Chicagoland’s Weekly Business Update
Meta and the Chicagoland Chamber Partner to Host Free Training Event for Small Businesses
PRESENTED BY META
Join Meta and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce for a free in-person training event for local small businesses tomorrow, July 26. Meta Boost will bring together small business owners, entrepreneurs, job seekers, and community groups to learn how to use technology to grow their business. Deepen your knowledge of tools like Facebook and Instagram to help you connect with customers and manage your digital presence.
Chicagoland Chamber Applauds Mayor Lightfoot’s Proposed Renovations to Soldier Field
PRESENTED BY THE CITY OF CHICAGO
“These proposed renovations would vastly improve the visitor experience for hundreds of thousands of Chicagoans and tourists alike,” said Jack Lavin, President and CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and member of the Museum Campus Working Group. “Adding new amenities to Soldier Field for private events and public use will support the Museum Campus and the entire city of Chicago, and drive vital revenue and job growth for our city’s small and mid-size business community.”
Starting a Business in Illinois: July 27 Virtual Workshop
PRESENTED BY THE ILLINOIS SBDC AT THE CHICAGOLAND CHAMBER
If you are starting a new business, positioning your company for growth, or seeking to expand globally, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can help. Attend this virtual training on Wednesday, July 27 to learn what you need to know to do business in Illinois. You will leave with a checklist for starting a new business in Illinois including marketing strategies, business startup funding sources, and the next steps for starting or growing your business.
Chicago Corporation Head Talks One Solution to Navigating Labor Shortage
PRESENTED BY CBS NEWS CHICAGO
Last week, Aon CEO Greg Case and United CEO Scott Kirby spoke at a business roundtable about recent labor shortages and how an apprenticeship program has helped fill openings within their organizations. The Chicago Apprentice Network partners with at least six local colleges and 70-plus companies to fill hiring holes with more than 1,500 apprentices.
New Equal Pay Requirements for Illinois Employers
PRESENTED BY THE CHICAGOLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
State law requires private businesses with over 100 Illinois employees to obtain an Equal Pay Registration Certificate (EPRC) by providing certain pay, demographic, and other data to the Illinois Department of Labor. The recent requirement seeks to ensure that businesses comply with state and federal equal pay laws and demonstrate that they are actively seeking to improve wage disparities. Join the Chicagoland Chamber’s panel of employment law attorneys on July 28 as they provide an overview of changes to the Illinois Equal Pay Act and how your business can prepare for the new reporting requirements.
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