3 Tips for Networking Success

3 Tips for Networking Success

If you’ve been in business for a minute or more, you’ve probably heard that networking is one of the keys to success. Networking is one of the most effective – and low cost – methods for developing business opportunities and contacts. The idea is simple, attend an...
Joseph Slawek, Keynote Speaker for ELEVATE Event

Joseph Slawek, Keynote Speaker for ELEVATE Event

The FVEC is honored to have Joseph Slawek as the keynote speaker for our inaugural fundraiser event this year. Joe is the founder, chairman and CEO of Flavors Of North America International in Geneva, Illinois. Established by Joe in 1987, FONA is a different kind of...
5 Tips for Running a Wildly Successful Business

5 Tips for Running a Wildly Successful Business

The Fox Valley Entrepreneurship Center understands that running a business is rarely easy, that there is always hard work to be done and that it is one of the most exhilarating tasks ever. With all the effort people put into building an organization, they want to make...
Top 10 Reasons Why Entrepreneurship is AMAZING

Top 10 Reasons Why Entrepreneurship is AMAZING

Every established business owner and new entrepreneur has a different reason for why they opened their doors. Some say they seem to have been born with an entrepreneurial gene, while others took the leap after working for someone else. Regardless of what the primary...
In memory of Jim Brannen

In memory of Jim Brannen

Jim Brannen was a mainstay in our community. A native of Geneva, Illinois, he left long enough to graduate from Dartmouth. Once home, he earned his MBA from Northwestern. From there, he began his 25-year career with First National Bank of Chicago. Along the way, he...