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NACC Makes Headlines in August

Whether for our programming and events, our powerful Board of Directors and leadership team, or for our efforts in advocacy – the NACC’s goal is to always be talking to make sure our community can hear what we are doing to stay relevant and a part of the fabric of our business community. Read whereContinue reading

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Let’s Shop Chamber

“Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping,” said Bo Derek. She has a point – shopping Chamber Member businesses can be incredibly rewarding and economical, too. As a Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Member, one of the perks of membership is giving and getting discounts – savings onContinue reading

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

What are you known for? 

What is your brand? Or stated another way, what are you known for?  These are questions recently posed to our team at an Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives workshop. It made me think about how the Chamber is perceived and whether our value is known inside the business community and to our members.Continue reading

Advertising Opportunities at the NACC

I’ve been dedicating some time lately to recapping benefits with Members, and one of the things we always talk about is how to advertise and market their business through the Chamber. This month, I want to direct your attention to the numerous types of ads the Chamber offers and how you, our valued Members, mightContinue reading

A 2023 Calendar Accessible for All

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce just finalized our programs and events calendar through December 31, 2023. Yes, that’s through NEXT YEAR! Our team wanted to be able to plan out our programs far in advance so we can more easily work into your calendars. You can view our calendar of programs and events asContinue reading

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

NACC Makes Headlines in July

Whether for our programming and events, our powerful Board of Directors and leadership team, or for our efforts in advocacy – the NACC’s goal is to always be talking to make sure our community can hear what we are doing to stay relevant and a part of the fabric of our business community. Read whereContinue reading

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

Let’s Talk Professional Development

It is easy to fall into the routine of keeping the status quo when it comes to working. You can go in, address the task at hand, and move on. It is easy to fill your days with busyness but being busy doesn’t equate to being productive. And being busy surely doesn’t mean better.  OneContinue reading