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The Evanston Chamber of Commerce endorses the basic principles of the proposed 2010-11 City of Evanston budget.
As business owners, we understand first-hand the difficult financial decisions that confront the City Council. We have had to make these same types of decisions in the last year which have resulted in layoffs, cutbacks, and other serious measures.
Today, when cities like Evanston discuss the need for infrastructure improvements, the talk is not limited to the conventions of bridges, roads, and water and sewer pipes. More often, included in that discussion is the state of a community’s electronic infrastructure.
In my 16 years with The Evanston Chamber, I have had the good fortune to be living and working in a country that has experienced almost continuous economic growth since 1992.
Dear State Representative Hamos:
On behalf of the 650 member companies of The Evanston Chamber of Commerce and their 25,000 employees, I want to personally thank you for your tremendous leadership, perseverance, and courage in forging a financial solution for the Regional Transportation Agency and its operating agencies.
The Northwestern University Public Interest Program (NUPIP) is a fellowship program that places graduating Northwestern seniors in public interest jobs throughout the Chicago area.
An increasing number of knowledge and information-based businesses now see Evanston as a competitive location for commercial activity. Therefore, The Evanston Chamber of Commerce board passed a resolution Monday encouraging the City of Evanston to keep a valuable 130,000 square feet zoned as office space on the edge of downtown.
Testimony of Jonathan Perman
Executive Director, The Evanston Chamber of Commerce
Before the Evanston Plan Commission
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
The Evanston Chamber of Commerce announced its new officers for 2007 and welcomed six new directors to its 28-person board at the 87th Annual Meeting and Gala on April 26.
(The Chamber of Commerce has sent the following open letter to Evanston's aldermen.)
We are writing to state our opposition to the proposed 180-day moratorium on the issuance of downtown building permits.
The Evanston Chamber of Commerce will honor Frank Kaminski, director of security atÂ Evanston Township High School and former Evanston police chief, with its Community Leadership Award; Glenn Moak, owner of Duxler Complete Car Care, with the Small Businessperson of the Year Award; and Don Baker, executive director, Youth Organizations Umbrella, Inc. with its new Public Service/Nonprofit Person of the Year Award atÂ its 87th Annual Gala, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26,Â at the Unitarian Church of Evanston.
The Evanston Chamber of Commerce, representing over 625 companies, today announced its support for legislation proposed in the Illinois General Assembly that would end the monopoly regulatory structure for cable and video service and bring consumer choice.
Evanston Mayor Lorraine Morton snippedÂ the ribbon Friday with help from 8th Ward Alderman Ann Rainey to mark the opening of Sole Inspirations at 727 Howard St., as store owners Carmen and Vernandez Jones look on.