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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

From the President’s Desk: Transitioning to the Next Chapter of Growth

In celebration of another action-packed chapter in the ongoing story of the Chicagoland Chamber, I would like to invite all of you to our 112th Annual Meeting on June 7. Be on hand to witness history as we officially hand the reigns to a new a Chairman to lead us into the future before revealing the winner of the 5th Annual Tyree Award.

But before we do that, we’ll reflect on the year past as we highlight several accomplishments that directly benefited our members:

  • We redoubled our advocacy efforts to ensure the collective voice of our members is heard, working closely with business leaders and government officials at all levels.
  • We focused on further engaging our members through dynamic programming, hosting more than 120 events which generated more than 8,000 connections.
  • We helped our members grow their brands through increased digital marketing opportunities, including 330,000 website page views and 6,200+ social media interactions.
  • We expanded the Chamber Foundation, generating awareness for disability inclusion and working to cultivate a steady stream of top talent for Chicago’s future workforce.

This exciting chapter culminates at our 112th Annual Meeting, where we will shift our focus to the future. Margo Georgiadis, President of Americas at Google, will serve as the keynote speaker, shedding light on how Google stays ahead by embracing change, constantly challenging itself and creating a world-renowned culture of innovation.

We look at our future in a similar fashion, reinventing ourselves to drive growth and impact success for our members for decades to come.

Join us on June 7 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago as we begin our next chapter of innovation and growth.

Sincerely,

Theresa E. Mintle
President & CEO
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce



Internships & Work-Based Learning Programs: A Win-Win for Your Business

Finding and mentoring interns can be one of the most important things you do for your business and for young adults’ potential careers. Join the Chicagoland Chamber Foundation at Pathways to Pipelines this Tuesday to access resources, learn best practices and explore how to achieve maximum ROI through internship and work-based learning programs.

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Explore Important Trends and Growth Opportunities in Europe

Network with local international business leaders and hear from European Union leadership about important trends, policy updates, collaboration and growth opportunities, and the future of the EU at the 5th Annual EU Business Forum tomorrow evening at The Drake Hotel.

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Art, Food and Fun: Perfect Your Craft

Last Thursday, nearly 150 young professionals gathered at 19 East for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Emerging Leaders Forum’s inaugural Perfect Your Craft networking event. Attendees enjoyed a “Taste of the Chamber” courtesy of some of Chicago’s top restaurants, craft beers and cocktails, live artist demonstrations and an exceptional night of networking.

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Chamber Wins Gold at 22nd Annual Communicator Awards

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce has won GOLD at the global Communicator Awards in the category of Integrated Marketing Campaign: B2B for its August 2015 comprehensive re-brand, orchestrated by Chamber member TimeZoneOne.

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Events


May 31 | International Business After Business Networking June 22 | 2016 Mexico Business Forum June 23 | Managing Healthcare Costs
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Kick off the 2016 Chicago Forum on Global Cities by networking with global business leaders, foreign diplomats and more. Learn from an expert panel about the benefits, challenges and opportunities for doing business in Mexico. Learn from an expert panel about strategies, best practices and emerging tools/trends for managing healthcare costs.

Member Spotlight

Plante Moran Hosting International Business Forum

Gateway for Cancer Research: NFL Alumni Charity Golf Classic

LaSalle Network Survey Unveils What College Graduates Expect When Entering Labor Market

Mayor Emanuel and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Announce Local Program Impact, Demonstrating the Strength of Partnerships to Support More Neighborhood Businesses

Union Pacific Plans to Invest $78.8 Million in its Illinois Rail Infrastructure

Bosch ConnectedWorld Chicago – Experience the Internet of Things

New Members

Join us in welcoming these new members and make sure to connect with them at upcoming Chamber events:

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