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Chicagoland Chamber Celebrates Obama Presidential Library Announcement

May 12, 2015

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is thrilled by today’s announcement from the Barack Obama Foundation that the Obama Presidential Library will be located at the University of Chicago. We congratulate the University of Chicago and the City of Chicago for their tireless efforts to earn the winning bid for the Obama Presidential Library.

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Chamber Testifies in Support of a Chicago Casino

May 11, 2015

Today, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Vice-President of Government Relations Michael Reever testified at the Illinois House Executive Committee subject matter hearing in support of a Chicago casino. The Chamber has advocated for a Chicago casino since 1991.

“A Chicago casino is another economic anchor that would have a positive economic ripple effect on Chicago’s existing economic infrastructure, including tourism, restaurants, hotels, shopping, conventions, and our cultural institutions,” stated Reever.

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Illinois Middle Market Businesses Poised to Hire in 2015

May 7, 2015

According to a study of Illinois-based business leaders, the majority of middle market companies in the state report positive performance, with more than half (51 percent) noting employment gains over the past year. The Illinois Middle Market Study, released today by The National Center for the Middle Market with the support of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and GE Capital, found that 65 percent of these businesses currently report open positions, 71 percent of which are full time.

“Business growth depends on talented workers, and executives in Illinois are telling us that they’re having a tough time finding the people they need – at all levels,” said Thomas A. Stewart, executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market.

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Chamber Board Approves Updated 2015 Legislative Principles

May 4, 2015

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted on April 29 to approve updated legislative principles for 2015. These principles are part of an agenda to advance economic growth and to improve the business climate of the Chicagoland region for diverse businesses of all sizes and industries.

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Chamber Celebrates National Small Business Week

April 30, 2015

To build on the results of the 2015 Chicagoland Small Business Outlook Survey, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the U.S. Small Business Administration on two events during National Small Business Week (NSBW). The events focus on the top two small business needs identified in the survey: marketing and technology.

Local business lending experts will explore the innovative role of technology in today’s small business lending landscape during “The Technology of Lending” on May 5 at Bolstr. On May 7, marketing specialists will discuss the most effective small business branding strategies during “Building Your Brand” at the University of Phoenix.

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Top 12 Finalists Selected for 2015 James Tyree Award

April 23, 2015

The top 12 finalists for the 2015 James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award were selected on April 22 during a live pitch event at Mesirow Financial, sponsor of the award. The finalists were voted into the next round of judging through a combination of attendee voting via mobile phone and a panel of judges.

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The Exchange 2015: Made in Chicago, Built for Success

April 17, 2015

Made in Chicago. Embodying that theme, some of the top innovators in Chicago’s food and beverage industry discussed how they built businesses from the ground up and sustained success in this highly competitive field in front a packed house during the Made in Chicago keynote at The Exchange 2015 on April 15 at the Hilton Chicago.

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Chamber Congratulates Mayor Emanuel On His Re-Election as Mayor

April 8, 2015

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce congratulates Rahm Emanuel on his re-election as mayor. The Chamber endorsed Mayor Emanuel because of his steadfast stewardship of the city during his four years in office and his ability to solve Chicago’s financial crises, maintain economic growth and continue to improve our education system.

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Dubai Delegation Addresses the Chamber in First-Ever Chicago Visit

March 31, 2015

In search of business opportunities and to promote collaboration, a delegation representing the Dubai Department of Economic Development and Dubai Free Trade Zones made its first trip to Chicago on Monday, March 30.

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Irish Leaders Spend St. Patrick's Day with the Chamber

March 18, 2015

As they say, “everyone is Irish” on St. Patrick’s Day, so it’s only fitting that a delegation from Ireland made the day as authentic as possible by spending the morning at the Chicagoland Chamber.

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Chicagoland Chamber Disappointed in Garcia Fiscal "Plan"

March 13, 2015

Commissioner Garcia has failed to detail how he plans to balance the City’s finances, while promising costly new programs to his supporters. The City of Chicago, the business community, and our neighborhoods are just beginning to bounce back from decades of fiscal mismanagement, rising structural deficits, and high taxes. The City continues to face very real problems including a $20 billion pension crisis.

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Report: Illinois Renewable Energy Investments Bring Business Growth

March 9, 2015

More than 400 Illinois companies serve wind power and solar energy markets, providing more than 20,000 jobs to people across the state, according to a report released by the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) today.

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce joined the report release, underscoring the importance of investments in renewable energy in driving business growth across metropolitan Chicago.

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