Chicagoland’s Weekly Business Update
Results Announced from 2022 Chicago Small Business Outlook Report
PRESENTED BY THE CHICAGOLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & AMAZON
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce announced the findings of its 2022 Chicago Small Business Outlook Report. The 2022 survey, sponsored by Amazon, provides a snapshot of the attitudes and sentiments of the city’s small business community around how businesses are adapting to a post-pandemic workforce, what an increase towards e-commerce means for traditional business models, and how small businesses can play a role in equitable and inclusive economic empowerment.
Obesity: Taxing Your Employees’ Wellbeing and Healthcare Costs
PRESENTED BY NOVO NORDISK
Classified as a chronic disease, obesity is a silent and costly complication for the wellbeing of many Americans. Likewise, there are direct and indirect costs associated with obesity as it pertains to the workplace. Employers have started to introduce comprehensive healthcare solutions using evidence-based treatment guidelines to provide guidance for their employees and improve outcomes. Join Novo Nordisk and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce on July 21 for a discussion on weight in the workplace, including solutions for creating a healthy work environment for employees and how wellbeing programs can offset rising healthcare costs.
Chicago Outperforms National Averages for Diversity in Tech
PRESENTED BY THE CHICAGOLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Chicago boasts the highest share of female founders of any of the top 20 tech hubs in the world with 34% of startups being founded by women, over two times the global average. Learn more about how this trend is affecting Chicago’s diverse economy by checking out the most comprehensive analysis of Chicago’s tech ecosystem to-date, Chicago Tech Effect.
Sustainable Solutions to Reduce Your Company’s Carbon Footprint
PRESENTED BY THE CHICAGOLAND CHAMBER TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL
Businesses are some of the largest consumers of the world’s electricity supply and the demand for energy has continued to increase in recent years. As companies address this concern, some have found success in adapting their methods and means to reduce their carbon footprint. From automation to performance improvements, these sustainable solutions are carving the path forward towards a more responsible future. Join the Chamber’s expert tech panel on July 20 for a discussion regarding best practices for reducing your organization’s carbon footprint.
Awareness to Action: Building a Diverse Board for Your Organization
PRESENTED BY THE CHICAGO BACP & CHICAGOLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Board diversity drives productivity and empowers nonprofits to leverage a wide range of perspectives. The nonprofit sector is known for caring, serving and, in many cases, empowering diverse communities. Thus, boards need to seek out leaders that look like the communities they serve. Join the Chicago BACP on July 20 for a discussion on how organizations can be more intentional when diversifying their boards and how they can turn the awareness of the DEI need into action.
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