• Chamber Chats

    Join us for our new series where we chat with leaders and business owners in the community to help keep you informed and navigate today's difficult climate.

    Host/Executive Director Shaunese Teamer, Lake County Chamber of Commerce, introduces new virtual series "COVID-19: Conversations from the Frontline".

  • LCCC COVID-19: Conversations from the Frontline | Series Intro
  • In "Talking Taxes with Virginia Gibbs, TaxLady1040" we discuss the unprecedented extended tax deadline to July 15 and the range of IRS tax filing adjustments due to COVID-19.

  • In “COVID Conversation with Sandy Hart” we discuss the $122 million in funding from the CARES Act with $10 million heading to Lake County small businesses and other funding initiatives to support Lake County residents.

  • In "Lake County Courts: What's Happening & What's Not", guest Tim Johnston, Attorney with Johnston Tomei Lenczycki & Goldberg, LLC, summarizes the essential activities taking place at the Lake County Courthouse, which was temporarily closed in March as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown.

  • In "Payroll Protection Program", guest Dane Morgan, President of Gurnee Community Bank, discusses the difference between the PPP Loan and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan.

  • A virtual documentary produced on ZOOM, takes pause to give voice to our youth, addressing their thoughts, questions and concerns as to how COVID-19 has or will change their summer, their education and their lives leaving memories of a period of time that will not soon be forgotten. As an offshoot of our virtual series, ‘COVID-19: Conversations from the Frontline,’ this program features youth ages 5-19 who joined us to ask their questions to industry professionals. Our hope is that parents will watch this virtual program with the youth in their lives and have a valuable conversation about community and our ability to remain resilient throughout history against adversities that we were able to overcome.

  • In "CARES Act/SBA Express Bridge Loan" program guest Mitch Bienvenue, Director of the Illinois Small Business Development & International Trade Center at College of Lake County, summarizes the CARES Act and the SBA Express Bridge Loan.

  • In "Managing The Stress of Working From Home", guest Jill Novacek, Program Director of CYN Counseling Center, gives tips on how to manage the stress of working from home .

  • In "Decisions, Decisions: Payroll and Compensation", program guest Leslie Day, Director of HR Consulting Services with Precision Payroll of America, LLC, takes a look at some of the payroll concerns and issues facing employers.