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From Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry

 

Government Affairs Roundup for 10/21/2021

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: The veto session had been canceled for today. Both the House and Senate will return Tuesday, October 26th for an undoubtedly busier week. Read on for all of today’s...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 10/19/2021

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Lawmakers are back in Washington this week to work on the social spending plan in order to pass the bipartisan infrastructure package. If it sounds like we’re...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 10/14/2021

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Interesting jobless claim numbers to report today as inflation and supply chain talks ramp up. Read below as well for more on electric vehicle incentives in Illinois...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 10/12/2021

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Tomorrow (Oct. 13) is the last chance to apply at 11:59 PM for the Back to Business Grant. As part of Governor JB Pritzker’s overall economic recovery strategy, the...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 10/7/2021

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Back to Business Grant deadline nears as the last chance to apply is 11:59 PM on October 13. As part of Governor JB Pritzker’s overall economic recovery strategy,...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 10/5/2021

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: In preparation for today’s roundup email, going forward, and even for recap purposes, here is a guide (cheat sheet) to Congressional fiscal terms. Are you confused...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 9/30/2021

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Looks like we’ve avoided a government shutdown – that is certainly welcome news. Make sure you read this to the bottom to see a long list of grants that are...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 9/28/2021

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: For those of you that routinely read this update, I’ve removed the constant reminder of the Back 2 Business grant from the state. Hopefully by now everyone that has...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 9/23/2021

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: We are expecting a final vote on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in the U.S. House of Representatives this coming Monday, September 27th.  As...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 9/21/2021

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: A collection of local, state, and federal updates awaits you below. Another big vote is on tap out in Washington D.C. Reminder: The application for the $250 million...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 9/16/2021

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: See below for news on jobless claims both nationally and in Illinois, August retail sales numbers, a push for a recall, unemployment loans not paid back, and the...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 9/14/2021

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: It is business as usual at Congress reconvenes in Washington D.C. Back closer to home, legislators finally have crossed the finish line on an energy agreement. See...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 9/10/2021

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: TOMORROW is New Orleans North in downtown Joliet on Chicago Street from 5 to 11 pm. Get your tickets ASAP and save $5 vs. purchasing at the door. For full info on...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 9.3.2021

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: The job growth spurt has slowed down as the August report comes out below expected numbers. Unemployment numbers though are at the lowest though since March of 2020....

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Government Affairs Roundup for 9/1/2021

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: It’s been a busy couple of days with mask mandates restarting here in Illinois for all those indoor, new vaccine mandates, the Afghanistan situation, a hurricane,...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 8/27/2021

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: We’re back to a mask mandate for all regardless of vaccination status beginning this upcoming Monday, August 30th. Read below for more details on this announcement...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 8/25/2021

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: An agreement has been made, so what is next? Just two days of frantic House action felt like a full week, but it is recess once again. Let’s look at what is coming...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 8/23/2021

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Argonne National Laboratory is celebrating with their 75th Anniversary Small Business Fair this Wednesday, the 25th. They’ve asked us to share with our membership to...

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ATHENA Award Recipient Announcement

Joliet, IL. – August 18, 2021 The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry and The Council for Working Women are excited to announce Ruth Colby as the 2021 recipient of The ATHENA Award. Ruth becomes the 34th Award recipient, and will be honored at a luncheon...

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