News & Announcements

From Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry

 

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 day...

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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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Chamber to be Inducted into Hall of Pride

Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry to be Honored by Project Acclaim Joliet, IL. – October 18, 2017 – It is with great pleasure that we would like announce the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry has been selected by Project...

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Legislative Update 10/16/2017

Legislative Update 10/16/2017 A group of ten recently completed a very successful trip to Washington, D.C. to meet on a variety of topics including Transportation/Infrastructure, Taxes, Health Care, and a few other items. Meetings were held with Senator...

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Legislative Update 9/1/2017

Federal issues will begin to heat up with a return from August recess. September will hopefully bring discussion and possible action on three key topics: Budget & Tax Reform, Debt Limit, and Government Funding. Tax Reform should be the main focus now that...

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Community Leadership School

Registration is open for the 40th annual Community Leadership School (CLS). CLS is an eleven week program for up & coming business leaders in the Joliet area. Class meets each Thursday morning, beginning the first Thursday of September, and continuing each...

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September Member Luncheon

  Will County Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan: Findings & Moving Forward Please join us on Thursday, September 28, 11:30 a.m., for our Member Luncheon at the newly re-opened Joliet Renaissance Center. Our Guest Speaker is Ann L. Schneider,...

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August Career Fair

The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry will be hosting their second annual Career Fair on Tuesday, August 15 with an anticipated forty plus organizations participating. “The goal of the Career Fair is to highlight the number of quality jobs...

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Washington D.C. Fly-In

Washington D.C. Fly-In The Joliet Chamber and our Legislative Committee invite members to attend the Washington D.C. Fly-In on October 3rd & 4th. The trip will include a legislative briefing from the US Chamber, Legislative meetings with Senators and Congressmen,...

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