• WSCCI Blog

    Monday, September 12, 2016
    Who Says Talk is Cheap?

    Suzi Wirtz

    Thursday, September 1, 2016
    Two proposed bills to impact business in our region

    Proposed bills could impact business owners. Learn the details on mandatory paid sick leave and minimum wage increase.

    Suzi Wirtz

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016
    Labor law poses many new challenges to small business

    Ken Grunke

    Thursday, May 19, 2016
    State of the Chamber: Recap!

    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


    Thursday, May 5, 2016
    Congressman Lipinski expresses concern on DOL Overtime Rule

    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.


    Wednesday, May 4, 2016
    Our Trip to Springfield: guest blogger, Evelina Springer

    WSCCI Member, Evelina Springer, joined WSCCI on the trip to Springfield to advocate for the small business community. Evelina shares her experience below.


    Wednesday, May 4, 2016
    Trip to Springfield: an 8th grader's insightful perspective

    Joe Springer accompanied his mom on the trip to Springfield to advocate for the small business community. Joe shared his experience below.


    Thursday, April 14, 2016
    It's up to you -- it's up to us

    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


    Wednesday, April 13, 2016
    Pro Bono Legal Services -- can you take advantage?

    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.


    Friday, April 1, 2016
    Calling all businesses!

    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