|Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce|
|Founded||October 9, 1904|
|Headquarters||Aon Center (Chicago)|
|Key people||Jerry Roper, President|
|Area served||United States|
|Focus||Non-profit dedicated to meeting the needs of its member companies through advocacy, education and building businesses by making member connections. An interest group (also advocacy group, lobby group, pressure group or special interest group) is an organized collection of people who seek Gerald J Roper is the President and CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce located in Chicago IL. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the|
|Slogan||The unified business voice of greater Chicago. A slogan is a memorable Motto or Phrase used in a Political, commercial, Religious and other context as a repetitive expression of|
|Website||Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Official Website|
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization dedicated to making the Chicago region the most business friendly region of the United States. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages The Chamber is a voice at local, state and national levels for approximately 2,600 member companies and their 1. 3 million employees. The Chamber is an organization that encourages job creation, works for a strong economy, aids in creating a more educated workforce and aims to help entrepreneurs succeed.
Chicagoland refers to the 6 most northeastern counties in Illinois: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will, as well as northwest Indiana. The Chicago metropolitan area is the Metropolitan area associated with the city of Chicago in the United States and its suburbs Overview The five counties of Lake, Porter, Jasper, Newton, and LaPorte are included in the Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City
Since its founding in 1904, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce has had an extensive history of meeting the needs of the business community in the region.
The Chamber is headed by Jerry Roper, its President and CEO, who is a national figure in the United States business community. Gerald J Roper is the President and CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce located in Chicago IL. Since 1993, he has been a outspoken advocate for business growth, job creation, entrepreneurship, and civic activity in Chicago and throughout the country.
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is committed to making the region the most business-friendly location in America and enhance its members’ success through aggressive programs of advocacy, member benefits and services, and actionable information.
Some issues the Chamber regularly advocates on behalf of include:
History: The Chamber is a direct lineal descendent of the Chicago Board of Trade which was founded in 1848. 1904 is the official founding date, for at this time, numerous groups were amalgamated to form the present Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has played, and continues to play, a major role in the development of the business and civic life of the community. Its record of accomplishments is notable, reflecting with credit the efforts over many years of a continuous succession of articulate business and civic leaders, united by the common goal to make Chicago a better community in which to live, work, and engage in business:
List of major achievements.
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce has several affiliate entities, which it works closely with to support businesses in the region. Several include:
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation: Every community needs the support and encouragement of individuals and organizations to enhance the welfare of society, the quality of life of its citizens and the success of its businesses.
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation is an active participant in this process by funding, developing and administering a variety of programs aimed at both assisting the development of and encouraging excellence within the Chicago region's businesses and communities.
One of the programs that the Foundation has assisted in funding is the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (the CEC), often referred to as "the beacon for small and emerging businesses. " The CEC is the only entity in the Chicago region dedicated to serving the more than 350,000 small and mid-sized businesses throughout the region.
The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC): The CEC is a nonprofit affiliate of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce that helps entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses build viable, sustainable, and profitable enterprises. The CEC is the place that unites minds with knowledge, ideas with reality, money with action. The CEC serves as a strategic partner to its clients, offering high-value advisory services to entrepreneurs that help them negotiate crucial early-business decisions. It connects entrepreneurs with the resources and advice they need to grow at different stages of their businesses, and helps them form strategic alliances that can become the backbone of their success.
disabilityworks: disabilityworks is and initiative of the Chamber designed to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities throughout Illinois by bringing together employers, people with disabilities, and disability/ employment service providers. In 2007 the program expanded to become a state wide initiative.
Innovate Now!: Innovate Now! is bringing together businesses, schools and local and statewide governments to create new strategies for business success in Chicagoland and throughout Illinois. Its goal is simple, but ambitious: it aims to enable and promote the knowledge and relationships that will form the foundation for ongoing business innovation and regional economic growth.