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PPACA - Decision Time Is Now
Healthcare Symposium
Governors State University
Hall of Governors
 Mar 12, 2015
5:30 - 8:00 PM
18301 South Halsted Street Glenwood, IL 60425
Mar 18, 2015
5 - 7pm
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MARCH 2015

Barsuk Group, Inc.
American Eagle Steel Co, LLC
Career Preparation Network
Cremation Society of Il, Inc.
Devry University
F.H. Ayer Manufacturing Company
Ford Heights Community Service Organization
Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc.
Gurtler CHemicals, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity-Chicago South Suburbs
Joliet Junior College
Maday's Wholesale Greenhouses, Inc.
Matteson School District #162
MetroSouth Medical Center
New Hope Center, Inc
Olivieri Architects
Park Towers Apartments
Phyllis Brown (AFL)
Rich Township
Rose Paving Company
Servpro of Matteson-Homewood
Shay Health Care
Thornton Township District 205
Tin Fish
Total Roofing & Construction
Van Drunen Ford Co.
Village of Olympia Fields
Warren Insurance Agency, Inc

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ISSUE NO. 4/ APRIL 2015 
Increased Movement on Bills in House and Senate
Illinois Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Report March 20th, 2015

As we come up to the Friday, March 27 committee deadline for substantive House and Senate bills, here's the action from this week:

  Minimum Wage

The minimum wage increase bill, HB 3345 (Turner), was sent to the floor out of the House Labor Committee on a partisan roll call of 16-10. It would raise the state's minimum hourly wage from $8.25 to $9 beginning in July, which at a slower rate than the Senate proposal.

Jet Fuel

The Chamber testified in opposition to HB 3110 at the House Revenue Committee. HB 3110 (Lang) creates special local sales tax sourcing rules for sales of fuel and petroleum products to operators of aircraft. Unlike all other sales which are sourced based on the location of the seller's selling activities, these sales would be sourced to the location of the aircraft. In testimony, the Chamber pointed out that amending the law on sourcing of sales by a limited group of sellers of a limited group of products, to a limited group of purchasers at a limited number of locations would violate the Uniformity clause of the Illinois Constitution. Representatives of the airline industry and the Taxpayers' Federation also testified in opposition.  The bill was voted out of committee on a partisan vote.


Click Here for a full list of bills

Your Role in the Rising Gluten-Free Marketplace


The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is dedicated to
increasing diagnoses of gluten-related disorders and improving quality of
life for those on a lifelong gluten-free diet.

Gluten-Free is a medically necessary diet for people with Celiac Disease.
  • 30 % of Americans are eliminating or decreasing gluten from their diets.
  • Gluten-Free menu items claims increased 275%.
  •  The gluten-free industry has reached $20 billion per year.
  •  55% restaurants are now offering gluten-free menu items

GREAT Kitchens Course

Wednesday, May 27,2015
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saint Xavier University
Orland Park Location

It's Time To Go Social...Let's Make It Simple
Making Sense of Our Always On, Always Connected World 

Do you want to know how to stand out from your competition?  Are you concerned about what to post on social media?  Are you aware if your content is working for you?  Does your company need a intervention?

If you asked yourself any of these questions, then this workshop is for you.

Xcelacore and the Chicago Southland Chamber will help you understand how to navigate your way through the Social Media world.

Social media has transformed the way we live, do business and experience the world. Engage with people who will share the brightest and most innovative perspectives on social media during the Chicago Southland Social Media Certificate of Completion Program.

Join us on Tuesday, May 5th at Saint Xavier University   18230 Orland Parkway from 7:30 am-4:00pm.  

Social Media Leadership Certificate of Completion Provided!

Featured Event

Fidei Group Incorporated Business After Hours:


Please join us for an evening of fun, food and drinks. Fidei Group is happy to host this Business After Hours on Thursday, April 23rd from 5-7pm!


8201 W. 183rd Suite L

Tinley Park, IL 60487


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March 2015
Lorenzo's The Boss of Sauce
An explosion of 100% pure Italian flavor in tomato sauces, olive oils & balsamic vinegar.

Just like homemade, but without the wait. 

From Lorenzo's family to yours - Buon Appetito!


Wintrust Wealth Management is about helping people define their financial goals, developing a plan designed to help achieve them, and guiding them along their path to success.

At Staver Law Group, clients come first. When you work with them to represent you for your auto accident, premises liability, medical malpractice, or wrongful death case, you can rely on them to handle the paperwork and guide you through the process.

National Catastrophe Solutions, Inc.
is a leading professional company in the cleaning and restoration industry, serving commercial and residential properties nationwide. Cleanliness and proper sanitation are paramount to success of a healthy environment. .

Employee Benefit Consulting Group LLC

A unique consulting firm focused on their clients' benefit programs. Attraction and retention of high performing employees takes more than a paycheck. The right benefits package allows a company to find, reward, and keep the best employees. Employee Benefit Consulting Group LLC introduces a holistic approach to benefits program consulting.  Their guiding principle is to align the benefit program strategies with the business objectives of their clients; helping to retain key talent, increase productivity, and control overall costs.