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Chamber@Work Newsletter

Thursday, December 8, 2016

From the President’s Desk:

We love our members and their insatiable desire to network, influence and learn.  Our members are why this region continues to excel in connecting and growing businesses, reinventing and innovating, trading with the world, and welcoming all to our diverse and culturally vibrant communities.

Let’s look at the past two weeks:

I contributed to an international roundtable discussion, hosted by our member Plante Moran, which highlighted the importance of Chicago as a global city – not only for our multinational corporations, but also for the growth prospects of small- and medium-sized enterprises.

I joined the board of the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago to further strengthen local ties with Ireland and the businesses from both countries contributing to the global economy.

Continuing our engagement with the global community, the Chamber and Baker & McKenzie hosted the Chicago International Trade Commissioners’ Association annual holiday celebration.  There was lively conversation around the shifting global dynamics here and abroad.

The Chamber hosted the Top Healthcare Trends for 2017 featuring a distinguished panel including Advocate Health Care, Crain’s Chicago Business, GE Healthcare and KSA at Northwestern University.  What do the experts predict for the coming year? Ongoing uncertainty and changes in healthcare.

We joined our friends at the Shinola Store in Wicker Park store to network and celebrate their ongoing investment in Chicago neighborhoods.

Chicago Magazine welcomed us to the celebration of Chicagoans of the Year at a fabulous luncheon.  It makes me proud to know so many Chicagoans are making significant contributions to improving the human condition.

Networking is our heart and soul, so the Chamber membership team hosted a Holiday Cheer breakfast right here in the historic Wrigley Building. Thanks to all those who joined us to “tea” the season (it was 7:30 AM after all).

We sent a message to President-Elect Trump that you can read here.

And thanks to our friends at the Greater Cleveland Partnership for making good on our World Series bet with a case of Great Lakes Christmas Ale.

We have a few more events before the year ends so we hope to see you one last time in 2016.


Theresa E. Mintle
President & CEO
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Incredible India - Opportunities in the Tourism and Hospitality Industries

December 14 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Category: International

Sponsored by the Consulate General of India in Chicago

Join us for this complimentary luncheon seminar where we will uncover the immense potential for Chicago businesses in hospitality and tourism in the world’s fastest growing major economy.

At this event, you will learn about:

  • Make In India initiative, the Government’s ambitious program of regulatory reform aimed at making it easier to do business in India
  • How companies can expand sales, grow and improve future prospects through collaboration with India
Register Now


Top Employment Trends for 2017

January 12 | 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Category: Mid-Market

Join us for the first labor and employment update of the year at Untitled Supperclub, the famed River North speakeasy. Ticket price includes light appetizers and drinks; attendees will also have time for networking.

Register Now

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Business After Business Networking at Joy District

January 19 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Category: Membership

Come network after work with some of Chicago’s top professionals at Joy District, a hip, energetic New American restaurant & cocktail bar!

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Small Business Reception: Celebrating Chicago's Entrepreneurial Community

January 26 | 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Category: Small Business

Join us for a networking reception at Quinlan School of Business of Loyola University Chicago as we announce the results of the 2017 Chicagoland Small Business Outlook Survey and celebrate the local entrepreneurial community.

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2017 International Business Trends

February 16 | 8:00 – 10:00 AM

Category: International

The second annual Top International Trends event will explore Chicago’s place in the global economy and the state of international business as we enter a new era of political leadership, foreign policy, and demographic shifts.

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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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