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Chamber@Work Newsletter

Thursday, October 13, 2016

From the President’s Desk:

Chicagoland Business Leadership Network

The Chicagoland Business Leadership Network (CBLN) is plugged in and powered up to deliver.

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce has a long history of supporting the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workforce.  From the former disabilityworks program to the CBLN (through the Chicagoland Chamber Foundation) we are your connection to inclusion.

One year after ADA25, the yearlong initiative that leveraged the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act to expand disability inclusion, the CBLN keeps the momentum going with the 2nd Annual Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit on Friday, October 21st, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois, 30th Floor (300 E. Randolph St., Chicago 60601).

A by-business, for-business initiative of the  Chamber  Foundation and an affiliate of the U.S. Business Leadership Network, the CBLN is the only program of its kind in the region, delivering the experts, recommendations, and tools to help companies understand and embrace the value and abilities of all people in the workforce.

As the premier conference in the Midwest exploring business issues related to disability inclusion, the Opportunity Summit is designed for employers but also human resources, talent acquisition, and diversity and inclusion professionals.  This full-day event promises to be an informative and engaging exchange of strategies, best practices, business concerns, and success stories related to disability inclusion in the workplace as well as the supply chain and marketplace.  Please encourage your HR, talent and D&I personnel to attend.  If you have questions, please contact CBLN Program Director Laura Wilhelm at lwilhelm@chicagolandchamber.org.

You can find more information about this not-to-be-missed event here.


Theresa E. Mintle
President & CEO
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Business After Business at Imperial Lamian


Join us at this member-only event for networking, cocktails, and modern Chinese cuisine. Chicago Magazine recently called Imperial Lamian “one of three new restaurants to watch” in the city.

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2nd Annual Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit


This full-day conference focused on strategies, best practices and business issues related to the employment of people with disabilities.  Geared to employers, humans resources, talent acquisition, and diversity & inclusion professionals, this is the premier though leadership event of its kind in the Midwest.  Join us to network and access resources that will help the Chicago region pave the way for full disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain and marketplace.

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Election Watch Party


Please join us for an election night results viewing party. Network with Chicagoland’s top business professionals, and meet a variety of elected officials who will be stopping by throughout the night. Election results and commentary will be showing on all televisions!

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Pro-Business, Pro-Chicago


Join us for the launch of Mid-Market Chicago, the Chicagoland Chamber’s newest initiative designed to create a business-friendly environment for the middle market through programs, policy, and research.

We’re kicking off this initiative with a new event series entitled Pro-Business, Pro-Chicago! Hear directly from leaders in top corporations – those who built their businesses here and those who have grown their businesses here – about why they continue to invest in Chicago and its people.

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November 3 | Burnham Award Dinner November 16 | Business After Business at House of Blues December 1 | Top Healthcare Trends for 2017
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The 25th Annual Daniel H. Burnham Award Dinner will honor a true Chicago business titan: W. James McNerney, Jr., retired Chairman, President & CEO of The Boeing Company. Network with some of Chicago's top professionals at the House of Blues in their Foundation Room! At this event, attendees will learn about the top healthcare trends that are changing how you interact with and provide care to your employees, customers, and patients.

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