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Chamber@Work | Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013
PRESIDENT'S CORNER
Chamber Members – We Want to Share your Success Stories!
 
Since 1904, companies of all sizes have grown their businesses and have connected with thousands of commerce and industry leaders through the Chamber.
 
Today, the Chamber wants to know how its members have successfully utilized their memberships as a direct source for client acquisition, as a powerful voice in government, and/or as an opportunity to gain valuable exposure in the marketplace.
 
Please Click Here for details on how to submit your Chicagoland Chamber Member Success Story.
 
Thank you for your ongoing support and participation as a Chicagoland Chamber member. We will continue to work on our members' behalf and look forward to promoting your success stories in the coming months.
 
Sincerely,
 
Jerry Roper
President & CEO
ACTIONABLE INFORMATION
Chamber Testifies in Support of Downtown Development Projects to Create Jobs and Grow the Economy
 
The Chicagoland Chamber voiced its support for two downtown construction projects recently. John Carpenter, Executive Vice President and COO, testified before the Chicago Plan Commission in support of the Wolf Point development slated to erect three buildings along the river near the Merchandise Mart. This project represents a $1 Billion investment in the city and will create over 2,000 jobs. It was approved by the Zoning Committee but held until next month’s City Council meeting due to a technical reporting error.
 
Additionally, Michael Mini, Vice President of Public Policy, testified before the Chicago Commission on Landmarks in opposition to designating the former Prentence Women's Hospital as a landmark. The site is part of Northwerstern University Medical Center's downtown campus and the location of a planned biomedical research facility. Designating the site as a landmark would derail Northwestern's plans to raze the building to construct the new facility, which will help establish Chicago as a center for innovative biotechnology research.
 
The Chicagoland Chamber recently joined a diverse group of business and labor organizations to launch a coalition focused on enacting common sense hydraulic fracturing legislation in Springfield.
 
The GROW-IL (Growing Resources and Opportunity for the Workforce in Illinois) coalition supports public policy that creates jobs for working families, produces strong regulations on industry while protecting local communities and the environment, and generates millions of dollars in annual revenue for the state.
 
 
Chairman of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Employment Law Forum Manuel Sanchez recently wrote an op-ed for Reboot Illinois:
 
On Feb. 6, Governor Quinn demonstrated again that our state’s political leaders are still not focused on the most important issues facing Illinois. In his State of the State speech, instead of proposing a specific solution to the underfunded pension liability crisis, , the governor called for increasing the state’s minimum wage to a rate that will solidify Illinois’ reputation as one of the most expensive states to do business.
 
Please Welcome our Newest Members
 
• Atradious
• Castle
• Chicago Hauntings
• DART
• GSF
• HKS Architects
• Land of Lincoln Health
• Loyola University
• Planet Fitness
• Rosebud Restaurants
• Steadfast
• Windy City Trial Group
 
You've just joined the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. Now what? Check out our New Member Information page.
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312.494.6700 | ChicagolandChamber.org
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