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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

From the President’s Desk: Featured Members – Spotlighting Your Stories

Chamber member companies are making an impact in their communities, creating jobs in their neighborhoods, and advocating for issues that are important to the well-being of our region.

We believe these stories need to be told, which is why we have created a platform that allows our members to share their good news, showcase their accomplishments, and offer thought leadership on important issues facing our region’s business community.

Today we launched our new Featured Members program, a dedicated section of our website featuring member-focused content. As part of the program, we work with our members to create content pieces to drive exposure for their business:

  • Executive Insights: High level Q&A interviews with executives from Chamber member companies
  • Policy Voices: Thought leadership pieces by Chamber members on timely and relevant public policy issues
  • Success Showcase: Major success stories and achievements featuring Chamber members
  • Member News: Chamber members making headlines in Chicagoland’s business community

For our first Executive Insights interview, we have a conversation with Jacques Panis, President of Shinola, who is featured on our Social Impact Strong keynote panel at The Exchange 2016. Click here to learn how Jacques is leading a rapidly growing company making a major impact in its community.

David Ritter, Partner at Barnes & Thornburg and Co-Chair of the Chamber’s Employment Law Forum, tackles the timely and critical issue of changes in overtime compensation in our first Policy Voices piece. Click here to read the article.

To learn more about submitting Featured Members content, please reach out to Sam Kraft at skraft@chicagolandchamber.org.

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Theresa E. Mintle
President & CEO
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Opposes "Working Families Working Group" Report

The Illinois Retail Merchants Association and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce released a dissenting report this weekend opposing Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s “Working Families Working Group” recommendations regarding employer-funded paid sick leave.

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Top 12 Front-Runners for 2016 Tyree Award Announced

The Chamber has announced the 12 semi-finalists for the 2016 James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award, which includes a first prize of $50,000, courtesy of Mesirow Financial and The PrivateBank.

A live audience vote during the Tyree Award Kickoff Reception at Mesirow Financial on April 14 will determine which six of these finalists will move on to the next round of judging.

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112th Annual Meeting: Let's Talk Change

To be successful in today’s economy and business landscape, you need to find ways to challenge yourself. Margo Georgiadis, President of the Americas for Google, will serve as Keynote speaker and discuss how embracing change and the power of possibility can help take your business to the next level at our 112th Annual Meeting on June 7.

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Connect with the Export-Import Bank

Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman of the Export-Import Bank, will be on hand for a special educational networking reception on Thursday, April 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Chicago. Network and learn directly from the Export-Import Bank about ways to grow your business and expand into international markets.

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Chamber Participates in British Embassy’s TTIP Program

Chamber Executive Director of Programs Katie Fitzpatrick represented the Chamber at the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) Business Ambassadors’ Programme at the British Embassy in Washington D.C. from March 16 to 18.

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April 14 | Tyree Award Kickoff Reception May 3 | Cybersecurity for SMBs: The Cloud May 5 | Speed Networking
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Hear pitches from the top 12 front-runners for the 2016 Tyree Award and vote live for the entrepreneurs you wish to advance to the finals. Learn from cyber security experts about best practices and how the cloud can offer your small business an affordable solution. Take the guess work out of finding the “right” contacts at one of the most popular networking events of the year during Crain's Small Business Week.

ChamberPlus Member Savings

Take advantage of exclusive, member-only deals that will help you cut costs and save money immediately. Each of our ChamberPlus Partners offers competitive rates and discounts on the products and services our members need most.

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Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
The Wrigley Building, 410 North Michigan Ave, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60611
Telephone: (312) 494 6700
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