Upcoming Programs

There's something for everyone here at the Chamber!

 

Monthly Member Education programs can range in topic from marketing, human resources, legislative updates, and more. Contact Laura Ewan for more details or to suggest a topic.

Member Ed: Consumer Fraud

Tuesday, September 29 at 10AM

Marsha Griffin from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office will be speaking to us today about the most common types of scams that are occurring and the best practices or steps you can take to avoid them and educate others about them. During the presentation, I touch on IRS, Social Security, Grandparents Scam, Home Improvement, Identity Theft, Romance Scam, and some of the various Covid Scams our office is seeing.

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Member Education: Graduated Income Tax Amendment Presentation

Wednesday, October 7 at 10AM

Illinois voters are being asked to choose between preserving the state's constitutionally-mandated flat income tax or changing the constitution to allow for graduated tax rates on different income levels on Nov. 3. Original research by the Illinois Policy Institute shows replacing Illinois’ flat tax with a progressive tax system would cause deep hurt to already overburdened taxpayers, especially as nearly 700,000 Illinoisans are still out of work and struggling to recover from the COVID-19 economic crisis. Illinois Policy Institute's chief economist, Orphe Divounguy, can explain how typical McLean County families and businesses would be affected by the progressive income tax, should voters approve it, as well as what other policy solutions the state should consider. Dr. Orphe Divounguy is the chief economist at the Illinois Policy Institute.

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