Chicagoland’s Weekly Business Update
Meeting Climate and Sustainability Goals: A Collaboration between Government and the Private Sector
PRESENTED BY THE CHICAGOLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
As society transitions to clean energy, a significant transformation of the economy will be ushered by a deep partnership between government and private institutions to meet ambitious climate and sustainability goals. Please join the Chicagoland Chamber’s Infrastructure and Digitalization Committee on October 23 for a critical discussion, as we bring together key officials and representatives from the public and private sectors to discuss sustainability and climate resiliency best practices, initiatives, and ways for government and the business community to partner to meet our short and long-term climate and sustainability goals.
NASCAR, Mayor Johnson Revamp Street Race Deal
PRESENTED BY CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
NASCAR’s 2023 Street Race, which generated $108.9 million in economic impact, will return to Chicago in July 2024 after reaching an agreement with the mayor’s office including a shorter set-up/tear-down window and expansion of its small, minority, and women-owned business outreach. “NASCAR is honored to be a part of the Chicago community 365-days a year, and we look forward to building upon the incredible foundation we established this year,” Julie Giese, president of the Chicago Street Race said in a statement.
Wells Fargo to Open New Retail Bank Branches in Local Neighborhoods, Bringing Nearly 200 Jobs
PRESENTED BY WELLS FARGO
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced today it is growing its retail branch footprint in Chicago from seven to at least 30 branches in the coming years, part of an estimated $175 million commitment to the greater Chicago area. The new retail bank branches will bring nearly 200 job opportunities to Chicago and surrounding areas. The first of the new branches will open in mid-November in downtown Chicago. In addition to several branches that will be located in and around downtown, Wells Fargo will open branches in the Bronzeville and Bridgeport neighborhoods, which are historically underinvested areas.
Unleashing Potential: The Benefits of Minority and Women Business Certifications
PRESENTED BY FOUNDERS FIRST CAPITAL PARTNERS
In today’s global marketplace, diversity and inclusion have become more than just buzzwords – they’re integral components of a thriving and inclusive economy. As the business landscape continues to evolve, it’s crucial to recognize and support underrepresented entrepreneurs. One powerful tool in this pursuit is obtaining minority or women business certifications. These certifications not only empower entrepreneurs but also drive economic growth and foster innovation.
Executives Aim to Ensure Businesses Are Fit for Tomorrow
PRESENTED BY MAZARS
The latest C-suite barometer survey released by Mazars, reflecting insights from 800 executives in 27 countries, reveals a resilient outlook for 2023, with sustainability and technology as top priorities. The results emphasize addressing data quality for impactful ESG action, navigating diverse ESG challenges and recognizing the need for talent acquisition and retention strategies.
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