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March 9, 2015
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Please Join Our Speakers:


Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago
Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois
Mark Kirk, U.S. Senator
Aaron Schock, U.S. Congressman
Adam Kinzinger, U.S. Congressman
Bob Dold, U.S. Congressman

Moving Forward Sensible Immigration Reform 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015
9:30 AM (CST)
Saint Ignatius College Prep
1076 Roosevelt Road
Chicago IL 60607

Join our speakers and hundreds of CEOs, immigrant business leaders, and tech entrepreneurs to support common sense immigration reform. Together they will call on congress to approve commonsense immigration reform that grows the economy, moves our state forward and keeps families together in 2015.

June 9, 2014
09

Please Join Our Speakers:

June 9 event speakers
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton
Congressman Brad Schneider
Congressman Robin Kelly
Congressman Tammy Duckworth
Congressman Luis Gutierrez
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Congressman Jan Schakowsky
Congressman Bill Foster
Congressman Mike Quigley

Immigration Reform Bottom-Line 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014
10:00 AM (CST)
The University Club
76 E Monroe (Michigan and Monroe)
Chicago, IL 60603

Join our speakers and hundred of immigrant business and technology company leaders to support common sense immigration reform. Together they will call on members of our Congressional Delegation to approve commonsense immigration reform that revitalizes our economy and keeps families together in 2014.

View the event flyer (.pdf).

Space is limited. There will be a $10 admission fee. RSVP REQUIRED for this event:

RSVP NOW!

For more information contact: Rebecca Shi at rshi@illinoisbic.biz

Host Committee (in formation)

John Rowe, Exelon Chairman Emeritus; Sam Scott, Corn Products Int’l Inc.; Doug Whitley, CEO, IL Chamber of Commerce; Billy Lawless, IL Restaurant Association; Omar Duque, CEO, IL Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Carole Segal, Co-founder, Crate and Barrel; Raul Raymundo, CEO, The Resurrection Project; Pat Magoon, President, Lurie Children’s Hospital; John Atkinson, Willis Group Holding Managing Partner; Grace Tsao-Wu, Co-founder, Laudi Vidni; Sue Gin, CEO, Flying Food Group; Sergio Suarez, Founder, NAIMA; Mark Segal, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce; Alejandro Silva, CEO, Evans Food Group; Ronald Serpico, Melrose Park Mayor; Josh Hoyt, National Partnership for New Americans; Susan Patel, Owner, Patel Handicrafts; Joe Green, CEO, FWD.us; Hedy Ratner, Women's Business Development Center; Phil Barreda, Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc; Sarah Habansky, IL Technology Assoc; Mark Harris, IL Science and Technology Coalition; Elizabeth Lively, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council; Rich Guebert, Jr., IL Farm Bureau; Anna Morzy, Polish American Chamber of Commerce; Tony Shu, Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, Jaime di Paulo, Little Village Chamber of Commerce; American Jewish Committee Chicago; Filipino American Network; Philippine American Chamber of Commerce; Irish Support Network, Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community; United Macedonian Diaspora, Renew Chicago, Bibles Badges and Business.

March 10, 2014
10
Doug Whitley, President and CEO, Illinois Chamber of Commerce
Mark Segal, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Omar Duque, President, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Carole Segal, Co-Founder, Crate and Barrel
John Rowe, Chairman Emeritus, Exelon Corporation
Billy Lawless, Illinois Restaurant Association
Sam Scott, Former CEO, Corn Products International Inc.

Dave Bender, American Council of Engineering Companies

Cordially invite you to a reception and strategy meeting

FOR

IMMIGRATION REFORM WITH

TECH AND ETHNIC BUSINESSES

The Gage
24 S. Michigan Avenue
(Michigan and Monroe)
Chicago, IL 60603

Monday, March 10, 2014
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Reception—6:00

Strategy Meeting—6:30-7:30

RSVP required

 RSVP here!

For questions, please contact Rebecca Shi at rshi@illinoisbic.biz

February 18, 2014
18

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk

U.S Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-16)

U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL-4)

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Moderated by Exelon Chairman Emeritus John Rowe

Immigration Reform: Bridging the Divide

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
10:00am (CST)
The Standard Club
320 S Plymouth Ct.

Chicago, IL 60604

9:45am
Registration and continental breakfast

10:00am
Presentation and discussion

11:00am

Adjournment

Please join The Illinois Business Immigration Coalition and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs with U.S. Senator Mark KirkU.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger, U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to announce the results of The Council's new report Business Leaders on Immigration: The View from the Midwest.

Immigration policy is making headlines daily with conflicting perspectives on the prospects for reform.  Nationwide, people agree that the current system doesn’t reflect the realities of a twenty-first century global economy and policymakers on both sides of the aisle have released their broad principles and priorities. Yet they still face complicated questions and are divided on how to move forward. As members of the House of Representatives go into recess next week, join Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), and Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) to engage in an immigration discussion. The Chicago Council Survey of Midwest Business Leaders on Immigration will be available at the program.

Space is limited. RSVP REQUIRED for this event:

Register here!

For more information contact: Rebecca Shi rshi@illinoisbic.biz

February 4, 2014
4

Cardinal Francis George

Exelon Chairman Emeritus John Rowe

ACEC Executive Director Dave Bender

Immigration Bottom-Line: 2014

A roundtable discussion to build support for
common sense immigration reform this year

Tuesday, Feb 4th, 2014
2:30PM - 4:00PM CST

DePaul University, Chicago
243 S Wabash Ave. (Wabash & Jackson)

9th Floor Room 924
Chicago, IL 60604

Please join the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition,  Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, along with IBIC Co-Chair John Rowe, Chairman Emeritus of Exelon and Dave Bender, Executive Director of American Council of Engineering Companies for a roundtable discussion in support of common sense immigration reform in 2014. This forum will foster a solutions-oriented conversation among political, business, and faith leaders.

 Speakers to include:

  • Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago
  • John Rowe, Chairman Emeritus of Exelon
  • Dave Bender, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois
  • Business, Faith, and Political Leaders
Space is limited. RSVP REQUIRED for this event:

Register here!

TO VIEW THE EVENT FLYER, PLEASE CLICK HERE
For more information contact: Rebecca Shi rshi@illinoisbic.biz

October 16, 2013
16

Moving Us Forward: Illinois Voices for Immigration Reform


Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
9:00am – 10:30am CDT
Community Building Complex
111 W. 1st Street
Belvidere, IL 61008

Please join the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, State Representative Joe Sosnowski and Northern Illinois University for a panel discussion in support of common sense immigration reform. This forum will foster a solutions-oriented conversation among leaders of the local business and education communities at this critical moment in the national debate on immigration reform.

Did you know?

  • Immigrants are nearly twice as likely as U.S.-born to start new businesses according to analysis of entrepreneurial activities between 1996 and 2008.

  • Currently, 75 percent of hired agricultural workers in the United States are foreign born.

  • The 2009 purchasing power of Illinois’ Latinos totaled $43.6 billion—an increase of 393.4% since 1990.

  • Illinois’ 59,367 Asian-owned businesses had sales and receipts of $18.5 billion and employed 102,991 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2007 Survey of Business Owners.

Speakers to include:

  • Dr. Doug Baker – President, Northern Illinois University
  • Joe Sosnowski – State Representative, Illinois’ 69th District
  • Harry Alten – Chairman, Illinois Specialty Growers Association 
  • Irakere Picon – Undocumented Law Student, Northern Illinois University

Register here!

August 14, 2013
14

Moving Us Forward: Champaign County Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
10:30am – Noon CDT
The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce
303 W. Kirby Ave., Champaign, IL 61820

Please join the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Bibles, Badges and Business Network for a panel discussion in support of common-sense immigration reform. This forum will foster a solutions-oriented conversation among leaders of the local business, agriculture, faith and law enforcement communities at this critical moment in the national debate on immigration reform.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Immigrants are nearly twice as likely as U.S.-born to start new businesses according to analysis of entrepreneurial activities between 1996 and 2008.
  • Currently, 75 percent of hired agricultural workers in the United States are foreign born.
  • The 2009 purchasing power of Illinois’s Latinos totaled $43.6 billion—an increase of 393.4% since 1990.
  • Asian buying power totaled $23.8 billion—an increase of 366% since 1990, according to the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia

Speakers to include:

  • Dave Bender: Executive Director, American Council of Engineering Companies; Chair, Logan County Republican Party
  • Mark Curran: Sheriff, Lake County
  • Mike Doyle: Executive Director, University YMCA
  • Janet Rasmussen: Pastor, First Mennonite Church, Champaign-Urbana

Register here!

 

August 12, 2013
12

Economic Contributions of Illinois' Immigrant Communities and the

Need for Common Sense Immigration Reform

DID YOU KNOW:

Join the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition and the US Chamber of Commerce - Great Lakes Region as we gather to celebrate and highlight the economic contributions of Illinois' immigrant communities at Tony Hu's Lao Sze Chuan.

When: August 12, 2013
Time: 10:00am
Location: 1331 Ogden Ave. Downers Grove, IL 60515 
 

 Speakers to include:

Register here!

              
August 7, 2013
7

Moving Us Forward: Illinois Voices for Immigration Reform in Bloomington, IL

Please join the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Bibles, Badges and Business Network for a panel discussion in support of common-sense immigration reform. This forum will foster a solutions-oriented conversation among leaders of the local business, agriculture, faith and law enforcement communities at this critical moment in the national debate on immigration reform.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Immigrants are nearly twice as likely as U.S.-born to start new businesses according to analysis of entrepreneurial activities between 1996 and 2008.
  • Currently, 75 percent of hired agricultural workers in the United States are foreign born.
  • The 2009 purchasing power of Illinois’ Latinos totaled $43.6 billion—an increase of 393.4% since 1990.
  • Asian buying power totaled $23.8 billion—an increase of 366% since 1990, according to the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia.

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
10:30am – Noon CDT
The McLean County Chamber of Commerce
2203 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704

Register here!

 

July 17, 2013
17

Illinois Voices for Immigration Reform: Springfield, IL

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
10:30am – Noon CDT
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce
1011 South Second Street, Springfield, IL 62704


RSVP HERE

Please join the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Bibles, Badges and Business Network for a panel discussion in support of common-sense immigration reform. This forum will foster a solutions-oriented conversation among leaders of the local business, agriculture, faith and law enforcement communities at this critical moment in the national debate on immigration reform.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Immigrants are nearly twice as likely as U.S.-born to start new businesses according to analysis of entrepreneurial activities between 1996 and 2008.
  • Currently, 75 percent of hired agricultural workers in the United States are foreign born.
  • The 2009 purchasing power of Illinois’s Latinos totaled $43.6 billion—an increase of 393.4% since 1990.
  • Asian buying power totaled $23.8 billion—an increase of 366% since 1990, according to the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia.

Speakers to include: 

  • Steward Sandstrom, President & CEO, Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce
  •  Douglas L. Whitley, President & CEO, Illinois Chamber of Commerce
  • Adam Nielsen, Director, National Legislation & Policy Development, IL Farm Bureau
  • Also invited: representatives Faith, Small Business Community, and Law Enforcement

RSVP HERE

 

July 8, 2013
8

Senator Durbin on US Immigration Reform

Join the Chicago Council on Global Affairs as they welcome Senator Dick Durbin on Monday July 8th for presentation on the immigration reform process.

The debate over US immigration reform is reaching a critical moment. As The Chicago Council’s recent task force report on immigration showed, immigration reform is crucial to the future economic competitiveness of our region. Please join US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), author of the original DREAM Act and member of the Senate's "Gang of Eight," as he provides an update on negotiations in Washington and the possibilities for US immigration policy reform.

Senator Dick Durbin is the 47th US senator from the state of Illinois, the state’s senior senator, and the convener of Illinois’ bipartisan congressional delegation. Durbin also serves as the assistant majority leader in the US Senate. Senator Durbin has been elected to this leadership post by his Democratic colleagues every two years since 2006. In 2004, he was elected as assistant minority leader. Durbin was elected to the US Senate on November 5, 1996, and reelected in 2002 and 2008. He sits on the Senate Judiciary, Appropriations, Foreign Relations, and Rules Committees. He is the chairman of the Judiciary Committee's

Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, and the Appropriations Committee's Defense Subcommittee.

The Chicago Club, 81 East Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60605 Business attire is required.

Registration: 9:45 a.m.
Presentation and Discussion: 10:00 a.m.
Adjournment: 11:00 a.m. 

Registration
Presentation and discussion Adjournment

Members $10; Nonmembers $20
Learn more and register online at thechicagocouncil.org


July 2, 2013
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The Time is Now:

Illinois Voices for Immigration Reform

July 2, 2013

Date: July 2nd, 2013
Time: 11:30am - 2:00 pm (lunch provided)
Location: Community Christian Church Yellow Box Campus (1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville, IL)

Please join the Bibles, Badges and Business (BBB) Network, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and World Relief DuPage/Aurora for a panel discussion in support of comprehensive immigration reform. This forum will foster a solutions-oriented conversation among leaders of the local faith, law enforcement and business communities at this critical moment in the national debate on immigration reform.

Speakers to include:

  • Mark C. Curran, Sheriff, Lake County Sheriff’s Office
  • David Dial, Director of Criminal Justice, Aurora University
  • Keith Michael Estrada, Justice and Peace Coordinator, Catholic Diocese of Joliet
  • Michael Evans, President & CEO, Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Adam Nielson, Director of National Legislation and Policy Development, Illinois Farm Bureau
  • Douglas L. Whitley, President & CEO, Illinois Chamber of Commerce
  • Shawn Williams, Naperville YB Campus Pastor, Community Christian Church 
  1. RSVP by Monday, July 1:
    BBBNaperville@gmail.com

  2. Angela Adams, BBB Midwest Regional Coordinator aadams@lewis-kappes.com

    (317) 639-1210For more information please contact:

June 28, 2013
28

What Immigration Reform Means for your Small Business

Free Webinar

Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM CDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host: Small Business Majority

Register here!

Meeting Description

This webinar will focus on what Immigration reform means for small business in the Midwest. It will cover a number of topics, including:

  • Why our immigration system is broken
  • How reforming the immigration system can help small business owners
  • What is happening at the federal level

A question and answer period will follow.

Presenter Information

Mary Timmel

Mary Timmel manages Small Business Majority's outreach in Missouri and other Midwestern states. Mary builds relationships with small businesses and organizations through listening tours, webinars and panel discussions centered on the Affordable Care Act. 

Prior to joining Small Business Majority, Mary worked with the Alliance for Climate Protection, building support from individuals and businesses for clean energy legislation. She has also spent years as a healthcare advocate.

About Small Business Majority

Small Business Majority logoSmall Business Majority is a national nonprofit advocacy organization focused on solving the biggest problems facing America's 28 million small businesses. We conduct extensive opinion and economic research and work with small business owners, policy experts, and elected officials nationwide to bring nonpartisan small business voices to the public policy table.

April 22, 2013
22

Hon. Paul Ryan and Hon. Luis Gutierrez Public Policy Luncheon

April 22, 2013

Location: City Club of Chicago. More information.

April 19, 2013
19

Illinois Institute of Technology

Push for Immigration Reform

April 19, 2013

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