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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

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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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COVID-19 Impact Survey

The NACC actively advocates on behalf of the business community.  Our collective voice is both coveted and influential in shaping policy at the local, state and federal level.  From the early days of the COVID-19 crisis many elected officials reached out to us wanting to know the needs of our Chamber Members.  We were ableContinue reading

Bad News/ Good News for Payroll Protection Program Loans

It was announced last week (4/16) that initial funding for the PPP program in the CARES Act has been depleted and the SBA will not be processing further applications.  Additionally, it was announced that the SBA EIDL loan funds were also depleted. U.S. Chamber of Commerce officials say they are very confident that Congress (inContinue reading

Looking at Back to Work Plans & IL Loans Now Available

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Return to Work Plan Just Released We have been on several calls recently to learn effective strategies to “reopen” our economy.  The U.S. Chamber just released yesterday a national return to work plan exploring the extreme complexities to consider and how to best protect employees and our communities while not exposingContinue reading

The NACC is asking YOU to Pay It FORWARD.

Before we can get back to our new “Business-As-Usual” we need bold ideas to bridge the gap. As your Chamber of Commerce, a not-for-profit membership-based organization – we understand your financial constraints. NACC has been faced with difficult decisions of our own, and we know that these are uncertain times. We’ve reached out to aContinue reading

Breaking News: Worker’s Comp Claims for Essential Businesses Emergency Rule

This morning, (4/13/20), the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission voted to authorize an emergency rule creating a rebuttable presumption that an employee who comes down with COVID-19 is presumed to have caught the virus at that work was the reason.  This rule not only applies to healthcare workers and first responders but all workers in deemedContinue reading

How to Help the Chamber (and other Members)

We belong to such an amazing and giving community.  I know this because every time I meet with a Member to see how I can help them, they inevitably ask how they can help me at the Chamber.  As we continue to Business Forward at the Chamber and continue to be a resource to ourContinue reading