Chamber "All In" Initiative

We are nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, and we know your business has faced challenges and choices you may have never imagined. The omicron variant has caused a surge of cases, leading us to question if this will ever end. While our community takes measures to combat this surge in the short term, the business community must apply long-term strategies to recover fully from this pandemic. These strategies include prioritizing economic and regulatory relief for the business community.

We have joined the Chambers All In for Economic Recovery coalition to call on the Illinois General Assembly to take action for Illinois's businesses. The alliance continues to grow, with nearly 50 chambers representing each region of Illinois.

In the coalition's second year, Chambers All In has developed an updated platform. This year's platform focuses on critical items that, if enacted, will bring further relief to the business community. The platform includes items to address holistic economic recovery while addressing the devastating impacts of the pandemic. Please click the link below for entire platform.

The coalition will work this platform with legislators and call for action in the coming weeks. We urge you to get involved and spread the message with us during this time. We commit to being a voice for our members, and our partner chambers will collectively work for tangible relief for our communities' businesses.

What is the Chambers ALL In Initiative?

Chambers All In for Economic Recovery is a collaboration of chambers across Illinois. The coalition calls on the Illinois Legislature to prioritize economic and regulatory relief for Illinois' businesses. It is the mission of all chambers to support our respective business communities and help ensure that businesses can thrive for years to come.

This Initiative is...

  • A collaborative effort of nearly 50 chambers of commerce from across the state of Illinois
  • An effort representing thousands of Illinois businesses and hundreds of thousands of employees in the State of Illinois
  • A unified, grassroots call for our legislators to provide economic relief to our business community
What Prompted Chambers ALL IN?

As we approach the second anniversary of the pandemic’s declaration with continued efforts against COVID-19, unintended consequences for the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 have surmounted and they risk permanently stunting the prosperity of Illinois’ businesses.

We are Involved because...

  • The needs of our business community and the challenges businesses have faced as a direct impact of COVID-19.
  • The mission of the Western DuPage Chamber is to foster a growing, viable, and prosperous business climate.
  • The Western DuPage Chamber stands with the business community, serving as a collective and unified voice of business.

What Are The Goals of Chambers ALL IN?

  • Legislative action that brings tangible economic relief for the business community
  • Long term collaboration with the business community and public sector on matters related to COVID-19 mitigations and recovery

If enacted, the following items will help bolster a business bottom line and allow for continued growth and investment in Illinois.

  • Utilize American Rescue Plan Act funding to help replenish the unemployment trust fund alleviate the impending financial drain from the state’s businesses. 
  • Provide legal protections to employers who follow the CDC established safety guidelines from claims that COVID-19 was contracted at the place of business.
  • Restructure the Minimum Wage Credit’s incremental phase-out to allow small businesses to capture the original intent of the credit.
  • Extend the EDGE credit sunset clause out for another ten years and utilize the tax credit as an incentive to attract new businesses to the state and allow for the growth and development of existing companies. 

In addition to the items above, Chambers All In for Economic Recovery calls for collaborative solutions to the state’s ongoing workforce challenges. The coalition recognizes the importance of having a ready, willing and skilled workforce for the future of our state’s economy. We call on the state to develop innovative programs, support pilot programs, invest in K-12 career awareness programming and assist in scaling successful workforce programs for other communities and industries. We urge Illinois legislators to create an environment and funding models that allow the private sector to drive the training demand for employers.

If you or your business wants to learn more about the Chambers All In for Economic Recovery platform, please contact the chamber at 630-231-3003.



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Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce
306 Main St.
West Chicago, IL 60185
Phone: 630-231-3003
Fax: 630-231-3009
Email: team@westerndupagechamber.com

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