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    kristink
    Wednesday, May 4, 2016
    WSCCI Member, Evelina Springer, joined WSCCI on the trip to Springfield to advocate for the small business community. Evelina shares her experience below. Read more
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    kristink
    Wednesday, May 4, 2016
    Joe Springer accompanied his mom on the trip to Springfield to advocate for the small business community. Joe shared his experience below. Read more
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    Ken
    Thursday, April 14, 2016
    Well, I finally got back, fully recovered from my relaxing trip to Springfield...you know, that "foreign country" to the south of us that currently has the weight of the world on it's shoulders. While the overall experience was everything I imagined it to be - exhausting, informative (but still feeling like I was missing something when I left) and simply "loud" - I drove away feeling just a little bit more empowered to effect and create change...and challenging all of you to join me. Thanks to the coordination of Chamber 630 and other chambers of commerce who were a collective part of the experience, it was gratifying to know that we weren't down there alone; joining the rally with important partners like the Small Business Advocacy Council, AT&T, West Central Municipal Conference, Lyons Township and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. Read more
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    kristink
    Wednesday, April 13, 2016
    This morning we had The John Marshall Law School at the Chamber Offices to educate membership on the Business Enterprise Law Clinic (BELAW). There were some mighty large takeaways from this workshop, and for those who were not able to attend, we want to share. BELAW’s mission is to provide pro-bono legal services to those with limited financial resources, tax-exempt organizations and underserved communities. Read more
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    Ken
    Friday, April 1, 2016
    I'm sure all of you would agree that enough is enough and the time to act is NOW! We are at a time in our history where all partners, large and small, regional and local, non profit and for profit alike will have to come together to help address issues no longer facing our immediate needs as businesses, but rather the future of our employees, our neighbors, friends, family and our region. On April 6th, the WSCCI will be joining many of our State partners to meet with legislators (and the Governor himself) to convey concerns and views expressed by all of you, our members. Read more
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    kristink
    Tuesday, March 8, 2016
    The Cook County Clerk's office needs your help! Take some time on election day and serve as a poll worker. College and High School students are welcome to participate. Time is running out, if you are interested, sign up at the links below or call 312.603.0970. Now's your chance to be a part of the democratic process. Serve your Community during the March 15th Presidential Primary Read more
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    kristink
    Friday, February 26, 2016
    "...these are extraodirnary times. We must all get involved because leaving the economy in the hands of Illinois' political leaders threatens the future of our state." Writes our partner and colleague Elliot Richardson, CEO of the Small Business Advocacy Council, as a guest writer in Crain's this week. Elliot urges the small business community to come together and make their voices heard to disrupt the status quo in Springfield. "For many small businesses," Elliot writes, "the prolonged budget crisis threatens their ability to grow, thrive or even just survive." Read Elliot's full piece here. Read more
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    kristink
    Thursday, February 25, 2016
    We are coming off the 14th Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon that was earlier this week (Weds, 2/24) at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove. Our brains are still buzzing with information that William A. Strauss, Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago shared as the keynote speaker. We (WSCCI) collaborated with 12 other area Chambers in our region to present this event as an opportunity to our members to network, engage and learn more about the economic outlook. Read more
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    kristink
    Thursday, February 4, 2016
    It was a pleasure to see so many members at the first State of the Chamber this morning! In case you missed it, a recap is below.. Thanks to our outgoing board of directors – and hello to our new ones! We thank our Past Chair, Beth McCormack with Express Employment Professionals and former Leadership Brian Doruff of Merrill Lynch, Catherine Dugan LaBelle of Baird & Warner and Allison Muzal of business services. Read more
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    kristink
    Thursday, January 21, 2016
    If you're anything like us, this month has been chalk full of meetings to plan your year. It's been said before -- you miss January, you miss the year! In case you have yet to take advantage of some of the awesome opportunities we've created for you to help jump start your year, let me help you streamline it. Read more
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