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EGV Strictly Business Podcast

The Elk Grove Village Strictly Business Podcast explores the business community in EGV thru interviews w/business owners and industry experts. Episodes focus on themes including business profiles, workforce development, innovation, leadership, culture, entrepreneurship, and industry experts.

There are two ways to listen.

1. Visit to hear the latest release and archived editions

2. Download the podcast from the Apple iTuenes store, Search Elk Grove Village.

SBA: Coffee and Contacts, Thurs 8/25/16

Start your morning off with an energetic, motivational workshop while networking with other business professionals.

If you plan to attend, please register here.

Carolyn LaBahn with Deli Time will be presenting on “Effectively Communicating Across Generations”
Effectively communicating across generations can be difficult. The key to success is learning how you as an individual prefer to communicate. As well as understanding how the person you are engaging with desires to receive communication. This discussion will help you understand the way you communicate and how to best merge your communication style to the people you are encountering.

Harper College Promise Program

Harper College’s Promise program is a prime example of investing in a future workforce by making higher education reachable and affordable.

More details on how this program benefits students and businesses are available at

Don’t Burn those Bridges

As tempting as it is to say your peace, and share all your grievances when you leave a company, it’s best to you and everyone involved to, as the Scots say “hold your whisht”.

Spilling opinions and confidences on an exit interview has severe repercussions, as detailed by the Entrepreneurs Organization.

The 2015 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards

Want to build your personal library of business titles with some prime recommendations? 800-CEO-READ strives to improve business with reviews and suggestions for titles in leadership, management, marketing, sales, entrepreneurship, finance, economics, innovation and career development.  What was once Schwartz Business Books, then Business Literacy Services, eventually became 800-CEO-READ and their Business Book Award list notes 40 of the top selections.

SBA Accepting National Small Business Week Awards Nominations

The U.S. SBA is accepting nominations for its 2016 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year. The website, provides criteria and guidelines.

Community Workshop on Housing Needs in Hanover Park

Share ideas on Hanover Park’s current and future housing needs by attending a community  workshop. The Village of Hanover Park is looking at existing housing conditions, trends, supply and
demand in order to develop a longterm housing policy plan.
Tell us what you think:
More Senior Housing?
More/Less Rentals?
More “Move-up” Housing?
What is missing/needed?

WHEN: November 30, 2015
WHERE: Hanover Park
Police Station/Community Room
2011 Lake Street
Hanover Park, IL
TIME: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Questions? Please contact Shubhra Govind at 630-823-5781
Or for more information about the program is available at: or

Expert Video Series: Kauffman Founders School

Kauffman Founders School, a grant-making foundation supporting entrepreneurship, have an online collection of online education to provide entrepreneurs with a strong curriculum.  Video topics include: intellectual property, startup finance, marketing, effective presentations, leadership/motivation, and many others.

Best Business Apps

What are some of the best apps on the market suitable for business and enterprise users?

PCMag lists the best iPhone apps for data conversion, file/time/project/alert management, and organization.

Recognizing Staff Talent

Deloitte University Press published a report earlier this year: Becoming irresistible: A new model for employee engagement.

Their research notes:

  • Gallup’s 2014 research shows that only 13 percent of all employees are “highly engaged,” and 26 percent are “actively disengaged.”
  • Glassdoor, a company that allows employees to rate their employers, reports that only 54 percent of employees recommend their company as a place to work.
  • In the high-technology industry, two-thirds of all workers believe they could find a better job in less than 60 days if they only took the time to look.
  • Eighty percent of organizations believe their employees are overwhelmed with information and activity at work (21 percent cite the issue as urgent), yet fewer than 8 percent have programs to deal with the issue.
  • More than 70 percent of Millennials expect their employers to focus on societal or mission-driven problems; 70 percent want to be creative at work; and more than two-thirds believe it is management’s job to provide them with accelerated development opportunities in order for them to stay.