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Friday, June 24, 2016

From the President’s Desk: Business CAN Make A Difference

Fresh off of celebrating an exciting, impactful year at our 112th Annual Meeting, we are turning the page and shifting our focus to the future.

Given the challenges we face at all levels of government, there has never been a more important time than now for our business community to play a vital and important role in securing our City and State’s future.

The Chamber is your advocate. Our public policy team works with the entire Chicago business community to provide guidance to our elected officials on the issues that are important.  We continuously collaborate with business and civic leaders, as well as elected officials, to drive a dynamic economy that is conducive to economic and job growth in Illinois and Chicago.

That is why in addition to advocacy, we are playing our part in the neighborhoods by investing in programs and initiatives that help small businesses thrive and creates jobs. We are launching our STEM internship initiative for the second straight year—a program that connects talented local high school students with small businesses in need of intern help.  Intern support, pro bono legal services, tech training, and one-on-one consulting is how Small Business Chicago supports entrepreneurs who are critical to economic development and job creation in our City’s neighborhoods.

Advocacy and direct investment in our neighborhoods go hand in hand.  I encourage you to add your company’s expertise to our roster of programs and services.

Hard work comes with some rewards.  So in addition to advocacy and talent development, please join us at our summer outings.  See the calendar full of summer events from now heading into the Fall.

I look forward to seeing many of you this summer. As always, thank you for your support.


Theresa E. Mintle
President & CEO
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Executive Insights: Cindy Bates, Vice President of US SMB and Distribution, Microsoft

Microsoft’s Cindy Bates discusses technology’s impact on business growth, the importance of building strong network connections, her passion for small business empowerment, and the lasting impact she hopes to achieve.

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Enjoy Complimentary Registration to Sage Summit

Chamber member Sage Summit is hosting its annual conference in Chicago, July 25-28. It’s the world’s largest event for small- and mid-sized businesses, with three days of networking, learning sessions, and test-driving technology.

Redeem your complimentary registration with promo code: CCCVIP. Valid until June 30. 

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Hit the Links with the Chamber at Conway Farms

Get in a beautiful day of golf with the Chamber at its 2016 Annual Corporate Golf Outing on September 19 at Conway Farms, the beautiful 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

Networking with the Cubs!

Join us for an evening of fun in Wrigleyville on August 30, beginning with a pre-game networking reception at Murphy’s Bleachers, just steps away from Wrigley Field, and culminating with a seat at the park to watch the Chicago Cubs take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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July 13 | Business After Business at O'Briens in Old Town August 4 | Business After Business Networking at Kaiser Tiger August 17 | Breakfast Club at Oakwood Worldwide
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Network with some of Chicago’s top professionals at O'Briens in Old Town, an iconic part of the popular Chicago neighborhood for over 30 years. Get in some summer networking at Kaiser Tiger, recognized by Time Out Chicago as one of the best spots in the city to spend an afternoon. Make new connections at Oakwood Worldwide, the world's leading provider of furnished and serviced corporate apartments and residences.

ChamberPlus Member Savings

Take advantage of exclusive, member-only deals that will help you cut costs and save money immediately.  Each of our ChamberPlus Partners offers competitive rates and discounts on the products and services our members need most.

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Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
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