Strategic Mobility Group

Enterprise Mobility Solutions

Strategic Mobility Group (SMG3) has won numerous awards for helping companies mobilize their workforce to work more efficiently. The firm’s innovative enterprise mobility solutions have gained the respect of many companies and manufacturers in the supply chain and field mobility space.

The enterprise technology firm’s 964 percent growth over the past three years earned two “Fastest Growing Private Companies” designations by Inc. magazine, including making …Read More

HH Global

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PRINT IS NOT DEAD, at least not for HH Global, a leading global marketing services provider specializing in print management outsourcing, creative production, and digital and data management solutions. The company has found a way to dramatically grow in this fast-paced digital world.

Over the past three years, under the leadership of Mike Perez, Chicago-based Global Managing Director and Americas CEO, HH Global’s U.S. operation has achieved 553 percent growth, …Read More

Vautier Communications

ActionStaffing121514FBSW_ACTIONS00001Preparing Executives to Lead
Through Effective Communication:
Seasoned Coach and Author Shares His Point of View

Professionals working today in the fields of talent development, human resources and executive communications training are working at unprecedented speed, with diverse workforces and international audiences. They are challenged every day to understand and interact within new communication channels and to find ways to do less with more. Successful, change-adept companies are recognizing that they must prepare their leadership teams not for the …Read More

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

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Many of Chicago’s leading philanthropists, entrepreneurs and household names turn to Neal Gerber Eisenberg as their most trusted advisers to protect and grow their individual and family legacies.

Trusted Advisers Since 1986
Over the past 28 years, our growth has been spurred by helping nearly 1,000 high-net-worth clients and their families across the United States and throughout the world. We create sophisticated estate plans and family office structures to develop, preserve and maximize …Read More

The CARA Group, Inc.

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by a More Efficient Workforce

The constant need for organizations to adopt advanced technologies and to respond to shifts in the global marketplace has made workforce training and change management one of the fastest-growing service industries.

Chicago-based CARA® is a major player in this hot market. A premier provider of human performance consulting services to Fortune 500 companies, CARA has been listed on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies every year from 2011 to 2014. …Read More

Lamb, Little & Co.

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Not Just Numbers

Insurance is a safety net when you need it. But a good insurance agency will also provide you with expert advice on how best to manage your business risks so you won’t need it too often.
Lamb, Little & Co. has been offering its clients advice and solutions to meet their risk management goals for over 60 years. As independent agents who partner with more than 25 top insurance carriers, Lamb, Little & Co. develops custom insurance programs to meet its clients’ unique needs and situations. …Read More

CGO Wealth Management, LLC


Inspired by Great Leaders and Thinkers

As an autograph collector, Claude Ohanesian has a special appreciation for historical figures who took personal risk for a greater good. One of his favorite signatures is that of John Hancock.
“John Hancock was wealthy. He didn’t have to stand up for the American Revolution, but he risked everything to make something better,” Ohanesian says. “Another document that means a great deal to me is the original handwritten lyrics to Imagine by John Lennon.” …Read More



Auburn081814FBSO_AUBURSS00001Entrepreneurial Spirit Drives Innovative Technology

Bob Coughlin founded Paycor in 1990 with a modest goal: provide excellent payroll services with unmatched client care and become “relevant” in the local marketplace.

Twenty-four years and 25,000 clients later, Coughlin has built a business well beyond his initial vision. Paycor has offices in 22 U.S. cities and has surpassed the $100 million annual revenue mark, while continuing to add to its suite of cloud-based HR, timekeeping and payroll solutions.

Coughlin has never forgotten the early days of Paycor, and that entrepreneurial spirit fuels his innovative leadership and the company’s product offerings.

“When I started, I often worked until 2 a.m. and came back in early the next day to do it again. It was insane how much I was working,” Coughlin says. “When you’re building a business, you want your time freed up to grow revenue and build your reputation.”

Paycor enhances its cloud-based solutions with ongoing product updates, two-thirds of which come directly from client feedback. The solutions are designed to remove the daily obstacles that prevent business owners and corporate leaders from thinking about the
big picture.

Automating basic workflows for numerous payroll and HR tasks allows companies to streamline their processes, free up their people’s time and be more customer-responsive.

Technology can fuel any business’s growth, just as it did for Paycor.

“Technology has become the driver of where the business is going in the future. We continue to increase our investment in software development,” Coughlin says. “I take a long-term view on the business. I keep striving for how we can do better to delight our clients, our associates and our communities.”

Busey Wealth Management


Building Strong Relationships Through Trust and Integrity

In 2013, Forbes recognized Busey Wealth Management’s parent corporation, First Busey, as one of America’s most trustworthy companies. When asked why, Robert Ballsrud, Executive Vice President of Busey Wealth Management, doesn’t hesitate in his answer. “We’re true fiduciaries,” Ballsrud says. “This means the benchmark of our success is how we care for our clients. We’ve structured every aspect of our firm to ethically and successfully achieve our clients’ financial goals.”

Combining Team Experience With a Client-Centric Focus
With a boutique approach and nearly $5 billion in assets under care, Busey Wealth Management, headquartered in Champaign, Illinois, touts its ability to build client-centric strategies and portfolios. With over 300 years of combined experience, Busey’s team believes the key to building a successful plan is a strong client relationship. “We seek to fully understand our clients’ objectives and then develop a customized strategy to help them achieve those goals,” Ballsrud says.

Busey’s typical client, a high-net-worth family or individual, receives a wealth of knowledge from Busey’s 10-member investment team and 35-member advisory team—nearly all of whom hold advanced designations, including CFA, CPA, CFP®, CTFA and MBA.

“Because of our extensive resources and approach, we are able to build a solid team of experts around each client—a unique benefit of our combination of expertise and size,” Ballsrud says. “We offer a very personalized approach to advising clients. We get to know our clients and understand their best interests. This is what enables us to truly customize a plan specific to them.”

The Busey Promise:
 145 Years in the Making
Busey’s fiduciary approach ensures clients have access to a premier investment platform under the umbrella of committed, long-term relationships with investment and advisory team members. Analyzing the broad dynamics of the market with a forward-thinking perspective, Busey builds client portfolios using both traditional and innovative strategies. “We partner closely with clients to gain a true understanding of their entire financial situation before a plan is ever implemented,” Ballsrud says. “Our approach upholds the Busey Promise: a 145-year-old commitment to integrity, relationships and excellence with our customers, associates, communities and shareholders.”

It’s a promise, Ballsrud says, that requires action. Every year, the corporation and its associates donate countless volunteer hours and more than $1 million to the communities around them as a way to remain client- and community-focused.

“Everything we do centers around helping clients achieve their dreams,” Ballsrud says. “That was our promise 145 years ago, and it remains our promise today.”


100 W. University Ave. | Champaign, IL  61820 | 800.672.8739 |


The Horner Group LTD


Better Than a Gold Watch:
a Secure Retirement Income Plan

Many financial advisors have a goal of getting you big gains on your investments. Randy Horner is not one of them.

It’s not that he’s uninterested in returns. It’s that he’s more interested in turning your returns into your dependable retirement paycheck. Horner is the financial advisor who can help you keep the money your investments have generated, by planning for taxes, for the income you need, and for your nest egg to continue earning but without overspending on fees.

“My job is really not to double the money, not to focus on the best stock, the best mutual fund, or any sort of a transaction,” says Horner, an Investment Advisor Representative. “My job is to build you a customized financial strategy – a tax-efficient, secure income plan.”

Putting the Pieces Together
Horner is a former chief financial officer who decided in 1998 to work for the financial benefit of families rather than a corporation. In 2005, he founded The Horner Group LTD, which operates as a fiduciary, to serve clients who are retired or nearing that day.

Horner is, in his words, “a hybrid advisor” with a strong background in tax planning, fixed and variable insurance vehicles, and securities. “I understand how all those pieces fit into the puzzle.”

Other crucial pieces are pensions and Social Security. Horner calls these “layers” of lifelong income. “We build a plan using those layers to the extent that the client is comfortable with that guaranteed stream,” he says. “Sometimes there’s a gap between the reality and the goal. So vehicles like annuities can be used to provide secure, lifelong income.”

A Strong, Flexible Plan
Horner cautions against procrastination in planning, and he recommends getting a knowledgeable advisor on your side. “It’s very treacherous out there right now, due to the low interest rate environment, the volatile stock market, and rising taxes, energy and food costs,” he says. “It’s really difficult. People that maybe could have figured this out on their own in the past are struggling without help.”

The Horner Group LTD offers that help, creating and executing a plan made to follow an anticipated path but flexible enough, with built-in contingencies, to adapt if life throws a curve.

“Anybody can retire,” says Horner. “But my job is to make sure you can stay retired.”


1811 Hicks Road | Suite A | Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
847-701-0400 | |

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