Chamber Members:

On Veterans Day we honor all of those that have served in the United States Armed Forces and especially thank those that gave their lives for this country. Thank You to all of our Chamber members that are veterans, you are appreciated!

The Chamber is closed today, so this was a pre-typed message with just a few quick reminders for what is going on / coming up. We’ll share any and all important updates tomorrow.

*Daily Coronavirus update brought to you by Silver Cross Hospital

Today Begins Tier 2 Mitigations
Region 7 (Will and Kankakee Counties) and 8 (DuPage and Kane Counties) will enter tier 2 of enhanced mitigation measures today. The biggest change from tier 1 to tier 2 is lessening of gatherings from 25 to 10 individuals and seated groups at bar/restaurant establishments from 10 to 6. Additionally, organized group activities now have a limit to lesser of 25 guests or 25% of overall room capacity both indoors & outdoors and group outings are limited to 10 or fewer people. This does not include fitness centers.

Will County Small Business Assistance Grant
As a reminder, Will County has reopened applications and expanded eligibility criteria for businesses with annual revenue below $5 Million and those that have fewer than 50 full-time equivalent employees. Businesses that meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications is Monday, November 16.

Finally, a reminder that our next virtual conference will be on TOMORROW, November 12thThe topic is an extremely important one as all should know by now that by the end of this year it is mandatory for ALL offices to go through anti-sexual harassment training. We have partnered with Marji Swanson from the offices of Mahoney, Silverman, & Cross, LLC to deliver this session that fulfills your requirement. Unfortunately, it does not apply to bars and restaurants as that training is an industry specific one. Webinar will begin at 11 am and last approximately one hour. You may register here:

Stay well,

Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry Staff and Board of Directors

Mike Paone
Vice President – Government Affairs
Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry
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