Succession Planning in Business: Crafting a Legacy for the Future 

Businesses often focus on immediate challenges and opportunities, and while that is important, business leaders can sometimes overlook the need for succession planning, which is crucial for long-term success.  I was fortunate to attend a retirement party for a great friend of mine recently, a celebration filled with love and joy. It wasn’t just aContinue reading

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A New Way to Navigate

There are a lot of exciting changes coming to our website including a new navigation menu that will help you find exactly what you need when you visit our website. I’ve taken some time to create a quick start guide for navigating the new menu! Whether you’re looking to join the Chamber or a seasonedContinue reading

The Future of Credit Card Fees in Illinois: Insights on the Interchange Fee Prohibition Act

The State of Illinois is one of only ten (10) states in our nation that maintains a full-time legislature, meaning that our state elected officials meet throughout the year. While legislators are mainly in their home districts now, conducting forums and meeting one on one with constituents, they continue working on legislation including bills thatContinue reading

Meet Our Team: Empowering Your Success at the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce 

At the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC), we’re not just a team; we’re your partners in growth and success. Our dedicated team of ten dynamic women is here to support and empower your business, helping you achieve your goals and thrive in our vibrant economy. Each member of our team is here to offerContinue reading

The Power of Local: Nurturing a Young Professional’s Pipeline 

At the NACC, we take pride in the community that we cultivate. Every day, we have the honor of observing each unique contribution of our Members to community identity, economic vitality, and social cohesion of the area we live and work in. Over time, we have realized the importance of cultivating the next generation ofContinue reading

2024 Spring Session Recap

The 2024 Spring Session in Springfield came to an end in the early morning hours of May 29th. More than 11,000 bills were introduced, and more than 400 bills passed both houses. The largest budget in Illinois history passed with the minimum votes needed for the passage of the revenue plan with a final voteContinue reading

Introducing the NACC Industry Series

One of the best parts of my job is the opportunity to connect with our Members and the broader community. I truly enjoy having meaningful conversations, listening, and learning from these interactions. It was during one such conversation a few years ago, where an attorney asked how they could connect with other attorneys for furtherContinue reading

Advocacy in Action

In April, the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC) engaged in impactful advocacy efforts, demonstrating our commitment to advancing the interests of our members and the broader community. Notable highlights include a productive trip to Springfield, a constructive roundtable discussion with local state officials, and the initiation of our inaugural legislative agenda survey. On AprilContinue reading

Finding Your Space to Contribute in the NACC

When I talk with potential members about joining the chamber, one of the most frequent reservations that small business owners have is that they’re nervous about breaking into the space, introducing themselves and advocating for their business in a networking environment. When I talk with seasoned members who have found success in their chamber membership,Continue reading

Spring into Marketing

No matter what your industry is, having a marketing plan in place is crucial in today’s dynamic business landscape. There are so many ways you can go about creating one depending on your business goals and your target audience, but there are a few things that are universal no matter what your messaging is. EngagingContinue reading