Mobilization Town Hall Meeting

04/26/2016 05:00 PM - 07:30 PM CT


Chicago Southland Chamber at St. Xavier University
18230 Orland Pkwy
Orland Park, IL 60467
United States


Mobilization Town Hall Meeting

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The small business community, non-profit organizations, universities, local municipalities, and everyone else being hurt by the conduct of Illinois' politicians must come together and demand an end to the state's destructive political stalemate. With the coming of April 2016, the FY16 budget impasse entered its tenth month. While politicians continue their partisan bickering and unproductive rhetoric, their inaction is costing jobs, hurting non-profits and devastating the state's economy.

There has never been a more important time to get engaged and make your voices heard. We invite you to join us at our Town Hall event and send this powerful, non-partisan message to our state's elected officials: Pass a responsible budget and enact the reforms necessary to revive the Illinois economy. This free event will feature representatives from the non-profit and small business communities along with university representatives and Chicago Southland residents talking about how the state budget deadlock has affected them. We will also discuss ways to use our critical mass to press lawmakers for a solution to save jobs and the Illinois economy.

For those of you unable to attend in person, the event will also be live streamed so that folks can get together, watch and participate interactively from different locations. It should be exciting to see the small business community mobilize and speak with a strong, non-partisan voice.

Town Hall Presented by:

Small Business Advocacy Council, Reboot Illinois, Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce, Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce, Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Lemont Chamber of Commerce, New Lenox Chamber of Commerce, Frankfort Chamber of Commerce, Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce, Homer Township Chamber of Commerce, Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce, Alsip Chamber of Commerce

Date: Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Time: 5pm-7:30pm (Program begins at 5:30pm)

Location: Chicago Southland Chamber Offices at St. Xavier University, 18230 Orland Pkwy, Orland Park, IL 60467

Moderated by:

Madeleine Doubek and Matt Dietrich, Reboot Illinois


Elliot Richardson, Co-CEO at Small Business Advocacy Council

David Hinderliter, President & CEO at Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce

Arlene Regnerus, Senior Vice-President/CFO at Robert Morris University

Elizabeth Christofylakis, Manager at DisposAll Waste Services, LLC

Paul Lauridsen, Clinical Director at Stepping Stones, Inc.

Travis W. Bloomfield, Principal at GNC Consulting, Inc.

Patti Cunningham, Co-owner at Paramont EO and Crest Lighting

Joan Knox, Associate VP-University & Community Relations at St. Xavier University

Kevin O'Keeffe, Executive Director at Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce

Marvin Lindsey, CEO at Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois (CBHA)


Event Price

This event is free to attend  


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