InterBusiness Issues - December 2007

Dave Cochran

The President and CEO of South Side Bank, Dave Cochran has worked his way up the banking management ladder. Since he began his career in banking in 1970, Cochran has seen many advances in the industry. His experience working for a consumer finance company and other banks allows him to easily recognize the unique services South Side Bank offers to its customers in the Peoria area. When Cochran began his career, the use of computers was nowhere near as prevalent as it is today, and online banking hadn’t even been conceptualized. He notes that the rise of the Internet has completely changed the way people bank and predicts that there will someday be a way to make deposits and withdraw cash online. A native of Pekin, Cochran serves on the board of governors for the Pekin Country Club and the board of the Central Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross. He enjoys spending time with his family, both on and off the golf course. As the youngest of 11 children, he truly values the time he is able to spend with his wife, daughters and grandchildren.

Features

Love and Business - Success or Disaster?

by Amy Groh
Although these couples weren’t aware of each other’s responses, they couldn’t have been more similar in terms of their feelings and approach to working together as spouses.

Why Manufacturers Need to Export

by Dave Seiler
RSM McGladrey
In this increasingly competitive global environment, it’s increasingly imperative to run businesses more effectively and take advantage of every opportunity.

Do Jury Trials Loom in Your Future?

by Tracy C. Litzinger
Howard & Howard Attorneys, P.C.
The Illinois Human Rights Act significantly alters the procedures available to employees claiming discrimination, harassment or retaliation.

Also in this issue...

AICPA Business Valuation Standards

by Bethany Hearn
Clifton Gunderson LLP
An overview of of the Standards which provide detailed principle-based guidance for CPAs performing valuation services.

Columns

Patrick Kirchhofer - Peoria County Farm Bureau
Mayor Jim Ardis - City of Peoria
William Prather, Peoria County Board
Dr. John Erwin - Illinois Central College
Dr. John Throop - The Summit Group
Tara Flippin, OSF Healthcare System
Kyle Ham, Peoria NEXT
Mary Pille - Employers' Association
Scott Elger - Robert W. Baird & Co.
Larry Timm - Junior Achievement
State Sen. Dale Risinger, 37th Senate District
Mark Baer, IMEC
Pete Duvendack, IWIRC Corp.
Congressman Ray LaHood - U.S. Congress
Michael Stephan, Heart of Illinois United Way
David Smith - Manpower Professional
Bashir Ali - Central Illinois Workforce Network

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