The HCBA Podcast Channel

The Heritage Corridor Business Alliance (the Chamber of Commerce in Illinois’ Lemont, Homer Glen, and the surrounding areas). - Power Hour brings you informative experts that cover a wide range of business and life topics. Perfect for the professional business person, small business owner, or future entrepreneur. - Less than 90 Seconds is a quicker dive into a topic that, well, takes place in less than 90 seconds. - Spotlights feature local businesses and tell their story. Visit the HCBA online at

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Thursday Aug 04, 2022

Join Robert Masny, owner of Model Act Studios, as he tells us more about his business in this episode of HCBA Spotlight.  He'll take us around his Talent Agency in Lemont, as well as tell us how he got started in this business. Find out more about Model Act Studios by visiting Find out more about the Heritage Corridor Business Alliance, the Chamber of Commerce representing Lemont, Homer Glen, and the surrounding areas, by visiting

Monday Aug 01, 2022

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 interactive learning experience with short sessions that will help anyone with their financial well-being.

Thursday May 26, 2022

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. She also covers key reports that banks will want to see. Lori's contact information is: lritzert@hinsdalebank.com630-655-8001 Find out more about the Heritage Corridor Business Alliance, the Lemont and Homer Glen Chamber of Commerce, by visiting

Friday May 20, 2022

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  Mike can be directly contacted at Find out more about the Heritage Corridor Business Alliance, the Chamber of Commerce serving Lemont, Homer Glen, and the surrounding areas by visiting 

Wednesday May 18, 2022

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. Download Mike's one-page "Financial Planning Order of Operations" PDF, referenced in this Power Hour, at Find out more about Pensinger Financial by visiting Visit the Heritage Corridor Business Alliance online at

Tuesday Apr 05, 2022

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.   Lana touches on what is comprised of a credit score, the effect of co-signing, credit reporting bureaus, credit repairing scams, and more.   Visit the Episode Page at  

Thursday Mar 31, 2022

Welcome to our new podcast, "Less Than 90 Seconds" ... quick and easy bites into important business topics - ranging from marketing, finance, and more.   In today's episode, HCBA Executive Director Dan Mulka quickly goes over the difference between vector and raster graphics.

Wednesday Mar 23, 2022

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 plans for many different types of client needs. Our goal is to provide the best legal services to you as efficiently as possible. With offices in Homer Glen and New Lenox, we work where you live!

Tuesday Mar 15, 2022

Join HCBA Executive Director Dan Mulka for Social Media 102, where he discusses content (one-off vs. evergreen), programming events into Facebook, Meta Business Suite, and queue schedulers.   Take an extended trial of SmarterQueue by visiting our exclusive link -  When you sign up for SmarterQueue, a portion of the proceeds goes back to the HCBA.   Visit the Heritage Corridor Business Alliance online at Check out the definitive guide to living in Lemont and Homer Glen at  

Tuesday Feb 22, 2022

HCBA Executive Director Dan Mulka talks with Cultivate Advisor's own Mike Schields about Social Media Marketing.  They talk about using your marketing and customer service to create social media superfans, and how they can propel your business into the stratosphere.  Mike Schields' Contact Info:MikeS@cultivateadvisors.com

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