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Public Policy Committee Chair Joins WBEZ to Grade Mayor Emanuel

January 26, 2015

With the city mayoral election quickly approaching, WBEZ Chicago is analyzing how Mayor Emanuel has handled important issues during his past four years in office. Mark Segal, Chair of the Chamber’s Public Policy Committee, joined a panel of experts to WBEZ's Morning Shift to evaluate Mayor Emanuel’s performance on jobs and the economy on Monday, January 26.

The panelists discussed topics such as the job growth in various areas of the city, STEM education, job training programs and the raise of the minimum wage. They also evaluated the mayor’s role in supporting Chicago’s booming tech sector.

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A Look at the Future: 3D Printing and Your Business

January 21, 2015

Technology. Healthcare. Shipping and logistics. No matter the industry, 3D printing will have a significant impact on it sooner rather than later, according to Julie Friedman Steele, founder of The 3D Printer Experience.

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Chamber Supports Obama Presidential Library on South Side

January 14, 2015

In a letter sent today to the Washington Park Chamber of Commerce, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Theresa E. Mintle voiced her support for locating the Obama Presidential Library on the city’s south side.

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Chamber Testifies on Revision of the Affordable Requirements Ordinance

January 14, 2015

On Wednesday, December 14 the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce delivered testimony regarding the revision of the Affordable Requirements Ordinance to the Joint Committee: Housing and Real Estate; Zoning, Landmarks And Building Standards.

The Chamber supports the need for affordable housing and feels that there has been progress on discussing compromise language in the revision of the Affordable Requirements Ordinance. However, more time and further discussion may allow for a better revision of the ordinance.

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Sichuan Delegation from China Meets with the Chamber

January 8, 2015

In anticipation of the upcoming Annual Western China Import and Export Fair, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce hosted a meeting with a Chinese delegation from the country’s western province of Sichuan on Wednesday, January 7.

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Chicago Tech Leaders Agree: Think Big in 2015

December 5, 2014

According to several leaders in Chicago’s burgeoning technology industry, 2015 is going to be a big year for tech in this city.

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Chicagoland Chamber Statement on the Chicago Minimum Wage Increase

December 2, 2014

We are sorry to see the Chicago City Council vote for a minimum wage increase that sets Chicago apart from the rest of the state of Illinois.

Neighborhoods that border suburban municipalities will be placed at a distinct disadvantage now that businesses will be required to pay a higher wage than those just across the street. Together with the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association, the Illinois Restaurant Association and the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, we urged the City Council to be more thoughtful and deliberative with regard to the impact on small businesses in Chicago.

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Illinois Businesses Seek Uniformity and Fairness in Minimum Wage

December 1, 2014

Today, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce (Chamber), Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association (IHLA), Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA), and Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA) will testify at a committee hearing in Chicago’s City Council on the chaos that will result should lawmakers enact varying minimum wages across multiple jurisdictions.

The Chicago City Council will vote this week on hiking the minimum wage to $13 hour, a 57 percent increase from Illinois’ current minimum wage of $8.25.

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Burnham Honoree Alejandro Silva: Champion for Chicago's Hispanic Workforce

November 20, 2014

On Wednesday, November 19 the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and a ballroom full of Chicagoland business leaders celebrated the many accomplishments of Alejandro Silva, the 2014 recipient of the Daniel Burnham Award for Distinguished Leadership.

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Ecuadorian Minister Looks to Attract Chicago Businesses for Urban Development Project

November 19, 2014

Companies in Chicago will soon have the opportunity to benefit from an ambitious urban development project in Ecuador.

At a luncheon with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce at the Signature Room last week, Ecuadorian Minister of Urban Development and Housing Diego Aulestia laid out a plan to build thousands of units of affordable housing across Ecuador.

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Chamber Testifies on Minimum Wage Increase

November 11, 2014

On November 10, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce testified regarding an increase in the minimum wage at the Committee on Workforce Development and Audit.

The Chamber opposed an increase in the Chicago minimum wage that takes it above the state level of $8.25 per hour.

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Letter to the Editor: Outlining Gov. Rauner's Job

November 5, 2014

As the newly elected governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner now faces the task of reinvigorating Illinois’ economy and reputation. We look forward to learning about his specific ideas for achieving this monumental task. After a close and high-profile gubernatorial race, all eyes are on him to move the state of Illinois forward.

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Theresa E. Mintle Discusses Growing Chicagoland's Economy with Comcast Newsmakers

October 31, 2014

According to a survey this past spring, members of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce feel good about the direction of the region’s economy. In a recent conversation with Comcast Newsmakers, Chamber President and CEO Theresa E. Mintle was upbeat about the future.

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