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Business

Illinois Chamber of Commerce President Doug Whitley on Improving Illinois' Business Climate

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From Chicago: our one-on-one interview with Doug Whitley, President and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Whitley talks about what Illinois needs to do to create a better business climate and how working with the state to create more jobs has changed since Governor Quinn came into office.

 

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Recorded January 2010.  Aired the week of February 15, 2010.  40 minutes.


Making it in Illinois:

FlagSource

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From Batavia: an encore presentation of the first installment of our series, Making it in Illinois.  This series, produced in cooperation with the Illinois Manufacturers' Association, showcases the Illinois companies, employers, and employees making products that are used around the world.  In this segment, we visit Batavia's FlagSource.

 

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Recorded Summer 2008.  Re-aired the week of July 27, 2009.  20 minutes.


Making it in Illinois:

Peerless of America

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From Effingham: an encore presentation of the continuation of the first installment of our series, Making it in Illinois.  This series, produced in cooperation with the Illinois Manufacturers' Association, showcases the Illinois companies, employers, and employees making products that are used around the world.  In this segment, we visit Effingham's Peerless of America.

 

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Recorded Summer 2008.  Re-aired the week of July 27, 2009.  10 minutes.


Making it in Illinois:

United Scrap

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From Cicero: the third installment of our Making it in Illinois series.  This series, produced in cooperation with the Illinois Manufacturers' Association, showcases the Illinois companies, employers, and employees making products that are used around the world.  In this segment, we visit Cicero's United Scrap where we hear from CEO Marsha Serlin on how her effort to provide for her children 30 years ago by collecting scrap metal led to the building of a multi-million dollar business.

 

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Recorded 2009.  Aired the week of June 22, 2009.  35 minutes.


Developing the Link Between Canadian Oil Sands and Illinois Refineries

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From Springfield: as the nation seeks to become independent of Middle-Eastern oil, we hear how development of Canadian oil sands holds the promise of a major source of new oil.  We also hear how these oil sands may increase business and employment at Illinois refineries.

 

Recorded April 29, 2009.  Aired the week of May 4, 2009.  15 minutes.


Making it in Illinois:

Bison Gear

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From St. Charles: the second installment of our Making it in Illinois series.  This series, produced in cooperation with the Illinois Manufacturers' Association, showcases the Illinois companies, employers, and employees making products that are used around the world.  In this segment, we visit St. Charles' Bison Gear & Engineering Corporation.

 

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Recorded 2008.  Aired the week of October 27, 2008.  20 minutes.


Making it in Illinois:

FlagSource

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From Batavia: the first installment of our new series, Making it in Illinois.  This series, produced in cooperation with the Illinois Manufacturers' Association, showcases the Illinois companies, employers, and employees making products that are used around the world.  In this segment, we visit Batavia's FlagSource.

 

Recorded Summer 2008.  Aired the week of August 4, 2008.  12 minutes.


Making it in Illinois:

Peerless of America

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From Effingham: a continuation of the first installment of our new series, Making it in Illinois.  This series, produced in cooperation with the Illinois Manufacturers' Association, showcases the Illinois companies, employers, and employees making products that are used around the world.  In this segment, we visit Effingham's Peerless of America.

 

Recorded Summer 2008.  Aired the week of August 4, 2008.  12 minutes.


New Technology and Business Growth

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From Oak Brook: the final Spring meeting of the Executives Business Club of Oak Brook, in which panelists discuss technology of the future and how it may impact business operations.  This presentation is called, "The Wave of the Future: A Recipe for Growth."

 

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Recorded May 8, 2008.  Aired the week of May 19, 2008.  45 minutes.


Legislators Brief Businesses on Budget Stalemate

From Springfield: at the Illinois Manufacturers and Retailers annual Business Day gathering, executives hear legislators discuss how poisoned personal relationships continue to plague negotiations on a new Capital Budget and state Operating Budget.

 

Recorded May 7, 2008.  Aired the week of May 12, 2008.  50 minutes.


Oestreich Sales & Service, Inc.

Centennial Award Recipient

From Springfield: a brief visit with Oestreich Sales and Service, Inc., one of the recipients of the Illinois State Historical Society's Centennial Awards.  These awards are given annually to organizations which have operated continuously for 100 years or more in Illinois.

 

Recorded October 6, 2007.  Aired the week of April 21, 2008.  10 minutes.


The Business Imperative to Improve Our Schools

From Oak Brook: members of the Executives Business Club of Oak Brook hear a presentation on the quality of education and why some are saying is imperative to improve our school systems if American businesses are to remain competitive.

 

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Recorded April 10, 2008.  Aired the week of April 21, 2008.  55 minutes.


Improving Health Care

From the Civic Center in Peoria: Glen Barton, the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Caterpillar, Inc., discusses America's troubled healthcare system.  Mr. Barton offers his perspective on the problems healthcare is creating for employers and what changes need to be addressed to balance quality health care with available economic resources.

This program is underwritten in-part by the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University.

Recorded November 14, 2007.  Aired the week of March 3, 2008.  30 minutes.


Chicago's Transportation Needs and Funding

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From Oak Brook: the Executives Breakfast Club of Oak Brook discusses regional transportation issues impacting the Chicago area.  The Club meets throughout the year to examine issues affecting the Chicagoland area.

 

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Recorded February 14, 2008.  Aired the week of March 3, 2008.  1 hour.


Thomas Donohue:

President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

From the Civic Center in Peoria: Thomas Donohue, President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, discusses the impact healthcare costs are having on American businesses and what changes the business community would favor.  Mr. Donohue's speech was part of a day-long conference on healthcare issues which brought together leaders in business, healthcare, and government.

This program is underwritten in-part by the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University.

Recorded November 14, 2007.  Aired the week of December 3, 2007.  30 minutes.


Employers' Perspective on Health Care Solutions

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From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield: Doug Whitley, President of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, discusses the growing burden healthcare costs are having on Illinois businesses.  Mr. Whitley also offers some thoughts on what changes could be made to improve healthcare while controlling costs.

This program is underwritten in-part by the Center for State Policy & Leadership at the University of Illinois at Springfield and the Institute of Government & Public Affairs at the University of Illinois.

Recorded October 19, 2007.  Aired the week of November 12, 2007.  1 hour.


FutureGen and the Future of Coal

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From St. Louis: our one-on-one conversation with Fred Palmer, Senior Vice President of Government Relations at Peabody Energy.  We hear about the FutureGen project, which offers a zero emission use of coal, and other new technologies that may result in the nation expanding its use of coal as a primary energy source without harming the environment.

Recorded October 16, 2007.  Aired the week of November 5, 2007.  35 minutes.


Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong from the People's Republic of China

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From Knox College in Galesburg: an address by Zhou Wenzhong, Chinese Ambassador to the United States.  In the address, the ambassador discusses the growing trade relationship between China and the United States, as well as a number of other international issues, from Iraq to North Korea.  This address is Knox College's 2007 Caterpillar Distinguished Lecture in Global Affairs.

This program is underwritten in-part by the Illinois Business Roundtable's Economic Growth Task Force.

 

Recorded May 7, 2007.  Aired the week of June 25, 2007.  45 minutes.


Patricia Woertz:

CEO of Archer Daniels Midland Co.

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From the Economic Club of Chicago: a speech by Patricia Woertz, Chief Executive Officer of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM).  Ms. Woertz discusses the developing market for ethanol and ADM's role in becoming a leading supplier of BioEnergy products.

This program is underwritten in-part by the Economic Club of Chicago and the Illinois Business Roundtable's Economic Growth Task Force.

 

Recorded April 23, 2007.  Aired the week of May 28, 2007.  40 minutes.


The Business Community's Reaction to the Governor's Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Address

From the Press Briefing Room at the State Capitol: leaders in the Illinois business community share their reaction to the Governor's proposal to tax businesses' revenues instead of profits.  They also respond to the Governor's statements that businesses are not paying their fair share of tax revenues.

Recorded March 7, 2007.  Aired the week of March 12, 2007.  30 minutes.


Building Big Success in Small Towns.

From Springfield: our one-on-one conversation with Jack Schultz, author of "Boomtown USA: The 7 1/2 Keys to Building Big Success in Small Towns."  Mr. Schultz, who is also the President of Agracel in Effingham, says his travels across America uncovered common patterns followed by economically successful communities.

 

Recorded December 5, 2006.  Aired the week of January 1, 2007.  35 minutes.


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