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Thursday, August 25, 2016

From the President’s Desk: Global Initiatives Redesigned

Chicago is a global city. Not only are we home to more than 1,800 foreign-based companies and $100 billion in foreign direct investment – but Chicago-based companies have a strong presence abroad with more than 8,000 locations across 170 countries and territories.

The Chicagoland Chamber provides a gateway between local and international corporations through programs and services that cultivate connections, education and discussion. We have conducted surveys to learn where you, our members, are currently doing business, where you want to do business, what you want to learn and how the Chamber should offer these services. We have redesigned our global initiatives to reflect these interests.

Our international programs feature a range of events to facilitate connections and offer both our members as well as the international community opportunities to learn about timely and important issues impacting global business such as Brexit, TTIP, TPP and other trade agreements, how to do business in a specific country, and insight into a region’s geopolitical and economic outlook.

Engage with others at our networking and educational events:

Explore new international business opportunities – for example:

  • Japanese company Nine Sigma is seeking to connect with local Chicago businesses to distribute, sell and also partner in the development of technology. Please contact Blanca Berthier at bberthier@chicagolandchamber.org for more information on their target needs.

We invite you to explore the opportunities that the world has to offer by attending our international events, utilizing our services and resources, and becoming active on our Global Connections Forum.


Theresa E. Mintle
President & CEO
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Chamber In the News

Chamber President & CEO Theresa E. Mintle makes the forceful case for the Chicagoland business community’s opposition to new taxes, fees, and regulations.  Read the Crain’s Chicago Business op-ed (Aug. 25)  “The private sector must unite to halt City Hall’s anti-business agenda.”  Click below to access the full article.

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Policy Voices: How “Smart” Investments are Paying Off for Customers

Terence R. Donnelly is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for ComEd and in this role, leads ComEd’s day-to-day operations. Click below to read about how ComEd is making significant investments in their delivery system and striving to be at the forefront of making Chicagoland’s grid and region “smarter.”

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Business After Business Networking at Pinstripes

Network with some of Chicago’s top professionals at Pinstripes, located in the historic River East Arts Center. Sample Italian-American cuisine and play a round of bocce while making lasting connections (Wednesday, September 14).

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Hit the Links at Conway Farms

Enjoy a beautiful day of golf with the Chamber at our 2016 Annual Corporate Golf Outing on September 19 at Conway Farms, the Tom Fazio award-winning course which sits on 209 acres in Lake Forest.

Last year, we celebrated after two golfers nailed a hole in one during the event. Will history repeat itself? Join us and take your best shot!

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Conway Farms Golf Course photographed in June 2015. ┬ęCharles Cherney Photography

The New Age of Digital Marketing

Learn from senior leadership at McDonald’s and Google about the latest tech tools and best practices designed to refresh digital marketing efforts and connect with new audiences on September 22.

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September 23 | Korean Business Delegation September 29 | Poland Business Forum October 3 | Emerging Leader of Chicago Meeting
Metropolitan Club Poland MillerCoors
Join us for a complimentary networking reception, connect with the KITA delegation and explore opportunities for global business. Hear firsthand insight from an expert panel on issues facing Poland’s business community, the latest economic trends, and much more. Join us for the relaunch of the Emerging Leaders Program at MillerCoors! Meet newly appointed leadership and learn about the redirection of the programming and initiatives.

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Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
The Wrigley Building, 410 North Michigan Ave, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60611
Telephone: (312) 494 6700
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