• News for Small Business

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019
     ON THE HORIZON: Increase in Illinois Minimum Wage and Damages – a Death Knell for Illinois Employers?  By Mike Wong and Sara Zorich – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com  The changes anticipated after the Illinois elections are steadily moving forward. On Thursday, February 8, 2019, the Senate passed Senate Bill 0001 (SB0001).  SB0001 has now moved on to the House of Representatives and been ...read more
    Categories: Community, Financial, Member Company News, Career & Education, Economic Development, Health & Lifestyle, Small Business
    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
    Categories: Career & Education, Community, EAC News, Economic Development, Financial, Health & Lifestyle, Member Company News, Small Business, Technology
    Friday, February 01, 2019
    Categories: Career & Education, Community, EAC News, Economic Development, Fab Five, Financial, Health & Lifestyle, Member Company News, Small Business, Technology
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    Illinois e-News Release For Immediate Release                                                                     Media Contact:  Terry Horstman  January 23, 2019                                                                                 Phone: 217-558-2953                                                                                                            ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic Development, Health & Lifestyle, Small Business, Career & Education, EAC News, Financial, Member Company News, Technology
    Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    By Rebecca Dobbs Bush –SmithAmundsen –www.salawus.com The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) requires that plan sponsors develop and maintain a comprehensive plan document as well as a concise, understandable summary plan description (SPD) to communicate to employees what types of benefits are available under an ERISA plan, what the eligibility requirements are, how to receive ...read more
    Categories: Member Company News, Financial, Small Business
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    By Brian Wacker, January 15, 2019 Last month, this blog discussed New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira, a then-pending case before the Supreme Court that presented the question of whether arbitration agreements between trucking companies and independent contractor drivers fall within the “transportation” exemption to the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”).    This morning, the Court unanimously ruled in ...read more
    Categories: Career & Education, Small Business, Member Company News
    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
    Categories: Financial, Small Business, Career & Education, Member Company News
    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
    Categories: Career & Education, EAC News, Fab Five, Health & Lifestyle, Small Business, Community, Economic Development, Financial, Member Company News, Technology
    Tuesday, January 01, 2019
    EAC's Business Review Newsletter for January 2019
    Categories: Career & Education, EAC News, Fab Five, Small Business, Community, Economic Development, Member Company News
    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
    Categories: Career & Education, EAC News, Fab Five, Health & Lifestyle, Small Business, Community, Economic Development, Financial, Member Company News, Technology
    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
    Categories: EAC News, Fab Five, Health & Lifestyle, Small Business, Career & Education, Economic Development, Financial, Member Company News
    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
    Categories: Community, EAC News, Member Company News, Small Business, Fab Five, Financial
    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
    Categories: Community, Member Company News, Small Business
    Sunday, July 01, 2018
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    Categories: Community, Economic Development, Small Business, EAC News, Member Company News
    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
    Categories: EAC News, Member Company News, Community, Fab Five, Small Business
    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
    Categories: Community, Economic Development, Small Business, EAC News, Member Company News
    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: EAC News, Small Business, Community, Member Company News
    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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