This month, I want to highlight a uniquely Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce opportunity – one that Chamber Members cannot find just anywhere – in the form of Government Advocacy.
The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to have a full-time Government Affairs Manager, Nadine Scodro. Nadine is a conduit between the NACC business community and local, state, and federal government policymakers. Nadine’s work is also showcased with a recurring blog in Pos!tively Naperville. Nadine’s attendance at Naperville City Council meetings, as well as staying in tune with word from Springfield and Washington, D.C., helps her bring these impactful updates back to the NACC Membership for review by the Business Works Committee.
The Business Works Committee thoroughly reviews policies and decides on whether to take a position. From there, they determine how to advocate and then place the policy in front of the full NACC Board of Directors for final approval. This committee serves to unify the NACC Members’ voices and this unified message is then delivered to elected officials in hopes of impacting their voting to best support the interests of the NACC business community, namely: the Members of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, the Business Works Committee puts on programs throughout the year that zero in on policy that will spur economic growth, create waves inside the business community, or provide prosperity for Membership.
All of these advocacy efforts are included with your NACC Membership; it is how the NACC serves as your advocate in our community.
If you are interested in learning more or potentially joining the Business Works Network, please reach out to Nadine Scodro. Certain Membership levels qualify for a more in-depth one-on-one consultation with our Government Affairs Manager. If you think that may be you, please reach out to Sarah Catarozzoli Andrusyna to facilitate the use of this Member benefit.