A dynamic component of the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce’s overall efforts is the ability to positively affect both workplace development and community development. On this site, you will find social networking resources for community action and information on upcoming community events.
This Leadership encompasses:
- Education/Workforce Development
- Government Affairs
Local businesses are the economic engines of the community – we provide programs destined to improve the bottom line of a business, support community development, and work in conjunction with the Government Affairs committee to promote the interests of their members.
Our overarching objective is to implement a regional program designed to create a thriving business climate by:
- Championing regional economic development efforts
- Supporting business expansion and retention
- Addressing workforce development for the Chicago Southland region
Community Development Q&A: Describe the Leadership in three words. Growing, Retaining, Attracting
What expectations do you have for the Leadership? To encourage members to participate in one of the division councils - to provide professional assistance to start, sustain, and grow businesses by connecting them with resources and providing programs and services.
"Strong community relations will build lasting businesses in the Southland."
Joe Esselman, President, Penn Real Estate