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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.

Dental Fix RX named one of fastest growing franchises

Dental Fix Rx, which has two locations in Illinois, was recently ranked 13th in the “Fastest Growing” franchises category of Franchise Gator’s Annual Top 100 list.

Boys and Girls Club garden wins Keep Carbondale Beautiful award

The nonprofit organization Keep Carbondale Beautiful has honored a Boys and Girls Club garden tended for years by Ann Knewitz with its Bright Spot Award.

Dental Dreams gives $50,000 to help squash-based charity serve Chicago youth

For METROsquash director David Kay, there’s a certain irony to the perception of squash--a sport similar to racquetball, where opponent ricochet a small hollow ball at their adjacent opponents using a racket--as a sport more common with affluent people.

Opportunities loom as Chicago-area's Signature Bank celebrates 10th anniversary

Some of the same conditions that Signature Bank opened to in August 2006 are opening up the technology-focused bank to even more opportunities for growth.The Chicago area-based bank started when its three founders, Michael “Mick” O’Rourke, Bryan Duncan and Kevin Bastuga, saw the big banks they worked at increasingly pursue what Bastuga calls “bigger and bigger deals.”

Sangamon County survey shows business owners concerned over state economy

The spring 2016 Sangamon County Economic Outlook Survey released by the Survey Research Office at the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) shows that business owners are concerned about the state's economic health.

Greater Springfield Chamber organizes advocacy trip to Washington

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce recently sent a delegation of local leaders to advocate for community priorities in Washington, D.C

Signature Bank keeps Shoreline Sightseeing afloat with personalized service

When it comes to running and financing a truly seasonal operation, it helps to know your bankers.

Illinois chamber disappointed over Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's decision to build elsewhere

Illinois Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Policy Ben Brockschmidt recently said the chamber is disappointed with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) decision to build its western headquarters elsewhere.

Legislation changes may affect employers in Illinois

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce recently said employers should be aware of potential changes in employee rules in several state House and Senate bills that are likely to be signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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.

Cook County official condemns poll tax analogy for ammunition tax

A spokesman for the Cook County president’s office defended its ammunition tax increase in response to a report from Illinois Business Daily, taking particular issue with one gun rights group executive’s choice to compare the increase to a “modern day poll tax.”

Vanille Patisserie's Evanoff wins Tyree Award

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

Wrigley factory expansion adds jobs, new Skittles line in Yorkville

Wrigley, a subsidiary of Mars Inc., opened a state-of-the-art addition to its Yorkville factory this week.

Exelon utility companies prepare for summer storms, hot weather

Exelon’s six utilities have taken action to prepare for the higher number of storms and high temperatures predicted for this summer by investing in programs to help prevent power outages and restore service faster.

Liberty Bank CEO Blachford named state's banker of the year

Dale Blachford, president and CEO of Liberty Bank in Alton, has been named the 2016 Illinois Banker of the Year by the Illinois Bankers Association.

Cama named chair of Crowe Horwath

Crowe Horwath LLP, a public accounting, consulting and technology firm, has elected Wendy Cama to chair the executive committee that governs the firm.

Public invited to Peoria Park District meeting

The public is invited to the regular meeting of the Peoria Park District Board of Trustees tonight at 6 o'clock at the Proctor Recreation Center.

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.

Objecting to nominating petitions stifles challengers in Illinois politics

It’s a political tactic that’s been used successfully by President Barack Obama as an Illinois state senator, and slates of candidates seeking to retain their incumbencies: file legitimate objections to a rival’s nominating petition and knock that candidate off the ballot track.

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