Member Organizations


Added Incentives

Promotional Products
www.addedincentives.com

Primary: Paul Keidan
Phone: 847-897-5000

Alternate: Danny Friedman
Phone: 847-897-5000

Company Overview: Added Incentives is a 33 year old, Promotional Products company that has over 800,000 products that we can put your corporate logo on.  We specialize in coming up with unique items that will help your company get noticed. We also, can help with a marketing plan, that will give your company a path to follow to help you increase business as well as saying thank you to your customers. For our larger customers, we can develop company stores sites, and warehouse and fulfill your orders. We have over 30,000 items that we can print your logo  and ship within 24 hours.  We are in the top 5% in our industry.

Ideal Clients Include:   
A good client is a medium size business between $5-$50 million.  Most companies can use our services, but our sweet spot, are Financial institutions, Law Firms, Publishing companies, freight companies, and Associations.



American Community Bank & Trust

Commercial Banking
www.amcombank.com

Primary:  Michael Bagley
Phone:  847-669-7293



Chicago Messenger Service, Inc.

Messenger - Delivery - Warehousing
www.chicagomessenger.com

Primary:  Bill Factor
Phone:  312-666-6800

Alternate:  Brad Factor
Phone:  312-666-6800

Alternate:  Elsa Rocco
Phone:  312-997-2555

Company Overview:  We are a family owned company that brokers all of your transportation and logistical for servicing the Chicagoland area as well as the state of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. We specialize in same day and next day deliveries. We have a full range of transportation to capture your needs including: bikes, cars, wagons, vans, cargo vans, straight trucks, and semis. We specialize in LTL deliveries for many large trucking companies. We have a specialized IT department to customize any part of any order the way YOU run your business. We have 400 contracted couriers to cover your needs. Specialties LTL, Same Day Delivery, Next Day Delivery, Warehousing, Daily Deliveries, Next Flight Out, On Demand, Emergency Delivery, Last Mile Distribution 

Ideal Clients Include:  -Lawyers -Janitorial/Industrial Supply -Marketing/PR Firms -Dentistry Labs -Computer Supply Companies -Office Supplies -Liquor/Wine Distributors -Payroll Companies -Logistic Companies -Food distributors -Gift Basket companies



CTM CPA's and Business Advisors

CPA Firm
www.ctm-cpa.com

Primary:  Steven Edelheit
Phone:  847-444-1040

Alternate:  Julie Babetch
Phone:  847-444-1040



Dasco Insurance Agency, Inc.

Property and Casualty Insurance
www.dascoins.com


Primary:  Ken Samson
Phone:  847-291-0660

Alternate:  David Samson
Phone:  847-291-0660

Company Overview:  We are an independent insurance agency, specializing in upscale Personal Lines and privately owned businesses. We only focus on Property & Casualty and consider ourselves experts. As independent agents, we represent many insurance companies and can match the best program and coverages to the client. Our specialties include Workers Compensation, General Liability, Commercial Property and Management Liability. In Personal Lines, we specialize in high net worth individuals and families. We are licensed in most states, so we can help businesses with multiple locations and families with 2nd homes and vacation properties. 

Ideal Clients Include:  Wholesale/Manufacturing of 50-150 employees, Professional Services, Technology Companies, Commercial Real Estate, Trade Contractors, High Value Homeowners and Auto.



Doherty Smith, LLC

Real Estate Attorney
www.dohertysmith.com



Primary: Jim Smith
Phone:  312-319-2879

Alternate: Richard J. Doherty
Phone:  312-319-2235

Company Overview:  Founded in December 2018 to serve clients by the virtues of selflessness, compassion, excellence, and high ethical standards. We have three areas of practice: 1) Fair Credit Attorneys. We help people when their consumers reports (e.g. credit reports, tenant screening reports, employment background checks, insurance reports) contain inaccurate information on them. We offer free consultations. Free dispute letters. When we litigate, we do so on a contingency fee basis. As a result, there is no out of pocket costs for our Free Credit clients. If we litigate, we not only correct the inaccurate information, but we get the clients money. 2) Residential and commercial real estate. We help people buy and sell real estate. 3) Estate planning and probate. 

Ideal Client:  Has inaccurate information on a consumer report and that inaccurate information has caused the, real frustration in that they can't obtain the credit they deserve, they can't get a job they deserve, can't rent an apartment they want, or they can't get the insurance they're entitled to.



Dreamtown Realty/ Corp Realty Advocates

Residential and Commercial Real Estate and Leasing 
www.dreamtown.com

Primary:  Yehuda Cohen
Phone:  312-423-5500

Alternate:  Warren Wu
Phone:  312-451-8358



Everactive Solutions

Information Technology Services
www.everactive.net


Primary:  Igor Peysakhovich
Phone:  847-559-0992

Alternate:  Dan Khilevich
Phone:  847-559-0992
 
Alternate: Michael Peysakhovich



Fischel & Kahn, LTD

Attorneys at Law
www.fischelkahn.com

Primary:  David Seidman
Phone:  312-726-0440

Company Overview: Fischel & Kahn, Ltd. is a different kind of law firm. For nearly 100 years, we have offered a complete legal solution for sophisticated clients, combining the attention and client service of a boutique with the diverse skills of a much larger firm.



FranNet Consultants

Franchise Experts
www.frannet.com/smajeski

Primary:  Scott Majeski
Phone:  312-806-9963

Company Overview: FranNet consultants are local franchise experts that help match our clients to the perfect business opprtunity to meet your golas and objectives. We put in the time and resources to help you make the right decision and maximize your odds of success in your new business.  From providing you with business options that fit your golas to coaching you through your due diligence process, we help reduce the risk of starting your own business. 
Our goal is NOT to convince you that franchise ownership is the right things for you. We have over 30 years of experience helping people through the various decision-making processes that may lead to franchise ownership. A franchise is a strategy for gaining a competitive advantage in the marketplace. We use a proven process which has been used by thousands of people just like you. The best part is FranNet's services are at no cost to you. 

Ideal Clients Include: Anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit who is in job transition, those looking to move from Employee to Entrepreneur, and currently employed professionals who are looking for a way to diversify their income.



Hiltz Zanzig & Heiligman LLC

Attorneys at Law
www.hzhlaw.com

Primary:  Reed Heiligman
Phone:  312-888-9541

Alternate:  Blair R. Zanzig
Phone:  312-566-9545
Company Overview: Hiltz Zanzig & Heiligman LLC is a specialty law firm that counsels debtors, creditors, trustees and committees in all stages of bankruptcy proceedings, serving both the transactional and litigation sides of business bankruptcy.



Lavelle Law

Attorneys at Law
www.lavellelaw.com


Primary:  Colleen Hurley
Phone:  312-888-4112

Alternate:  Josh Pagan
Phone:  312-332-7555

Company Overview: Whether you need legal counsel for a divorce, child support, allocation of partenal responsibilities, parenting time, or assistance with any other family law matter, you need the expertise and personal service that the family law attorneys at Lavelle Law provide. We will concentrate on protecting your rights and financial interests, but be assured that we will do so in a compassionate and understanding manner. We are experienced in addressing the urgent needs of orders of protection, no-contract orders, and post-judgment litigation, as well as in protecting your interests in matters of spousal abuse, DCFA investigations and appeals, adoption, guardianship and civil unions. 



Merrill Lynch-The Colwyn/Mendelson Group

Wealth Management
www.fa.ml.com/colwynmendelsongroup


Primary:  Daniel J. Mendelson
Phone:  847-564-7114

Alternate:  William Colwyn
Phone:  847-564-7113



Mutual Federal Bank

Mortgage Banking
www.mutualfederalbank.com

Primary:  Stuart Urkov
Phone:  312-953-3113

Alternate:  Luke Wojtasik
Phone:  708-955-3046

Company Overview: Mutual Federal Bank was established in Chicago, Illinois in 1905 and has been operating continuously since that time. We have built a strong foundation of trust with our customers, providing a secure and dependable residential and commercial financing banking experience. Our goal is to create a great banking experience for you. We have big bank technology, an easy-to-use intuitive website, and a wealth of knowledge and experience. We are committed to provide the best products and customer service. Don't spend it all, save some.

Ideal Clients Include: Someone looking for Residential, Construction and Commercial mortgage financing needs. Financial advisors, bank associates, real estate professionals (realtors, builders, investors, etc.), anyone looking to purchase and or refinance his/her real estate and needing financing options.



North Star Benefits, LLC

Corporate and Personal Insurance and Employee Benefit Planning
www.nsinsure.com

Primary:  Michael N. Mazursky, CLU, ChFC
Phone:  847-831-8831

Alternate:  Sherri Anagnostakos
Phone:  847-831-8831

Company Overview:  We provide insurance, benefit and retirement planning solutions for individuals and businesses. The value we provide is responsive tailored service, employee education, simple explanations of complex concepts, and creative funding for all types of plans with an eye for cost and appropriateness. 

Ideal Clients Include:  Companies looking to get real value from their insurance and retirement plan benefits…and their broker. Individuals/families looking to review their life, disability or health insurance plans. Individuals or couples interested in learning about Long Term Care.



On Track Leadership, Inc.

Training to Improve Productivity and Profitability Through a Strategic Development Process
www.ontrackleadership.com

Primary:  Mike Patterson
Phone:  847-450-3850

Company Overview:  On Track Leadership produces measurable results for leaders and managers through a unique coaching and goal setting process. 

Ideal Clients Include:  We are dedicated to helping companies with 25 to 250 employees that are growing quickly and need their leaders to lead and manage more effectively and productively.



Open One Solutions, Inc.

Telecommunications
www.openonesolutions.com

Primary:  Robert Harney
Phone:  312-780-1010

Company Overview: Family owned Telecommunications Company orchestrating your voice, VoIP, data, internet and wireless requirements.  Simply put, we eliminate “Telecom Hell” by taking you out of the telecommunications business.  Our phones are answered live and we have local technical support staff to service your needs.  From cloud based to premise based we offer customized solutions to fit your specific requirements.  We typically save our clients between 20 to over 66.27% on their voice, wireless and internet services.

Ideal Clients: Our ideal client is where centralized communication is paramount to the company success.  With integration of voice, video and chat to internal and external employees, including the road warrior. Company sizes range from 5 to 2500 employees with 1 to multiple locations.  



Perspectives, Ltd.

EAP and Work/Life Programs
www.perspectivesltd.com

Primary:  Bernie S. Dyme
Phone:  312-558-1562

Alternate:  Jonathan Eisler
Phone:  312-558-1563

Company Overview:  Perspectives Ltd is a workplace resources company. Our business is to keep your employees engaged in your business. We do that by helping employees manage personal and family issues that, left unattended, impact their work performance. These issues include everyday challenges like parenting, child/elder care, relationship and finances to serious family, emotional and substance abuse issues. We also provide training and consulting services to human resources and managers in handling employee relations issues that, left unattended, drain organizational resources and negatively impact the bottom line. Our services include employee assistance programs, managed behavioral healthcare, work/life services, organizational development and wellness programs. 

Ideal Clients Include:  Our best customer is one who wishes to invest in their employees and see them as their best asset. We serve all business sectors and the bulk of our customers have between 100 and 1500 employees although we have companies with less than 50 and more than 1500.



Roscoe

Rental & Purchase Programs: Uniforms/Image Apparel/Mats/Shop Towels/Linens/Mops/Restroom Service
www.eroscoe.com

Primary:  Jim Buik
Phone:  773-533-2450

Alternate:  Israel Cartagena
Phone:  773-533-4080

Company Overview: We are a third generation, family owned business in Chicago specializing in work uniforms, corporate image apparel, floors mats, shop towels, dust mops and restroom facility products to help you and your company build a better image. Roscoe services the Tri-State area with products available for rent, lease or purchase. We are able to deliver on our promise of outstanding customer service because of our highly committed team and the processes in place at Roscoe that make us ISO 9001: 2008 certified, HACCP Compliant and Clean Green Certified. The Chicago uniform company Takes Pride in your image!

Ideal Clients Include: Family owned businesses that appreciate personalized service and overall value, are located within our servicing area and are in the manufacturing, wholesale distribution and business services. Businesses that are ISO certified, environmentally conscious and that value quality and sustainable efforts provided by their vendors.



SomerCor

Certified Development Company (CDC)
www.somercor.com


Primary:  Manny Flores
Phone:  312-360-3304
 
Alternate:  Elisabeth Williams
Phone: 312-360-3302
Company Overview:  For more than a quarter century, SomerCor has helped entrepreneurs obtain the financing they need to realize their business dreams.
 
We are a Certified Development Company (CDC) - a nonprofit corporation and small business lender certified by the Small Business Administration.  SomerCor is ranked a Top 25 National CDC for SBA 504 loans and is Chicago’s largest 504 loan provider. We also offer SBA 7(a) Community Advantage loans, as well as administer the City of Chicago’s Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) and Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) grants.
 
SomerCor, through our partnerships with lending institutions, economic development agencies and government entities, provides powerful financial solutions with a mission of business growth, community impact and job creation.



South Shore Energy Solutions

Energy Risk Management
www.southshoreenergy.com

Primary:  Glenn Miller
Phone:  773.262.7793



Tandem HR

Professional Employer Organizations (PEO)
www.tandemhr.com

Primary:  Bruce Leon
Phone:  630-928-0510

Alternate:  Jason Worth
Phone:  630-928-0510

Company Overview:  TandemHR simplifies business for 200 companies and their nearly 8,000 employees. As a Crain’s Best Places to Work and Fast Fifty winner, we understand the entrepreneurial world and keys to success. Clients want a single source solution, engaged team members and distractions eliminated. We work in tandem, creating the culture and business practices great companies need. TandemHR provides the practical HR services (Payroll, Employee Benefits, Risk Management, and Compliance) as well as strategic guidance to develop your people and business. From start-ups to clients with 250+ employees, people are your competitive advantage and Tandem’s expertise allows you to focus on building great businesses. 



Team Merchant

Payment Processing
www.teammerchant.com

Primary: Andrew O'Connor
Phone:  312-265-5993

Company Overview:  

Team Merchant is a full service payments processing and treasury management consulting company. Team Merchant has vast experience in analyzing, designing, and implementing payment, software and financial technology solutions for dozens of different industries. We value honesty, accountability, and simply doing things the right way. We are dedicated to empowering merchants through education. From small businesses to large institutions, we're on your team.

Paycove connects your proposals, quotes and/or invoices with your existing CRM and accounting/ERP systems. Find our more at www.paycove.io

Ideal Clients Include:  Business to Business Companies, Large Retailers, eCommerce Businesses, Restaurant Groups, Non-Profit Companies, Large Institutions and Universities



Werner Printing & Engraving Co.

Printing
www.wernerprinting.com

Primary:  Robert M. Werner
Phone:  312-930-1900



Zynk 30

Marketing
www.zynk30.com

Primary:  Brian Kuszynski
Phone:  734-673-7072

Company Overview:  Zynk 30 is a branding and marketing agency. Over the past six years Zynk 30 has pushed the boundaries creatively and technically to provide businesses and their customers with a unique brand experience. Zynk 30 is established as an outsourced marketing department for businesses.

In creating and marketing a brand, Zynk 30 assesses the needs of its clients, identifies a target audience, creates a strategy to reach that audience and executes the tactical requirements to connect with the audience. Zynk 30 has helped over 60 brands with their marketing needs; from large brands such as Chevrolet and UPS to small brands like America’s Heartland Honey, a two person, small batch, natural honey producer or and! Sales a manufactures representative sales group. Zynk 30 is Building Better Brands.

Ideal Clients Include:  A business with 5-100 employees that understands the importance of marketing its brand in a digital world, but may not have the personal or knowledge to successfully manage in intricacies of modern digital marketing.


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