Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce News

Skills for Chicagoland's Future aims to place 1,200 job seekers in 2017

CHICAGO — More than 1,000 unemployed and underemployed Chicago residents could have new jobs this year after nearly 50 employers vowed to hire more people from that pool.

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce condemns proposed water, sewer tax

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce issued a statement last week regarding Chicago City Council’s proposal to add a new 29.5 percent tax on water and sewer bills to produce additional revenue for the city.

Red Caffeine Marketing shines in the spotlight

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce member Red Caffeine Marketing + Technology has received a lot of attention lately.

Chicagoland Chamber applauds temporary budget solution

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce has applauded the temporary, six-month budget solution that has been agreed upon by the governor and Illinois legislative leaders.

Chicagoland Chamber speaks out against proposed sick leave ordinance

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce expressed opposition to the proposed paid sick leave ordinance before the Committee on Workforce Development and Audit this week, stating it would put a strain on local employers and limit business growth potential.

Microsoft offers free ebook to benefit small businesses

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce member Microsoft has teamed up with CNBC’s Carol Roth and business consultant Catherine Morgan to come up with insights to help small businesses find ways to prosper in their fields.

Vanille Patisserie's Evanoff wins Tyree Award

Sophie Evanoff, president of Vanille Patisserie, has won the 2016 James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award.

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce has a new chairman

Stephen Ferrara, partner and chief operating officer of accouting firm BDO USA LLP, has been elected chairman of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

Chicagoland chamber opposes proposed ordinance that limits ridesharing

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce said it opposes a proposed ordinance to limit ridesharing opportunities at a Chicago City Council joint committee hearing.

Bosch ConnectedWorld conference coming to Chicago

Bosch Software Innovations will hold its annual conference for the Internet of Things (IoT) on Sept. 27 and 28 in Chicago featuring industry-specific themes and real-world IoT implementations that will help attendees streamline and automate business operations for new revenue streams.Registration for Bosch ConnectedWorld at a discounted early-bird price is underway.

Chicagoland chamber to host EU Forum for businesses

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce said it is hosting the 5th annual EU Forum on May 19 at The Drake Hotel to allow local businesses to hear from European leaders about current trends and policies events affecting the European Union.

Chicagoland chamber wins gold communications award for rebranding

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce recently won a gold award in the B2B integrated marketing campaign category at the global Communicator Awards for its 2015 comprehensive rebranding that was orchestrated by chamber member TimeZoneOne.

Chicagoland business owners learn about cybersecurity

Small-business owners and entrepreneurs from across Chicago gathered this week at South Side business incubator Englewood Blue to listen to talks from three cybersecurity experts.

Congressman, labor secretary participate in Chicagoland Chamber workforce discussion

Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Rep. Mike Quigley joined members of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and others this week for a discussion over the state of the workforce in both Chicago and Illinois.

Chicagoland Chamber pushes for small business success

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce has used its Small Business Chicago program as well as the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to continue supporting and encouraging small businesses to succeed.

Chicagoland chamber pares list of finalists for James Tyree Award

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce said Monday it has pared its list to six finalists for the fifth annual James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award, given which awarded to an up-and-coming Chicago entrepreneur.

Chicagoland Chamber Foundation hires GEM Advertising for work initiative project

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation has teamed up wit?h GEM Advertising to promote the chamber's Pathways to Pipelines initiative scheduled for May 24 in Chicago. Pathways to Pipelines focuses on the importance of internships and work-based learning experiences to meet the demand for a talented workforce

Chicagoland chamber names eight to board of directors

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce's board recently approved eight directors during its quarterly meeting.

Chicagoland chamber exec participates in British Embassy's trans-Atlantic trade partnership gathering

Katie Fitzpatrick, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce's executive director of programs, represented the chamber at the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Business Ambassadors’ Programme at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., last month.

Chicagoland chamber, Illinois Retail Merchants Association oppose employer-funded paid sick leave

The Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA) and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce recently said they oppose Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s “Working Families Working Group” recommendations regarding employer-funded paid sick leave.

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