December 9, 2013
In support of The Wrigley Building’s food drive benefiting the Great Chicago Food Depository, staff members of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce donated several bags of food in an effort to help end hunger in our community.
December 3, 2013
This evening the Illinois General Assembly approved sweeping reforms to the state’s public employee pension system when both houses adopted Conference Committee Report #1 to Senate Bill 1. The report now moves to the Govenor's desk for approval.
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce has fought hard over the last several years to make changes to the state’s pension system that will get the state back on track and focused on policies that will improve the state’s business climate and create jobs.
December 2, 2013
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is joining other Illinois business associations to support the proposed framework to reform the state’s public employee pension system agreed to by the Governor and legislative leaders last week. The proposal amended to Senate Bill 1 is estimated to save the state’s pension system $160 billion over the next 30 years.
November 21, 2013
The November issue of the Illinois Innovation Index was released today, revealing that Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards have demonstrated strong growth in Illinois over the past decade.
These funding awards, with industry R&D and funding for academic R&D, help support early-stage start-ups and entrepreneurs and are an important piece of the innovation infrastructure linking small businesses, nonprofit and academic research institutions.
November 20, 2013
On Friday, November 22, 2013 the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce joins the City of Chicago in recognizing the Fiftieth Anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States of America. We urge all businesses in Chicagoland to participate in the City’s resolution to observe a moment of silence at 1 p.m. on Friday to mark the occasion.
November 18, 2013
When a business leader as respected as Glenn Tilton, Chairman of the Midwest at JPMorgan Chase and the winner of the 2010 Burnham Award, lauds your leadership qualities in a room full of Chicago’s business elite, you know you’re in good company. In the case of Greg Brown, he certainly has a fan in Tilton.
“Greg Brown had the vision to know his company was on an unsustainable path, and it had to change,” Tilton said of the Motorola Solutions CEO. “Through his leadership, that company changed its trajectory, and now it has a bright future. That is leadership.”
November 18, 2013
The Chicagoland Chamber is accepting proposals for a project to replace its current Association Management System (AMS) and Website Content Management System (CMS) as well as redesign the current website (www.chicagolandchamber.org) with a system that better meets the Chamber’s needs and that will deliver more value to the membership.
The proposal should address all aspects of the AMS, CMS and website design implementation process including data migration, setup and configuration, project management, training, and ongoing support and maintenance.
November 13, 2013
In February, Mayor Emanuel announced that Chamber Board Member GoHealth would be adding 250 new jobs in 2013. As of yesterday, the healthcare tech company appears to be on pace to significantly exceed that estimate by hiring over 650 new employees this year.
Mayor Emanuel made the announcement yesterday with GoHealth’s co-founders, Brandon Cruz and Clint Jones. The rapidly growing company continues to contribute to job creation and economic development in the city, which aligns with the Mayor’s economic growth strategy.
November 7, 2013
Chicago tech incubator 1871 on Monday played host to 1776, a young Washington D.C.-based tech hub that decided to make Chicago the first stop for its Challenge Cup startup competition.
The competition focuses on startups innovating in four primary categories: education, health, energy, and smart cities. Not only does a competition like this benefit the young, disruptive startups competing, it provides exposure, investment and networking opportunities for Chicago’s business community and a variety of organizations.
November 4, 2013
The latest issue of the Illinois Innovation Index examines the connection between industry R&D, higher-education institutions and innovation in the state. R&D plays a crucial row in fueling the state’s innovation ecosystem and supporting the economy.
According to the Index, industry funding for R&D in the United States has returned to pre-recession levels, and Illinois has followed that pattern. As a portion of total academic R&D spending, Illinois’ industry R&D has risen steadily since 2009 while ranking seventh or eighth in total industry funding for academic R&D in recent years.
November 1, 2013
This Saturday, Nov. 2, Get Covered Illinois – the Official Health Marketplace – is organizing the largest ever state-wide education and enrollment drive called “Cover Your Community.” On Saturday, partner organizations will put on more than 160 events across the state to educate their communities about new coverage options and Get Covered Illinois.
October 30, 2013
Politicians, businesses and citizens of the state of Illinois are at a critical juncture. With so much dysfunction in Springfield, it is essential that we find solutions to the numerous challenges facing our state before it’s too late.
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Union League Club of Chicago to host a forum to discuss these important issues on October 30, 2013. “The State of the State: A Look at Illinois' Government and Political Future” brought together Andy Shaw, President & CEO of the Better Government Association, and John Tillman, CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute, as panelists for the forum.
Chamber 28, 2013
On Monday, October 28, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce hosted the “Zhejiang - Illinois Investment & Trade Symposium & Luncheon” honoring a high level government and business delegation of 40 members from the Zhejiang Province in China.
October 28, 2013
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce testified at the Cook County Finance Committee today on the proposed 2014 Cook County budget.
The Chamber commended Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle after she released her plans for a 2014 budget that includes no new or increased taxes, fees or fines. The Chamber is encouraged by the proposed budget as a means to help facilitate economic recovery and grow jobs in Cook County.
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