|Wednesday, September 16, 2015
From the President’s Desk
Chamber Forums: Help Shape Chicagoland’s Business Climate
We know our members share a dedication to improving Chicagoland’s business landscape. We also know they want to be involved in forums. In fact, 71 percent of our members reported through our 2015 Member Survey that they would be likely to participate in a Chamber forum.
To best fit our members’ needs, we have recently re-organized our 12 forums. As a member of a Chamber forum, you have a platform to share your expertise, collaborate with other members, and help shape the Chamber’s educational programming and impact legislation that affects Chicagoland businesses.
Our new Forums are now categorized as follows:
We also offer the Events Forum, which includes four task forces to work on our Signature Events.
Through compelling keynotes, insightful panel discussions, and unparalleled networking opportunities with innovative thinkers and influential leaders, forum members walk away with greater insights and practical business knowledge to grow their businesses, improve their bottom lines, and create meaningful business relationships.
For example, our Global Connections Forum helped organize the 2015 U.S. – Brazil Business Forum & Cultural Exchange on September 22, which provides an excellent opportunity to learn how to tap into Latin America’s largest economy and network with business and government officials from Brazil’s fast growing market.
I encourage you and your colleagues to become involved in our forums. For more information, click here or email our new Forum Manager, Caitlin Stankus, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in joining a Forum, but not a member? Click here.
We look forward to engaging with you to make Chicagoland the best place to live and work in the country.
Theresa E. Mintle
President & CEO
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce