Chicagoland’s Weekly Business Update
CHICAGO AT A CROSSROADS
Accountability in Public Safety and Gun Violence
PRESENTED BY OLD NATIONAL BANK
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the next event in its Chicago at a Crossroads series, a luncheon and conversation on public safety accountability and gun violence on Monday, October 17. The Chamber will feature a dynamic panel discussion on the state of crime in Chicago and recommendations on how the business community can use data to help address it, including former Secretary of Education and Managing Partner of Chicago CRED Arne Duncan, VP of Criminal Justice at Arnold Ventures Walter Katz, Managing Director and Senior Partner of Boston Consulting Group Brad Martens, and moderated by Institute for Nonviolence Chicago Chair Wendy DuBoe.
Showcasing Promising Talent Solutions 2022
PRESENTED BY CORPORATE COALITION
Corporate Coalition, the Chicagoland Chamber, and ten partner organizations will host a virtual showcase on November 1 to help companies meet today’s human capital challenges. In two sets of break-out sessions, attendees will learn first-hand from business leaders about practices they’ve implemented, including both pitfalls and successes. Topics will include retaining talent through resilience practices, new strategies for employee advancement, fair chance hiring, rethinking job requirements, becoming an employer of choice, attracting new talent to IT roles, and much more.
A New Illinois Law Could Affect Your Organization
PRESENTED BY THE MESIROW
The law, called Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Act, applies to Illinois employers who have more than five employees and do not currently offer a retirement plan. It requires employers to either create a plan or enroll in the state-run plan. Mesirow and the Chicagoland Chamber have partnered to answer questions and offer an alternative to the state plan.
Illinois EPA Announces Funding Opportunity for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
PRESENTED BY ILLINOIS EPA
Illinois EPA Director John J. Kim announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the purchase and installation of new Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) light-duty electric vehicle charging stations at publicly accessible locations. This opportunity is being made available following the Pritzker Administration’s commitment to focus Illinois’ remaining Volkswagen (VW) Settlement funding on electric transportation and infrastructure.
Innovation through DEI Principles and Disability Inclusion
PRESENTED BY THE CHICAGO LIGHTHOUSE
It’s no secret that building a more diverse and equitable workforce leads to certain competitive advantages, yet many businesses are still discovering how prioritizing inclusion can positively impact culture, productivity, and dependability. Join the Chicago Lighthouse’s panel of inclusion experts this Wednesday, October 12 as they detail the benefits of prioritizing DEI principles, including disability inclusion strategies, and ways that your business can make progress today.
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