Chicagoland’s Weekly Business Update
Bob Clark Named as Recipient of Award for Distinguished Leadership
PRESENTED BY CIBC
The 32nd Annual Daniel H. Burnham Award Dinner on November 14 will honor Clayco Executive Chairman and Founder Bob Clark with the Award for Distinguished Leadership. The 32nd anniversary of the Burnham Award shines a light on the importance of civic involvement and is a reminder of how Chicago thrives with a fully engaged business community. Reserve your seat today or learn more about how your organization can provide support.
Bank of America Chicago Marathon Generates Record-Breaking $386 Million for Chicago Economy in 2022
PRESENTED BY BANK OF AMERICA
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon continues to generate significant impact for the city of Chicago, with the 2022 race contributing a record-breaking $386 million to the city’s economy, a 25 percent increase from 2021, according to an independent economic impact study conducted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Regional Economics Applications Lab. Since 2018, the marathon’s economic impact has exceeded $300 million every year the event has taken place in-person, which was felt by tourism, hospitality, and business industries across all 50 Chicago Wards.
Peoples Gas President Torrence Hinton to Lead Next Fireside Chat
PRESENTED BY EMERGING LEADERS CHICAGO
Join Emerging Leaders Chicago on October 18 for a fireside chat with Torrence Hinton, President of Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas. Hinton manages the daily operations, strategy, and administrative activities of the two Illinois WEC Energy Group utilities, which together provide safe, reliable natural gas service to nearly 1 million customers in the city of Chicago and 54 communities in its northern suburbs. Hinton will share tips, lessons learned, and insights of the industry.
Chicagoland Chamber Joins National Skills Coalition and Business Leaders United in Closing the Digital Divide
PRESENTED BY NATIONAL SKILLS COALITON
National Skills Coalition (NSC), Business Leaders United (BLU), and corporate partners – including Fortune 500s, Chambers of Commerce, and small businesses – have signed on to a set of principles for closing the digital divide. The principles bring attention to the often-overlooked role of digital skill building in digital inclusion. New, once-in-a-generation federal investments through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, along with investments and partnerships across the corporate sector, present an opportunity to close the digital skill divide.
Illinois Clean Energy Champion Awards Reception
PRESENTED BY THE CHICAGOLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition will host the second annual Illinois Clean Energy Champion Awards. A luncheon reception will be held on October 19. The Illinois Clean Energy Champion Awards celebrate job creation by private companies, nonprofit organizations, and governmental units from across Illinois that have seized the opportunity to make our state a leader in the clean energy future. These awards recognize what it takes to retain and create good-paying jobs, with a special eye toward creating and retaining equitable jobs in communities historically left behind.
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