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Naperville chamber president stresses importance of the mission statement

Nicki Anderson, president and CEO of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, said recently that a mission statement is a must for any business.

Rauner administration taking steps to reactivate EDGE, film tax credits

The Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce said that Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration recently announced measures would be taken to put in place EDGE tax credits as well as to reactivate film tax credit approvals.

Leadership Springfield session spotlights medical field

Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine recently hosted a program for potential medical students to showcase the pool of health care talent in the area. The program was an initiative of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Springfield program.

Champaign's WCIA-TV honored by Better Business Bureau

WCIA-TV News in Champaign recently received the Better Business Bureau's Partners In Trust Award for the station's dedication to keeping the public information about scams in Central Illinois as well as the role of the BBB.

Aurora chamber honored by Hiring Our Heroes program

The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce was recently recognized by national veteran hiring initiative Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) for its commitment to getting veterans into jobs in the Aurora area.

Young Springfield Professionals Network celebrates 10 years

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce's Young Springfield Professionals Network (YSPN) will celebrate a milestone in 2016 -- the chamber's 10th anniversary.

W. D. Boyce Council earns $1.2 million from BSA popcorn sale

Peoria, Illinois-based W. D. Boyce Council of the Boy Scouts of America got a big boost from its Fall Popcorn Sale, which raised $1.2 million to support local scouts and their activities.

First Mid Insurance Group acquires Illiana Insurance Agency

First Mid Insurance Group, an arm of Mattoon, Illinois-based First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc., has purchased all assets of Illiana Insurance Agency of Philo, Illinois.

Nominees announced for Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce's 2016 Business Awards

The nominees have been announced for the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce's (BACC) 2016 Business Awards.

F&M Bank names new vice president of commercial banking

F&M Bank of Peoria, Illinois, has a new vice president of commercial banking: Scott Weistart.

Kurowski named senior vice president of Advanced Clinical

Advanced Clinical of Deerfield, Illinois, recently announced Denise Kurowski as its senior vice president.

Busey Bank announces merger with Pulaski Bank

Illinois-based Busey Bank and St. Louis, Missouri-based Pulaski Bank have merged.

First Mid-Illinois Bank in Mattoon has new senior vice president

Bill Schlinkert was recently named senior vice president and lead trust executive for First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust in Mattoon.

Communication Junction wins Central States Media contest

Peoria-based Communication Junction was recently honored as the winner of Central States Media's (CSM) Small Business Spotlight competition.

Illinois chamber says FAST Act is 'good news' for state

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce said Friday that the state's deteriorating roadways will get the help they need in the coming years - thanks to passage of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which will ensure five years' worth of funding through federal programs.

Sweet Carolina's Crab-n-Que opens in Hoffman Estates

Diners in Hoffman Estates have a new option with the opening of Sweet Caroline's Crab-n-Que at 2525 Higgins Road last week.

Granite City's Gateway Regional Medical Center makes Joint Commission's Top Performer list

Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City was named recently to the Joint Commission's list of 2014 Top Performers on Key Quality Measures.

300 attend inaugural Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit in Chicago

Nearly 300 representatives from Chicago-area businesses attended the recent debut of the Chicagoland Business Leadership Networks' two-day Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit in Chicago.

Itasca-based Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. acquires McPherson Benefits Group

Itasca-based Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. said Tuesday it has purchased McPherson Benefits Group, LLC, an employee benefit, consultation, management and brokerage firm in Madison, Mississippi.  

Chicago entrepreneur makes Crain's Chicago Business' 40 under 40 list

Crain's Chicago Business' 40 Under 40 list recognizing business people making their mark in the Chicago area with their innovative ideas and fresh perspectives recently included Chicago entrepreneur and Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce member Melissa Ballate.

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