US Senator Dick Durbin and Congressman Bill Foster Address Chamber's Employment Law Forum on Immigration Reform
May 24, 2013
On Friday, May 24, US Senator Dick Durbin and US Congressman Bill Foster joined with Cholly Smith of the US Chamber of Commerce and Mark Segal, the Chicagoland Chamber’s Public Policy Committee Chairman, on 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
David Pistrui, Russell L. Dennis Jr., and Enda Meehan lead the panel.
In a global economy, it is becoming increasingly important for American companies to understand economic trends in international markets across the world.
With this in mind, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Chicago International Trade Commissioners' Association (CITCA), hosted the Third Installment of the Europe 2020 Series: "Understanding the European Markets - Mega Trends to Follow" at Mesirow Financial on May 23, 2013.
May 23, 2013
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.
The letter argues that Medicaid expansion plays a vital role in alleviating short and long term costs for Illinois employers.
May 21, 2013
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. The Smart Grid would modernize Illinois’ existing electricity infrastructure with digital technologies, an investment that will boost Illinois communities by creating jobs and attracting business to the state.
The enactment of Senate Bill 9 is needed to get the Smart Grid program back on track by ensuring funding is available to complete the initiative. The legislation was overwhelmingly passed in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly in March. Legislators now must override the veto to enact the bill.
May 20, 2013
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!" Ruth, a Mount Prospect, Illinois resident who has been legally blind since the second grade and cannot drive, said that the staff very quickly got to work in helping her rejoin the workforce after nine years of unemployment. Ruth is not her real name; it has been withheld since she prefers not to be identified as a person with a disability.
"The Center did a lot for me," said Ruth. "I never had a resume. They helped me with all of that; they took the time to sit down with me and show me how to have the right information down on the resume."
May 17, 2013
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.
As part of its annual Business Cycle Tour, the group of students is visiting Chicago from May 14 -24 to learn about economic development, culture, business and daily life in Chicago and in the United States as a whole. Following the trip, the students will use what they learned in Chicago to compare American business culture to Dutch and European business culture.
May 17, 2013
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
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. Village of Buffalo Grove Trustee Beverly Sussman and Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Director of Communications Tonya Lamia joined representatives from K1 Speed for the ceremony.
May 15, 2013
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 to invigorate Chicago’s convention and tourism business and provide economic spillover for the city’s retail and hospitality industries.
“The gaming expansion legislation provides a critical platform for growth in Chicago,” says Gerald Roper, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. “The residents of Chicago will be the real winners with access to new jobs created around the casino.”
May 15, 2013
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.
Segal was recently a featured speaker at the formal kick-off of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC), a new effort to promote common sense immigration reform that supports Illinois’ economic recovery, provides Illinois companies with both high-skilled and low-skilled talent, and promotes the integration of immigrants into our economy as consumers, workers, entrepreneurs and citizens.
May 15, 2013
Free, immediate guidance on most employment law issues is now just a phone call away for members of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber member Jackson Lewis LLP, one of the most active employment litigation practices in the U.S., has set up a hotline service for direct contact with one of their attorneys as a free exclusive benefit for Chicagoland Chamber members.
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May 15, 2013
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. A first-of-its-kind report just released by Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE) includes the Chicagoland Chamber as one of only 10 featured chambers throughout the nation.
The Chamber is being recognized for our efforts to push for a modern, stronger, and more efficient 21st century smart electric grid to attract and retain businesses at the forefront of digital innovation.
May 10, 2013
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.
The winner of the award will receive $25,000 in cash, compliments of Mesirow Financial, along with $25,000 of in-kind services from Chicagoland Chamber partners.
May 9, 2013
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.
The IBIC, which consists of Illinois business, civic, and education leaders, was recently launched in an effort to promote common sense immigration reform that supports Illinois’ economic recovery, provides Illinois companies with both high-skilled and low-skilled talent, and promotes the integration of immigrants into our economy as consumers, workers, entrepreneurs and citizens.
May 6, 2013
May 2, 2013
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.
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