All Press Releases for October 19, 2022

Launching in October 2022: Exit Planning Institute Chicago Chapter

To ensure local owners achieve their goals, a collaborative group of Chicago leaders are coming together to launch a chapter that educates the marketplace on business growth and transition.

The EPI Chicago Chapter will be a place for advisors to collaborate, share best practices, and have a great time along the way!" -Shanda McFadden, President of the EPI Chicago Chapter

    CHICAGO, IL, October 19, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Exit Planning Institute™, in cooperation with a collaborative team of top advisors and leaders from the Chicago marketplace, are joining forces to launch the Exit Planning Institute Chicago Chapter on October 26, 2022, hosted at 1941 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60642. This local chapter is different than many other networking professional organizations in the market. The EPI Chapter is cross-functional, meaning that it attracts and engages advisors, experts, thought leaders, media, and business owners from diverse backgrounds. These leaders engage in exit planning and value acceleration education that ensures the continuity of the local marketplace and improves the success rates for transitioning businesses as owners look towards their future.

As evident in the vast amount of recent research studies, including the State of Owner Readiness™ Survey, the U.S. landscape is set to transition six million businesses over the next 5-10 years. Baby boomer business owners are reaching retirement at a rapid rate, and these same owners own 66% of all companies in the United States of America. According to recent research conducted by EPI, most baby boomer owners have not accounted for their ultimate exit transition. Statistics show that only two out of ten businesses on the market sell. Without proper planning, owners run the risk of getting a lower price for their business than they need or even worse, they fail to sell at all.

"We wanted to build a community for advisors that prioritize holistic relationships and collaboration. We will encourage the formation of well aligned teams with the common goals of maximizing value and unlocking wealth for Business Owners."

"The EPI Chicago Chapter will be a place for advisors to collaborate, share best practices, and have a great time along the way!"

-Shanda McFadden, President of the EPI Chicago Chapter

The EPI Chapter Network creates a forum where the local community of professional advisors can collaborate and address the unique needs of their community. Chapters develop educational programs for business owners and professional advisors that build awareness and better prepare an owner for the successful exit of their business. The purpose of the EPI Chapter Network is to create, encourage, and foster the adoption of best practices in the exit planning profession. Chapters promote the common interests of business advisors engaged in exit planning.

The EPI Chicago Chapter will host monthly meetings and encourages your ongoing participation. Learn more at If you are interested in more information or if you are an owner interested in attending, please reach out to the Exit Planning Institute Community Coordinator, Jenna Meredith at [email protected].

About Exit Planning Institute

Exit Planning institute (EPI) was formed in 2005 to serve the educational and resource needs of professional business advisors. Its Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) credential program is the most widely endorsed professional exit planning program in the world, providing advisors with the content, tools and training needed to engage business owners and become their most valued advisors. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn.

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