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Chicago Family Business Council at DePaul University presents a seminar for business owners to learn how to protect their business from additional state taxes and how to react to the Accountable Care Act during a Nov. 14 seminar at Northwestern College in Bridgeview, Ill.

"Being aware of the changes in state and local sales and/or income taxes, and knowing how the change can affect your business is beneficial in running a successful company,” said seminar speaker, Richard Lieberman, Partner at Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. Lieberman joins Karen Snodgrass, Partner at Cray Kaiser Ltd., in explaining how to know if a business is vulnerable to additional taxation and how to devise a plan if it is. Following their presentation, Marcus Newman, vice president of GCG Financial, will dissect the Accountable Care Act, making sense of the confusing health care guidelines.

This learning opportunity for employers will also double as a celebration for Northwestern College’s 110th anniversary. The program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Northwestern College’s Bridgeview Campus, 7725 South Harlem Ave. A breakfast buffet will be available to participants before the program as well as a boxed lunch afterward.

The program is free to members, $15 for their guests, $25 for DePaul associates and $50 for all other non-members. Anyone interested in attending this event must register online at Taking Charge of Your Multistate Taxes & ABCs of the Accountable Care Act.

About Chicago Family Business Council

CFBC’s roots date back to 1993, when local businessman James P. Liautaud approached the University of Illinois at Chicago about underwriting an organization dedicated to family businesses. The Family Business Council welcomed its first members in 1994 and operated under UIC’s College of Business Administration for nearly two decades.


In 2011 the organization became an independent nonprofit organization and changed its name to the Chicago Family Business Council. CFBC formed an affiliation with DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business in 2012, and the two organizations support each other through programming and other educational resources.


CFBC’s membership includes 135 people from 85 companies in an array of industries. Family-owned businesses make up 56 percent of our membership, while 28 percent are closely held organizations and 16 percent are other entrepreneurial businesses. Our members lead the organization, serving on the board of directors and overseeing CFBC’s strategic direction. For more information, visit

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