September 25, 2014
A delegation from Tenerife, Spain convened at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce on September 24 to explore opportunities to connect with Chicago-based companies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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