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...
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...
More Polish Pottery? Yes!

More Polish Pottery? Yes!

More Polish Pottery? Yes! In 2011, Rebecca Gengler realized her dream of opening a store dedicated to Polish pottery. For her, More Polish Pottery is more than a business, it’s her way of life. Over the years, she has turned her business into the Midwest’s premier...
Celebrating Success

Celebrating Success

Celebrating Success If we had to sum up the last year in one word, it would be AMAZING. The companies we’ve been able to help, the people we’ve gotten to meet and get to know. Here are some of this year’s success stories. Chicago Expansion Bolt Dan Gayton, president...
Summertime Success

Summertime Success

It’s hard to believe, the summer is almost over and fall is knocking on the door. The time has flown by – there are so many fantastic business opportunities in the Fox Valley. Here’s a look at some of our success stories and hints of the future. We have been lucky...
Spring-ing into Action with Tentinger Landscapes

Spring-ing into Action with Tentinger Landscapes

Owned and operated by Zack Tentinger, Tentinger Landscapes provides landscape design, maintenance and construction services throughout Aurora and the Fox Valley. Zack pitched his company and ideas to the FVEC in February of this year. We saw the passion and potential...