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Get to Know Your Candidates

Last month, I focused on the April Consolidated elections and how important it is to educate yourself on the candidates and to vote. Local elections have a big impact on your bottom line and your ability to do business and often, are decided by just a few votes. The NACC recognizes how important it isContinue reading

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The Importance of Voting in the Consolidated Election

It seems like it was just yesterday that Illinois voters headed to the polls to vote in the mid-term elections.  And, oftentimes, when we think elections, we think about our State and Federal candidates for office. However, the Consolidated Election is one of the most important elections in which to cast your ballot. If you’reContinue reading

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Agreement Reached to Save Businesses Taxes 

Employers can take some comfort in knowing the state acted in addressing the remaining Unemployment Insurance (IU) Trust Fund loan balance during the recent veto session. This debt stood in the way of allowing employers to understand their pending expenses – as this could have fallen on employers to pick up the residual debt throughContinue reading

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Vote No on the Workers’ Rights Amendment

There has been a lot of discussion regarding the Workers’ Rights Amendment. Many of our Members have been curious to know where the NACC stands regarding the constitutional amendment that will appear on our ballots.  For some background: The Workers’ Rights Amendment will ask voters if they wish to establish a constitutional right for employeesContinue reading

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Early Voting & Your Ballot

Early voting for the November Midterm elections started on September 29th this year. The NACC encourages you to take time to review exactly who and what will be on your ballot before you cast your vote. One item Illinois voters will weigh in on this November is a proposed change to the Illinois Constitution. What You NeedContinue reading

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Responsible Bidder Process Should Not Exclude Non-Union Companies

The NACC Business Works Committee voted to oppose a requirement in the local “responsible bidder process” (RBP) that would exclude non-union companies and their sub-contractors from bidding on capital projects in Naperville. Should this requirement be included in the “responsible bidder process” City of Naperville ordinance, all companies who bid on local capital projects andContinue reading

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Recap of the Small Business Owners Roundtable Listening Tour & Policy Discussion

One of the highlights of my month was attending the NACC’s Small Business Owners Roundtable – Small Business Listening Tour workshop and policy discussion on July 27th with Elliot Richardson, President and Co-Founder of the Small Business Advocacy Council of Illinois (SBACIL). The SBACIL advocates for the interest of small businesses in Springfield.  Elliot hadContinue reading

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Quarterly Update | July 2022

Quarterly Update | July 2022 Local Advocacy Work We’re Watching Resources Partnership Spotlight Current Advocacy Work Local Opposition to the Requirement of Government Capital Contract Bidders and their Subcontractors to be Unionized Companies The NACC Business Works Committee voted to oppose a requirement in the local “responsible bidder process” which would exclude non-union companies andContinue reading

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NACC at City Council: Working to Protect Private Property Owner Rights

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce once again acting as Your Advocate spoke at Naperville City Council in late June. We spoke to encourage the City Council to be strategic and refresh their current landmark ordinance.  “Landmark Status” refers to a building or plot of land that has been designated by the government as havingContinue reading

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3 Ways to Make Your Voice Heard in June

The month of June offers an opportunity to really engage legislators locally as well as make an impact by using your voice. I’m asking Members this month to do 3 important things below: Your Presence Matters! Join us at the End of Session Re-Cap where you can learn from our local state legislators what billsContinue reading