Chicago, IL – The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce University of Phoenix as a 2015 Presenting Sponsor of Small Business Chicago, the Chicagoland Chamber’s hub for small business.

“The Chamber will rely on the expertise of University of Phoenix faculty and students to provide thought leadership and guidance to our small businesses,” said Katie Hamilton, Director of Small Business at the Chicagoland Chamber. “This relationship will help create jobs and investment as we work together to provide additional resources to our local businesses and support a growing economy.”

More than 99 percent of businesses in Illinois are small businesses, employing 2.3 million workers and accounting for half of the private sector workforce. More than 240,000 small businesses operate in Chicagoland alone.

“Entrepreneurship is vital to the long-term economic stability of Chicago,” said University of Phoenix Campus Director Robert Gabriel. “University of Phoenix is excited to work with the Chicagoland Chamber to connect their current and future members to essential education and career resources to help launch and sustain new business growth within our great city.”

For more information on the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, visit For more information on University of Phoenix Chicago Campus education offerings, visit

About the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Chicago features membership programs to cultivate skills and connections for local businesses and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the Chicagoland Chamber, which provides free, one-on-one business consulting for entrepreneurs and existing business owners. The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is committed to making Chicagoland the most business-friendly region in America by enhancing members’ success through advocacy, member benefits and services, and actionable information. Serving as “The Voice of Business” since 1904, the Chambers leads public policy and business growth initiatives and creates meaningful events and programs to inform, engage and connect members to each other and the community.

About University of Phoenix 
University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. As a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc., University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit