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The McLean County Chamber of Commerce always strives to bring valuable content to the business community - whether it be in person or via video. These videos are designed to streamline the Chamber experience with easily accessible, on-demand information. We want to know how we can best serve you and your business through our Member Education programs. Let us know what topics are of interest to you, and we will do our best to tailor our programming accordingly.







Selling Your Products on Social Media

A Conversation with Shelly Streenz of Oh Baby Hair & Day Spa
Recorded December 10, 2020

We sit down with Shelly Streenz from Oh Baby Hair and Day Spa for some tips and tricks for selling your products via Social Media. Shelly, along with her daughter Lexi, will review how to use videos and discuss what trends they are seeing for 2021. This presentation will include some ideas on marketing and tips to grow your social media audience and engagement.

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PPP Deductibility for 2021

A Conversation with Sherri Chinski of Chinski & Co., LLP
Recorded December 10, 2020

Sherri Chinski from Reiser, Chinski & Co., LLP discusses the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) deductibility in 2021. Sherri will discuss the new revenue ruling and revenue procedure for PPP and will encourage people to reach out to their congressmen about changing the current rules.

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Economic Impact Study of Wind and Solar Energy

Presented by Power Up Illinois and Dr. David Loomis

This presentation unveils the first-ever county-level comprehensive economic study of wind and solar energy economic benefits in Illinois, prepared by Dr. Loomis with Illinois State University. Power Up Illinois and Dr. David Loomis of Illinois State University will present information on the total impact to date and future project investments from renewable energy across the state. With more than $8 billion in private investment spending and 50,000 new jobs projected, Dr. Loomis' presentation will provide important insight for business and educational leaders alike, into how our growing renewables industry will shape the future of the economy across Central Illinois. McClean County remains the top wind producer in Illinois, collecting over $48 million in property tax payments from wind energy projects since 2007.

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State of BN

A Conversation with the Town of Normal and City of Bloomington Leadership
Recorded December 4, 2020

The Chamber presents the conclusion to our four-part "State of" series with the State of Bloomington-Normal. This conversation features Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner, and Normal Mayor Chris Koos, as well as their accompanying City Managers.

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Townhall with the Town of Normal

An Interview with the Town of Normal Leadership
Recorded December 1, 2020

In this Townhall, Town of Normal leadership reviews the town's Small Business Relief program.

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