June 18, 2013 | Chamber Helps Cut the Ribbon on New York Life Office Expansion
Representatives from the Chicagoland Chamber joined the team of Chamber member Chicago North Shore General Office of New York Life at 500 West Madison Street on Tuesday to celebrate the company’s new office expansion.
June 17, 2013 | Qatar Airways Offers Exclusive Business Class Discount to Chamber Members
To celebrate the launch of daily flights from Chicago, Qatar Airways is pleased to be able to offer Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and Alliance members an exclusive 15%* discount.
June 12, 2013 | Indonesian Delegation Connects with Chicagoland Companies at Chamber Business Forum
On Wednesday, June 5, high level officials from a variety of Indonesian industries had the opportunity to educate and connect with Chamber members and Chicagoland business leaders at the U.S. Indonesia Midwest Business Forum.
June 10, 2013 | Chamber Member Cigna-Healthspring to Add 120 Jobs in New Chicago Office
Cigna-HealthSpring, a Chamber member and one of the nation’s leading Medicare Advantage plans, is opening a new office in downtown Chicago as it plans to hire 120 new employees to support its growing operations in Illinois.
June 6 ,2013 | The Time for Common Sense Immigration Reform is Now
As debate on the Senate floor begins next week, the need for common sense immigration reform that would provide a boost to our economy and ensure stability and growth is urgent.
June 5, 2013 | Chicagoland Leaders Unite at Chamber's 109th Annual Meeting
The year’s premiere business event featured the presentation of the 2nd Annual Jim Tyree Award and remarks from Mayor Emanuel and United CEO Jeff Smisek.
June 4, 2013 | AuctionsByCellular CEO Jim Alvarez Wins 2013 Jim Tyree Award
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce announced at its 109th Annual Meeting of Membership today that Jim Alvarez, CEO of AuctionsByCellular, is the winner of the 2013 James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award.
June 4, 2013 | Illinois' Smart Grid is Back on Track
The Illinois General Assembly recently overrode the veto of Senate Bill 9, the Smart Grid bill.
May 30, 2013 | Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Names Theresa Mintle, Veteran City of Chicago Official, as President, CEO
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce announced today that Theresa E. Mintle, a well-known and respected executive who has spent much of her business career serving in key positions with the City of Chicago.
May 30, 2013 | Chamber Member Grainger to Add 300 Jobs in Downtown Chicago
Mayor Emanuel joined representatives from Chamber member W.W. Grainger, Inc. today to announce that the company will add approximately 300 IT and eCommerce employees to its downtown location over several years.
May 30, 2013 | Growth in Illinois STEM Degrees Supports Innovation
For much of the past decade, Illinois has lagged behind the national average in terms of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) degrees as a percent of all degrees conferred in the state.
May 24, 2013 | US Senator Dick Durbin and Congressman Bill Foster Address Chamber's Employment Law Forum on Immigration Reform
US Senator Dick Durbin and US Congressman Bill Foster joined a panel hosted by the Chamber’s Employment Law Forum for a discussion on the need to pass federal comprehensive immigration reform.
May 24, 2013 | Chamber, CITCA Explore Mega Trends in European Market
In a global economy, it is becoming increasingly important for American companies to understand economic trends in international markets across the world.
May 23, 2013 | Chamber Urges Lawmakers to Support Medicaid Expansion
In a Letter to the Editor recently featured by Crain’s Chicago Business, the Chicagoland Chamber, Illinois Chamber and Illinois Retail Merchants Association asked lawmakers to approve Senate Bill 26 to protect Illinois employers and support the state’s economic future.
May 21, 2013 | Chamber Calls for Enactment of Illinois Smart Grid Bill
Calling the Smart Grid a major opportunity to jumpstart the Illinois economy, economic development and business leaders across the state today urged the General Assembly to quickly act and override the veto of Senate Bill 9, the Smart Grid Bill.
May 20, 2013 | From No Resume to New Life through the workNet Center
In the spring of 2012, when Ruth came to the Arlington Heights One-Stop workNet Center for help in finding a job, it had been "a long road," and "a lot of years without a job!"
May 17, 2013 | International Students Learn About American Business Culture at the Chamber
On Friday, May 17 a group of 22 graduate and undergraduate economic students from Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands visited the Chicagoland Chamber to learn about the city’s business culture.
May 17, 2013 | Ecuadorian Ambassador and Delegation Visit the Chamber
On May 16, 2013 an Ecuadorian delegation led by Madam Ambassador Nathalie Cely attended a business connection luncheon at the Chicagoland Chamber to explore opportunities for collaboration between Chicagoland and Ecuador.
May 16, 2013 | Chamber Joins K1 Speed to Celebrate New Buffalo Grove Racing Center
On Wednesday, May 15 Chamber member K1 Speed revealed its new racing center in Buffalo Grove, IL at a ribbon cutting celebration hosted by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
May 15, 2013 | Chamber Emphasizes Strong Support for Gaming Expansion Legislation
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce today reiterates our strong support for Senate Bill 1739, which includes development of a Chicago casino and employs an economic development tool.
May 15, 2013 | Chamber Supports Immigration Reform in Tribune Op-Ed
Mark Segal, Chairman of the Chamber’s Public Policy Committee, had an op-ed calling for comprehensive immigration reform published in the Chicago Tribune this week.
May 15, 2013 | Jackson Lewis Offering Free Employment Law Advice to Chamber Members
Free, immediate guidance on most employment law issues is now just a phone call away for members of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
May 15, 2013 | Chicagoland Chamber Featured in National Report on Clean Energy and Innovation
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that it is being recognized nationally as a leading chamber driving economic development around clean energy.
May 10, 2013 | Finalists Selected for the 2013 Jim Tyree Award
Judges for the 2013 James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award met at the Chamber today and selected five finalists for the award, which is given annually to one of Chicagoland's high growth small businesses.
May 9, 2013 | IBIC Steering Committee Urges Lawmakers to Pass Immigration Reform
The Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) Steering Committee recently wrote a letter to the Illinois Congressional Delegation urging its members to support passage of common sense immigration reform.
May 6, 2013 | Tressler LLP to Offer Free Legal Consultations at the Chamber
As an exclusive benefit through the Chicagoland Chamber, the law firm of Tressler LLP is offering free legal consultations at the Chicagoland Chamber Offices.
May 2, 2013 | Mayor Emanuel Makes Case for Gaming Expansion in Chicago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has renewed his push for the Illinois General Assembly to pass gaming legislation, saying all revenue from a potential Chicago casino would be directed to school construction and modernization in Chicago’s struggling public school system.
May 2, 2013 | Spotlight on Chamber Member Keno Kozie Associates
Barry Keno, Owner and President of Keno Kozie Associates, participated in the following Q&A with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, where he discussed how he started Keno Kozie, what he attributes his success to, and the future of his rapidly growing company.
April 30, 2013 | Trends in Chicagoland's STEM Workforce Shed Light on Innovation in the Region
The most recent issue of the Illinois Innovation Index examines the regional STEM workforce and the effect it has on Chicago’s innovation ecosystem.
April 29, 2013 | Delegation from China's Guizhou Province Convenes in Chicago
On Thursday, April 25 the Chicagoland Chamber, in partnership with the Rockford Area Economic Development Council and U.S. - China Chamber of Commerce, hosted a business reception featuring a high level government and business delegation from Guizhou Province, China.
April 26, 2013 | MWRD Officials Join Chamber on Ingredion Tour
On Tuesday, April 23 the Chicagoland Chamber facilitated a tour of Ingredion's Argo plant in Bedford Park for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioners Debra Stone and Patrick Thompson.
April 26, 2013 | Flight Delays from FAA Furloughs Impacting Chicago Airports
The Federal Aviation Administration’s forced furloughs of airport air traffic controllers is causing delay across the country and resulting in an average of 30 minute delays for flights coming into and out of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport and Midway Airport.
April 25, 2013 | Does Your Company Need a Social Media Policy?
As social media use has become widespread in today’s society, it’s important for companies to be aware of the potential risks of employee use of social media and the importance of creating a social media policy.
April 24, 2013 | United CEO Jeff Smisek to Serve as Keynote Speaker for 109th Annual Meeting
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that United Airlines President and CEO Jeff Smizek will serve as keynote speaker at the 109th Annual Meeting of Membership.
April 22, 2013 | Chamber Members Explore Emerging Health Care Delivery Models
The Chicagoland Chamber, in partnership with the Illinois State Bar Association, hosted a half-day seminar educating professionals on the multi-faceted existence of health care delivery options.
April 18, 2013 | KinderCare Offers Chamber Members Tuition Discount Through ChamberPlus+ Program
Chamber members and the Chicagoland business community are invited to attend an Open House on Tuesday, April 23rd at local ChamberPlus+ partner KinderCare Learning Centers.
April 17, 2013 | AMA Chicago Conference Center Simplifies Doing Business in Chicago
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce works on behalf of its members to make Chicagoland the most business-friendly region in the country. The team at AMA’s Chicago Executive Conference Center, a member of the Chamber, works toward a similar goal.
April 17, 2013 | Second Annual Moxie Awards Celebrate Chicago's Most Innovate Digital Entrepreneurs
The Chicagoland Chamber is proud to be a community partner with the Second Annual Moxie Awards, presented by Built In Chicago, which will gather Chicago’s most innovative digital entrepreneurs on June 20th, 2013 at Park West.
April 12, 2013 | Chamber Celebrates airberlin's New Chicago-to-Berlin Service
Chamber member airberlin launched non-stop service between Chicago and Berlin on March 23, making it the first airline ever to provide a connection between the third-largest U.S. metropolis and the capital of Germany.
April 12, 2013 | Saudi Delegation Visits the Chamber to Strengthen Ties with Chicago
A delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from Saudi Arabia met at the Chicagoland Chamber on Wednesday, April 10, to begin building a relationship with Chicago’s business leaders.
April 11, 2013 | Jerry Roper - Chicagoland Chamber President and CEO - Set to Retire
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce announced today that Jerry Roper, President and CEO, will retire by the end of this calendar year.
April 10, 2013 | Chamber Congratulates Qatar Airways for Commencing Chicago Flights Today
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce congratulates Qatar Airways on commencing flights today, connecting Chicago to over 125 global destinations.
April 4, 2013 | Deadline Extended to April 30 for 2013 Jim Tyree Award Applications
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Small Business Development Center in partnership with Mesirow Financial is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2013 James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award.
April 3, 2013 | State Rep. David Harris Discusses FY 2014 Budget with Chamber Taxation Forum
On April 3, 2013, Chamber Taxation Forum members received valuable insights on the State of Illinois’ FY 2014 budget from Rep. David Harris (R-53rd District), Republican Spokesperson of the House Revenue Committee.
April 1, 2013 | Chamber Helps Launch the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition
On April 1, 2013 Mark Segal, Chairman of the Chamber’s Public Policy Committee, was a featured speaker at the formal kick-off of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC).
March 28, 2013 | Coeur Moving Global HQ to Chicago
Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation, currently headquartered in Idaho, has announced that it will move its company headquarters to downtown Chicago.
March 28, 2013 | New Sustainability Report Highlights Innovative Chicagoland Companies
A new corporate sustainability report produced by the Chicago Corporate Sustainability Working Group was released on Tuesday, March 26.
March 27, 2013 | Chamber Names Linda Dao Vice President of Corporate Relations
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce announced today that Ms. Linda Dao has been promoted to Vice President of Corporate Relations.
March 26, 2013 | Chamber Members Take Off on airberlin's Inaugural Flight from Chicago to Berlin
Chamber President and CEO Jerry Roper joined Chamber Board member Aavo Reinfeldt and fellow travelers to send them off in style on airberlin’s Inaugural Flight from Chicago to Berlin, Germany on March 23, 2013.
March 25, 2013 | Chamber Members Uncover Economic Opportunities in South Africa
The Chamber, in conjunction with the South African Consulate General in Chicago, hosted an intimate business seminar and dinner to discuss trade and investment opportunities with South Africa.
March 22, 2013 | Thousands Come Out for 2 Year Anniversary 'Hiring our Heroes' Job Fair
Hiring Our Heroes returned to Chicago on March 21, 2013 for its best showing in the city yet. Over 1,500 military veterans and spouses and 111 employers convened at the Palmer House Chicago for a job fair matching unemployed vets with Chicagoland companies.
March 21, 2013 | Technology and Sports Intersect at Google Chicago
Some of Chicago’s top experts on technology and sports gathered at Chamber member Google Chicago’s offices on Thursday, March 21 for a panel on the Technology of Sport.
March 20, 2013 | UPS Offers Chamber Members Chance to Win a Trip to the Final 4
Now through May 15th, Chamber members have the chance to win a trip for 4 to the 2014 NCAA® Final Four®!
March 19, 2013 | Retrofit Inc. to Move Headquarters to Downtown Chicago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday that Retrofit Inc. will move its national headquarters to downtown Chicago, which will lead to the company doubling its staff to 100.
March 14, 2013 | Chamber Announces Chicagoland Business Opportunity Fund Financing for Black Dog Corp
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, UBS, and Valley Economic Development Center are pleased to announce that Black Dog Corp has been awarded financing through the Chicagoland Business Opportunity Fund.
March 14, 2013 | Hiring Our Heroes Returns to Chicago Next Week
Hiring our Heroes, a national initiative that has already helped over 14,100 veterans and military spouses obtain jobs, will return to Chicago on March 21, 2013 for its 2 Year Anniversary Veterans Hiring Fair at the Palmer House Chicago.
March 13, 2013 | Chamber Seeks Applications for 2013 Jim Tyree Award
The Chamber's Small Business Development Center in partnership with Meisrow Financial is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2013 James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award.
March 11, 2013 | Chamber Celebrates Andrew Mason for Putting Spotlight on Chicago
Chicagoland Chamber President and CEO Jerry Roper wrote an opinion piece featured in today’s Crain’s Chicago Business celebrating former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason.
March 8, 2013 | Chamber Transportation Forum Discusses Future of Regional Transportation Planning
On Friday, March 8, the Chamber’s Transportation and Infrastructure Forum hosted Randy Blankenhorn, Executive Director of CMAP, and Frank Beal, Executive Director of Metropolis Strategies.
March 8, 2013 | The Exchange Brings the Best Out of Chicagoland
This year’s Exchange event more than lived up to its reputation as the Chicagoland Chamber’s largest networking and tradeshow event of the year.
March 7, 2013 | Chamber Supports Launch of City's New Small Business Center
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is encouraged by the City’s announcement today of the launch of the Small Business Center and appointment of the first Chief Small Business Officer.
March 7, 2013 | Chamber Supports Worker's Compensation Reform at House Subcommittee Hearing
Chicagoland Chamber Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer John Carpenter expressed support for bills on the state’s worker’s compensation system at the Illinois House Worker’s Compensation Subcommittee Hearing.
March 5, 2013 | Castle Ribbon Cutting Makes for a Memorable Celebration
On Thursday, February 28, Chamber member Castle unveiled the multi-million-dollar renovation of the Historic Chicago Landmark building at a ribbon cutting celebration hosted by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
March 4, 2013 | Qatar Airways Offering Chamber Members Exclusive Savings Deal on Fares for Chicago Launch
Chamber member Qatar Airways is eager to call Chicago its newest U.S. gateway beginning April 10th, 2013.
March 4, 2013 | Hank Hughes and Phillip Pittsford Selected as Vice Chairmen of the GCC
The Chicagoland Chamber is pleased to announce that Hank Hughes and Phillip Pittsford have been selected to serve as Vice Chairmen of the Chamber’s Global Connections Council.
February 28, 2013 | Loans to Illinois Small Businesses Back on the Rise
Small business lending in the Chicagoland area grew steadily from 1996 to 2007, accounting for nearly 378,000 loans at a sum of $10.5 Billion, according to the February issue of the Illinois Innovation Index.
February 27, 2013 | Business Leaders from Chicago and the Czech Republic Connect at the Chamber
The Chicagoland Chamber, in conjunction with the Consulate General of Czech Republic in Chicago and the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic, hosted a business breakfast reception yesterday in honor of MUDr. Martin Kuba, the Minister of Trade and Industry of the Czech Republic.
February 27, 2013 | Three Chamber Board Members Among '100 Most Powerful Chicagoans'
The Chicagoland Chamber Board of Directors is a compilation of the most influential business and civic leaders throughout the region today.
February 26, 2013 | 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.
February 21, 2013 | Chamber Member Belly Creating 150 Jobs in Chicago
Mayor Emanuel joined Chamber member Belly today at its company headquarters to announce that the fast-growing loyalty company will be adding 150 jobs this coming year in Chicago.
February 19, 2013 | Alliance for Regional Development Leader Kelly O'Brien to Address Everything Entrepreneur Conference
No city can survive when its surrounding area isn’t meeting its potential and Chicago is no exception. A thriving Chicago depends upon a thriving suburban area, and, ever more so, a thriving Northwest Indiana and Southern Wisconsin.
February 13, 2013 | Chamber Board Member GoHealth Adding 250 Jobs in Chicago
GoHealth LLC, a member of the Chicagoland Chamber Board of Directors and the nation’s most complete online portal for finding health insurance coverage, is planning to add 250 new jobs this year.
February 13, 2013 | Chamber Joins GROW-IL Coalition to Support Hydraulic Fracturing Legislation
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.
February 12, 2013 | Chamber Announces AEP Energy as ChamberPlus+ Exclusive Presenting Sponsor
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce announced today that Leadership Circle Member AEP Energy will serve as the new Presenting Sponsor of its ChamberPlus+ Program.
February 11, 2013 | Demand for Tech Talent in Chicago Continues to Rise
Chicago’s technology ecosystem has grown rapidly in recent years thanks to the hundreds of expanding technology companies and digital startups that call the city home.
February 8, 2013 | Chamber Testifies in Opposition to Prentice Landmark Designation
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks voted again on February 7 to reject preliminary landmark status for the former Prentice Women’s Hospital paving the way for demolition of the unused building.
February 7, 2013 | Chamber Member Citi Opens Newest Branch in Downtown Chicago
Banking just got easier for Chicago residents, with the grand opening of a new Citibank branch located at 180 N. Michigan Avenue.
February 6, 2013 | Chamber Responds to Governor Quinn's Budget Address
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is surprised by the Governor’s call to increase the state’s minimum wage to $10 over the next four years while Illinois’ business environment is already so hostile to the creation of jobs, corporate relocations, and plant expansion.
January 31, 2013 | Chamber Releases 2012 Public Policy Legislative Report
On Thursday, January 31, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce released its 2012 Public Policy Legislative Report during its Board of Directors Meeting at 1871 Chicago.
January 30, 2013 | Illinois Innovation Index Reflects Commitment to Expanding High-Speed Broadband Service
The first issue of the Illinois Innovation Index released in 2013 revealed data that shows Illinois’ government officials and private sector leaders have committed to expanding high-speed broadband service to both residential and commercial customers.
January 21, 2013 | Chamber Members Contributing to Chicago's Next Generation of Leadership
Chamber member Brill Street + Company recently announced the 2012 Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent in Chicago, a list that includes several prominent members of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
January 15, 2013 | Chamber Board Member Wal-Mart Makes Major Commitment to Hiring Veterans
Wal-Mart, a member of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, today will announce a plan to hire any veteran that wants a job.
January 10, 2013 | Tri State Alliance for Regional Development Unveils New Logo
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Tri State Alliance for Regional Development recently unveiled its new logo (below), which was designed by Tracy Lee, who is a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).
January 9, 2013 | PNC Bank Names Scott C. Swanson New Regional President for Illinois
CHICAGO, Jan. 9, 2013 – PNC Bank today named Scott C. Swanson as regional president for Illinois. He will be based in Chicago and lead the local regional banking team.
January 9, 2013 | Repeal of Sales Tax Increase Will Level Playing Field for Cook County Businesses
Today, Chicagoland Chamber President and CEO Jerry Roper had a Letter to the Editor on the subject featured on the "Voice of the People" page of the Chicago Tribune's website.
January 9, 2013 | Labor Leader Backs Chamber's Suggestion for Casino at Thompson Center
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jerry Roper, a long-time fierce advocate for gaming expansion and a Chicago casino, first proposed the Thompson Center as a potential location for a casino in September 2011.
January 7, 2013 | A Chicago Casino Can Be a Good Bet, If It's Done Right
Chamber President & CEO Jerry Roper made the case for a downtown Chicago casino as a tool to boost the city's economic vibrancy today on Reboot Illinois’ website.
January 4, 2013 | Chamber Board of Directors Calls On General Assembly to Pass Pension Reform
On January 3, 2013 the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors sent a letter to the Illinois General Assembly urging it to pass comprehensive public pension reform.
January 4, 2013 | Chamber Members - 'America's Got Talent' Wants You to Audition!
NBC's Hit Show America's Got Talent is kicking off its new season and holding Open Call Auditions in Chicago at McCormick Place on Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27.
January 4, 2013 | Chamber Board Member Clayco's Move to Chicago Expected to Create 300 Jobs
Clayco, Inc., a St. Louis-based engineering and design firm and Board member of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, is moving its national headquarters to downtown Chicago. The firm is expected to add 300 jobs in Chicago over the next two years.
January 2, 2013 | Chamber Celebrates Repeal of the Cook County Sales Tax
On January 2, 2013 Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Jerry Roper gave remarks at a news conference for the reduction of the Cook County sales tax at Abt Electronics in Glenview, Illinois.
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