In partnership with the National Center for the Middle Market, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce conducted a survey of mid-market businesses earlier this year that revealed mid-sized firms in the state of Illinois are healthy and growing, thanks to recent increases in sales and customer bases.
However, it also revealed that growth rates lagged somewhat behind national middle market averages, and many Illinois business leaders were concerned with the cost of doing business, burdensome regulations, and Illinois’ corporate tax structure and workers’ compensation laws.
To shed light on important mid-market issues for businesses in the Chicago area, Thomas Stewart, Executive Director for the National Center for the Middle Market, is moderating a panel at the Crain’s Middle Market event on September 29. This breakfast program, held at the JW Marriott, will provide real-world business counsel to owners and top executives at Chicago-area middle-market companies.
Serving as panelists for the event are Steve Joung, CEO, Pangea Properties REIT and Pangea Equity Partners; Mark Kaufman, president, Athletico Physical Therapy; Kevin McCarty, president and CEO, West Monroe Partners; and Julie Smolyansky, president and CEO, Lifeway Foods.