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From Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry

 

41st Community Leadership School to begin soon

Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry Community Leadership School is 41 Years YoungCommunity Leadership School (CLS) has been committed to transforming talented individuals into community leaders for over 41 years. We have enjoyed these...

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Young Professional(s) of the Year Awarded

Joliet Area Young Professionals Name Young Professionals of the YearState Senator. Mayor. Radio Personality. The list of the Joliet Area Young Professionals past recipients of the Young Professional of the Year award is a who’s who of the area’s most...

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12/4/2018 Government Affairs Update

Government Affairs update 12/4/2018Federal NewsRepublican and Democratic leaders on Monday agreed to a two-week stopgap spending measure that would put to rest fears of a partial government shutdown later this week.The short-term spending deal, if passed,...

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Legislative Update 11.6.2018

Legislative Update 11/6/2018On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court put an end to a legal battle over net neutrality rules, as they refused to hear an appeal to uphold the 2015 regulations. The argument was that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) lacked...

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Jen Howard Recognized as ATHENA Award Recipient

The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry and The Council for Working Women are excited to announce Jen Howard as the 2018 recipient of The ATHENA Award. Jen became the 31st Award recipient, and was honored at a luncheon on Wednesday, September...

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Legislative Update 10.2.2018

Legislative Update 10.2.2018 Talk continues on the expansion of gambling in Illinois with a committee hearing planned on October 17. The expansion bill would add six new casinos, added gaming positions at existing casinos, and slot machines at horse racing...

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Legislative Update 8.30.2018

The Washington D.C. August recess for Congress allowed us some quality time to meet with Congressman Bill Foster during our August Legislative Committee meeting.  In that meeting, we discussed the issue of Transportation Funding and the possibility of a...

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Community Leadership School

Community Leadership School Look for information soon about our NEW & IMPROVED Community Leadership School. Our official brochure will be out October 1st! Highlights to include: new timeline (beginning the second week of January 2019), new format, new...

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Annual Chamber Golf Outing

Joliet Chamber Annual Golf Outing 2018 Monday, August 6, 2018 Joliet Country Club | 1009 Spencer Road | Joliet, Il | 60433 Join in the fun and be a part of one of the largest events of the year for the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry! Your...

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Two Upcoming Career Fairs

Summer Career Fair Open to the Public! Join us for this unique opportunity at Joliet Route 66 Stadium, home of the Joliet Slammers.  We’ve partnered with the Slammers to present this Career Fair featuring a limited number of employers within the concourse...

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Legislative Update 6.28.2018

A number of Federal issues have taken the spotlight in recent weeks. The U.S. Supreme Court has been very busy with three recent rulings that will have impact back here in Illinois. First, there were no decisions on reversing any lower court rulings on the...

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Online Purchase Sales Tax

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, June 21 that states can impose their sales taxes on some online purchases. Illinois already collects sales taxes on many internet purchases and Illinois residents are already obligated to pay a Use Tax on...

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Exciting Downtown Changes

News Share from the City of Joliet Summer 2018 Newsletter: Exciting things are happening in downtown Joliet. Be sure to come down to the Farmer’s Market or one of the many street festivals or just come on down to one of the over 20 restaurants. From fine...

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Legislative Update 5.29.2018

Legislative Update 5.29.2018   It is that time of year when we begin to wonder if a State Budget will be in place on or before the date that it is supposed to be finalized by.  That final date is this Thursday, May 31 and by the looks and sounds of things,...

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Legislative Update 3/30/2018

On March 14, the U.S. Senate took a big first step in support of Main Street businesses by passing S.2155 - Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act with a bipartisan vote of 67-31. This will allow small to medium sized financial...

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Legislative Update 1/16/2018

New Laws of note for 2018 SB 298 requires businesses to provide price lists for standard services so customers can make more informed decisions about what they're buying. SB 1898 gives customers the right to post reviews of restaurants online no matter...

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Legislative Update 12/21/2017

As you may have read by now, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has passed the House (twice) and Senate. The legislation awaits now the signature of President Trump to sign into law. Here is a recap of what the legislation will change: For job creators of all...

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Legislative Update 11.16.2017

The Illinois veto session has come and gone with some good news. SB 81, which was the minimum wage bill that was passed and then vetoed by the Governor, did not get called during session for override. SB 81 would have raised the minimum wage up to $15 per...

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