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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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Chicago Tops Site Selection's Top Metro List for Second Straight Year

March 5, 2015

Thanks to 385 companies that either expanded or located in Chicago in 2014, Chicago has been named Site Selection’s Top Metro in the U.S. for the second consecutive year.

Competition for first wasn’t even close, as Chicago significantly outpaced the second place Houston area’s 265 projects and third place Cincinnati at 196. According to Site Selection, the Chicago's growth can be attributed to diversity, innovation and disruption in the city's economy.

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Call for Applications: 2015 James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award

March 2, 2015

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and Mesirow Financial are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2015 James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award.

"The 2015 James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award will be presented to a high-growth small business that best represents the spirit and values of the late Chicagoland Chairman and business leader James Tyree," said Theresa E. Mintle, president & CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber. “Jim was an advocate for the community, dedicating his time and talents to numerous organizations and causes in support of healthcare, education and children. We are proud to partner with Mesirow Financial to honor his legacy with this award.”

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Chamber and University of Phoenix Work Together to Help Local Small Businesses

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.”

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Chamber PAC Recognizes 15 Aldermanic Candidates

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.

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