Entries by Claire Slattery

SCAM ALERT for retailers with online shopping capabilities

SCAM ALERT From IL Retail Merchants Association April 13, 2015 Please be cautious of a fraudulent company currently targeting small and mid-level retailers with online shopping capabilities. Recent reports detail phone calls made to businesses inquiring about analytic services. These calls are part of a large-scale financial breach directed towards retailers and their customers. What […]

Directory Listings & Banner Ads

Use Directory Listings and Banner Ads on the LZ Area Chamber of Commerce Website to Drive Even More Visibility for Your Business. An ENHANCED LISTING includes: • Your logo next to your listing in the Business Directory or any search result. • Your Website Link next to your listing in the Business Directory or any […]

What benefits should businesses be forced to provide employees?

The Hobby Lobby decision issued Monday by the U.S. Supreme court has the nation in a frenzy. The decision protecting employers from being required to provide contraceptives is limited in scope, applying only to closely held/family-owned for-profit businesses. This is not applicable to publicly traded businesses. Further, not-for-profit organizations were not addressed in this opinion. […]

Minimum Wage Increase

The Chicago Minimum Wage Working Group reported back earlier this week that the minimum wage in Chicago should be raised to $13 an hour by the year 2018 and linked to inflation thereafter. Let’s break this down and see how it would affect the LZ Area Chamber of Commerce or other similar size businesses. For […]

COMMUNITY ALERT – Pre-Paid Credit Card Scam

***COMMUNITY ALERT*** May 27, 2014 ***Pre-Paid Credit Card Scam*** On May 27, 2014, a business in our Village received a call from a subject identifying himself as a representative of ComEd. The caller advised of a large outstanding debt and advised the utility would be shut-off if payment was not received. The caller advised the […]