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Thursday, February 25, 2016

From the President’s Desk: 5th Annual Tyree Award – A Call for Entries

JamesTyreeAward-logo small 2I’m thrilled to share with you today an exciting opportunity for our local business community. If you’re a Chicagoland entrepreneur or small business owner leading a fast-growing company that is actively involved in local philanthropic and community efforts, you should apply for the 2016 James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award.

Why? In its fifth year, the 2016 Tyree Award has been doubled to $50,000 courtesy of Mesirow Financial and The Privatebank.

Just ask past winners. Local healthy restaurant chain Protein Bar won the award in 2012, and has since expanded across the nation. ÄKTA, the digital design company that won in 2014, has since been named to the Inc. 500 list and acquired by Salesforce. The 2015 award recipient – Beverly brewpub Horse Thief Hollow – recently announced major expansion plans.

Just think about what you can do for your business – and your community – with this prestigious award.

The application period runs now through March 21. The online application can be found here. For more information or to watch the video, visit www.chicagolandchamber.org/JamesTyreeAward.

If the Tyree Award does not necessarily apply to you or your business, please share this opportunity with your network. After all, the award was created to recognize and encourage our local entrepreneurs and small businesses to continue to embrace their local communities and create jobs for the Chicagoland region.


Theresa E. Mintle
President & CEO
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Save the Date: 112th Annual Meeting of Membership

June 7 | Hyatt Regency Chicago

Join more than 750 of the most influential leaders in the Chicagoland business community to hear from keynote speaker Margo Georgiadis, President of Americas at Google, be on hand to experience the introduction of a new Chamber Chairman, and see the announcement of the winner of the 5th Annual James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award.

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The Exchange 2016: Networking, Tradeshow & Social Impact Keynote

Signature Networking & Tradeshow Event | Swissôtel, April 6

Join more than 700 professionals and 100 exhibitors from all industries, enjoy great food and drink as you network and browse the exhibits, and be on hand for a “Social Impact Strong” keynote panel presentation.

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March Matchmaking Madness: Build a Networking Game Plan

March 1 – April 6 | #CCCMarchMatch

The Chamber is celebrating the arrival of Spring with a brand new program in 2016: March Matchmaking Madness. Events and initiatives taking place between March 1 and April 6 will focus on creating opportunities for members to make targeted connections with the businesses and individuals they most want to meet.

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ChamberPlus Member Savings Program is Back!

Receive exclusive deals from other Chamber members.

ChamberPlus partners like Office Depot, UPS, Venta Airwasher, Power Kiosk, Premier Payment Systems and ITSavvy offer discounted rates on the supplies and services our members need most. For every new contract, the Chamber receives a portion of the proceeds.

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Chamber PAC Honors Manny Sanchez

Business Leader Named 2nd Annual PAC Advocacy Champion

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) honored Manuel “Manny” Sanchez, founder and managing partner of Sanchez, Daniels & Hoffman LLP, with the second annual PAC Advocacy Champion Award on February 19. More than 150 people attended the award luncheon, including Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and other elected officials at the state, county and city level.

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Chicago Community Trust Renews Chicagoland Chamber Foundation Grant

Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust has officially renewed its commitment to the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation by committing $100,000 to support its Chicagoland Business Leadership Network (CBLN) program.

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March 15 | Business After Business: Chicago Flower & Garden Show March 29 | March Breakfast Club March 31 | Beyond Accommodation: Mental Health in the Workplace
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Join local entrepreneurs and business owners for a fragrant night of networking at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. Make new contacts and lasting connections before heading into the office during our March Breakfast Club networking event. An interactive panel discussion on the role businesses should play concerning mental health in the workforce.

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Telephone: (312) 494 6700
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