The Chamber is now accepting applications for the 2016 James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award, which is presented annually to a high-growth entrepreneur or small business with a demonstrated commitment to philanthropic values.

The winner of the award will receive $50,000 in cash courtesy of Mesirow Financial and The Private Bank, and valuable training and consulting from the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

Past winners have gone on to enjoy major success, including national expansion, winning major awards, and even landing on the Inc. 500 list.

The open application period runs now through the March 21st. The online application can be found here and more information may be found at

Please contact Katie Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of Programs, at (312) 494-6734(312) 494-6734 or, if you need more information related to the award.