Accounting & Tax Services


RSM US LLP is the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with more than 9,000 people in 86 offices nationwide. It is a licensed CPA firm and the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 38,300 people in over 120 countries.

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

As Valued Business Advisors, we connect with you to understand your goals and deliver solutions that are just right for you.


Changes in our tax laws are one of the few constants of American life. Every change adds a new layer of complexity to an already complicated process. At BKD, our tax consultants work full time to keep up with these changes.

Crowe LLP

Crowe LLP uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk, and performance services.


At EY, we are committed to building a better working world — with increased trust and confidence in business, sustainable growth, development of talent in all its forms, and greater collaboration.

Plante & Moran PLLC

What differentiates our firm? We focus on people, our clients and our staff. We believe that our clients are the center of all we do and their satisfaction is our primary concern which is why we are focused on our staff. We strive to create an environment that the Partners and staff enjoy.

Sikich LLP

For more than 30 years, Sikich has been supporting manufacturing and distribution companies with challenges and opportunities related to accounting, advisory and technology solutions. Our experts serve a wide variety of specialties and understand what it takes to overcome the challenges facing the industry and how to remain sustainable for long-term success. Find out more at


We are more than just a CPA firm; CDH provides a single source of strategic business solutions.  We specialize in helping international businesses with U.S. operations, and as a Moore Stephens member firm our global resources are virtually unlimited.  With 3 local offices in the Midwest and numerous multilingual staff, we look forward to meeting you.

Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond, Ltd.

Certified Public Accounts: Accounting;  Auditing & Assurance; Tax Strategies & Preparation; Outsourced Business Services; Business Valuations; and Business Advisory Services


FGMK is a leading professional services firm providing assurance, tax and advisory services to privately held businesses, global public companies, entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals and not-for-profit organizations. FGMK is among the largest accounting firms in Chicago and one of the top ranked accounting firms in the United States. Learn more about us at

Banking & Insurance Services

Bank of America

Better Drives Us
We get things done. Immersing ourselves in the communities, industries and businesses that we serve. Striving always to deliver more and do better for our clients.
That’s our promise.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Having the information you need at your fingertips is vital when making business decisions. At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, we are committed to providing the resources, tools and information you need to help you make the best choices for your employees and your business.

Amerisure Insurance Co

Amerisure is an insurance organization charged with creating exceptional value for its Partners for Success® agencies, employees and policyholders.

CNA Financial Corp

As a manufacturer in a challenging marketplace, you strive to keep your plant efficient, competitive and profitable. Your facility, equipment breakdowns, supplier or distributor problems, product transmission or liability or employee safety: Nearly everything in the industry carries risk.

US Bank

At U.S. Bank, we believe your company can reach its goals, no matter how ambitious, and we have the products and services to help you reach them. Start making your possible happen today. Member FDIC.

RBN Insurance Services

RBN is an experienced team of insurance and employee benefits brokers. Our professionals work with businesses to assess risk, identify cost-efficient approaches to insurance, and negotiate with carriers to deliver comprehensive options at a competitive price. We excel in working with higher-risk, higher-complexity operations where insurance can be hard to place and our insights can be differentiating.


Equitable, a subsidiary of Equitable Holdings (NYSE: EQH), has been one of America’s leading financial services providers since 1859. With the mission to help clients secure their financial well-being, the company provides advice, protection and retirement strategies to individuals, families and small businesses. Equitable has more than 8,000 employees and Equitable Advisors financial professionals and serves 2.8 million clients across the country.

Gallagher Insurance, Risk Management and Consulting

Gallagher is a global leader in insurance, risk management and consulting services.  We help clients face challenges and provide effective solutions by delivering a comprehensive approach to benefits, compensation, retirement, employee communication, wellbeing and engagement and workplace culture – everything that an employer needs to attract and retain talent to fulfill its business mission.

Legal Services

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Whether your legal needs are local, national or international, we invite you to discover the advantages of working with Barnes & Thornburg.

Ice Miller LLP

We help clients overcome challenges, efficiently close the transaction, and facilitate their ability to responsibly manage their investment. We understand market conditions, and how changing conditions can impact investment objectives and terms.

Horwood Marcus & Berk

Horwood Marcus & Berk combines the resources and diversity of a sophisticated commercial law practice with the entrepreneurial atmosphere and creativity of a boutique law firm. We provide world-class resources to clients by drawing on the firm’s demonstrated capabilities and relationships to build a team of professionals with proven experience.

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

At McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, we provide creative, pragmatic business solutions through a variety of intellectual property services, including litigation, prosecution, and general client counseling.

Jackson Lewis PC

Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis is dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law. With 800 attorneys practicing in major locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Jackson Lewis is included in the AmLaw 100 and Global 100 rankings of law firms.

Miller Canfield

Since 1852, Miller Canfield’s collaborative approach, deep resources and network of local, regional and worldwide relationships have helped our lawyers get work done quickly, efficiently and successfully for our clients.

HeplerBroom LLC

HeplerBroom handles cases in a wide variety of areas, primarily representing defendants in civil law suits including class action, pharmaceutical & medical devicesproducts liability, personal injury, asbestos & toxic tort, labor & employment, medical & professional liability, nursing home law, insurance law, commercial & antitrust litigation as well as white collar criminal defense.

Taft Chicago

Taft Chicago is immersed in the city’s numerous business and cultural offerings. Our Chicago attorneys are equipped to serve clients from Fortune 500 corporations to small businesses. The office concentrates on matters involving real estate, zoning, gaming, government relations and public finance, as well as litigation of all types including employment and intellectual property.

Husch Blackwell LLP

Understanding our client’s industry is at the core of how we function, starting with a transformation of our entire operation into industry teams.

SmithAmundsen LLC

Our philosophy is simple – put the client first. At SmithAmundsen, our more than 180 attorneys spend each day providing exceptional client service to commercial organizations in the areas of labor and employment, litigation and business transactions. Our clients are Fortune 500 companies, manufacturers, government agencies, insurers, restaurant owners, financial institutions and small business owners. Our strength is in our commitment to understanding our clients’ business objectives and successfully partnering with them to meet those objectives. We value long-term relationships with our clients because when we genuinely understand the industries in which they operate we are able to provide more strategic and innovative legal advice. Please visit for more information.

The Horton Group

Horton is an insurance, employee benefits and risk advisory firm that leads clients with complex needs and limited resources to a higher level of performance. We help clients understand enterprise risk and offer solutions to turn these perceived costs into a competitive advantage.

Vedder Price

Vedder Price is a thriving, business-focused law firm with a global reach. With 300 attorneys and growing, we serve clients of all sizes and industries from our strategically located offices in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Singapore. We provide high-value legal counsel to manufacturers in labor and employment, real estate, environmental and litigation matters, as well as in corporate finance and transactions.

Plant Services

Heritage-Crystal Clean

Heritage-Crystal Clean is a provider of Parts Cleaning, Used Oil Pick-up, Re-Refining Hazardous & Non-Hazardous Waste. HCC also offers Waste Drum services, Vacuum Services and Absorbent Services.

Aramark Uniform Services

Get a clean, crisp image with our flexible uniform and supply programs. Our services help enhance your customer and employee experience so your business runs smoothly. See how our uniform and supplies services can impact your business.

Waste Management Inc - Midwest

Regardless of your company’s size or industry we can create a custom waste pickup program that meets your needs and helps protect the environment.

Air Services Company

We take pride in helping our customers with solutions that will provide them with lowest cost to own compressed air systems.

Alarm Detection Systems Inc

Family owned and operated since 1968, Alarm Detection Systems, Inc. (ADS) understands that nothing is more important than the safety of your family and the protection of your business.

Ameren Illinois

Every day, Ameren is working hard to provide more reliable energy, reduce outages and restore power faster than ever before. It’s all part of our ongoing commitment to keep pace with future energy needs, as we proudly continue to serve, support and invest in the communities we call home.

Bornquist Inc.

Bornquist, Inc. is your source for Fluid Handling Products and Services, from basic hydronic and plumbing equipment to high end, fully engineered systems and pre-packaged assemblies.

The Carpet & Rug Institute

Our purpose is to provide science-based information about carpet and rugs – from health benefits to improved air quality to care and cleaning. If you’ve got questions, CRI is the place to find answers.

Surplus Record Machinery & Equipment Directory

Surplus Record, is the leading independent business directory of surplus and used capital equipment, machine tools, machinery, and industrial equipment, listing over 70,000 industrial assets. A Free Buyers-Sellers bulletin board for buying or selling equipment is also available.


SourceDay’s SaaS solution creates real-time visibility and accountability between you and your suppliers. 1,000’s of manufacturers, retailers, and distributors trust SourceDay to help their teams reduce costs, protect revenue, and improve cash flow. By improving visibility and eliminating risks associated with constant PO changes, lack of communication and inaccurate ERP data, SourceDay empowers its users to save money and meet more customer commitments.

item America, LLC

item is the pioneer and a global market leader in building kit systems for industrial applications. We’ve been designing and marketing construction solutions for machinery, fixtures, and plants since 1976. Today, the item product portfolio includes more than 4,000 high-quality components designed for use in machine bases, workbenches, automation solutions, and lean production applications.

Peerless Cleaning & Restoration Services

Peerless has been serving the needs of residents and businesses in Central Illinois since 1945. As your local cleaning experts, we are here to help you with all of your cleaning needs including dry cleaning, carpet cleaning, air duct cleaning, emergency restoration, sanitizing, and more for both residential and commercial properties. No matter your cleaning needs, Peerless is here for you.

Visual Decisions

At Visual Decisions, we help our customers combine the Smart Factory with the Lean Factory to drive improvements to Cost, Throughput and Quality. We have a unique approach to help customers adapt processes to take advantage of the new capabilities and help establish a true data-driven manufacturing culture.

HR, Recruiting, & Training Services

Dimensional Growth, LLC

Dimensional Growth, LLC was created to help organizations of all sizes become more profitable by improving their existing human capital and operational processes.

Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC)

As a catalyst for transforming the state of manufacturing, IMEC helps organizations optimize operating capacity, implement advanced product and process innovations, increase sales and enter new markets, and improve profitability.

The Overture Group

The Overture Group is a leading search and compensation consulting firm specialized in executive and professional positions in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Operations and Technology serving the middle market.

Martin Recruiting & Consulting

MRC’s primary focus is recruiting committed American citizens from Puerto Rico to work in the manufacturing industry and manual labor industry. Our CEO, ClayMartin, has over 7 years of domestic and international management and recruiting experience, much of which was facilitated by 4 years of service in the Peace Corps.

LAUNCH Industrial

LAUNCH Industrial is the manufacturing, maintenance and aerospace industry’s fastest growing staffing and recruiting solution. We provide skilled contractors and technicians to all types of industrial manufacturing facilities nationwide. LAUNCH was founded to provide skilled talent to the aerospace OEM and MRO sectors and has since grown to support all manufacturing verticals nationwide. Our primary focus is in aerospace and defense, manufacturing, power, automation, food and beverage, automotive and machining.

Tandem HR

Tandem HR is an IRS-certified CPEO, or HR outsourcing company. We provide custom human resource solutions for small to mid-sized businesses because we firmly believe there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to HR. Each organization has its own unique set of challenges, opportunities, and employee base. We partner with businesses for payroll, benefits, compliance and other HR solutions that best fit their current needs and we are able to scale solutions as our clients grow or downsize.

Consulting Services

Bowmark Consulting Group

Established January 1989, The Bowmark Consulting Group has provided a wide range of consulting partnerships to a diverse client base.

Groundwater & Environmental Services, Inc.

For over 30 years, we have helped our clients balance environmental objectives with business realities.

BBJ Group

BBJ is a full-service environmental consulting firm formed in 1997 to provide environmental solutions to private businesses and public sector clients. The firm offers services organized around five primary business practices: (1) Remediation and Site Restoration, (2) Real Estate and Transaction Support, (3) Risk and Liability Management, (4) Regulatory Compliance Assistance, and (5) Ecosystem Services and Sustainability.

Elite Electronic Engineering Co

As leaders in the EMC industry since 1954, we at Elite take pride in the capabilities of our chambers and equipment, as well as, pride in our staff’s depth of knowledge and dedication to our customers.

Simple Machines Marketing

Simple Machines Marketing helps manufacturing, technology, and B2B professional service companies by automating marketing and lead generation, as well as everyday sales tasks to get results faster than traditional marketing companies, using automation software and AI. Meet our team and learn more at

Streng Agency

Streng is a fully integrated marketing and advertising agency with over 30 years of award winning success serving manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. Specializing in product catalogs, custom web design, digital, social, and graphic design. Check our work out at or contact us at 630-584-3887.


Anaplan is a cloud-based, enterprise SaaS provider transforming the way decisions are made. We are pioneering Connected Planning, which we believe is the next essential cloud software category because it transforms planning by connecting people, data and plans to accelerate business success at every level within every organization.

Prescient Solutions

Prescient Solutions is an IT outsourcer, using a cloud-based model to provide IT solutions to small, mid-sized, global organizations and government entities for over 20 years. Prescient Shared Services allow any size organization to cost-effectively manage IT resources and increase its bottom line.

Roux Associates, Inc.

Roux is a professional services firm providing a broad range of consulting and project management services to solve complex environmental issues associated with air, water, and land. We have been providing these services to an impressive list of Fortune 500 and public sector clients nationwide for over 35 years through eight offices, located in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Texas.

WSI (We Simplify the Internet)

WSI (We Simplify the Internet) is a global leader in digital marketing for 25 years.  We are a local boutique ad agency helping manufacturing companies with their online marketing needs.  Our main focus is to execute successful digital marketing campaigns to help our clients drive traffic to their website, increase awareness, generate leads and boost sales. We work with manufacturing companies using the latest digital marketing expertise and tools to help grow businesses and their brands.

Doppio Group

Doppio is a technology consulting firm focused on integrating and automating supply chain data. Our global team of experts serves manufacturing and distribution organizations by maximizing IT investments through implementation/integration engagements and managed services. We bring our customers’ visions to life through technology.

Ghafari Associates

Ghafari is an architecture, engineering, and consulting firm that designs spaces where people and businesses thrive. An innovator since 1982, Ghafari embraces an integrated design approach to deliver solutions that synergize building operations, systems, and people. Ranked among Engineering News-Record’s top five designers serving the manufacturing sector, the firm applies decades of experience to partner with clients in the automotive, aerospace, agricultural equipment, food processing, and logistics spaces.

Expense Reduction Analysts

ERA is a global cost reduction consultancy that leverages specialized expertise, real-time industry benchmark data, and practical supplier insider knowledge to identify and deliver cost savings to our clients beyond what’s expected by inhouse resources.  Our “No Savings, No Fee” guarantee underscores our commitment to you.  Contact Mark Sternberg at 847-875-3663 or Jim Blickendorf at 317-660-1372.

Local Partners

Rockford Area Economic Development Council (RAEDC)

Thinking of relocating or expanding your business? The Rockford Region offers the workforce, industrial sites and logistics to support your business needs to succeed. Join other leading companies which have made the Rockford Region a hub of innovation.

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council, formerly known as the Manufacturing Chemists’ Association and then as the Chemical Manufacturers’ Association, is an industry trade association for American chemical companies, based in Washington, D.C.

Consumer Healthcare Products Association

CHPA represents the leading manufacturers and marketers of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and dietary supplements. CHPA members’ products provide millions of Americans with safe, effective, and affordable therapies to treat and prevent many common ailments and diseases.

College Of Lake County

The College of Lake County provides students with a life-changing path from dreams to bright futures.

Illinois Renewable Fuels Association

The Illinois Renewable Fuels Associations works closely with and supports the national ethanol trade  organizations  regarding national legislation, ethanol policy, regulations, and promotional programs.

Greater Springfield Chamber Of Commerce

At the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, we are focused on transforming the economy of Sangamon County. We represent more than 1,600 organizations that care about the progress of our community.

Village of Franklin Park

Franklin Park is located close to the City of Chicago and adjacent to one of the world’s busiest airports.  Our excellent transportation options including highway, commuter rail and public transit puts you in the center of regional employment opportunities and a wide variety of commercial, cultural and recreational offerings.

DCC Marketing

DCC Marketing, is a women-owned, full-service integrated marketing and communications agency. Our marketing strategies drive sales by connecting our client’s brand value to the needs’ of their client’s target audience. We work with clients from building their brand strategy to delivering tactical marketing needs including, video, social and digital advertising. Our business model is centered on implementing strategies and ideas that drive business goals. We are an extension of our clients’ marketing teams and measure our success through their success.