FVCC Member Blogs
Welcome to the Fox Valley Chamber of Commerce Member Blog Wars Page! Below you will see select blog posts from three diverse chamber members. On this page, you have the opportunity to vote for your favorite. Web logs (blogs) are a great way to get to know other businesses, gain knowledge about other areas of expertise, and support fellow members. Voting for each Blog Wars posting will be open through August, after which the next contenders will be available for voting (previous submissions will reside further down the page). Blog Wars will be posted bimonthly; all members will be notified via email when the new blogs are online. May the best blog win!
Steve Ciaccio - Ciaccio Wealth Management, Ltd
When the Investment Alarm Rings
It is interesting how much more important an hour of sleep is when the alarm rings in the morning than it was when there was a good movie on TV the night before. When that alarm rings, and the work day is ahead of you, you cannot go back to the night before and get that sleep back.
When stock indexes rise in a bull market, some people might begin to feel that they should increase the level of risk that they should take. They might abandon their policy of maintaining a balanced portfolio and increase their percentage of higher risk investments and decrease their percentage of lower risk investments.
When the “investment alarm” rings, some people do not hear it immediately.
Steve Ciaccio is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL
PLANNER™, a certified public accountant, and founder of Ciaccio Wealth Management, Ltd. Mr. Ciaccio has more than 30 years of investing experience and has a passion for helping clients work toward their financial goals.
Mr. Ciaccio earned a bachelor of science in finance from Illinois State University and a master of business administration in finance with distinction from DePaul University. Securities offered through LPL Financial, member FINRA/SIPC.
Bill Germanetti - iMPACT
Are You Losing Your Best Employees
Lack of leadership can drive your best employees away. These are the hard working employees with ideas and initiative. The ones you want to keep. These Best employees will not wait for a leader’s direction (or lack thereof). They get frustrated when their ideas are killed or conflict with other equally hard working initiative driven peers. They get confused and disappointed when you don’t recognize or support their idea. This is underlined when you, as their leader or manager, don’t explain why the idea didn’t fit either today or at all.
Does your company provide a lack of leadership?
Bill Germanetti is the principal consultant and president of iMPACT Business Coaching. Mr. Germanetti and his team are committed to helping businesses achieve their goals through vision, strategy and action. "Its about results and performance within a strong culture and sustainable business environment." He earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Northwestern University. He is also a board member of the Geneva Lions Club and a board member of the Fox Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Bruce Jones - Design & Promote:
Do I Need Adaptive or Responsive
When Google implemented its 2015 ranking signal that rewards websites it considers “mobile-friendly,” site owners and web developers were faced with a big, important question: What’s the best way for a Naperville web developer to achieve a fully mobile-responsive website? Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all solution, and each solution comes with its own set of benefits and drawbacks.
There is a mobile-friendliness testing tool from Google, which you can use as a starting point in understanding whether or not your site is currently considered mobile-friendly, and why or why not.
Bruce Jones is founder and CEO of Design & Promote, an inbound marketing firm in Naperville that prides itself on producing high-performance websites that get found in the search engines, and convert more visitors into customers.
With more than 12 years as an SEO expert, Mr. Jones’ team at Design & Promote has helped hundreds of new and existing businesses nationwide reach their highest potential in the search engines. With his expertise in web analytics, A/B split testing and strategic redesign, he is a master at transforming an underperforming website into a powerful, lead-generating solution!
Our Business Is To Get Your Business Noticed.