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Thursday, January 5, 2017

From the President’s Desk:

Happy 2017!  With the New Year comes renewed optimism for the Chicagoland business community and I would like you to know that we are here and ready to serve you.

Following a successful and busy 2016, we have plans to engage with Chicago’s businesses regardless of your size, location, industry or affinity.  The foundation of our region’s economic strength is the diversity of our economy and we embrace the opportunity to engage with all of you.  Here are a few of the exciting programs and events for you to attend and enjoy:

Our third annual Small Business Reception: Celebrating Chicago’s Entrepreneurial Community takes place in January.  Thanks to all the business owners who participated in the Chicagoland Small Business Outlook Survey, we are able to provide more accurate information and statistics about what small businesses really need, and develop relevant services and programs that respond to those challenges.

The generous sponsorship and vision of BDO, Edelman, and DLA Piper brings you more events in the Pro-Business Pro-Chicago series including a special conversation with Richard Edelman in February.  We are happy to continue this theme of promoting Chicago as a place for mid-sized businesses to locate, grow, and create jobs.

Our Emerging Leaders Chicago program got off to a great re-boot in 2016 and has planned several great events and experiences in 2017.  We look forward to a special networking evening with our Board of Directors and Emerging Leaders in February.

Please join us for our third annual PAC Advocacy Champion Award Luncheon on February 24 at the Hyatt Regency.  This year’s honoree is Bob Crawford, founder of Brook Furniture Rental, a true advocate of the entrepreneurial spirit the Chamber advances every day. Our PAC is a critical component of the Chamber’s policy efforts. Your ticket purchase will put you or anyone at your table in a drawing for 2 Southwest Airlines round-trip airline tickets.

Read on or go to www.chicagolandchamber.org to learn more about engaging with your friends and peers in business.

Let’s make 2017 a great year for business!


Theresa E. Mintle
President & CEO
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Top Employment Trends for 2017

January 12 | 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Category: Mid-Market

Hear from Paul D’Arcy of Indeed and David Ritter of Barnes & Thornburg as they provide the first labor and employment update of the year at Untitled.

There are still tickets available!

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Business After Business Networking at Joy District

January 19 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Category: Membership

Come to our first networking event of the year with some of Chicago’s top professionals at Joy District, a hip, energetic 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

Be the first to hear the results of the 2017 Chicagoland Small Business Outlook Survey at Loyola University’s Quinlan School of Business. Celebrate local business owners and entrepreneurs at this networking reception with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and our survey partners.

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Top International Business Trends for 2017

February 16 | 8:00 – 10:00 AM

Category: International

The second annual Top International Trends at Telemundo 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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Business After Business Networking at Dolce Italian 2017 Chicagoland Chamber PAC Advocacy Champion Award Luncheon An Evening with the Chicago Blackhawks
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From the food, to the service, every aspect of the Dolce experience, capture the essence of modern Chicago social life! A true entrepreneur, Bob Crawford started Brook Furniture Rental with a small loan and grew it into a national company. Please join us in honoring him as the third honoree of our annual PAC Advocacy Champion Award. Break the ice with potential clients and make new connections during a networking reception at Bottom Lounge before heading to the United Center to watch the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Anaheim Ducks.

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The Wrigley Building, 410 North Michigan Ave, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60611
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