32nd Annual Golf Outing
Sep
6
7:00 AM07:00

32nd Annual Golf Outing

You are cordially invited to the Calumet Area Industrial Commission’s 32nd Annual Golf Outing at Silver Lake County Club located at 14700 S. 82nd Ave. Orland, IL 60462. Coffee and rolls served during registration. Lunch will be provided for ALL golf attendees.

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2019 Luncheon Series: New Federal Initiative, Opportunity Zones
Jun
12
11:30 AM11:30

2019 Luncheon Series: New Federal Initiative, Opportunity Zones

Dave Doig, President of Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives will make a presentation about the City Of Chicago’s Opportunity Zones. It is a new federal initiative that allows eligible investors to make qualified investments in Opportunity Zones for a delayed payment or possible reduction of their capital gains tax.

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The Pulse of the Midwest Economy & Manufacturing
Mar
27
11:30 AM11:30

The Pulse of the Midwest Economy & Manufacturing

William Strauss, Senior Economist of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will discuss the current status & projections for the Midwest Economy & its manufacturing sector. At the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank, his main responsibilities include analyzing the current performance of the Midwest economy and its manufacturing sector.

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CAIC 2019 Kick-Off Membership Luncheon  “ON TO 2050: Helping Communities and the Calumet Prosper”
Feb
21
11:30 AM11:30

CAIC 2019 Kick-Off Membership Luncheon “ON TO 2050: Helping Communities and the Calumet Prosper”

Please join CAIC for its 2019 Kick-Off Membership Luncheon. Our featured speaker will be Joseph C. Szabo, Executive Director of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). Mr. Szabo will discuss ON TO 2050, the seven-county region’s long-range comprehensive plan, adopted in October 2018. CMAP spent approximately three years developing the plan and engaged more than 100,000 residents and business owners across the region

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Preparing For & Responding To Emergencies
May
3
11:30 AM11:30

Preparing For & Responding To Emergencies

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The Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) is committed to strengthening security by creating partnerships with state and local governments, transit agencies and the private sector and, most critically, the communities they serve.  At this meeting, John Kiser, Regional Coordinator for Cook County Homeland Security & Emergency Management, and other members of his team, will discuss the County’s security & emergency management programs, answer questions regarding “what to do” when emergencies occur, and provide a tour of their Oak Forest Operations Center.

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(Registration 11:00 a.m., Lunch 11:30 a.m., Presentation + Tour 12:00 p.m.)

$30 for Members with RSVP's & $50 for All Others
                SPACE IS LIMITED---- 
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!              

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“Clean Energy Solutions – Good for Economic Development and Our Environment”
Apr
26
11:30 AM11:30

“Clean Energy Solutions – Good for Economic Development and Our Environment”

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Howard Learner

President & Executive Director

Environmental Law & Policy Center

Howard A. Learner is an experienced attorney who serves as the President and Executive Director of the Environmental Law & Policy Center – the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. Mr. Learner is responsible for the overall strategic leadership, policy direction and financial platform for ELPC’s successful work promoting clean energy development solutions to global warming problems, improving the Midwest’s environmental quality, and preserving the region’s natural resources and heritage. One of ELPC’s premises is that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. Come and hear Mr. Learner’s thought-provoking presentation on:

  • Electricity Game Changers:  Cleaner, Greener & More Decentralized
  • The Future of Oil, Solar Power & Wind Power
  • Eco-Business Innovation & Dealmaking
  • Transportation Challenges of the Future
  • Renewable Energy Efficiency Legislation
  • Energy Sustainability
  • Our Biggest Environmental Challenges
  • Saying “Yes” to Better Solutions

Price(s):
For RSVP’s by April 23rd -$40 for Members & $60 for All Others
For RSVPs after April 23rd - $50 for Members & $70 for All Others
Walk-In (s) at event-$60 for Members & $80 for All Others

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Mar
6
11:30 AM11:30

The Pulse of the Midwest Economy & Manufacturing

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On March 6th, the Calumet Area Industrial Commission welcomed back William Strauss, Senior Economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, for his annual presentation on the current status & projections for the U.S. & Midwest economy, including the manufacturing sector.  To review his presentation, please click on the below link.

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Feb
28
11:30 AM11:30

"Embracing Sustainability in Food Manufacturing"

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Rich Berger is the VP Engineering, Food Supply, at Clif Bar & Company, a leading maker of nutritious and organic foods and drink for people on-the-go.  Guided by the company’s five bottom lines – Sustaining our Brands, our Business, our People, our Community and the Planet – he oversees the design and build of Clif Bar’s self-manufacturing facilities.  Clif Bar recently opened a $90M, 300,000 ft2 Twin Falls, ID one-of-a-kind, sustainability-focused bakery that intentionally uses biophilic design, a cutting-edge approach to design that connects people in buildings with nature and the well-being it provides

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Box lunches will be served.
Price:  $20 for Members with RSVPs -- $30 All Others

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Feb
1
11:30 AM11:30

CAIC Luncheon: Real Estate Opportunities at the Illinois International Port

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Please join CAIC as its Board Member, Clayton Harris III, Executive Director for the Illinois International Port District, will discuss the release of a RFI involving  future real estate development opportunities at the port, including hospitality & recreational uses.  With ownership of approximately 1,800 acres of land near Lake Calumet & Lake Michigan, the Port leases space to a range of industrial & warehouse companies as well as owns the Harborside International Golf facility & Center.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Harris was Midwest Director of Government Affairs for the environmental & engineering firm CH2M, and also had stints as Chief of Staff for the State of Illinois and at the Illinois DOT & Counsel at the Chicago DOT, among other government positions.  He has a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Technology from Middle Tennessee State University and a law degree from the Howard University School of Law.

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Jan
18
11:30 AM11:30

CAIC 2018 Kick-Off Luncheon-The Future of Technology & Industry

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For its 2018 Kick-Off Membership Luncheon, the Calumet Area Industrial Commission (CAIC) welcomes Geoffrey Kasselman, CEO & Founder of Op2mize Energy Advisors. Mr. Kasselman will talk about future technology and its impact on industry. 

As an innovation-minded futurist, Mr. Kasselman is focused on identifying new technological opportunities for commercial real estate industry.  He has traveled the globe studying smart buildings and smart cities; provides mentoring to several tech startups; sits on various tech firm advisory boards; and he is a prominent national speaker and accomplished author on a variety of topics including economic trends, innovation, sustainability and the exponential future of commercial real estate. 

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Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

50th Annual Luncheon

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50th Annual Luncheon

A Half Century & Going Strong!

 

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John F. Kwant
Vice President, City Solutions
Ford Smart Mobility
A Subsidiary of Ford Motor Company

How do we take the “City of Tomorrow” from fantasy to reality?  Populations are steadily climbing, with most concentrated in already jam-packed cities.  Moving from one place to another is getting more difficult, and aging transportation systems are failing.  Solutions are needed to maintain people’s freedom to move.

CAIC is excited to announce that John F. Kwant, Vice President, City Solutions, Ford Smart Mobility a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company will be its Annual Luncheon keynote speaker.  John, whose resume includes several prior key U.S. & international leadership roles at the company, now leads Ford’s global efforts to partner with municipalities to help bring the “City of Tomorrow” to life by identifying key urban mobility needs and developing & implementing solutions in cities worldwide. To truly understand what a city needs to move people & goods more efficiently, the discussion must focus on a wide range of issues facing cities, from modernizing power grids to implementing new technology such as autonomous vehicles.  John’s presentation is a “not-to-be-missed” event!

2017 Annual Luncheon Sponsors

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Nov
16
11:30 AM11:30

CAIC Membership Luncheon-Pullman Crossings

 

Pullman Crossings

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Join us for a presentation by Tim Hennelly, President of Great Lakes Region for Ryan Companies, about Pullman Crossings, a new 62-acre industrial park at I-94 and 103rd Street,which Ryan Companies is launching with CAIC Board Member Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives. This parcel is one of the largest undeveloped land sites within 20 minutes of the Chicago Loop.

The industrial park will be capable of accommodating the construction of up to 1.2 million square feet in warehouse & distribution space that could lead to the generation of 1,000 full-time jobs & $100 million of investment in the Pullman and Greater Calumet Region.

Thursday, November 16th
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Pullman Visitor Center
Chicago, Illinois


Members: $15 per person

Non-Members: $20 per person

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Sep
22
11:30 AM11:30

Illinois EPA Director will speak at CAIC Luncheon Meeting

            Alec Messina        Director of Illinois EPA

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       Director of Illinois EPA

Attend this event to hear the latest on Calumet Area environmental issues and challenges facing the Illinois EPA! 

Alec Messina was appointed Director of the Illinois EPA on July 1, 2016.  Director Messina previously served as the Policy Advisor for Environment and Energy in the Office of Governor Bruce Rauner, where he was the Governor's liaison to six state agencies. He also served the IEPA as Chief Legal Counsel from 2005-2009. He also has served as General Counsel and Executive Director of the Illinois Environmental Regulatory Group. 

Lunch will be served.
Price: $30 for Members with RSVPS
          $40 for All Others

 

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Sold Out!!-30th Annual Golf Outing
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Sold Out!!-30th Annual Golf Outing

SOLD OUT!

CAIC's 30th Annual Outing & Dinner will be held at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park on Friday September 15, 2017.  The day will begin with an 8:00 a.m. registration & continental breakfast, followed by a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start. Contests will include a "Beat the Chairman" hole and a Joe-Rizza-Ford-sponsored Hole-in-One opportunity. The day will conclude with an open-bar, trophies, door prizes, raffle prizes and a fantastic dinner.

 

 

2017 Golf Outing Gold Sponsors

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May
24
5:30 PM17:30

"Great Rivers Chicago -- The Vision" Cruise

Don't Miss This Fun Networking Event!

CAIC is a co-sponsor of IWWSG's May 24 cruise of the Chicago River aboard the Summer of George.  The boat will board at 5:15 p.m. from River City Marina, 900 S. Wells ($10 parking is available) and cruise 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Dinner will be a buffet consisting of two entrees and pasta, plus salad & cookies; a cash bar will be available.  The cruise speakers will be Kara Riggio and Madeline Sheperd,  representatives of the Metropolitan Planning Council, which coordinated the recently-completed "Great Rivers Chicago" vision for the City of Chicago, Friends of the Chicago River, and Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. Make your reservations now!

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May
2
8:00 AM08:00

Understanding Your Real Estate Assessment Incentives: New Changes = New Opportunities How To Ensure Paying Only Your Share

Mr. David Dillon MBA, JD., Partner in the law firm of Dillon & Nash Ltd. will provide ideas on how to understand your real estate assessment so that you pay only your share.  The firm limits their practice to real estate tax minimization.

 

 

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Apr
19
8:00 AM08:00

Purdue University Northwest "Manufacturing Innovation Event"

Manufacturing Technology & Innovation

Be introduced to the innovative technologies and services that Purdue University Northwest has available for industry in the region.

Tour the Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center (CMEC) which includes Robotics and PLC laboratories and serves as a catalyst for economic development and technological transfer throughout the region and provides advanced manufacturing opportunities and related training for manufacturing companies of all sizes.

Visit the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), globally recognized for its integrated and application-driven approaches through the state-of-the-art simulation and virtual reality visualization technologies for providing innovative solutions to solve various university research problems and industry issues.

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Mar
2
12:00 PM12:00

"Midwest Economy & Manufacturing" Luncheon

Mr. William Strauss, Senior Economist of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, in his fifth annual appearance before the Commission, provided a detailed review of the past year, followed by a forecast for the next three years. The Federal Reserve casts a big net, drawing on data and research from a broad range of sources.

At the Chicago Federal Reserve, Mr. Strauss has produced the monthly Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index, which estimates the Midwest's manufacturing output. His research papers have focused on such topics as our regional economy, the automobile sector and the trade-weighted dollar. Before the U.S. Senate, Mr. Strauss has presented testimony on manufacturing issues. Mr. Strauss currently teaches at the DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and at the University of Chicago Graham School of General Studies.

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Feb
15
12:00 PM12:00

"MWRD Update" Luncheon

David St. Pierre, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, explained, in detail. the old approaches used to address flooding in the metropolitan region. The process could best be described as "How big of a hole? How big of a pipe?"

Charged with the responsibility of solving all flooding problems in the region and facing budget constraints, a new approach is being developed that looks at the targeted area as a whole and designs solutions that are creative and enhances the communities where the flood control solutions are implemented and at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. 

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Feb
2
8:00 AM08:00

"Growing our Export Business" Breakfast Meeting

Tom Hulseman, Managing Director of Metro Chicago Exports, will present on export initiatives impacting the greater metropolitan region. 

Metro Chicago Exports is a regional collaboration between the seven counties in Northeastern Illinois (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will) and the City of Chicago to increase exports from small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) and to support regional job growth.

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Jan
18
11:30 AM11:30

CAIC 2017 Kick-Off Luncheon Meeting

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Starting Off Strong!!

On January 18, 2017 CAIC held its 2017 Kick-Off Luncheon at the Alsip Double Tree.  Over 70 attendees heard Joseph Szabo, Executive Director of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) speak about the seven county comprehensive plan under development including the process being used to capture input from stakeholders in the region. While local planning is important, with 284 municipalities in the region, Mr. Szabo demonstrated that it is crucial that a comprehensive regional plan be in place in order to address issues that span the region.

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