February 26, 2015
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce University of Phoenix as a 2015 Presenting Sponsor of Small Business Chicago, the Chicagoland Chamber’s hub for small business.
“The Chamber will rely on the expertise of University of Phoenix faculty and students to provide thought leadership and guidance to our small businesses,” said Katie Hamilton, Director of Small Business at the Chicagoland Chamber. “This relationship will help create jobs and investment as we work together to provide additional resources to our local businesses and support a growing economy.”
February 20, 2015
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce PAC has declared its support and contributed to several aldermen in recognition of their consistent pro-business agenda and votes in Chicago’s City Council.
February 18, 2015
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce appreciates Governor Rauner’s commitment to take the necessary first steps to restore the fiscal health of the state of Illinois as announced today in his first budget address.
The governor recognizes the need for far-reaching action, and the Chamber agrees that the state’s elected officials must intensely focus on real structural fiscal reform. The Chamber supports carefully considered cuts and will work closely with Governor Rauner as well as state, city and county elected officials to drive a pro-growth, pro-business agenda.
February 12, 2015
On February 11, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce testified at the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners in support of locating the Obama Presidential Library in Chicago’s South Side.
“The Obama Presidential Library not only adds cultural value to our world-renowned city, but also a new path for competitiveness and opportunity,” said Elise Houren, Government Relations Manager for the Chamber. “The Chicagoland Chamber has been a powerful catalyst for business throughout the years and recognizes the value the Obama Presidential Library will bring to our city and its residents and visitors.”
February 12, 2015
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced that it has received a $150,000 grant from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust, which will be used to energize the Chicagoland Business Leadership Network (CBLN).
“This grant will be instrumental in allowing the CBLN to serve as the collective voice for Chicagoland businesses working to facilitate employment for individuals with disabilities,” said Ann Kisting, Executive Director of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “We look forward to building a network of businesses and organizations focused on providing resources and information on workplace inclusion and diversity.”
February 11, 2015
Despite Chicagoland’s sluggish economic growth, small businesses reported optimism and plans to expand in 2015, according to a new Chicagoland Small Business Outlook Survey released today by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. The survey, conducted in conjunction with the Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business, shows 71 percent of small businesses reporting that they plan to grow their business over the next 12 months. Nearly one-quarter of respondents plan to add new full-time employees; nearly one-third plan to add part-time employees; and nearly one-third sought lending in the past year.
February 11, 2015
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce PAC announced today their endorsement of Rahm Emanuel for Mayor of Chicago.
“During his first term, Mayor Emanuel displayed a strong pro-business agenda, creating a thriving environment for new and existing businesses, bringing corporate headquarters to the city, and investing in the growth and development of Chicago’s blossoming technology sector,” said Paul La Schiazza, chairman of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and president of AT&T Illinois. “While there are some areas where we have differences, specifically the minimum wage increase, there is no doubt Rahm Emanuel has a vision for Chicago that business supports.”
February 9, 2015
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce The PrivateBank as the 2015 Presenting Sponsor of Small Business Chicago, the Chicagoland Chamber’s hub for small business.
“The PrivateBank is already dedicated to providing entrepreneurial training and lending to the small business community,” said Katie Hamilton, Director of Small Business at the Chicagoland Chamber. “This partnership enables us to augment and introduce these services to more business owners across more neighborhoods in the Chicagoland region.”
February 6, 2015
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce today honored its former president and CEO Jerry Roper as the first recipient of the Chicagoland Chamber PAC Advocacy Champion Award.
“We are excited to honor Jerry for his advocacy, dedication, and continued work to champion the business community and help keep our region economically competitive,” said Karen Melchert, Chair of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee.
February 2, 2015
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce today announced Michael Reever as its new Vice President of Government Affairs. In this role, Reever will oversee the Chamber’s policy agenda at the city, county and state level and direct the government affairs staff.
“Having served in key government and public policy positions in Illinois and Chicago, Mike brings a wide range of experience that will be instrumental in driving the Chamber’s pro-business policy agenda,” said Theresa E. Mintle, president and CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. “We are very excited to have Mike aboard, working on the Chamber’s behalf with elected officials, policy makers and business leaders to confront the economic challenges facing our region and to help create a healthy business climate in Chicago.”
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.
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.
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.
Last Updated on 2015-02-26 20:37:50.42