Jan 10, 2019

Applications Now Open For The $50,000 James Tyree Small Businesses Award

Prize Money Fuels Business Growth, Good Deeds

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award. The award is presented annually by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce to a high-growth small business with a demonstrated commitment to social impact. The winner of the award receives a cash prize of $50,000 to further fuel business growth, hiring, and give-back to the community.
Dec 4, 2018

CHICAGOLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT & CEO NAMED TO GOVERNOR-ELECT PRITZKER’S RESTORING ILLINOIS’ INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE

Jul 10, 2018

Chicagoland Chamber Disability Inclusion Program Wins Prestigious National Award

U.S. Business Leadership Network Names Chamber Program “Affiliate of the Year”

The Chicagoland Business Leadership Network (CBLN), a program of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation that works toward greater inclusion of people with disabilities, today was named winner of the 2018 “Affiliate of the Year" Award, presented by the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN). The award was announced at the USBLN’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Board Directors of the Chamber's CBLN were present to accept it, along with the CBLN Director and the Interim Executive Director of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation, which manages the program within the Chicagoland Chamber.

Jul 1, 2018

NEW CHAIRMAN AT THE CHICAGOLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Bruce Lubin of CIBC Begins Two-Year Term

Jun 5, 2018

WINNER OF $50,000 JAMES TYREE SMALL BUSINESS AWARD ANNOUNCED

GMA Construction Group Focuses on People & Projects that Transform Communities

May 18, 2018

FORMER U.S. SECRETARY OF COMMERCE PENNY PRITZKER WILL BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT CHICAGOLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL MEETING

Pritzker to Discuss the Future of Work, Chicago's Economy, Service in the Obama Administration, and the Current Economic Climate

Apr 11, 2018

12 SMALL BUSINESSES COMPETE FOR $50,000 JAMES TYREE AWARD

Entrepreneurs to Present at “Shark Tank”-style Pitch Event

Twelve Chicago-area small businesses have advanced to the “pitch” round of this year’s $50,000 James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award. The award is presented annually by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Mesirow Financial, and CIBC to a high-growth small business with a commitment to philanthropic values.  The award is named in honor of the late James Tyree, a beloved Chicagoan and the CEO and Chairman of Mesirow Financial who passed away in March of 2011. Mesirow and CIBC provide the cash prize.

Apr 6, 2018

CHICAGOLAND MIDDLE MARKET SURVEY SHOWS GROWTH IN 2017 REVENUE & JOBS, MORE GROWTH EXPECTED IN 2018

Key Areas of Concern: Government-related Issues, Talent Management

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the National Center for the Middle Market, today,

released results of Chicagoland’s Middle Market, a survey that examines the 2017 past performance and 2018 future outlook of middle market businesses in the Chicago region.

Feb 14, 2018

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Statement Following Governor Rauner’s Budget Address

Feb 2, 2018

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Statement Following Governor Rauner’s State of the State Address

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce has issued the following statement in response to Governor Rauner’s State of the State Address:

“Chicagoland business owners continue to express deep concerns over rising taxes and regulations and it is government’s job to answer those anxieties by serving as a stabilizing force for the economy. Our members are fully aware of the economic and budgetary hurdles facing our state and are poised to work with Governor Rauner and the legislative leaders in crafting common-sense budget reforms that grow our economy and good paying jobs, but also fund the needs of government,” said Jack Lavin, president & CEO, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
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