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Thursday, November 12, 2015

From the President’s Desk: Year-End Forum Events – Get a Head Start on 2016

It’s never too early to start planning for next year, particularly when it comes to two areas that will undoubtedly impact your organization in 2016: healthcare and technology. This December, the Chamber’s Healthcare and Technology Forums have you covered.

During the Top Healthcare Trends for 2016 event on December 8 at East Bank Club, our Healthcare Forum is tackling the timely issue of today’s constantly evolving healthcare landscape and its impact on your business.

A VIP panel of the following healthcare experts will discuss which trends to invest your time and resources in to engage your employees and improve your organization’s overall health and wellness in the long run:

  • Mike Englehart, President and CEO of Presence Health
  • Cathy Kenworthy, President and CEO of Interactive Health
  • Mike Reardon, Senior Vice President, Chicago Health & Benefits Practice Leader for Aon Hewitt
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Executive: TBD

Speaking of timely issues, our Top Technology Trends for 2016 event on December 10 at ÄKTA features an all-star panel that will address what businesses can do to keep up with rapidly changing tech trends. You will hear from:

  • Drew Davidson, Vice President of Design, ÄKTA
  • Ted Souder, Head of Industry, Google
  • Chris Taylor, General Manager, Uber
  • Nicole Yeary, Founder & CEO, Ms. Tech
  • MODERATOR: John Pletz, Technology Reporter, Crain’s Chicago Business

I hope to see many of you at these outstanding Forum events in a few weeks.

Our Forums consist of Chamber members that work in an open, collaborative environment to shape our educational programming to address the issues you care most about. To learn more about Chamber Forums, click here.


Theresa E. Mintle
President & CEO
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

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Dec. 3 | 6th Annual CITCA Networking Reception Dec. 8 | Top Healthcare
Trends for 2016
Dec. 10 | Top Technology Trends for 2016
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Network with trade commissioners and foreign diplomats from more than 40 countries and enjoy international beer and wine. At this event, you will hear from a diverse panel on healthcare best practices and trends that are sure to influence your business.
Keeping up with rapidly changing technology has become a job in and of itself for businesses in today’s marketplace.

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