Nicki Anderson, president and CEO of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, said recently that a mission statement is a must for any business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce's Young Springfield Professionals Network (YSPN) will celebrate a milestone in 2016 -- the chamber's 10th anniversary.
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, an arm of Mattoon, Illinois-based First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc., has purchased all assets of Illiana Insurance Agency of Philo, Illinois.
The nominees have been announced for the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce's (BACC) 2016 Business Awards.
F&M Bank of Peoria, Illinois, has a new vice president of commercial banking: Scott Weistart.
Advanced Clinical of Deerfield, Illinois, recently announced Denise Kurowski as its senior vice president.
Illinois-based Busey Bank and St. Louis, Missouri-based Pulaski Bank have merged.
Bill Schlinkert was recently named senior vice president and lead trust executive for First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust in Mattoon.
Peoria-based Communication Junction was recently honored as the winner of Central States Media's (CSM) Small Business Spotlight competition.
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.
Diners in Hoffman Estates have a new option with the opening of Sweet Caroline's Crab-n-Que at 2525 Higgins Road last week.
Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City was named recently to the Joint Commission's list of 2014 Top Performers on Key Quality Measures.
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. said Tuesday it has purchased McPherson Benefits Group, LLC, an employee benefit, consultation, management and brokerage firm in Madison, Mississippi.
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.