I couldn’t be happier with the turnout and response for the keynote at The Exchange 2014. Daymond John was inspirational and entertaining, while Derek Kennedy of Boston Consulting Group and Thomas Hansen of Microsoft provided invaluable information on how to fuel growth for your business through the use of technology. Over 500 people attended, hundreds of whom engaged with each other and the speakers via social media
during the presentation. The Chicago Tribune’s
Blue Sky Innovation also ran a great piece
with highlights from the keynote.
The Chamber is building on the themes discussed at last week’s Exchange and working actively with our partners to equip local businesses with the latest tech tools and know-how to grow their bottom lines and skill sets. In my last message, I focused on why technology is key to small business success and how technology can significantly help their business grow. Today, I am thrilled to announce that, in conjunction with Microsoft, we are launching new technology education programs and an exclusive e-Learning Center
for our members.
This new e-Learning Center combines course content, skills-based testing and virtual training on one platform so you can access free, on-demand classes for Microsoft Office, Office 365, Windows, and much more. Our technology education program also includes live, interactive webinars, hands-on clinics, and starting this month, Tech Tuesday lunch n’ learns for the latest technology and business solutions.
The Chamber‘s new eLearning Center is designed to advance small business development and entrepreneurial success through education and training by providing free access to technology and business content across multiple digital devices anywhere, anytime. Our goal is to accelerate the growth of existing businesses and the creation and support of new ventures.
for more information on the new tech education programs and free e-Learning Center.
Theresa E. Mintle
President & CEO
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce