Chicagoland’s Weekly Business Update
Technology Innovation for Social Good
PRESENTED BY THE CHICAGOLAND CHAMBER TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL
The power of technology often provides companies with a competitive advantage, an increase efficiency, and the ability to scale. Today, more companies are using innovative tech to improve people’s lives and to contribute to social good. Both the direct and indirect benefits of this strategy have been proven successful for many Chicagoland businesses across industries. Join the Chicagoland Chamber’s Technology Council on February 15 at Google Chicago for a discussion on how innovative tech can be utilized for social good, including best practices, real-world examples, and a dive into the true benefits of adopting this approach.
The Next Stage is Here
PRESENTED BY CINESPACE STUDIOS
With a new vision, leadership, innovation, and deep pride in our heritage, Cinespace Studios has become of the largest sound stages and facilities in the world spanning three countries and over 80 stages. In coordination with this evolution and expansion, Cinespace is pleased to introduce new branding that reflects the studio’s transformation into a global hub for premium content production.
Annual Polar Plunge Spectacular to Benefit Special Olympics Chicago
PRESENTED BY SPECIAL OLYMPICS CHICAGO
Make a difference in Chicago by joining the 23rd Annual Chicago Polar Plunge presented by Jackson. Become a partner or form a corporate team to help Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children’s Charities support thousands of athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all 77 Chicago Neighborhoods. Don’t miss this winter tradition Sunday, March 5 at North Avenue Beach.
Bill Mandates Paid Leave for Any Reason for Illinois Employees
PRESENTED BY GREENSFELDER, HEMKER & GALE, P.C.
The Illinois legislature recently passed the Paid Leave for All Workers (PLFAW) Act, which will require most Illinois employers to provide their employees working in Illinois with up to 40 hours of paid leave they can take for any reason during a designated 12-month period. Check out this Q&A that addresses important provisions under the PLFAW Act and how you can adapt as an employer.
You’re Invited to the Commercial Real Estate Awards
PRESENTED BY THE GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY
The 35th Annual Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards dinner brings together more than 1,850 of Chicago’s top architects, brokers, developers, property managers, contractors, and design professionals to celebrate outstanding achievements in all facets of the industry and to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository. This partnership truly helps build a better Chicago. Last year’s event raised more than $1.1 million to help provide more than 3.3 million meals for our neighbors. This year’s event on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at the Hilton Chicago will feature an exciting, fun-filled evening with networking, a pre-award cocktail reception and more.