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Exchange 2016 panelists to discuss social impact of doing good in business

The Exchange 2016 is set for April 6 at the Swissotel Chicago, where keynote panelists will explore the social impact of doing good during the Social Impact Strong event.

Chicagoland Chamber president writes about technology on Microsoft blog

Microsoft Chicago’s “Voices of Change” blog series recently recognized Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Theresa E. Mintle for her dedication to using technology to drive the economy.

Mississippi Valley Duck Association donates, installs bird houses for Arlington Wetlands

The Arlington Wetlands and the Mississippi Valley Duck Association are teaming up to provide new homes for its feathered residents.

Ex-judge: Durbin's alternative to asbestos-claims bill aims to protect 'cash cow'

In what is widely being interpreted by critics as a watered-down alternative to the Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) proposed legislation late last week that would require companies to file annual reports about products containing asbestos to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Greater Salem chamber welcomes Holiday Inn Express

The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce welcomed its newest member, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, last week.

Tim Smithe of Chicago-based furniture company to deliver keynote address at Multi-Chamber Spring Luncheon

Tim Smithe, chief marketing officer of Chicago-based Walter E. Smithe Furniture + Design, will deliver the keynote address at the Multi-Chamber Spring Luncheon and Business Expo on Thursday at Bobak’s Signature Events and Conference Center in Woodridge.

TV station general manager joins Peoria-based Children's Hospital of Illinois board

Peoria-based Children’s Hospital of Illinois said last week that Kevin Harlan, vice president and general manager for WMBD-TV and WYZZ-TV, has become a member of its community advisory board.    

Obama Administration's offshore drilling decision will impact Illinois, says local veteran leader

"Many people don't realize how much of an energy hub Illinois is for the rest of the country," said Keith Pekau, Captain, USAF (ret.), the volunteer chair of Illinois Vets4Energy. "We have more than 260,000 energy-related jobs in this state serving the many oil and gas pipelines and coal production in our state."

Two new restaurants coming to Northbrook

Two new restaurants - Lucky Fish and Granite City Food and Brewery - will be coming to Northbrook this year.

RSM US adds five members to its Champaign team

RSM US LLP, which provides audit, tax and consulting services for the middle market, has added several new employees to its Champaign office.

Naperville chamber reviews its successes, upcoming events

Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce President Nicki Anderson reviewed some of the successes the chamber and its members have experienced and upcoming events in a recent blog post.

Illinois’ primary brought out voters in droves, election officials say

Although a final tally of the number of votes cast in Illinois’ primary won’t be completed for a few weeks, election officials have indicated that this year’s primary brought out so many people to the polls that some polling stations reportedly ran out of ballots.

Itasca-based Arthur J. Gallagher to buy Kane Group's insurance management company

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm based in Itasca, said this week it has reached an reached agreement to acquire Kane Group's insurance management operations (KIM).

Northbrook rejects plan for 34-home development

The Northbrook Chamber of Commerce and Industry said village trustees recently voted against the Anets Woods proposal to build 34 single-family homes on 18 acres of land at Voltz and Waukegan roads.

Why is Sen. Durbin so critical of for-profit colleges while remaining quiet on College of DuPage scandal?

The College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL is facing a federal criminal investigation for its spending, contracts and financial oversight, but Sen. Dick Durbin appears more interested in criticizing for-profit colleges than on commenting on the College of DuPage scandal in his own state.

Kaplan University releases annual report

Kaplan University, which maintains its academic headquarters in Chicago, recently released its sixth annual academic report that focuses on how their services have helped transform the lives of students.

Northbrook trustees approve mixed-use development project

The Northbrook Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that Northbrook village trustees recently approved a scaled down version of a mixed-use development project planned for 1000 Skokie Boulevard.

Pharmacy benefit managers could save billions in Rx costs in Illinois, says report

The issue of higher drug prices has drawn headlines and congressional hearings in recent months, but one industry group says its members may hold part of the solution to keeping costs down.

Chicagoland chamber names new chairman, vice chairman of public policy committee

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce has named a new chairman and vice chairman to its public policy committee. Robin Brown, vice president of government affairs and external relations for Ingredion Incorporated, will serve as the new chairman, while Matthew Summy, vice president of external and government affairs for Comcast's Greater Chicago region, will serve as the new vice chairman.

Chicagoland Business Leadership Network hosts March 31 discussion on mental health in the workplace

The Chicagoland Business Leadership Network (CBLN), a program of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation, will host an interactive panel discussion Thursday, March 31, to discuss mental health in the workplace.

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