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Ready, Set, Re-Open!

It seems that our area is on track to begin Phase 4 near the 26th of June – which means that many businesses that are still closed (or open with limited capacity) may see a little more of a return to normalcy.  The Chamber would love to help you celebrate your re-opening and for some re-imaginingContinue reading

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Federal, State & Local Matters Impacting Your Business

The NACC is involved with tracking and influencing policy at the federal, state and local level.  Below, I have highlighted some key policies that have come to fruition in recent weeks that could impact your business: FEDERAL LEVEL Congress Made Much Needed Fixes to the PPP Loan We are delighted that Congress passed legislation toContinue reading

Statement on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Staff stand united with business and community leaders in denouncing racism and promoting a more equitable future.  The crescendo of high-profile, racially charged incidents over the past year, both locally and nationally, has left many members of our community enraged, confused, and dejected.  Today weContinue reading

NACC Responds to Getting Back-to-Business

After over 250 responses from the reopening survey open we conducted with our area business community May 11-18th – we have compiled the results. There was a high demand for resources to support you as you reopen – and we answered by creating a custom Back-to-Business Tool Kit for reopening (included below or for quickContinue reading

NACC Supports Plan to Reopen

Full Support for Choose DuPage’s Proposed Plan to Safely & Gradually Reopen Businesses On Tuesday May 19, the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to approve the below statement: Along with the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference, led by their president, Steve Chirico, and the Downtown Naperville Alliance, the Naperville Area ChamberContinue reading

Governor Announces Revised Plan

Updates to Phase 3 of Restore Illinois Plan in Consultation with Health Experts Bars and Restaurants Can Open for Outdoor Seating, All State Parks to Open Building on a robust, statewide effort to ensure Illinois can safely reopen and following the data, science, and guidance from public health experts and stakeholders across the state, Governor PritzkerContinue reading

Maximize Your Membership: Virtual Member Success Orientation

Wow, a lot has changed over the past couple of months!  Not only in the world around us but right here at the NACC.  We have launched a new website, prepared over 50 virtual programs, rolled out an updated Member Infohub for our Members, and started a hugely successful Naperville Helps! Program among so manyContinue reading

Landscapes Continue to Change at Lightning Speed

The federal CARES Act funding came and went – then got replenished.  The same happened with the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). Currently, the U.S. Congress is looking at future economic stimulus packages and we have a unique opportunity coming up to impact future economic recovery policy.  On Friday, May 8th at 9:30 amContinue reading

NACC STATEMENT ON RESPONSIBLE REOPENING

NAPERVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RELEASES SOBERING RESULTS COVID-19 BUSINESS IMPACT SURVEY Today, the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors issued the results of its two-week survey of 155 local businesses and nonprofits, showing that nearly one third had less than two months of cash reserves before facing a permanent shutdown.  In solidarityContinue reading

Gov. Pritzker Announces Modified Stay at Home Order Will Be Extended Through May to Continue Progress

Releases Illinois Modeling Showing Significant Second Wave If Stay at Home Order Were Lifted Modified Order Includes Increased Flexibility for Residents and Non-Essential Businesses, Requires Face Coverings in Public ​  Based on data from scientists and health experts and after consulting with stakeholders across the state, Governor JB Pritzker announced that he will sign aContinue reading

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