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Thursday, February 4, 2016

From the President’s Desk: March Matchmaking Madness – Build your Game Plan for Networking Success

CCC_March Matchmaking_logo SMALLAt the Chicagoland Chamber, we take pride in delivering value for our members through a wide range of programs and services: educational events, small business resources, public policy advocacy, international business connections and much more.

However, we hear time and time again from our members that they value one benefit above all else: access to valuable network-building opportunities.

The results of our 2015 Member Survey prove this. Three in four members reported that they want the Chamber to be involved in providing business matchmaking opportunities, while 89 percent said they are likely to participate in networking events.

Next month, we are launching a new March Matchmaking Madness program to create even more opportunities for Chamber members at every investment level to make meaningful connections with the businesses and individuals they most want to meet.

Beginning March 1 with our Premier Luncheon at The Gage and ending April 6 with The Exchange 2016, March Matchmaking Madness will feature seven total events, including an exclusive Board Dinner at Tribune Tower, Business After Business events at the Blackhawks game and the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, and an international B2B business luncheon with the Consul General of Ireland.

We hope you’ll join us this March, leveraging the power of the Chamber’s dynamic network to build a successful business growth game plan for you and your team.

Click here to learn more about the March Matchmaking Madness program.


Theresa E. Mintle
President & CEO
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Shinola President to Serve as Keynote for The Exchange 2016

Jacques Panis, president of luxury lifestyle brand Shinola, will serve as the keynote speaker for “Social Impact Strong” panel discussion at The Exchange 2016 on April 6, 2016 at the Swissotel. Steven Dyme, CEO & Co-Founder of Flowers for Dreams, will serve as a panelist, and Andrea Hanis, Editor of Chicago Tribune Blue Sky Innovation, will serve as the moderator.

Early-Bird Pricing for Exhibitor Tables ($400) ends March 9.

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Survey: Chicagoland Small Businesses Plan to Expand Despite Uncertain Economic Conditions

The results of the second annual Chicagoland Small Business Economic Outlook Survey, conducted by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business, reveal that local business owners are realistic about the current state of business.

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SB survey newsletter

Chamber Statement on Governor Rauner’s State of the State Address

Chicagoland Chamber members and the business community depend on certainty for their success. Illinois’ elected leaders know they must work together toward developing a thoughtful and balanced budget which includes the necessary reforms to improve our economic climate.

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Member Savings: Discount on Digital Marketing Certification

In response to local small businesses reporting a need for marketing help through the 2nd Annual Chicagoland Small Business Economic Outlook Survey, Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business is offering Chamber members and SBDC clients a 15 percent discount on its “Digital Marketing Strategy” certificate program.

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Feb. 11 | Diversity and Inclusion: Addressing the Age Gap Feb. 16 | February Member Orientation at Workspring Feb. 16 | Go International: B2B Matchmaking
DiversityInclusion-AgeGap workspring 11. GO International
Learn how to cultivate an age-diverse staff to promote complimentary skill sets and teamwork among all employees. Learn about the best ways for you to take advantage of your Chamber membership at Workspring's unique meeting space. Connect with trade specialists and resources to gain the tools and guidance you need to successfully do business internationally.

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Join us in welcoming these new members and make sure to connect with them at upcoming Chamber events:

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Telephone: (312) 494 6700
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