Chicagoland’s Weekly Business Update

CHICAGO AT A CROSSROADS

Governor Pritzker to Join Chamber’s Quantum Innovation Discussion

PRESENTED BY OLD NATIONAL BANK

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Quantum Exchange CEO Kate Waimey Timmerman will be featured in the next installment of Chicago at a Crossroads presented by Old National Bank on December 12 for a discussion on Chicago’s entrance into the quantum revolution. Together, they will delve into the profound impact of quantum technology on our economy, society, and the future of Illinois. Discover how quantum computing, communication, and research are reshaping industries, paving the way for groundbreaking solutions to some of our most pressing challenges. This event offers a unique opportunity to gain insights, explore actionable policy recommendations, and discuss the pivotal role Chicago plays in this quantum journey.

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MEMBER NEWS

Now in its 40th Year, the PNC Christmas Price Index Increases 2.7%, Less Than the U.S. Consumer Price Index

PRESENTED BY PNC BANK

True Loves get a bit of a break this year as PNC Bank’s 40th annual Christmas Price Index® (PNC CPI) edged up 2.7%, noticeably lower than last year’s hefty 10.5% increase and slightly less than the Consumer Price Index topline, which is at 3.2% year over year. The PNC CPI is a light-hearted take on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) CPI, which measures the change in prices consumers could expect to pay for True Love’s gifts, outlined in the classic holiday carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

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UPCOMING EVENT

Chamber to Host Overview of Chicago’s New Paid Leave Ordinance

PRESENTED BY THE CHICAGOLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Join the Chicagoland Chamber’s Government Relations team on November 30 for an overview of Chicago’s new paid leave ordinance before it goes into effect on December 31. The new law will require every employer in the City of Chicago to provide 10 days of paid leave to its employees, with various onerous and potentially costly other requirements. This no-cost webinar will provide background, raise awareness, and allow for businesses to learn more about what will become the most expensive and complicated paid leave mandate in the country.

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MEMBER NEWS

Middle Managers at Risk: Companies Overlook the Communications Imperative

PRESENTED BY ZENO GROUP

Leaders – don’t put your middle managers at risk! Chamber member, Zeno Group, has just released a new study that found senior leaders are not delivering effective communications and context to their middle managers and important change agents. Effective communications are crucial for middle manager success and senior leaders are missing the mark. Learn more about this survey and how you can improve employee engagement.

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MEMBER RESOURCE

Receive 50% Reimbursement on Your Company’s Trainings

PRESENTED BY THE CHICAGOLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Whether you work with a prequalified training provider, work with your own vendor, or seek funding to offset the cost of internal training, a variety of training expenses may be eligible to be reimbursed, including training that’s already completed. If your organization offers upskilling support for your employees, the Employer Training Investment Program (ETIP) might be able to help cover the cost of your investment in a variety of trainings. Check now if you’re eligible to receive a 50% reimbursement!

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