When given a basket of lemons, let’s make lemonade.  Just because the government wants social distance, we can still get together, logically.  We can share ideas without sharing germs. 

For a while, we will run the CPANet meetings by video conference.  The meeting times will be the same.  The agenda will be the same.  We can connect via cell phone or computer.  Audio is available to everybody, video will be available to most.  When our restaurant venues reopen, we will again hold in-person meetings, together with a video conference component.  Everybody can participate no matter where you are. 
 (1st Tuesday, 7am) – CPANet Meeting – Schererville IN
 (1st Wednesday, 7am) – CPANet Meeting – Oak Brook
 (1st Thursday, 7am) – CPANet Meeting – South Holland
 (1st Friday, 7:30am) – CPANet Meeting – Glenview     
 (2nd Tuesday, 7am) – CPANet Meeting – Oak Lawn
 (2nd Wednesday, 7:30am) – CPANet Meeting – Wheaton
 (2nd Thursday, 7am) – CPANet Meeting – Palatine
 (3rd Monday, 7am) – CPANet Meeting – Chicago Metro
 (3rd Tuesday, March 17, 7am) – CPANet Meeting – Bolingbrook
 (3rd Friday,March 20, 7am) – CPANet Meeting – Elk Grove Village
 (Last Wednesday, March 25, 7am ) – CPANet Meeting – Orland Park on Harlem  
 (4th Friday, March 27, 7:30am) – CPANet Meeting – St. Charles
To participate via video conference go to  Press the green button (Attendance Sign In).  Enter your e-mail address.  Press (Login).  Select Location.  Press (Sign In).  If this is your first time, you will be asked for contact information.  (Save).  You will be returned to the login page.  Enter your e-mail address.  Press (Login).  Select Location.  Press (Sign In).  When you get the “Thank you” message, press the video conference link (  For specific questions or more help – call 708-288-7675 or 773-655-0016. 
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Dial-in number (US): (605) 313-5315
Access code: 179728#
International dial-in numbers:
Online meeting ID: cpanet
For additional assistance connecting to the meeting text “Help” to the 
Dial-In number above. Message and data rates may apply.
I hope to “see” you at the next meeting, 
—– (1st) Tuesday, next maybe—April 7, from 7AM to 9AM, Panera Bread, 144 US Highway 41, Schererville, IN 
—– (1st) Wednesday, next maybe—April 1, from 7AM to 9AM, Panera Bread, 1600 16th St # T3, Oak Brook  (Fox Valley Chapter)
—– (1st) Thursday, next maybe—April 2, from 7AM to 9AM, Panera Bread, 300 E. 162nd Street, South Holland   (Chicago South Chapter)
—– (1st) Friday, next maybe—April 3, from 7:30AM to 9:30AM, Panera Bread, on the west side of Waukegan Road, 2 blocks south of Willow Road, Glenview    (North Shore / Chicago Metro Chapter)
—– (2nd) Tuesday, next maybe—April 14, from 7AM to 9AM, Panera Bread, 10553 S. Cicero Ave., Oak Lawn   (Chicago South Chapter)      
—– (2nd) Wednesday, next maybe—April 8, from 7:30AM to 9:30AM, Panera Bread, 25 Rice Lake Square (in the Danada Square area on Butterfield Road just east of Naperville Road), Wheaton    (Fox Valley Chapter)
—– (2nd) Thursday, next maybe—April 9, from 7AM to 9AM, Panera Bread, 1603 Rand Road (Dundee Road & Rand Road), Palatine    (O’Hare Chapter)
—– (3rd) Monday, next maybe—April 20, from 7AM to 9AM, Panera Bread, 501 S. State Street (SE corner of State & Congress), Chicago    (Chicago Metro Chapter)
—– (3rd) Tuesday, next maybe—April 21, from 7AM to 9AM, Panera Bread, 855 East Boughton Road, Bolingbrook    (Fox Valley / Chicago South Chapter)
—– (3rd) Friday, next maybe—April 17, from 7AM to 9AM, Panera Bread, 90 Biesterfield Road, (1 mile east of I-290) Elk Grove Village    (O’Hare Chapter)
—– usually (4th) Friday, next maybe—April 24, from 7:30AM to 9:30AM, Panera Bread, 2871 E. Main St., St. Charles   (Fox Valley Chapter)
—– (Last) Wednesday, next maybe—April 29, from 7AM to 9AM, Panera Bread,159th & Harlem Ave., Orland Park   (Chicago South Chapter)
There are a dozen similar groups in the Chicagoland area. 
All the CPA Networking meetings are further publicized with a calendar at
Of course. you are welcome anywhere you choose to join us, too. Please share.
Let’s get even better acquainted.  Networking is a never-ending, ever-growing set of opportunities.  These networking group meetings are for CPA’s — and anyone else who can stand us.   Everyone is welcome anywhere you can join us.  Let’s see how we can help each other, more.  If you had been in my shadow for just the last couple of years, you could have added at least 1000 new names to your contact database.  Would that help you, a colleague, customer, vendor, employee, client, family member, friend, student or someone else that you know?
This is about inclusion and opportunity. If you know someone else who should be invited, please bring him/her along. This is an opportunity for participation, rather than just coming to listen to a single speaker. The format of these meetings is shared by meetings at twelve very successful venues. The program agenda will run during the middle hour with time for informal exchange before and follow-up after. Panera Bread sells delicious coffee and breakfast items. There will be no other cost (but your time) for membership in this group.  
Everyone will be invited to participate with 
— announcements of other networking opportunities (sharing)
— self introductions (30 seconds) – 
         who are you?  
         what do you do? 
         who is a good lead or referral?
— leads, referrals and thank-you’s (sharing)
— “chit-chat” topic (discussion)
We will focus the program on business issues. Bring lots of business cards and brochures (we all know why we’re coming).  It’s not so important about what business we can do just with each other, but what we can do with the other people we know. For any of us to access this network, though, we need to get to know, like and trust each other better.  
Please pass the word.  The cup is half-full; we are known by the company we keep; and we can’t have too many friends.
Adrian W. (Ted) Hollander, CPA
COMPLUS Inc. (Professional Controllers)
You always pay for GOOD accounting, one way or another.
COMPLUS Web site: 
When you burn the candle at both ends, you get a brighter light. 
Networking should be part of work, not instead of work.
Buy from your friends, and sell to strangers. 
If you like what we do, please tell others; if not, please tell me. 
The fortune is in the follow-up.
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Voice Mail: 773-233-0306 
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