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TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014

Scott Swanson: A Great Leader in a Long Line of Esteemed Chairmen

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce 110th Annual Meeting is in two weeks (I hope you’ve all registered to attend!) This meeting marks the end of Scott Swanson’s tenure as Chairman of the Chamber, but don’t expect him to disappear any time soon.
As the Regional President of PNC Bank, Illinois, Scott is a proven leader in Chicago’s business and civic communities and is as passionate as anyone I’ve met about the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and its efforts to strengthen our business climate. We have been privileged over the past two years to have someone with Scott’s enthusiasm and expertise leading the Chamber into a bright future. Throughout his tenure, Scott has been instrumental in driving our mission to promote business growth, encourage collaboration and foster competitiveness in the region.
Scott embodies all that is good about the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. On behalf of our members, our staff, and the Chicago business community, I thank Scott for everything he’s done and will continue to do.
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 24, from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Navy Pier. I encourage all of you to attend to help us celebrate our 110th anniversary and recognize Scott for his contributions and accomplishments as Chairman.

Theresa E. Mintle
President & CEO
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Business and Government Leaders Call for Immigration Reform

The Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) continued its push for comprehensive immigration reform as it hosted “Immigration Reform: Bottom-Line 2014” on Monday, June 9. Local politicians, CEOs and Latino and Asian business leaders shared their personal experiences with the nation’s broken immigration system and demanded a congressional vote on the issue.
“We see not only the moral and political appropriateness of this, but as the voice of business in Chicago, we see the economic implications for comprehensive immigration reform for the Chicagoland area and the nation as a whole,” said Mark Segal, Chair of the Chicagoland Chamber Public Policy Committee. “Without question it will drive growth and create jobs, which are really the hallmark of what we do.”

Officials Urge Chicagoans to Prepare for Kennedy Expressway Construction

Traffic during the last three weekends in June will be seriously affected by construction on the Kennedy Expressway, which includes demolishing the 55-year-old westbound Ontario Bridge.
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Restaurant Association, Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association, Choose Chicago and The Magnificent Mile Association have been working with the City of Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communication (OEMC) to ensure that all possible traffic management methods and alternative transportation options have been fully vetted.
Click here to view steps that have been taken to help keep Chicago “open for business” during this time.
Visit and for information on public transportation during this time. Detour routes can be found at  Visit to sign up for free emergency traffic text alerts.

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events and New Programs

Success EDU: Access to Capital
Join us for a luncheon and discussion on financial management and access to capital.
Expand Your Productivity Through the Cloud
Join us to learn about solutions that provide you better communication, collaboration, mobility and security.
The Digital Marketing Baseline
Join us for this Marketing Meetup to learn how to make digital marketing work for your business.
2014 Annual Meeting of Membership
Celebrate the Chamber's 110th Annual Meeting with a keynote, sponsor pavilion, breakfast and more.
Global Classroom and E-Learning Center
Course content, a skills-based testing and a Learning Management System (LMS) on one platform.

Please Welcome Our Newest Members

Questions about Chamber membership? Contact Membership Resources Manager Lisa Sims at or 312.494.6731.
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
410 North Michigan Avenue | Suite 900 | Chicago, IL 60611
312.494.6700 |
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