Social Support Business during COVID 19


We have identified some simple measures you can take to support local businesses in this difficult time. Your gesture, your patronage, and your decision to support them – could be the difference between keeping their doors open or closing.

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CDC Mitigation Framework: Communities, Schools, Workplaces, and Events (Guidelines to help in safely reopening) Collins Law Firm: Insurance for Business Interruption US Chamber of Commerce CARES Act FAQ Sheet Our goal at the NACC is to always be your business resource. And, we have entered a new and relatively uncharted territory regarding the discovery of COVID-19.  ThisContinue reading


What are some FREE things I can do with my membership?

Everyone loves free right? I recently read an article about how many billionaires gain and keep their fortunes off of remaining frugal. Case in point, Mark Zuckerberg shopping for wholesale bargains at Costco. We know that you have chosen to make the investment in your organization by joining the NACC. For some businesses, it isContinue reading

Value of Face-to-Face Meetings with Elected Officials

Over the last year working in my role of government affairs at the Chamber, I have been involved in a number of methods of impacting policy at the local, state and federal level. Our advocacy has indeed taken several forms: We have supported the U.S. Chamber’s efforts to lobby congress for much-needed infrastructure funding by signing on asContinue reading

To Take Care of Your Business, You Must First Take Care of Yourself

Flu season is in full effect. We’ve had many staffers here at NACC with the flu – myself included – and, my advice is simple: if at all possible – stay home. Just like a sick child staying home from school, staying home from work is important to help prevent spreading the virus or coldContinue reading

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Off to the Races in Springfield

The 101st Illinois Legislative Session is underway.  Governor Pritzker recently delivered his State of the State address and we were listening.  Key issues he called for in the upcoming legislative session impacting the business community include: diversity and inclusion in hiring practices, clean energy legislation, and support of local government efforts to reduce property taxes and increase government consolidation.  All ideas we haveContinue reading

Networking at the Chamber

I will be honest, when I first started at the NACC I was terrified of networking. While I am very outgoing in a small group or one on one environment, there was just something about walking into a room of 75-100 people I didn’t know that made my heart race and my palms sweat. AllContinue reading

Love, Leaps & Success

As we leap into February, we gain an extra day. One extra day which can help set your goals on fire, allow you to close that next big deal, or finish that lingering project.We have an extra day – maybe it’s the day you use to build your success and spread some love in February. With the Chamber inContinue reading

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Welcome to a New Year & New Decade

2020 is here, and oh is it going to be ROARING!We just wrapped our annual Gala, The Roaring 20Twenties on Friday, January 10th and it was wonderful to see so many Members and friends celebrate the start of the new year at the Chamber with such fervor and fun.  The energy at the Gala wasContinue reading

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3 Common Reasons Organizations Join the NACC

Happy New Year! With the new year comes many new Members that will be making the commitment to grow their businesses through the many outlets the Chamber provides. When meeting with all the different organizations that are thinking of joining the Chamber, I come across three main reasons: to grow my business, to develop myselfContinue reading