Chicagoland’s Weekly Business Update

CHICAGO AT A CROSSROADS

The Chamber’s Annual Signature Showcase, The Exchange 2024, Set for April 16 at Soldier Field

PRESENTED BY SOUTHWEST AIRLINES

The Exchange, the Chicagoland Chamber’s largest networking event of the year, will be held on Tuesday, April 16 at historic Soldier Field. Attendees will enjoy opportunities to make connections through networking sessions, strategic insights provided by a keynote presentation, a culinary showcase of Chicago’s top restaurants and bars, unique access to Soldier Field’s premium club spaces, and much more! Become an exhibitor or sponsor today. Individual tickets will be on sale in January 2024.

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CHICAGO NEWS

Chicago’s New Paid Leave Policy Set to Be Delayed

PRESENTED BY CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS

Just a month after it was approved, Chicago’s new paid leave policy is set to be amended by the City Council, including delaying implementation of the measure by six months. Despite further concessions, the broader business community that negotiated the ordinance for months remains opposed to the policy. The six-month delay will help ensure businesses have a longer lead-time to understand and comply with the new provisions in the ordinance before potentially running afoul of the rules.

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NETWORKING

The Metropolitan to Host Next Chamber ‘Business After Business’ Networking Event

PRESENTED BY THE CHICAGOLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Don’t miss the next edition of the Chicagoland Chamber’s Business After Business networking series at The Metropolitan on Wednesday, January 17. As Chicago’s leading hub for professionals, The Metropolitan is where business and social leaders connect, work, and entertain! Business After Business, the Chamber’s monthly networking happy hours at Chicago’s best locations, are casual and fun, and where business gets done.

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UPCOMING EVENT

Sustainable Horizons: Transforming Chicago Business with Clean Tech

PRESENTED BY THE CHICAGOLAND CHAMBER TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL

Join the Chicagoland Chamber Technology Council on January 16 as we uncover innovations in clean energy technology and its transformative potential to Chicago. Our panel of experts, including incubators, innovative startups, and industry giants, will shed light on the latest trends, innovations, and opportunities in the clean tech sector. Don’t miss this enlightening discussion on how Chicago is leading the charge in sustainable solutions and how clean tech is reshaping the landscape for both business and our communities.

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SMALL BUSINESS

No-Cost Webinar on January 11: Planning for a Healthy Business

PRESENTED BY THE ILLINOIS SBDC

Small businesses are the backbone of the economy, and banks play an important role in supporting their growth and success. In this webinar, we will discuss the various banking services available to small businesses and how to choose the right ones for your needs. Topics covered will include business checking and savings accounts, lines of credit, financial services, and more! Register now and take the first step towards building a healthy and successful business!

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