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    Suzi Wirtz
    Thursday, September 1, 2016
    Proposed bills could impact business owners. Learn the details on mandatory paid sick leave and minimum wage increase. Read more
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    kristink
    Thursday, May 19, 2016
    It was a pleasure to see so many members at the State of the Chamber on Tuesday morning! In case you missed it, a recap is below.. Many events and programs to be excited about this season Read more
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    kristink
    Thursday, May 5, 2016
    Congressman Lipinski sent a letter to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) yesterday regarding their ongoing consideration of the Department of Labor’s recent overtime rule. The Congressman expresses concern about the consequences of such a significant increase in the threshold for paying overtime, and urges consideration of a more sustainable and gradual approach. We will continue to keep membership aware of the status of the rule. Read more
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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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