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5 Accounting Tips That Small Business Owners Should Know

By Dan Mulka | February 24, 2023

For many small business owners, accounting is one of those tasks that gets filed under “I know I have to do it.” And, it makes sense, as you would rather be working on something passionate that lead you to starting the business.

Even if you work with a professional accountant, these are 5 tips you still need to know to keep your books in order and to keep your accountant happy as they work with you.

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Dan Mulka, HCBA

By Dan Mulka | February 24, 2023

Marketing, Social Media, Content Creation, Web Sites, and more

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Government Affairs Recap for the Week of February 20, 2023

By Dan Mulka | February 23, 2023

Updates from the Homer Glen Board Meeting, NRLB’s ruling about severance packages

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Updates to One Day Rest in Seven Act

By Dan Mulka | February 22, 2023

Are you familiar with Illinois’ One Day Rest in Several Act? Did you know that new requirements and penalties went into effect on January 1, 2023?

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Lana Thompson, BMO Harris

By Dan Mulka | February 21, 2023

Health Savings Account

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David Condon, Edward Jones

By Dan Mulka | February 21, 2023

Corporate Retirement Accounts

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CITGO Surprises Three Lemont High School Faculty by Covering Registration and Expenses for 2023 Boston Marathon

By Dan Mulka | February 21, 2023

#micronet_heading# Congratulations to Matt Doherty, Denise Dalton, and Megan Idell, three members of the Lemont High School faculty. They were surprised by CITGO, the official fuel sponsor of the Boston Marathon, on being selected to participate in the 2023 Boston Marathon and to have their registrations and travel paid.  CITGO is sending a contingent of local first responders,…

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Holistic Riding Equestrian Therapy Fundraiser at Mugshots on February 23

By Dan Mulka | February 21, 2023

#micronet_heading# Help put the December fire behind Holistic Riding Equestrian Therapy by supporting them at their upcoming fundraiser at Mugshots!  The event will include great food and great music. Tickets are $35 per person (adults only) for the Thursday, February 23 event.  Doors open at 6pm, and the menu includes “The Original Mr. Beef,” Beef & Meatball sandwiches,…

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Paczki Day 2023 in Lemont and Homer Glen, IL

By Dan Mulka | February 15, 2023

Have you made your plan for paczkis? Fat Tuesday is coming up on Tuesday, February 21 – and we’ll list all the places that you can get paczkis here in Lemont and Homer Glen once we have them confirmed.

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Important Info for Those with 5 or More Employees – Illinois Secure Choice

By Dan Mulka | February 15, 2023

#micronet_heading# State law now requires every Illinois employer with five or more employees to offer their own retirement program or facilitate the Illinois Secure Choice program. The deadline for those with 16 or more employees has already passed.  Make sure you have registered or requested your exemption at The deadline for those with 5…

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