The Chamber continues to develop a strong partnership with Loyola Quinlan School of Business, made evident in the recent collaboration on the second annual Chicagoland Small Business Outlook Survey.

Quinlan recapped the success of the collaboration, including the culmination of the survey in the Chamber’s Small Business Reception on January 19.  

From the Quinlan piece:   

At the event, Theresa E. Mintle, president and CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, said the third-party validation by Quinlan helps her organization better serve the needs of small businesses.

“My staff and I had the opportunity to attend one of the classes, where the students’ interpretation of the statistics were presented,” she said. “And it was really eye-opening to see how people who aren’t in this every day interpreted the data. It gave us some ideas on how to move forward.”

Both Quinlan students and Chamber staff were engaged throughout the entire survey process, from development to analysis, and both received tangible payoff for their investment. While the results of the survey will assist the Chamber in meeting the needs of members more effectively, Quinlan graduate students gained indispensable hands-on experience.  

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