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Small Business Success: We Encourage You to Apply for the 2014 Jim Tyree Award

We are extremely excited to partner with Mesirow Financial for the third consecutive year to bring you the 2014 James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award. The award, which includes $25,000 in cash and valuable small business training and consulting, is given annually to a Chicagoland high-growth small business that best represents the spirit and values of the late Chicagoland Chamber Chairman and business leader, James Tyree.
We are looking for businesses that are advocates for Chicago and display integrity, philanthropy, humor, humility, and generosity, all values that made Jim Tyree such an esteemed part of Chicago’s business community. Protein Bar Founder and CEO Matt Matros was the inaugural winner in 2012 before AuctionsByCellular CEO Jim Alvarez took home the award last year. 
To be eligible, the applicant/company must:
• Be from the 6 county Chicago metropolitan region (Cook, Will, DuPage, McHenry, Lake and Kane)
• Have been in business for a minimum of 3 years
• Have revenues of at least $500K but less than $10MM
• Have demonstrated substantial growth over the previous 3 years
• Have at least 10 employees
• Be active in local or regional civic/philanthropic initiatives
Small businesses are the job creators that drive our regional economy, and through initiatives like the Jim Tyree Award, we are working to help today’s emerging companies become successful pillars of our business community for years to come.

Theresa E. Mintle
President & CEO
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Watch the Video: The Exchange 2014

Chamber member and videographer Maura Gaughan and the team at Wava Media did a phenomenal job putting this video together, which highlights the presentations and exhibitors as well as the networking opportunities that make the Exchange such a popular event.
Click here to view the video. Enjoy!

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Deputy Mayor Koch Addresses Chamber Public Policy Committee

On Tuesday, April 22 Deputy Mayor Steve Koch presented the City of Chicago’s plan for municipal pension reform to the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee. Koch explained how the Municipal and Laborers pension funds operate and gave a detailed background on City employee pension funds, including an overview on how and why the Municipal and Laborers’ funds have fallen significantly over the past 10 years.  Read More
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Please Welcome Our Newest Members

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•    Ameroc Export Incorporated
•    AMLI River North
•    Collin Construction
•    Jos. Cacciatore & Co. Real Estate
•    The Chicago Theatre
•    Velocity Management Group
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