2024 – Members in Advocacy!

Throughout the past few months, the NACC has worked hard to educate and inform our members regarding new employment laws and amendments that became effective on January 1, 2024. Recently, several members from the Chamber’s Business Works Committee created video content to provide brief yet succinct summaries of several new laws or amendments that can affect numerous member businesses. Check out the videos relating to the Paid Leave for All Workers Act, Child Extended Bereavement Leave Act, Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits, and  Freelance Worker Protection Act.

As the next Spring Session of the Illinois General Assembly begins on January 16th, the NACC will be monitoring legislation and providing updates throughout the session. Advocacy staff will be using a variety of media and communications in order to keep members informed. Keep an eye out on our events calendar, social media pages, and The Current for further information as the session progresses.

Related to the Spring Session, the Chamber will be joining other Illinois chambers and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce in Springfield on April 10th for our Lobby Day. This is a one-day event hosted by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce in order to educate chamber members on current legislation as well as an opportunity for state chambers to advocate in person for positive policy concerning the business community in our state. Please mark your calendar now and plan to attend as a valued member of the NACC. More details will follow regarding our important day in Springfield.

In order to further the Chamber’s goals to educate and advance advocacy for our members, the Business Works Committee is planning events throughout the year. Coming up on February 1, 2024, the NACC is proud to host DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin and Naperville Police Chief Jason Arres, who will be providing an update on the SAFE-T Act, including the pros and cons of the Act and what changes might be considered to help the Act work effectively for everyone, including our area businesses. A link to register for the event can be found here.

Following up in March, the Chamber will be hosting our first in a series called the NACC Legislative Exchange. This series, hosted every other month, will bring Chamber members and elected officials together to learn more about upcoming legislation, goals, and agendas of our elected officials, opportunities for you to voice your concerns and successes, and much more. We’ll start out on March 18 by celebrating Women’s History Month with a panel of elected officials discussing and celebrating Women in Politics.

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce is excited and driven to provide relevant and educational advocacy content for our members in order to assist in your success. We look forward to seeing you in 2024 at one of our many events and opportunities to network with one another and our area elected officials.

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