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Southeast Asia is Open for Business

September 23, 2014

A business delegation from Vietnam’s Binh Duong Province and Chicago business leaders joined the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce on September 23 to explore opportunities for Chicago companies in Southeast Asia.

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Crain's Tech 50 List Showcases Chicago as Tech Hub

September 22, 2014

From serial entrepreneurs and investors to up-and-coming tech whizzes, Crain’s Tech 50 2014 list a virtual “who’s who” of Chicago’s technology talent. The impressive list illustrates Chicago’s significant growth as a technology hub in recent years.

Several Chamber members show up on this year’s list.

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Chamber to Recognize Alejandro Silva as 2014 Burnham Honoree

September 8, 2014

Chicago, IL – The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce announced today that Alejandro Silva, Chairman of Evans Food Group, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Daniel H. Burnham Award for Distinguished Leadership. He will be honored at the 23rd Annual Daniel H. Burnham Award Dinner on November 19, 2014 at the Hilton Chicago.

“Alejandro Silva’s leadership in business and commitment to civic and charitable causes in the Chicago region exemplify the spirit of the Burnham Award,” said Theresa E. Mintle, President & CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

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Technology the Focus at the 2014 US-Brazil Business Forum

September 4, 2014

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce annually hosts the US-Brazil Business Forum & Cultural Exchange to explore areas of rapid expansion and opportunity in both Brazil and Chicago. The 1871 Digital Incubator was an ideal venue for the fifth installment of the event on September 3, as the focus was on opportunities in the growing fields of IT, new media and medical technology.

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Chicagoland Chamber Launches Small Business Chicago

September 2, 2014

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce has established Small Business Chicago, a hub designed to create jobs and investment for small businesses. Small Business Chicago features new membership programs to cultivate skills and connections for local businesses and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the Chicagoland Chamber, which provides free, one-on-one business consulting for entrepreneurs and existing business owners.

The SBDC at the Chicagoland Chamber will also kick off an ongoing Business 101 course about how to operate businesses profitably and efficiently.

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Chamber Well Represented on Crain's List of Most Powerful Women in Chicago Business

September 2, 2014

Crain’s Chicago Business today released a list of the 20 most powerful women in Chicago Business in 2014, many which are directly connected to the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber President & CEO Theresa E. Mintle came in at number eight, where the article mentions her experience in government and efforts to emphasize small business services at the Chamber.

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Looking Forward: The Top 10 Economic Trends in Illinois

August 29, 2014

Before answering one of multiple questions about tax reform at the Illinois CPA Society Midwest Accounting and Finance Showcase on August 28, Jim Kane, CEO of Kane & Co., looked around at the 900 or so attendees in the room. As a career tax specialist, he couldn’t have felt more at home surrounded by accountants.

“Man, I love you guys!” he said.

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Illinois Sees Export Growth in High Tech Industries

August 27, 2014

Data shows export growth in Illinois has outpaced the national average in several high tech sectors over the past few years. According to the latest issue of the Illinois Innovation Index, goods exports have increased 58.8 percent from $41.6 billion in 2009 to $66.1 billion in 2013, significantly outperforming the national average of 49.6 percent over the same time frame.

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Chamber Releases 2014 Member Survey Results

August 27, 2014

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce has released the results of its first ever Member Survey, revealing that 62 percent of the member respondents reported optimism about the region’s economy.

Further supporting this encouraging outlook, 60 percent of respondents reported plans to add employees over the next year and 53 percent reported that they are conducting business internationally in 2014.

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Chicago Ranks Near the Top for Tech Job Growth

August 15, 2014

Chicago: the tech hub of the Midwest?

Chicago ranked sixth in the nation among the top 20 markets for tech job growth over the past two years, according to new data. The city added almost 12,000 jobs in the tech sector between 2011 and 2013.

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Urban Alliance Internship Program: A Positive Experience for All Involved

August 7, 2014

Most college students consider themselves fortunate to have an internship in their junior year. Ariana Gomez began her internship with the Chamber in November of last year as a senior - in high school.

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Taxation Forum Chair: Blame U.S. Tax Code for Tax Inversion

August 5, 2014

American companies looking to lower tax bills by moving their headquarters abroad have been criticized in recent weeks. Most prominently, Walgreen Co. is deciding whether it will purchase a European drugstore chain, enabling the company to relocate to Europe and pay a lower tax rate.

Jim Kane, CEO of Kane & Co. and Chair of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Taxation Forum, wrote an op-ed that was published in the Chicago Tribune last week arguing that the U.S. tax code is to blame for tax inversion, not companies that are well within their legal rights.

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Baseball and Business Go Hand in Hand at Wrigley Field

July 31, 2014

On a perfect night for baseball and networking, over 80 Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce members, supporters and staff made it out to do “business after business” within the friendly confines of Wrigley Field.

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Chamber Announces New Emerging Leaders Forum

July 16, 2014

In our efforts to sustain economic vitality for the Chicagoland region and its businesses, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce has been committed to attracting, retaining and educating top talent in the Chicago area. The Chamber’s new Emerging Leaders Forum, announced today at our Board of Director’s Meeting, will support those talent attraction, retention and mentoring efforts going forward.

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US Attorney: Collaboration Key to Fighting Violent Crime in Chicago

July 16, 2014

You’ve seen the news. Each weekend, families in neighborhoods across Chicago fall victim to numerous shootings and murders, many of which involve teenagers and children. According to Zack Fardon, US Attorney of the Northern District of Illinois, Chicago’s violent crime problem is a complicated issue on many levels that will require collaboration between the city, state and federal level to reach a solution.

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