February NACC Government Affairs Update

Business Works Steering Committee Strategic Planning Process Continues

Our Business Works Committee continues work on finalizing the committee’s policy review process to ensure transparency in our efforts to determine when to take a formal NACC position on policy issues.  This final document will be completed in early March.

Food Trucks Operations Questionnaire to our Food Service Industry Members

At the request of the Naperville City Council, we recently sent a questionnaire to our foodservice Members to calibrate the impact food trucks have on their businesses and what possible ordinances are needed. If your business is a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, or any other food service provider and have not yet responded, please complete the brief survey as soon as possible so we can report back to the City Council with our findings and your feedback. The survey can be found at: https://bit.ly/food-truck-survey

Illinois Capital Conversations in Springfield is March 2nd

As part of Illinois Chamber day, registration is now open for our Members to go to Springfield to attend the Illinois Chamber workshop sessions in the morning and visit with our local legislative delegation in the afternoon.  This will be a golden opportunity to meet our local legislative delegation in person and discuss key bills important to our business community.  You can register at this link: https://bit.ly/2022-CapitalConversations

If there is enough interest in going down to Springfield, we will consider providing bus transportation.

Data Privacy

The NACC recently signed on to a U.S. Chamber-initiated letter to Congress calling for the need for comprehensive federal data privacy legislation.  Patchwork legislation from individual states puts businesses at risk of being a liability when operating in multiple states and results in higher costs for software invariably as software development companies are required to design their products to accommodate various states’ standards.  A special thanks to Business Works Committee Member, Ryan McIntyre, CEO of Plaidypus Custom Software for being our subject matter expert in this arena to help us understand how data privacy impacts our local business community.  More information about the sign-on letter can be found at:


As always, if you want more information about our advocacy efforts or have a policy in play that impacts your business or industry, please reach out to me.

Reba Osborne, Director of Government Affairs



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