Board Members in the News
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November 12, 2013 | BP Named as a Top Place to Work in Chicago
August 6, 2013 | AT&T to add 500 jobs downtown
July 31, 2013 | Go Through the Alley to Three Dots and a Dash Starting Tonight
June 4, 2013 | JT Awarded Best Overall PR Campaign
April 29, 2013 | Drug Treatment Center Opens in Chicago’s River North District
April 2, 2013 | United, American, Qatar add service at O'Hare
March 22, 2013 | United Airlines Launches Windows Phone 8 Mobile App
March 9, 2013 | We are pleased to share our brand new JTPR.com!
February 5, 2013 | Citi taps former Wells Fargo exec as Chicago president
February 4, 2013 | United Airlines Earns Top Honor From Equality Illinois
January 18, 2013 | United Airlines Opens Free Workplace Health Clinic At O'Hare
January 14, 2013 | Wal-Mart Plans to Hire Any Veteran Who Wants a Job
January 11, 2013 | United Airlines Launches New Baggage Delivery Service
January 9, 2013 | PNC Bank Names Scott C. Swanson New Regional President for Illinois
January 2, 2013 | United Airlines Launches First International Dreamliner Service
December 17, 2012 | Kathy Schaeffer and Associates, Inc. Names Vice President
November 13, 2012 | ATI Physical Therapy Named Top Health Care Workplace in Chicago
October 12, 2012 | United Airlines Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month With Pink Program
August 22, 2012 | Dan Boho | Enjoying the Human Element of Defense Litigation
August 3, 2012 | Walgreen to add 500 corporate jobs
July 12, 2012 | UnitedHealthcare Receives 2012 CX Innovation Award
July 12, 2012 | Walgreen names former McDonald's CEO as chairman
July 10, 2012 | Walmart to add Neighborhood Market in Grand Boulevard
July 10, 2012 | United unveils 10 new routes in plan to bolster its hubs
June 27, 2012 | Techweek triples attendance, plans LA sibling
June 27, 2012 | ARAMARK Recognized for Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
June 27, 2012 | United jumps in line for PreCheck security screening at O'Hare
June 26, 2012 | Alexian breaks ground on $7.5 million hospice center
June 25, 2012 | DeVry to bring 600 jobs to new West Loop offices
June 25, 2012 | Executive Profile: Greg Wasson, CEO of Walgreen Co.
June 18, 2012 | Etihad Airways experiences record flight bookings
May 23, 2012 | ComEd begins work towards modernized electric grid
May 22, 2012 | CME Group launches new energy brokerage platform
May 21, 2012 | J.P. Morgan Chase suspends $15B stock-buyback program
May 17, 2012 | Weber debuts logo, tagline to highlight agency changes
May 17, 2012 | United Way honors Deloitte
May 16, 2012 | Google to Roll Out Smarter Search
May 14, 2012 | Accenture Receives 2012 SAP(R) Pinnacle Award
May 13, 2012 | Edelman Launches New Market Access Service
MarketWatch: Amid increasing competition, Deloitte maintained its position among the top 10 companies most admired for diversity on The 2012 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® list.
May 7, 2012 | ComEd launches interactive outage map and smartphone app
MarketWatch: Building on recent initiatives to improve communications, coordination and storm response, ComEd today announced two more ways in which it is putting technology to work to provide better and faster information for customers.
May 7, 2012 | Joe Gregoire Honored with Spirit of Erikson Award May 11
PNC: Joe Gregoire, regional president of PNC Bank and immediate past chairman of Chicago United, will be honored May 11, 2012, with the Spirit of Erikson Award by the Erikson Institute.
MarketWatch: The American Airlines AAdvantage® program has received top honors for Best Airline Rewards Program, in addition to the award for Outstanding Benefit (airline) at the first-ever FlyerTalk Awards.
April 30, 2012 | Founder's son takes over as CEO of Brook Furniture Rental
Crain's: Brook Furniture Rental Inc. has named Bob Crawford Jr. its new CEO, taking over for his father and company founder Bob Crawford Sr.
April 27, 2012 | IBM Named a Worldwide Business Consulting Services Leader
MarketWatch: IBM announced today that it has been named a leader in the IDC MarketScape Worldwide Business Consulting Services 2012 Vendor Analysis report.
April 27, 2012 | Accenture Receives 'Strong Positive'
insurancenewsnet.com: Accenture's (NYSE: ACN) insurance claims management software application, Accenture Claim Components, was rated "Strong Positive", the highest possible rating, in Gartner's latest "MarketScope for North American Property and Casualty Insurance Claims Management Modules.
MarketWatch: Ernst & Young LLP ranks no. 6 on The 2012 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® list, marking the fourth consecutive year the firm appears in the top 10.
Wight: The newly rebuilt and renovated Naperville Central High School campus blends contemporary design elements and advanced technological resources.
April 24, 2012 | Edelman Named Large Agency Of The Year In North America
TheHolmesReport: Edelman last won our Large Agency of the Year award in 2005, which looks like an extraordinary oversight.
April 23, 2012 | ComEd aims to deploy 4 million smart meters in next decade
Chicago Sun-Times: An additional 130,000 Commonwealth Edison customers who live along the Eisenhower Expressway corridor will get “smart” meters.
April 22, 2012 | Verizon Wireless adding 27 more cities to LTE network
TechnoBloom: Last week was a big one for Verizon Wireless customers and the expansion of the company’s LTE network.
April 21, 2012 | Union Pacific sees record 2012 results despite coal
SteelGuru: Union Pacific Corp the No 1 US publicly held railroad, reported quarterly results that beat forecasts, driven by pricing gains, fuel surcharges and double digit freight revenue increases in four of its six business groups.
April 19, 2012 | Union Pacific's Profit Rises 35%
Wall Street Journal: Union Pacific Corp.'s first-quarter earnings climbed 35% from a year earlier as it continued to benefit from higher shipping rates and rising demand from the industrial and chemicals sectors.
Sacramento Bee: Custom software development firm, Geneca, announced today that it has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois for the third year in a row.
April 17, 2012 | Deloitte Receives 2012 SAP® Pinnacle Award for Analytics Impact
MarketWatch: Deloitte has received a 2012 SAP Pinnacle award in the category "Transformational Award.
Examiner: The Chicago's Mayor office announced today that Aon (NYSE:AON) will actively participate in the College to Careers program, lead by City Colleges of Chicago, as part of the 750 jobs that Aon is creating in Chicago.
April 12, 2012 | Takeda seeks to corner market on gout with $800 million acquisition
Chicago Tribune: Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. on Wednesday agreed to shell out $800 million in cash for a small Philadelphia drugmaker known primarily for its gout treatment.
April 11, 2012 | IBM Unveils PureSystems Private Cloud Packages
InformationWeek: IBM has long pitched systems that configure, manage, and heal themselves, but its new PureSystems integrated hardware and software offerings update that strategy for the cloud model.
April 11, 2012 | ComEd to create outage command centers in suburbs
Chicago Tribune: Commonwealth Edison announced that it will set up temporary operation centers in areas where 20 percent of customers go without power for three hours or more.
April 11, 2012 | UPS Accelerates U.S.-Mexico Trade with New Ground Freight Service
MarketWatch: UPS today announced UPS CrossBorder Connect™, a ground freight service between the United States and Mexico.
April 4, 2012 | Trash Worth $40 Billion When Saved From Landfill
Bloomberg: Waste Management Inc. (WM) (WM), the biggest trash hauler in the U.S., estimates the $12.3 billion it gets for carting off rubbish to landfills may be worth more than $40 billion a year in energy.
MarketWatch: Working Mother magazine today named Sodexo, the leading provider of quality of daily life solutions, one of the "Best Companies for Hourly Workers" for 2012.
April 2, 2012 | Deloitte Renews Sponsorship of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams
MarketWatch: Deloitte and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) today announced that the organization has renewed its sponsorship of the USOC.
MarketWatch: Northwestern Memorial Hospital's living donor kidney transplant program is the largest in the country based on volume of transplants from last year.
April 2, 2012 | Best Places to Work No. 19: Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP
Crain's Chicago: “We really have a culture of care and teach,” Managing Partner Jeff DeYoung says.
March 29, 2012 | BMO Harris Bank Lauds "Building a New Chicago Program"
Sacramento Bee: BMO Harris Bank, Chicago's hometown bank, today praised Mayor Emanuel's $7 billion three-year infrastructure program, Building a New Chicago.
March 29, 2012 | Deloitte to Acquire HR Technology Consultancy, Aggressor
MarketWatch: Deloitte has signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Aggressor LLC, a leading business and IT consulting firm.
March 27, 2012 | KPMG Named 2012 Straight For Equality in the Workplace Award Winner
MarketWatch: PFLAG National has named KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory services firm, the 2012 Straight for Equality in the Workplace honoree.
March 26, 2012 | Expanding Nixon Peabody's Chicago office
Crain's Chicago Business: An interview with Janet Garetto.
MarketWatch: As access to skilled workers becomes increasingly vital to the U.S. economy, AT&T* is launching a quarter-billion-dollar campaign to help more students graduate from high school ready for careers and college.
MarketWatch: Union Pacific Railroad received the 2011 General Motors (GM) Supplier of the Year award for Rail Services.
March 19, 2012 | ARAMARK Recognized as One of the World's Most Ethical Companies
MarketWatch: ARAMARK, a world leader in providing professional services, is one of the World's Most Ethical Companies.
MarketWatch: Waste Management has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the leading business ethics think-tank, as one of the 2012 World's Most Ethical (WME) Companies.
Bradenton Herald: Southwest Airlines was recognized at the J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Roundtable in Orlando, Florida as one of the 2012 Customer Service Champion.
Ernst & Young: Ernst & Young LLP today announced that Junior Achievement USA® (JA) recognized the firm with a Bronze Level 2010-2011 U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award for its contribution of more than 5,000 volunteer hours.
March 13, 2012 | Chicago Airport Shuttle Company Receives Green Fleet Designation
Yahoo! Finance: GO Airport Express, a Chicago-based ground transportation provider, was one of 15 companies that received a "Green Fleet" designation by the Illinois EPA, in coordination with the Chicago Area Clean Cities coalition at a recognition luncheon held February 22.
Sacramento Bee: For the third consecutive year, Turner Construction Company is honored to be named one of DiversityBusiness.com's Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities.
March 12, 2012 | Clean Energy Fuels Reports 38% Revenue Growth in 2011
MarketWatch: Clean Energy Fuels Corp. today reported revenue increased to $86.2 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2011, from $83.2 million.
MarketWatch: Northern Trust announced today it has received two awards for excellence in servicing institutional clients in the Asia-Pacific region.
March 8, 2012 | CBRE Group named top global commercial real estate brand
PBN.com: For the 11th straight year, CBRE Group Inc., the parent company of CB Richard Ellis-New England Partners LP, has been named the top global commercial real estate brand in the annual industry survey by The Lipsey Company.
March 8, 2012 | ComEd outlines upgrade plans for suburbs
Daily Herald: Chicago-based ComEd, which has operations in Oak Brook, is expected to announce Thursday a $2.6 billion program to improve the electric grid in about 65 suburbs.
March 6, 2012 | Deloitte Launches U.S. Center for Regulatory Strategies
MarketWatch: Deloitte, the largest professional services organization in the United States, today launched its U.S. Center for Regulatory Strategies in the United States.
MarketWatch: Pop a cork! Southwest Airlines is thrilled to announce its continued partnership as the Official Airline Sponsor of Live In The Vineyard.
Citybizlist: CVS Caremark today announced that Troyen A. Brennan, MD, MPH, executive vice president and chief medical officer of the company, has been named to the National Commission on Physician Payment Reform.
MarketWatch: Ernst & Young LLP was named the recipient of three 2012 Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF) awards during the AMCF's inaugural awards gala dinner March 1 in New York.
March 2, 2012 | Deloitte Wins Two Management Consulting Awards
MarketWatch: Deloitte's innovation and exemplary performance with American International Group, Inc. (AIG) in the Transaction/Event-Driven category and Interbrand in the Corporate Social Responsibility category were winners at the inaugural 2012 Association of Management Consulting Firms.
March 2, 2012 | Ketchum Named PRWeek's 2012 PR Agency of the Year
MarketWatch: Leading public relations agency Ketchum was honored as the 2012 PR Agency of the Year at the 13th-annual PRWeek Awards held last evening in New York City.
March 2, 2012 | SODEXO signs multi-million Unilever partnership deal
4-Traders: Sodexo has signed a partnership with Unilever, one of the world's leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods, to provide and integrate a wide range of services at approximately 70 sites across 15 countries in Europe.
March 1, 2012 | Chamber Board Members Participate in Puerto Rico Ceremony
Chicagoland Chamber: Chamber Board members Kim Goluska and Tim Brangle participated in the January 26, 2012 ceremony conveying 1,370 acres of the former Roosevelt Roads naval base outside San Juan, Puerto Rico to the Commonwealth for economic redevelopment.
AM Law Daily: It's not often that a press release about a press release catches The Am Law Daily's eye, but that's exactly what happened when Baker & McKenzie alerted us to a new pro bono project it's involved in.
Automobile Magazine: There’s very little doubt about it: February was a very good month for Ford Motor Company.
Corn Products International: Corn Products International, Inc. has once again been named as one of America’s Most Admired Companies for 2011- 2012, as reported in Fortune Magazine.
MarketWatch: Fortune named Union Pacific the most admired among trucking, transportation and logistics companies for the second consecutive year.
February 29, 2012 | UPS Deploys Next High-Tech Mobile Computer to Drivers
MarketWatch: UPS today announced it has begun to equip its drivers around the world with a new-generation handheld computer designed to support the business world's demands.
February 29, 2012 | Ford Recognized With Climate Leadership Award
PR Newswire: Not only is Ford Motor Company showing leadership in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of its vehicles, but the company is also being recognized for its greenhouse gas leadership in manufacturing as well.
February 29, 2012 | Northwestern Memorial Hospital Honored for Commitment to Community
TribLocal: Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s longstanding commitment to serve the healthcare needs of Chicago and its surrounding community has been a hallmark of the organization for nearly 150 years.
February 27, 2012 | Union Pacific Railroad Named Logistics/Transportation Provider of the Year
MarketWatch: Union Pacific Railroad was named Logistics/Transportation Provider of the Year at the 2012 American Metals Market (AMM) Steel Tube and Pipe Conference.
February 27, 2012 | Anne Pramaggiore Assumes the Top Post at ComEd
Bradenton Herald: ComEd today announced that Anne R. Pramaggiore has become its president and chief executive officer, an appointment first announced on Sept. 9.
February 24, 2012 | Etihad Airways to Launch Washington D.C. Flights
ASIATravelTips.com: Etihad Airways is planning to launch non-stop daily flights to Washington, D.C., the airline’s fourth destination in North America.
February 23, 2012 | Strategic Hotels proves strategies working
Medill Reports: Shares of Strategic Hotels and Resorts Inc. surged Thursday after the real estate investment trust's fourth quarter earnings topped expectations.
February 23, 2012 | Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways expanding to Washington
USA Today: Etihad Airways says it will make Washington its fourth North American destination beginning next year.
February 23, 2012 | UPS Drivers Establish "Remarkable" Safety Record
MarketWatch: UPS today announced the induction of 1,235 drivers into its elite "Circle of Honor," raising to 5,842 the number of drivers who have steered clear of accidents for 25 years or more.
MarketWatch: Southwest Airlines announced today that more than 70 hospitals and charities from across the nation were selected for Southwest's 2012 Medical Transportation Grant Program.
February 21, 2012 | Deloitte Receives Four SAP Partner Impact Awards
MarketWatch: Deloitte has received four 2012 SAP® Partner Impact awards for its outstanding contributions to overall SAP sales and pipeline-generation goals.
February 17, 2012 | Chamber Member PNC the Latest to Expand in Chicago
Chamber: In yet another job creation announcement, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today that PNC Bank will be creating more than 200 new jobs by the end of 2013 and opening three new branches in Chicago.
February 16, 2012 | Chamber Board Member Accenture Receives Three Partner Impact Awards
MarketWatch: The Partner Impact awards were presented to the top-performing SAP channel partners and SAP services partners for outstanding contributions that impact overall SAP sales and pipeline-generation goals.
February 16, 2012 | Robert Blackwell Jr. Joins Board of Advisors at ConsumerBase
Digital Journal: Chamber Board member Robert Blackwell, CEO and Founder of Electronic Knowledge Interchange (EKI) is the newest addition to ConsumerBase LLC’s Board of Advisors.
February 15, 2012 | Chamber Board Member Union Pacific to Expand
The Advocate: Union Pacific Railroad will spend $200 million to expand operations along the Mississippi River this year, creating 225 new railroad jobs and 1,500 construction jobs, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Tuesday.
February 12, 2012 | Southwest Airlines launches service in Atlanta
AJC: Southwest Airlines' first flights from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport took off Sunday, with some local travelers giving the carrier a try for the first time to see how it compares with longtime Atlanta carriers Delta Air Lines and AirTran Airways.
February 10, 2012 | Union Pacific plans billions in infrastructure investment
Sacramento Bee: Union Pacific said today that it plans to hire thousands more workers and invest several billion dollars this year, which marks the railroad’s 150th anniversary.
Wight: Wight & Company, a leader in integrated architecture, engineering and construction solutions, has been awarded an American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois (ACEC-Illinois) Honor Award.
February 3, 2012 | PeopleScout Kicks off Veteran Hiring Initiative During Super Bowl Weekend
PeopleScout: Chamber Board member PeopleScout, a leading provider of recruitment processing outsourcing (RPO), today announced its Veteran Hiring Initiative, a program to partner with its clients to hire more than 10,000 military veterans during the next year, an estimated 25 percent increase over 2011.
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce: Governor James Thompson, former Governor of Illinois, joined the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors this morning as the featured presenter. Thompson focused his remarks on the delegation he recently led to the Paris headquarters of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The Habitat Company: The Habitat Company announced the start of construction of a 43-story, 450-unit luxury high rise in Chicago in a joint venture with Multi-Employer Property Trust (MEPT) and a major institutional investor.
January 6, 2012 | WSJ Cites Chamber Member MARC USA in 2012 Ad Trends
Wall Street Journal: Thanks to technology, what's old is new again. At least that's what advertising executives predict for 2012.
January 5, 2012 | Board Member Macy’s, Inc. Same-Store Sales up 6.2% in December
Yahoo! Finance: Company raises guidance, doubles dividend and increases share repurchase authorization based on strong sales, earnings and cash flow.
December 30, 2011 | Board Member Boeing wins $3.48 billion U.S. missile defense contract
Chicago Tribune: Boeing beat out Lockheed Martin to retain its position as the prime contractor for the U.S. long-range missile shield, the Pentagon said on Friday.
State of Illinois: The Board will develop a 5-year strategic workforce plan for the state, advise the Governor on workforce development policy and guide the state’s implementation of the Federal Workforce Investment Act.
December 15, 2011 | Boho advocates for Chicago business
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin: Dan L. Boho said he acts as part of the bridge between the legal and business communities in his roles as pro bono general counsel for The Chicago Bar Association and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
PR Newswire: Gateway Foundation, Illinois' largest provider of alcohol and drug abuse treatment, today announces Gateway Foundation President Michael Darcy was recently elected to the board of Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
November 17, 2011 | Market welcomes SXC acquisition of HealthTrans
Crain's Chicago Business: Shares in SXC Health Solutions Corp. shot up nearly 7% on Thursday after the company announced it would acquire a Colorado-based customer, marking a comeback for SXC, whose stock was punished by investors last month.
November 4, 2011 | Investment fund backs Chamber Board member Code Red Training
Crain's Chicago Business: Amid the stingy market for business loans, an investment fund backed by a suburban St. Louis bank is providing about $8.5 million in financing to three small Illinois health care companies, including a Chicago firm that trains people to use defibrillators.
U.S. Chamber of Commere: The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual Business Steps Up: Hiring our Heroes event to be held on Thursday morning, November 10, 2011 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
October 19, 2011 | Chamber Board Member MARC USA Makes Bold Moves
MARC USA: On Monday, October 17, veteran agency leader Mark Modesto and highly awarded creative director John Immesoete joined MARC USA as, respectively, the President and SVP, Executive Creative Director of our Chicago office.
Franczek Radelet: The Firmis very pleased and humbled to share with our clients and friends that over the past two weeks the Firm received two prestigious honors.
October 11, 2011 | Accenture to add 500 jobs in Chicago
Crain's Chicago Business: Chamber Board Member Accenture, one of the nation's biggest consulting firms, is adding 500 jobs in Chicago, the company and Mayor Rahm Emanuel are planning to announce this morning.
October 3, 2011 | No-nonsense CEO runs second-biggest bank in Chicago area
Chicago Tribune: On a September evening, in a large tent pitched outside his bank in downtown Lake Forest, Ed Wehmer took the microphone and addressed 350 people celebrating the 20th anniversary of what is now Wintrust Financial Corp.
September 30, 2011 | United and Continental Introduce United Club
United Continental: United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) will introduce a new name for its airport lounges on Oct. 1.
September 26, 2011 | U.S. Foodservice Is Now US Foods - Keeping Kitchens Cooking Across America
US Foods: U.S. Foodservice today unveiled its new corporate name, US Foods, and brand identity reflecting its strategic focus on creating better food offering and an easier service experience for customers.
August 23, 2011 | Chamber Member SeatonCorp Ranked #1 in Job Creation by Inc Magazine
Inc. Magazine: Founded in 1988, SeatonCorp (formerly Staffing Solutions Holdings) is still one of Chicago's fastest growing staffing and recruiting company. So what's their secret?
August 22, 2011 | Green Taxi Program to Help Revolutionize Chicago Taxi Industry
City of Chicago: The Green Taxi Grant Program is a federal grant that will help the taxi industry purchase cost-effective hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles.
August 22, 2011 | AT&T merger with T-Mobile to expand broadband in rural Illinois
WJBC: One of the nation’s largest cell phone providers is buying a smaller provider… it hopes to expand mobile broadband services to more of Illinois’ rural areas.
United Continental: United Continental Holdings (NYSE: UAL) today announced it will invest more than a half-billion dollars in its onboard product as it takes another important step in becoming the world's leading airline.
August 19, 2011 | Champions of Change: Going Green and Increasing Accessibility
Champions of Change: As an entrepreneur in the fields of alternative energy and transportation, Marc Klein is living proof of the importance of constant innovation.
August 15, 2011 | Blue Cross grabs larger share of Illinois health insurance market
Crain's Chicago Business: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois is tightening its chokehold on the insurance market, writing nearly half of all group health and accident plans in the state
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