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Chicago Tech Leaders Agree: Think Big in 2015

December 5, 2014

According to several leaders in Chicago’s burgeoning technology industry, 2015 is going to be a big year for tech in this city.

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Chicagoland Chamber Statement on the Chicago Minimum Wage Increase

December 2, 2014

We are sorry to see the Chicago City Council vote for a minimum wage increase that sets Chicago apart from the rest of the state of Illinois.

Neighborhoods that border suburban municipalities will be placed at a distinct disadvantage now that businesses will be required to pay a higher wage than those just across the street. Together with the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association, the Illinois Restaurant Association and the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, we urged the City Council to be more thoughtful and deliberative with regard to the impact on small businesses in Chicago.

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Illinois Businesses Seek Uniformity and Fairness in Minimum Wage

December 1, 2014

Today, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce (Chamber), Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association (IHLA), Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA), and Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA) will testify at a committee hearing in Chicago’s City Council on the chaos that will result should lawmakers enact varying minimum wages across multiple jurisdictions.

The Chicago City Council will vote this week on hiking the minimum wage to $13 hour, a 57 percent increase from Illinois’ current minimum wage of $8.25.

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Burnham Honoree Alejandro Silva: Champion for Chicago's Hispanic Workforce

November 20, 2014

On Wednesday, November 19 the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and a ballroom full of Chicagoland business leaders celebrated the many accomplishments of Alejandro Silva, the 2014 recipient of the Daniel Burnham Award for Distinguished Leadership.

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Ecuadorian Minister Looks to Attract Chicago Businesses for Urban Development Project

November 19, 2014

Companies in Chicago will soon have the opportunity to benefit from an ambitious urban development project in Ecuador.

At a luncheon with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce at the Signature Room last week, Ecuadorian Minister of Urban Development and Housing Diego Aulestia laid out a plan to build thousands of units of affordable housing across Ecuador.

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Chamber Testifies on Minimum Wage Increase

November 11, 2014

On November 10, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce testified regarding an increase in the minimum wage at the Committee on Workforce Development and Audit.

The Chamber opposed an increase in the Chicago minimum wage that takes it above the state level of $8.25 per hour.

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Letter to the Editor: Outlining Gov. Rauner's Job

November 5, 2014

As the newly elected governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner now faces the task of reinvigorating Illinois’ economy and reputation. We look forward to learning about his specific ideas for achieving this monumental task. After a close and high-profile gubernatorial race, all eyes are on him to move the state of Illinois forward.

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Theresa E. Mintle Discusses Growing Chicagoland's Economy with Comcast Newsmakers

October 31, 2014

According to a survey this past spring, members of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce feel good about the direction of the region’s economy. In a recent conversation with Comcast Newsmakers, Chamber President and CEO Theresa E. Mintle was upbeat about the future.

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Presentations Shed Light on Growing Opportunities in Asia

October 23, 2014

International experts spoke to a full house at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, October 22 as professionals eager to learn about talent growth and retention in Asia packed the room.

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Chamber Celebrates Grand Opening of JiLin Chicago Business Center

October 23, 2014

Over the past few months, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce has participated in programs with a variety of Asian countries, cities and regions to help promote economic collaboration between these two parts of the world, including events with Vietnam’s Binh Duong Province and a delegation of eight major Chinese cities.

The Chamber continued those efforts today as President and CEO Theresa E. Mintle spoke and helped cut the ribbon at the Grand Opening of the new JiLin Chicago Business Center in the Crain Communications Building on Michigan Avenue.

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Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Statement on Mayor Emanuel's 2015 City Budget

October 15, 2014

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce applauds Mayor Rahm Emanuel for proposing a 2015 city budget that does not raise the property, sales or gas tax.

The Chamber continues to support the Mayor's efforts to grow the economy and invest in an educated workforce. Investing in city neighborhoods and supporting small business is important for continued economic growth, and the Chamber recognizes and commends Mayor Emanuel for his efforts.

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Political Panel Delivers Inside Look at Upcoming Elections

October 15, 2014

Having spent years covering local politics, Chicago Sun-Times news columnist Mark Brown and "Early & Often" Sun-Times political reporter Dan Mihalopoulos have better insight than most when it comes to what we can expect in the upcoming city and state elections.

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Business Lunch with Chamber Board Member Brian Leonard

October 9, 2014

Brian Leonard, President and CEO of Cardio Partner Resources and a member of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, joined Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano for their afternoon “Business Lunch” show on WGN radio on Tuesday, October 7.

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Chicagoland Chamber of Chamber Statement on Toni Preckwinkle's 2015 County Budget

October 9, 2014

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce commends Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on her 2015 budget and efforts to reinvigorate the county.

The preparation of a budget with no new taxes, fines or fees is promising and beneficial to the business community. President Preckwinkle has reduced the budget deficit to close to $169 million down from $487 million in 2011 when she first took office.

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Theresa E. Mintle Talks Small Business on WGN Radio

October 1, 2014

WGN Radio recently launched "Business Lunch", a new weekday business news program as part of Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano’s afternoon show that focuses on what’s happening in Chicago’s business and tech sectors.

Theresa E. Mintle, President & CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, was featured as one of the first interview guests on the show on September 30.

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