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The HCBA Power Hour Webinar and Podcast

Join the Heritage Corridor Business Alliance and our special guests "Power Hours" on a wide range of topics on select Tuesdays at 12pm.  These webinars are free to watch during the live broadcast or on-demand.  You can also listen to the Power Hours via Podcast.

Please make sure to register for each power hour to receive the live broadcast link.  Replays will become available within 48 hours of the conclusion of the live broadcast.

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A Quick Chat with Jason Thompson of Edge Music Academy

By Dan Mulka | December 8, 2022

#micronet_heading# Entrepreneurship is about doing what you love, and Jason Thompson has turned his love of music and helping others into his own business.  He started Edge Music Academy in Homer Glen, IL. With a focus on education and gearing classes on the music you want to play, his Academy is quickly growing and has…

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HCBA Spotlight: Farhan Ali of Rosati’s Pizza in Homer Glen

By Dan Mulka | December 2, 2022

#micronet_heading# In the latest edition of HCBA Spotlight, we talk with Farhan Ali.  He is the new owner of Rosati’s Pizza in Homer Glen. Learn more about the new owner, who is working hard to restore the reputation of his newly-acquired location. You can order online from Rosati’s Pizza in Homer Glen by visiting https://www.rosatispizza.com/location/homer-glen-il/. …

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Spotlight Ep. 4 – The New Entrepreneur & Business Center at Joliet Junior College

By Dan Mulka | August 18, 2022

#micronet_heading# Are you a entrepreneur or future entrepreneur in Will County, IL (or close nearby)? Today, HCBA Executive Director Dan Mulka sits down to talk to Garry Reichert of the new Entrepreneur & Business Center (EBC) at Joliet Junior College. Learn more about their: – Free advising sessions and how they can help entrepreneurs (current…

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Spotlight Ep. 3 – Robert Masny of Model Act Studios

By Dan Mulka | August 12, 2022

#micronet_heading# Ever wonder what a Model/Talent Agency does?  Did you know there is one right here in Lemont? We were able to talk with Robert Masny, owner of Model Act Studios in Downtown Lemont.  Watch the video to learn more about Robert and his business.  He’ll even show us the Lemont location as we go…

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Power Hour #12 – BMO SmartProgress Digital Education with Lana Thompson from BMO Harris

By Dan Mulka | August 1, 2022

Power Hour Ep. 12 – BMO SmartProgress Digital Education with Lana Thompson of BMO Harris Join Lana Thompson from BMO Harris for an interactive webinar as we go through the bank’s newest feature – BMO SmartProgress Digital Education. This new tool will allow anyone with a smartphone, even non-BMO customers, the chance to have an…

Power Hour Ep. 11 – Business Financing with Lori Ritzert of Lemont Bank and Trust

By Dan Mulka | June 1, 2022

Power Hour Ep. 11 – Business Financing with Lori Ritzert of Lemont Bank and Trust Whether you’re looking to start a business or to expand, financing is paramount.  Lori Ritzert of Lemont Bank and Trust gives you information about business financing, including what banks are typically looking for when you go in for a loan.…

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Spotlight Ep. 2 – Cultivate Advisors with Mike Schields

By Dan Mulka | May 23, 2022

Spotlight Ep. 2 – Cultivate Advisors with Mike Schields Eliminate the guesswork when it comes to growing your business. Partner with Lemont’s own Mike Schields of Cultivate Advisors for 1:1 advising designed to help you identify the opportunities in your business and build a path for sustainable growth. More information can be found at cultivateadvisors.com. …

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Power Hour Episode 10 – Financial Planning Order of Operations with Mike Pensinger, CFP® of Pensinger Financial

By Dan Mulka | May 18, 2022

Power Hour Ep. 10 – Financial Planning Order of Operations with Mike Pensinger, CFP® of Pensinger Financial You may be familiar with math’s order of operations. When thinking about savings for retirement or college, Mike Pensinger, CFP® of Pensinger Financial takes us through the Financial Planning Order of Operations. Find out more about Pensinger Financial…

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Power Hour Episode 9 – Credit Scores and Reports with Lana Thompson of BMO Harris

By Dan Mulka | April 5, 2022

Episode 9 – Credit Scores and Reports with BMO Harris’ Lana Thompson BMO Harris’ Lana Thompson sits down to discuss Credit Scores and Reports with HCBA Executive Director Dan Mulka.  This is a great presentation, as credit scores have a major impact on our lives. Download the special BMO Harris Special Flier mentioned in the…

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Power Hour Episode 8 – Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Probate, and more) with Mark Berardi of Berardi and Associates

By Dan Mulka | March 24, 2022

Episode 8 – Estate Planning with Mark Berardi of Berardi and Associates Wills. Trusts. Probate Court. Mark Berardi of Berardi and Associates takes HCBA Executive Director Dan Mulka and other listeners through the basics of Estate Planning ABOUT BERARDI AND ASSOCIATES Estate planning tailored to your needs. We have crafted wills, trusts, and business succession…

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