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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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    Ken
    Monday, January 18, 2016
    I can’t tell you how excited we all are here at the office to start putting our pens to paper…or rather typing our characters to email! For us (and hopefully for all of you), 2016 promises to be the year to celebrate incredible success. To ensure that we achieve this extraordinary goal, we are extremely excited to bring to the table strong and focused board leadership, a dynamic and engaging team, resourceful and committed partners and, most importantly, all of you…our members. Two years ago you took a leap of faith to see what could become of - what would become of – a rather challenged chamber. I hope you find that the results of those efforts have been valuable and promising to you and your business. Read more
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