• News for Small Business

    Friday, April 12, 2019
    On February 15, 2019, a proposed bill was introduced in the Illinois House by State Representative Ann M. Williams. This legislation is called the Restaurant Anti-Harassment Act. As of March 29, 2019, this bill is pending before the Rules Committee.  What would the Restaurant Anti-Harassment Act REQUIRE?Restaurants would be required to have an Anti-Harassment Policy and Training Policy.All ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    Pat Szpekowski, APR, President of PR Strategies & Communications/PmS advertising, inc. in Elgin, has received recognition from the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) and the Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA), an affiliate of NFPW in their recent communications contests. Szpekowski received four awards from the Illinois Woman’s Press Association, including first place in the ...read more
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    Monday, April 01, 2019
    Conor Commercial Real Estate 9500 W Bryn Mawr Suite 200 Rosemont IL 60018 (847) 692-8848 www.conorcommercial.com Real Estate/Real Estate Developers First American Bank 632 Randall Road South Elgin IL 60177 (847) 403-8185 www.firstambank.com Financial & Insurance Services/Banks   Fruitful Yield 360 Randall Road South Elgin IL 60177 (847) 888-0100 www.fruitfulyield.com Natural ...read more
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    Monday, April 01, 2019
    Thank you to these Chamber members who are celebrating an anniversary with us! Celebrating 60 - 69 Years City of Elgin Elgin Academy Golden Corridor Family YMCA Laird Funeral Home Lundstrom Insurance Agency, Inc Celebrating 30 - 39 Years Burnidge Properties, Ltd. Daily Herald Media Group Senior Services Associates Shales McNutt Construction The Learning Tree Child Care Center The ...read more
    Categories: Career & Education, Community, EAC News, Economic Development, Financial, Health & Lifestyle, Small Business
    Monday, April 01, 2019
    Categories: Career & Education, Community, EAC News, Economic Development, Fab Five, Financial, Health & Lifestyle, Member Company News, Small Business
    Thursday, March 21, 2019
    Categories: Community, Member Company News, Financial, Small Business
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    ROLE OF STATE LEGISLATURE: Surprising to many, state legislatures solely determine the legal test that is used in a particular state for evaluating whether a "worker" in question is an independent contractor or an employee (for purposes of obtaining state unemployment insurance benefits). LEGAL BATTLE OVER CLASSIFICATION: For many years, I have defended companies who make the legal argument ...read more
    Categories: Small Business
    Monday, March 04, 2019
    Thank you to these Chamber members who are celebrating an anniversary with us! Celebrating more than 60 yearsElgin Community CollegeMueller & Co LLP Celebrating 30 - 39 yearsBrittain’s Express Oil & Lube Inc. Celebrating 30 - 39 yearsCelebrating 20 to 29 yearsFASTSIGNSLauderdale Electric, Inc.PR Strategies & CommunicationsSynergy Inc.The Salvation Army Celebrating 10 - 19 yearsBlock ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic Development, Financial, Member Company News, Technology, Career & Education, EAC News, Fab Five, Health & Lifestyle, Small Business
    Friday, March 01, 2019
     Have a product idea in either DeKalb, Elgin, Naperville or Schaumburg? We can assist!  NIU EIGERlab is proud to announce new office hours at the DeKalb County Business Incubator, Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce, NIU-Naperville and Harper Community College in Schaumburg  Our expanded coverage is due to an increased demand from the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), SCORE mentors and ...read more
    Categories: Economic Development, Small Business, Community, Health & Lifestyle
    Friday, March 01, 2019
    Welcome to our new members in March: BidBuyorTry P.O. Box 5176  Elgin IL 60121  (224) 407-2140 www.bidbuyortry.com Business Services/Advertising Customer Service Solutions Inc. P.O. Box 7732  Algonquin IL 60102  (847) 529-1811 www.customerservsolutions.com Business Services/Business Training Eternal Tan 344 Randall Road  South Elgin IL 60177  (847) 429-2400 Home & Family/Beauty ...read more
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    Friday, February 01, 2019
    Welcome to our new Elgin Area Chamber members in February! Alianza Hispana Income Tax - Elgin Elia Rodriguez 606 Dundee Avenue  Elgin IL 60120  (630) 974-1450 www.alianzahispanainc.com Financial & Insurance Services/Tax Preparation DexYP Diette Barnett 2200 W Airfield Drive DFW Airport TX 75261  (972) 453-7790 www.dexyp.com Business Services/Marketing Heritage Woods of South ...read more
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    Friday, February 01, 2019
    Categories: Career & Education, Community, EAC News, Economic Development, Fab Five, Financial, Health & Lifestyle, Member Company News, Small Business, Technology
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    The Supreme Court may soon answer a question that divides federal courts: may an employer consider an employee’s salary history when setting pay without violating the Equal Pay Act (EPA)? The EPA prohibits employers from paying wages to employees of one sex less than employees of the other sex for equal work. The EPA holds employers strictly liable for differential pay, regardless of whether the ...read more
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    Thursday, January 10, 2019
    Happy Chamber Member Anniversary to our Members!  Thank you to these Elgin Area Chamber members who are celebrating an anniversary with our organization:  60 + Years Fox River Trolley Museum Gail Borden Public Library Scheflow & Rydell Ziegler's Ace Hardware 50 to 59 Years A to Z Rentals Biggers Chevrolet 30 to 39 Years Herb's Bakery Inc. 20 to 29 Years A1 Trophies & Awards, ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 01, 2019
    EAC's Business Review Newsletter for January 2019
    Categories: Community, Economic Development, Member Company News, Career & Education, EAC News, Fab Five, Small Business
    Tuesday, January 01, 2019
    Welcome to our new Elgin Area Chamber members in January!  ACL Self Storage LLCStephanie Wells1741 Weld Road Elgin Il 60123 (847) 697-4440www.aclstorage.netCommercial & Residential Services/Storage Facilities  Alexander Plumbing and SewerPatrick Sakolari221 E Chicago Street # 9 Elgin IL 60120 (847) 742-0541www.alexanderplumbingcontractor.comCommercial & Residential Services/Plumbers  Collision ...read more
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    Saturday, December 01, 2018
    Here is the December 2018 issue of our monthly Business Connection newsletter:   
    Categories: Career & Education, EAC News, Fab Five, Community, Economic Development, Member Company News, Small Business
    Saturday, December 01, 2018
    Happy Chamber Member Anniversary to our Members!  Thank you to these Elgin Area Chamber members who are celebrating an anniversary with our organization:  Greater Than 60 Years Elgin Symphony Orchestra Judson University Mueller & Co LLP 40 to 49 Years Presence Saint Joseph Hospital 30 to 39 Years CES Group, Inc. Manpower Tom's Auto Clinic 20 to 29 Years A-Tech Computer Service, ...read more
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    Saturday, December 01, 2018
    Welcome to our new Elgin Area Chamber members in December!American Eagle Bank Greg Lieser 556 Randall Road South Elgin IL 60177  (847) 742-7400 www.americaneaglebank.com Financial & Insurance Services/Bank Buffalo Wild Wings Joe Ross 402 Randall Road  South Elgin IL 60177  (847) 697-5736 www.buffalowildwings.com Food & Beverages/Restaurants Building & Fire Code Academy Sonya ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic Development, Financial, Member Company News, Technology, Career & Education, EAC News, Fab Five, Health & Lifestyle, Small Business
    Monday, October 01, 2018
    This is an exciting time to be in Elgin! Our Enhancing Elgin Committee works to provide information about the many positive things about our city that are solidifying our reputation as The City in the Suburbs. Visit our website at ElginChamber.com/Fab5 or follow Enhancing Elgin on Facebook and Twitter (@EnhancingElgin) or search the hashtag #ElginIL to learn more about what makes Elgin the great ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fab Five, Small Business, EAC News, Member Company News
    Wednesday, August 01, 2018
    Elgin's Five Fabulous Facts for August This is an exciting time to be in Elgin! Our Enhancing Elgin Committee works to provide information about the many positive things about our city that are solidifying our reputation as The City in the Suburbs. Visit our website at ElginChamber.com/Fab5 or follow Enhancing Elgin on Facebook and Twitter (@EnhancingElgin) or search the hashtag #ElginIL to learn ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 01, 2018
    Welcome to our new Elgin Area Chamber members in August!  Consumer Credit Counseling Service(CCCS) of Northern Illinois Virginia Peschke 28 N Grove Elgin IL 60123 (800) 815-2227 www.illinoiscccs.org Financial Services/Financial Advisors Family Chiropractic and Posture Center David Serrano 630 Randall Road South Elgin IL 60177 (847) ...read more
    Categories: Member Company News, Financial, Community, EAC News, Small Business
    Tuesday, July 31, 2018
    Gather  a Group and Experience TheElginSymphonyOrchestra Record-settingfour-time winnerof IllinoisProfessionalOrchestra of the Year!  Groups of 10ormore - 15%DiscountGroups of 20ormore - 20%DiscountTicketsstartat $30Transformingthe SymphonyExperience Electrifyingconcertsthat exemplify the power of liveperformance World-class musicians and a critically-acclaimedmusicdirector No rules-wear ...read more
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    Sunday, July 01, 2018
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    Categories: EAC News, Member Company News, Community, Economic Development, Small Business
    Sunday, July 01, 2018
    Elgin's Five Fabulous Facts for JulyThis is an exciting time to be in Elgin! Our Enhancing Elgin Committee works to provide information about the many positive things about our city that are solidifying our reputation as The City in the Suburbs. Visit our website at ElginChamber.com/Fab5 or follow Enhancing Elgin on Facebook and Twitter (@EnhancingElgin) or search the hashtag #ElginIL to learn ...read more
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    Sunday, July 01, 2018
    Happy Chamber Member Anniversary to our Members!  Thank you to these Elgin Area Chamber members who are celebrating an anniversary with our organization:  More than 65 years Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley Elgin Academy Elgin Symphony Orchestra Golden Corridor Family YMCA  40 - 49 years Commonwealth Edison Company  30 - 39 years Alm Foot Care Reishauer Corporation Singles Roofing & ...read more
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    Sunday, July 01, 2018
    Welcome to our new Elgin Area Chamber members in July: Phoenix Athletics, Inc. Carmen Argo 1029 N Randall Road Elgin IL  60123 (847) 468-1705 www.phoenixathletics.net Sports & Fitness/Health Clubs Fellowship Housing Anna Marquardt 2200 W Higgins Road Suite 130 Hoffman Estates IL 60169 (847) 882-2511 www.fhcmoms.org Community/Social Services Deutz Service Center Chicago Sal ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member Company News, EAC News, Small Business
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    Here is your issue of the Elgin Area Chamber's monthly newsletter, the Business Connection
    Categories: Career & Education, EAC News, Economic Development, Small Business, Community, Fab Five
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