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From Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry

 

Government Affairs Update: 10/2/2019

News Release Contact: Mike Paone, Vice President 815.727.5371 mpaone@jolietchamber.com For Immediate Release October Government Affairs Update Joliet, IL. – October, 2, 2019 - On September 24 and 25 a group representing the Chamber traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet...

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Ines Kutlesa Presented with Local Athenia Award

ATHENA Award Recipient Announcement Joliet, IL. – September 19, 2019 - The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry and The Council for Working Women are excited to announce Ines Kutlesa as the 2019 recipient of The ATHENA Award. Ines became the 32nd Award...

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Chamber President, Mary Jaworski to Retire

Joliet, IL. – September 17, 2019 - The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry Board of Directors would like to announce the retirement of the Chamber’s President, Mary Jaworski. Mary has served the Joliet Community for 27 years and plans on retiring April 8,...

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Fiesta en la Calle brings thousands to Downtown Joliet!

Joliet, IL. – September 16, 2019 – Alianza De Negocios, a division of the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry, filled the streets of downtown Joliet with their Fiesta En La Calle festival on Saturday, September 14th. Live music, street vendors, and an...

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Government Affairs Update 1.17.2019

As everyone likely knows by now, we’ve hit a near record Government shutdown and the end may not be in sight, depending on new negotiations. As of today (January 11) we’re at 21 days and although it is not a full shutdown, it does affect the Departments of...

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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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