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Ill. DOL Director to Present to Local Employers

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

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Monday, August 8th, 2016
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95.9 The River
Above Board Indoor Environmental
Accurate Personnel
Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Aurora University
Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston
BKD, LLP
BMO Harris – Bilter Rd.
BMO Harris – Eola Rd.
BMO Harris – Lake St.
BMO Harris – N. Farnsworth Ave.
BMO Harris – W. Indian Trail
CARSTAR North Aurora Collision Center
Caterpillar, Inc.
Chicago Premium Outlets
Chicago Tribune Media Group
ComEd
Copy King Office Solutions, Inc.
Dependable Contracting Services
DiGiovine Hnilo Jordan + Johnson Ltd.
Dolan & Murphy
Eby-Brown
Ice Miller LLP
Idilus, LLC
ieple, LLC.
K-Rise Systems, Inc.
Kluber Architects & Engineers
Konen Insurance Agency
Leave Me Bee Pest Control, Inc.
Magnetrol International, Incorporated
Martin Whalen Office Solutions
Mind and Body Chiropractic
Mitutoyo America Corporation
Mooney & Thomas P.C.
Northwestern Medicine
Cadence Fitness & Health Center
Cadence Health Convenient Care & Medical Offices
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Glen Senior Living
Delnor Hospital
LivingWell Cancer Resource Center
Old Second National Bank
Painters District Council 30
Paramount Arts Centre
Pipe Fitters Local 597
Plum Landing Retirement Community
Presence Mercy Medical Center
R.C. Wegman Construction Company
Rasmussen College
Resurrection Lutheran Church/School
Rich Harvest Farms
Rush-Copley Medical Center
Ryland Homes – Ingham Park
S&S Metal Recyclers II
Sign*A*Rama – Aurora
SmithAmundsen, LLC
Sole Unique Dance Complex, Inc.
Sprint
State Farm Insurance Companies
Steffes & Associates Language and Translation (SALT)
The UPS Store – Kirk & Butterfield
The Voice
Trust Lending
Two Brothers Roundhouse
Valley Fastener Group, LLC
Waubonsee Community College
Weldstar Company
WIT-Enterprises, LLC
WSPY
Zippy Shell Fox Valley

Welcome New Members

Advanced Material Services
Mark Bowen
P.O. Box 566, St. Charles
(630) 229-0269
Landscaping & Lawn Care

Feldco Windows, Siding & Doors
Elizabeth McCarthy
125 E. Oakton St., Des Plaines
(708) 437-4026
Windows, Doors, Siding

Metro 59 Apartments
Nina Montero
1016 Station Blvd, Aurora
(630) 332-9990
Real Estate-Apartments

Tech Pro Logic, Inc.
Marc Sims
3015 E. New York St., Suite A2 #122, Aurora
(815) 846-1076
Information Technology Consulting

 

Contact Us

Mail: 43 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, Illinois 60506
Phone: (630) 256-3180
Fax: (630) 256-3189
www.aurorachamber.com

 

 

Last Chance!
Share Your Thoughts on Workforce Needs
The Aurora Regional Pathways collaborative is interested in hearing from you. Please click this link to participate in a brief survey to share your thoughts on career opportunities for our high school students. As always, if you have any questions, ideas, or suggestions, please let us know. We look forward to hearing from you.
Chamber Seeks Membership Professional
If you want to work with some of the greatest businesses in the region and for one of the most-awarded business organizations in Illinois, we have the job for you!

The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce is one of two five-star accredited chambers in Illinois and was awarded the 2015 Illinois Chamber of the Year. Our purpose is to connect our members to growth opportunities while working collaboratively to influence the future of our region.

We are looking to add to our team with a membership development professional. But, we want more than a sales mentality. We believe that building long-term relationships with our members is key to creating a better community and region.

For more information, click here.

Premier Members
Premier Members
Events for Members
Business Development Leads Group
Chamber offices, 43 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 7:45 a.m.
Register

Sixth Annual Multi-Chamber Progressive Luncheon
Orchard Valley Golf Course, 2411 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Register

Grand Opening: Anytime Fitness, Aurora
1311 Butterfield Rd, Aurora
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting: 11:30 a.m.
Register

Open House: NorthStar Credit Union
444 N. Eola Rd., Ste 101, Aurora
Friday, Aug. 12, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting: 11:30 p.m.
Register

Business Development Leads Group
Chamber offices, 43 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 7:45 a.m.
Register

Fox Valley Networking Professionals 2016
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons Dr., Aurora, 60504
Thursday, Aug. 25, 8:00 a.m.
Register

Ribbon Cutting: The Vistas Fox Valley
1599 N. Farnsworth Ave., Aurora
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Register

Wellness Works 2016
Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora 60506
Friday, Sept. 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Register

Public Policy Update
For the latest in public policy news, be sure and like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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Get Out the Vote this November

Gov. Signs Unpaid Child Bereavement Leave Bill

Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act Signed by Governor

Redistricting Maps

Ill. Drivers’ Licenses: REAL ID Act Compliance

Ill. Budget: FY 17

State of Illinois Completes Rollout of New Job Opportunity for Unemployed Illinoisans

Member News
If you have news to share with your fellow members, please forward to info@aurorachamber.com. Be sure and check out our blog and social media for what’s happening in our region.

Third Manufacturing Careers Program to Launch

‘Inspire Heroes’ Assists with Home Opportunities

Countdown to the Launch of National Health Center Week 2016 Begins

DuPage Children’s Museum (DCM) Names Elaine Drikakis as Director of Development

Aurora Named One of the Best-Run Cities in America

Blackberry Farm hosts Civil War Days on Aug. 13-14

Christmas in July; Stock the Pantry

“What Floats Your Cardboard Boat” Race on August 20, 2016!

Wellness Works 2016

Aurora Firefighters 5th Annual Golf Outing

Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce | 43 W. Galena Blvd. Aurora, Illinois 60506
Phone: (630) 256-3180 Fax: (630) 256-3189 | www.aurorachamber.com
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Get Out the Vote this November

Sunday, August 7th, 2016
The business community and Aurora Chamber need your help to turn out the vote for Illinois’s upcoming elections. As Election Day draws near, voters will seek credible information about how to get involved in the process — something that Chamber members can easily provide their employees through the Illinois Prosperity Project.

Believe it or not, 31% of employees surveyed ranked their current or former employer as the most credible source for information on political and public policy issues. To top that off, for employees who heard from their employer during the 2014 Midterm Election, 63% of them were motivated to learn more about the issues that were important to their employer and/or 43% were motivated to register to vote.

At the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce, we believe that an educated and motivated private-sector electorate will help ensure our state’s prosperity and economic growth in America this November. That’s why we encourage you to visit the user-friendly Employee Voter Education Toolkit.

Early voting begins Sept. 29, so don’t delay.  Together, we can turn out the vote and make an impact this election year!  For more information on Illinois Prosperity Project, please click here.

Gov. Signs Unpaid Child Bereavement Leave Bill

Sunday, August 7th, 2016
Late last week, Gov. Rauner signed into law a bill that would allow an employee to use up to 10 days of unpaid bereavement leave to grieve the death of the employee’s child, attend services related to the death of the child, or make arrangements necessitated by the death of the employee’s child.  

The Illinois Chamber was originally opposed to the bill but was able to negotiate changes with the sponsor that decreased the amount of time from four weeks to two week; aligned the definitions of employee and employer with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act; reduced the ability to bring an action alleging violation of the Act from 3 years to 60 days; removed punitive damages and replaced the penalty provisions such that a first offense is a fine not to exceed $500 and subsequent offenses not to exceed $1,000. 

The law now goes into effect immediately.

Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act Signed by Governor

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Too often, students across Illinois have graduated from high school unprepared for their next step in life, whether it is college or career. Therefore, we applaud Governor Rauner and the General Assembly on the passage and signing of HB5729, the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act (PWR) to address this need.

The signing of this bill is the culmination of years of work and collaboration from a broad group of stakeholders, and it will help to advance the “60 by 25” goal in our state of having 60% of Illinoisans acquire a high-quality postsecondary certificate or degree by the year 2025. [ORGANIZATION] is also committed to that goal as a member of the Illinois 60 by 25 Network.

PWR ensures that our state will implement strategies that will align what colleges and employers expect from students to what they are actually learning during their elementary and secondary years. This will reduce college students’ need for remedial education in community college and provide the skills high school and postsecondary graduates will need to succeed in the workforce.

The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce is committed to supporting  PWR implementation.

We look forward to a better future for Illinois high school and postsecondary graduates because of this legislation. Illinois’ future is our students, and this will go a long way toward helping them achieve success in college, career, and life.

Events, Member News, Workforce Survey Link Inside

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
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95.9 The River
Above Board Indoor Environmental
Accurate Personnel
Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Aurora University
Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston
BKD, LLP
BMO Harris – Bilter Rd.
BMO Harris – Eola Rd.
BMO Harris – Lake St.
BMO Harris – N. Farnsworth Ave.
BMO Harris – W. Indian Trail
CARSTAR North Aurora Collision Center
Caterpillar, Inc.
Chicago Premium Outlets
Chicago Tribune Media Group
ComEd
Copy King Office Solutions, Inc.
Dependable Contracting Services
DiGiovine Hnilo Jordan + Johnson Ltd.
Dolan & Murphy
Eby-Brown
Ice Miller LLP
Idilus, LLC
ieple, LLC.
K-Rise Systems, Inc.
Kluber Architects & Engineers
Konen Insurance Agency
Leave Me Bee Pest Control, Inc.
Magnetrol International, Incorporated
Martin Whalen Office Solutions
Mind and Body Chiropractic
Mitutoyo America Corporation
Mooney & Thomas P.C.
Northwestern Medicine
Cadence Fitness & Health Center
Cadence Health Convenient Care & Medical Offices
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Glen Senior Living
Delnor Hospital
LivingWell Cancer Resource Center
Old Second National Bank
Painters District Council 30
Paramount Arts Centre
Pipe Fitters Local 597
Plum Landing Retirement Community
Presence Mercy Medical Center
R.C. Wegman Construction Company
Rasmussen College
Resurrection Lutheran Church/School
Rich Harvest Farms
Rush-Copley Medical Center
Ryland Homes – Ingham Park
S&S Metal Recyclers II
Sign*A*Rama – Aurora
SmithAmundsen, LLC
Sole Unique Dance Complex, Inc.
Sprint
State Farm Insurance Companies
Steffes & Associates Language and Translation (SALT)
The UPS Store – Kirk & Butterfield
The Voice
Trust Lending
Two Brothers Roundhouse
Valley Fastener Group, LLC
Waubonsee Community College
Weldstar Company
WIT-Enterprises, LLC
WSPY
Zippy Shell Fox Valley

Welcome New Members

HenricksonClarke Lean Continuous Improvement Consulting
Jeffrey Henrickson
2860 Pontiac Lane, Ste 1326, Aurora
(630) 891-0261
Consultants

 

Contact Us

Mail: 43 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, Illinois 60506
Phone: (630) 256-3180
Fax: (630) 256-3189
www.aurorachamber.com

 

 

Share Your Thoughts on Workforce Needs
The Aurora Regional Pathways collaborative is interested in hearing from you. Please click this link to participate in a brief survey to share your thoughts on career opportunities for our high school students. As always, if you have any questions, ideas, or suggestions, please let us know. We look forward to hearing from you.
Premier Members
Premier Members
Events for Members
Business Development Leads Group
Chamber offices, 43 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora
Tuesday, July 26, 7:45 a.m.
Register

Grand Opening: Family Vision Development Center
452 N. Eola Rd., Ste D, Aurora
Wednesday, July 27, 4-8 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting: 4:30 p.m.
Register

Fox Valley Networking Professionals 2016
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons Dr., Aurora, 60504
Thursday, July 28, 8:00 a.m.
Register

Grand Opening: Waxing the City, Aurora
4430 Fox Valley Center Dr., Ste 108, Aurora
Thursday, Aug. 4, 3:30-8 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting: 4 p.m.
Register

Business Development Leads Group
Chamber offices, 43 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 7:45 a.m.
Register

Sixth Annual Multi-Chamber Progressive Luncheon
Orchard Valley Golf Course, 2411 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Register

Grand Opening: Anytime Fitness, Aurora
1311 Butterfield Rd, Aurora
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting: 11:30 a.m.
Register

Open House: NorthStar Credit Union
444 N. Eola Rd., Ste 101, Aurora
Friday, Aug. 12, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting: 11:30 p.m.
Register

Business Development Leads Group
Chamber offices, 43 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 7:45 a.m.
Register

Fox Valley Networking Professionals 2016
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons Dr., Aurora, 60504
Thursday, Aug. 25, 8:00 a.m.
Register

Ribbon Cutting: The Vistas Fox Valley
1599 N. Farnsworth Ave., Aurora
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Register

Wellness Works 2016
Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora 60506
Friday, Sept. 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Register

Public Policy Update
For the latest in public policy news, be sure and like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Visit the Chamber blog:

Redistricting Maps

Ill. Drivers’ Licenses: REAL ID Act Compliance

Ill. Budget: FY 17

Paid Leave Amendment Filed

State of Illinois Completes Rollout of New Job Opportunity for Unemployed Illinoisans

Education: School Funding Formula

Budget: FY17

Health Care: Land of Lincoln

Letter Supporting Our Region’s Community Services

Member News
If you have news to share with your fellow members, please forward to info@aurorachamber.com. Be sure and check out our blog and social media for what’s happening in our region.

Mayor Announces ‘Project Blue Light Aurora’

‘Golf for a Child’ Invitational; Support CASA Kane County

Christmas in July; Stock the Pantry

“What Floats Your Cardboard Boat” Race on August 20, 2016!

Farnsworth and I-88 Construction Delayed

Wellness Works 2016

Aurora Firefighters 5th Annual Golf Outing

New Bike-Share Program Available in Aurora

Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce | 43 W. Galena Blvd. Aurora, Illinois 60506
Phone: (630) 256-3180 Fax: (630) 256-3189 | www.aurorachamber.com
This email was sent by Email Patron on behalf of Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce.

 

Redistricting Maps

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Cook County judge takes first step to strike down “Independent Map” amendment. The proposed constitutional amendment was spearheaded to give voters an opportunity to vote on whether to reform the way Illinois legislative districts are redrawn every 10 years. The amendment, if presented to the voters and adopted, would erase the political procedure currently used to draw these maps and create a new nonpartisan process in its place. The new process is intended to produce a map that is not “slanted” in favor of one political party or the other.

Opponents of the proposed constitutional amendment filed a lawsuit in Cook County circuit court, demanding that voters not be permitted to vote on the measure and that it be barred from appearing on the November 2016 ballot. Their lawsuit won a victory in Cook County circuit court on Wednesday, July 20. In her decision in the case of Hooker vs. Illinois State Board of Elections, Judge Diane Joan Larsen cited several constitutional concerns as fatal flaws in the amendment and ordered that it be struck from the ballot. The decision is likely to be appealed.

Ill. Budget: FY 17

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Budget experts warn of continued Illinois deficits. Although Illinois’ lawmakers enacted a stopgap budget in late June to cover the first six months of FY17, budget analysts warn that this move was not equivalent to a constitutional balanced budget for the entire year. In fact, the act of “spreadsheeting out” the money being spent, and comparing it to honest projections of the money coming in, reveals that Illinois’ expected spending will outweigh expected FY17 revenues by $7.8 billion. The Reuters news service believes this is the largest single deficit by a state in U.S. history. Expected spending totals $39.5 billion and expected revenues total $31.8 billion.

Although the state Constitution contains a legal requirement that the State annually enact a balanced budget, the requirement has been widely ignored in recent years. Continued ten-figure State deficits have led to a growing backlog of unpaid Illinois bills. The Comptroller’s office now counts the State’s unpaid bills at almost $8.0 billion. The unpaid bill total is contained in Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger’s “The Ledger”, a subpage of the Comptroller’s webpage.

This Week’s News: Do You Have Workforce Development Needs?

Monday, July 18th, 2016
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95.9 The River
Above Board Indoor Environmental
Accurate Personnel
Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Aurora University
Baird & Warner – Holli Thurston
BKD, LLP
BMO Harris – Bilter Rd.
BMO Harris – Eola Rd.
BMO Harris – Lake St.
BMO Harris – N. Farnsworth Ave.
BMO Harris – W. Indian Trail
CARSTAR North Aurora Collision Center
Caterpillar, Inc.
Chicago Premium Outlets
Chicago Tribune Media Group
ComEd
Copy King Office Solutions, Inc.
Dependable Contracting Services
DiGiovine Hnilo Jordan + Johnson Ltd.
Dolan & Murphy
Eby-Brown
Ice Miller LLP
Idilus, LLC
ieple, LLC.
K-Rise Systems, Inc.
Kluber Architects & Engineers
Konen Insurance Agency
Leave Me Bee Pest Control, Inc.
Magnetrol International, Incorporated
Martin Whalen Office Solutions
Mind and Body Chiropractic
Mitutoyo America Corporation
Mooney & Thomas P.C.
Northwestern Medicine
Cadence Fitness & Health Center
Cadence Health Convenient Care & Medical Offices
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Glen Senior Living
Delnor Hospital
LivingWell Cancer Resource Center
Old Second National Bank
Painters District Council 30
Paramount Arts Centre
Pipe Fitters Local 597
Plum Landing Retirement Community
Presence Mercy Medical Center
R.C. Wegman Construction Company
Rasmussen College
Resurrection Lutheran Church/School
Rich Harvest Farms
Rush-Copley Medical Center
Ryland Homes – Ingham Park
S&S Metal Recyclers II
Sign*A*Rama – Aurora
SmithAmundsen, LLC
Sole Unique Dance Complex, Inc.
Sprint
State Farm Insurance Companies
Steffes & Associates Language and Translation (SALT)
The UPS Store – Kirk & Butterfield
The Voice
Trust Lending
Two Brothers Roundhouse
Valley Fastener Group, LLC
Waubonsee Community College
Weldstar Company
WIT-Enterprises, LLC
WSPY
Zippy Shell Fox Valley

Welcome New Members

The Vistas Fox Valley
Kimberly Pederson
1599 N. Farnsworth Ave., Aurora
(630) 898-9400
Supportive Housing/Assisted Living

Midwest Coach Limousine
Esmeralda Arellano
199 Poplar Place Ste 6, North Aurora
(331) 903-0088
Transportation

 

Contact Us

Mail: 43 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, Illinois 60506
Phone: (630) 256-3180
Fax: (630) 256-3189
www.aurorachamber.com

 

 

Share Your Thoughts on Workforce Needs
Last week, we shared a brief highlight of the recent Summer Career Exploration opportunity with 75 local high school students. We received a number of comments and inquiries about the program and other workforce development efforts we are working on. As a result, we wanted to follow up with a bit more detail about Aurora Regional Pathways this week.

Working from a memorandum of understanding, the Aurora Chamber coordinated with the City of Aurora, Waubonsee Community College, and school districts East Aurora, Indian Prairie, Oswego, and West Aurora to coordinate a weeklong career exploration opportunity for nearly 75 high school students interested in careers in advanced manufacturing, health sciences, and information technology.

Junior Achievement of Chicago provided students with a half-day of soft skills and personal branding training on Monday following the kick-off and welcome from Waubonsee’s Dr. Christine Sobek.

From Tuesday through Thursday, students were treated to tours and hands-on learning experiences based on their pathway interest.

Manufacturing students visited Mitutoyo America Corporation, ASK Products/TMA, Cabot Microelectronics, International Paper, Diamond Envelope, and Caterpillar.

Health sciences students heard from Aurora Police Department Forensics Unit, Kane County Coroner, Rush-Copley Medical Center, Orchard Road Animal Hospital, Aurora Dental, Waubonsee Community College Sports Medicine, and North Aurora Fire Department EMT Service.

Information technology students were treated to presentations and projects by Rasmussen College, ByteGrid, Waubonsee Community College, Digital Alliance, and Northern Illinois University,

On Friday, the students received certificates of completion from Mayor Tom Weisner.

During the wrap-up and discussion, students shared their experiences. Based on post-assessment feedback:

92% of the participants were more interested in careers in the pathway of choice

92% benefitted from the week-long career exploration

94% were able to identify careers of interest in the pathway

98% were able to identify high school courses required for the pathway career

90% were interested in work-based learning opportunities in their pathway

Much of the activities and experiences will continue to be offered. For instance, this fall, the health sciences pathway is organizing additional work-based learning opportunities for students.

The collaborative is interested in hearing from you. Please click this link to participate in a brief survey to share your thoughts on career opportunities for our high school students. As always, if you have any questions, ideas, or suggestions, please let us know. We look forward to hearing from you.

Premier Members
Premier Members
Events for Members
Coffee & Connections
Painters District Council No 30, 1905 Sequoia Dr., Aurora
Sponsored by Aurora University
Tuesday, July 19, 8:30-10 a.m.
Register

Open House: MG Ward Solutions
896 S. Frontenac, Ste 104, Aurora
Friday, July 22
Ribbon Cutting: 9:30-11 a.m.
Open House: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Register

Business Development Leads Group
Chamber offices, 43 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora
Tuesday, July 26, 7:45 a.m.
Register

Grand Opening: Family Vision Development Center
452 N. Eola Rd., Ste D, Aurora
Wednesday, July 27, 4-8 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting: 4:30 p.m.
Register

Fox Valley Networking Professionals 2016
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons Dr., Aurora, 60504
Thursday, July 28, 8:00 a.m.
Register

Grand Opening: Waxing the City, Aurora
4430 Fox Valley Center Dr., Ste 108, Aurora
Thursday, Aug. 4, 3:30-8 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting: 4 p.m.
Register

Grand Opening: Anytime Fitness, Aurora
1311 Butterfield Rd, Aurora
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting: 11:30 a.m.
Register

Open House: NorthStar Credit Union
444 N. Eola Rd., Ste 101, Aurora
Friday, Aug. 12, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting: 11:30 p.m.
Register

Business Development Leads Group
Chamber offices, 43 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 7:45 a.m.
Register

Fox Valley Networking Professionals 2016
Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 S. Commons Dr., Aurora, 60504
Thursday, Aug. 25, 8:00 a.m.
Register

Public Policy Update
For the latest in public policy news, be sure and like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Visit the Chamber blog:

Paid Leave Amendment Filed

State of Illinois Completes Rollout of New Job Opportunity for Unemployed Illinoisans

Representative David Welter Appointed to Serve Northern Illinois District

Education: School Funding Formula

Education: Common Core Testing

Budget: FY17

Health Care: Land of Lincoln

Letter Supporting Our Region’s Community Services

Member News
If you have news to share with your fellow members, please forward to info@aurorachamber.com. Be sure and check out our blog and social media for what’s happening in our region.

Kane Co. Fair Opens July 20

“What Floats Your Cardboard Boat” Race on August 20, 2016!

Farnsworth and I-88 Construction Delayed

Aurora Early Childhood Collaboration Benefits from Additional Dunham Fund Grant

Wellness Works 2016

VNA Health Care hosts local event for the global “Big Latch On” Breastfeeding Awareness Celebration on August 5

Aurora Firefighters 5th Annual Golf Outing

Midweek Farmers Markets Open for the Season

New Bike-Share Program Available in Aurora

Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce | 43 W. Galena Blvd. Aurora, Illinois 60506
Phone: (630) 256-3180 Fax: (630) 256-3189 | www.aurorachamber.com
This email was sent by Email Patron on behalf of Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce.

 

Paid Leave Amendment Filed

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

An amendment was recently filed by Sen. Daniel Biss (D- Evanston) that would create the Family Leave Insurance Act. Under the proposed amendment, an employee would be allowed to take up to twelve weeks of family leave within any 24-month period for the purpose of providing care for the birth of a child, adoption of a child or placement of a foster child, or serious health condition of a family member.

This comes in light of a spring legislative session that saw several employee lave mandates introduced.

The legislature is currently not in session until after the election so it is unclear at this moment what the sponsor’s motives are.  However, the Chamber will continue to monitor the amendment.