The Chamber is proud to announce a new program for 2018: the “BN The Know” Lunch series, which will focus on relevant issues impacting the McLean County business community. As the Chamber enters the second year of its PACE Strategic Plan, we strive to include our membership in promoting commerce, advocating pro-business perspectives, collaborating to lead change, and engaging in action for results.
We realize for this crucial strategic plan to be successful, we need you: our membership and the foundation of the local business community, to join us, to be involved, and to “be in the know” about the issues that impact your ability to do business here. Join us for lunch, join us for conversation, and join us in action for the betterment of the business community in McLean County.
"BN The Know" will take place quarterly throughout 2018.
The next event in the 4-part series is listed below.
"Recreational Marijuana and the Business Community”
Tuesday, December 4th
11:30am – 1:00pm
DoubleTree by Hilton
Registration is required. Tickets are $30 each.
Conversations surrounding the legalization of recreational marijuana have become more and more commonplace over the last couple of years – with many lining up on both sides of the issue. Marijuana has been legalized in many states either for medicinal purposes or recreational use. Illinois has been on the medicinal list since 2013, but has not officially considered legalization for recreational use. However, this past Spring Session brought something that we have yet to see – a legislative proposal to bring the matter to fruition.
McLean County lawmaker Senator Jason Barickman, the only Republican senator to publically support the idea, and cosponsor the legislation, will join the Chamber’s membership for the fourth and final ‘BN The Know’ lunch to discuss his thoughts on the matter with the Chamber’s membership.
The conversation of recreational marijuana is not going away any time soon – make sure you are at the table.