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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.







Town Hall on BN Restaurant Week

Presented by Matt Hawkins of the BN Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and Rich Zeller of Avanti’s Italian Restaurant
Recorded April 22, 2021

Join us as we sit down with Matt Hawkins of the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau to discuss Restaurant week, hosted by the BN Area CVB from May 14-23 and sponsored by the McLean County Chamber of Commerce and the Pantagraph. BN Bites & Brews is celebration of local food where customers can discover our prized culinary scene.

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Town Hall with McLean County Health Department

An Update with the McLean County Health Department
Recorded April 21, 2021

We sit down with McLean County Health Department regarding updates on COVID-19 Vaccination Program, Restore Illinois Plan, and a focus discussion on the 2020-2022 Community Health Improvement Plan Annual Report.

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Better Remote Meetings via Teams

Presented by Brandy Finney of Integrity Technology Solutions
Recorded April 20, 2021

The McLean County Chamber of Commerce will sit down with Brandy Finney from Integrity Technology Solutions to discuss how you can better utilize Microsoft Teams for remote meetings.

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Employer Retention Credit

Presented by Nicole Allen of Insight CPAs & Financial PLLC
Recorded April 13, 2021

The McLean County Chamber of Commerce sits down with Nicole Allen from Insight CPAs and Financial PPLC to review the Employer Retention Credit (ERC).

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Impact of the American Rescue Plan on Small Businesses in McLean County

Presented by The Small Business Development Center at Illinois Wesleyan University
Recorded April 8, 2021

The American Rescue Plan is here, and it brings a new round of improved programs to help small business stay afloat and even prosper as we work our way to the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Student Loan Repayment Benefits for Employers

Featuring Congressman Rodney Davis
Recorded April 6, 2021

Congressman Rodney Davis’ bill the Employer Participation in Repayment Act became law in 2020 and is authorized through at least 2025. This law helps companies recruit and retain employees by making student loan payments by employers tax exempt up to $5,250 a year—similar to tax exemptions for tuition assistance programs.

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