication in organizing this memorable event.

Upcoming Events: Mark Your Calendars

Join us at Medinah Country Club for an intimate Fireside Chat with EFBC member Jim Armbruster of ATMI Precast and Quantum Forum. Led by Strategic Partner George Karavattuveetil, this conversation will delve into Jim’s journey and the invaluable leadership lessons he has learned along the way. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

Join us for lunch at Gibsons in Oak Brook for insights into the latest developments from Washington, DC and their effects on Family Businesses. A panel of government relations experts will unveil findings from the FEUSA 2024 Annual Family Business Survey, discussing current legislative landscapes and tax policy issues affecting successful families, family offices, and businesses.

Save the date for EFBC’s Summer Golf Social and Annual Leadership Award at Itasca Country Club! Tee off with a shotgun start at 12:30 pm following a delicious lunch at noon. The event will conclude with a buffet dinner and cocktails, providing ample opportunities for networking and celebration.

As we embark on the adventures that only June in Chicago can offer.  Your presence and participation enrich our collective EFBC experience, and we look forward to sharing many more memorable moments together.

Thank you,


Dave Horvath | EFBC President 2023-2024