Business Related Educational Seminars

Free and Charged seminars focused on helping you be knowledgeable about laws, good practices, business operations, and other topics to help you sustain your business and grow with your Cahokia Heights Chamber of Commerce. Most seminars are sponsored by non-associated organizations and Chambers.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in any of the following presentations are solely those of the presenter and do not represent any policies or any positions of the Cahokia Heights Chamber of Commerce.

Biden’s Executive Order and Its Possible Effects on Companies Developing and Deploying AI Systems

By: Dante A. Stella and Fady Saleh, Dykema

On October 30, 2023, President Biden signed an Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence (the “Order”). The Order is the most comprehensive federal policy on AI to date and covers a wide range of topics. It sets new standards for AI safety and security, addresses how AI developments could impact individuals’ privacy and civil rights, discusses how the U.S. can continue to be a leader in AI innovation and competition, and much more. This Order closely follows the July 21, 2023, announcement by the Biden administration that seven major AI companies, Amazon, Anthropic, Google, Inflection, Meta, Microsoft, and Open AI, voluntarily agreed with the administration to place more guardrails around the development and deployment of AI.

Cost: Free

Date/time: November 30, 2023 / 10:30 AM – 12L00 PM CT

Location: This is an on-line event.

OSHA Updates for 2023-24 and Tips for Managing an OSHA Inspection

This presentation will cover important OSHA updates for 2023-24, including those relating to OSHA’s current emphasis programs and OSHA’s ongoing enforcement efforts.

The presentation will also cover the typical progression of an OSHA Inspection and provide practical tips for successfully managing an OSHA Inspection and ensuring no citations are issued.

Finally, the presentation will discuss how to handle OSHA citations in the event they are received.

Speaker: Matthew Horn, Amundsend Davis

Cost: $175.00

Date/time: December 5, 2023 / 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CT

Location: Doubletree Hilton, 3003 Corporate West Drive | Lisle, IL 60532

10th Annual New Laws Forum

The New Laws Forum focuses on the new laws and legal developments that will affect ALL Illinois employers in 2024 and beyond. The forum features Illinois attorneys and experts speaking about Illinois laws – as well as representatives from government agencies talking about the latest changes and your peers and more!

There will also be a presentation reviewing the new law regulating the use of temporary labor, which changed the landscape of the use of temporary labor in all industries throughout Illinois.

Speaker: Jennifer Murphy, Partner, Amundsen Davis, LLC

Jennifer Murphy is a partner in Amundsen Davis’s Labor, Employment, Benefits & Immigration Service Group. Jennifer counsels employers on litigation and employment related matters, including discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour issues and disputes, the Family Medical Leave Act, disability accommodation matters, whistleblowing, restrictive covenant, trade secret and defamation claims.

Cost: $299.00 (Early Bird Rate: $249.00 by registering before Sunday, November 26, 2023)

Date/time: December 7, 2023 / 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM CT

Location: An on-Line event.

The Expanding Agenda of the NLRB

Join, Scott Cruz, Labor and Employment Attorney at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale P.C., and Grant Pecor, Labor and Employment Attorney at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, as they discuss the NLRB’s ever expanding labor agenda.

Cost: $175.00 (Early Bird Rate: $150.00 if registered before Sunday, November 26, 2023)

Date/time: Tuesday, December 12, 2023 / 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT

Location: NIU Center, 1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60563

Presented by: Illinois Chamber

How to Excel in Your Role As a New or Seasoned Manager

Whether you are a new or seasoned manager, your challenge will always be to consistently prove you are a competent and trustworthy leader who is admired by your team, peers, and the executives in your company. Your success will be measured by your ability to influence your team to follow your lead, their performance and professional growth, and whether you take initiative for your own professional development. This seminar will provide you with information and science proven techniques to excel in every aspect of your management role.

Continuing Education Offered: 3.00 HRCI, 3.00 SHRM, 3.00 HR Compliance Certificate Credit, and 3.00 Management/Supervision Compliance Certificate Credit. HR Certification Institute’s® ( official seal confirms that the Illinois Chamber meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®.

Cost: $309.00 (Early Bird Rate: $259.00 before Sunday, December 3, 2023)

For additional information Contact:

Kirsten McDevitt 
Illinois Chamber of Commerce 

Dates/times: December 14,  10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CT

Location: This event will be ON-LINE only.

Presented by: Illinois Chamber

New Mandated Reporting Requirements Under the Corporate Transparency Act: Effective January 1, 2024

Do you own 25% or more of a business OR exercise substantial control over a business? This new reporting requirement is part of the Anti-Money Laundering Act in an effort to further protect the U.S. national security and the U.S. financial system.

Cost: $134.00 (Early Bird Rate: $109.00 if registering before Tuesday, December 5, 2023)

Date/time: On demand

Location: Online

Presented by:

The Power of Data Driven Recruiting

Adriana DiNenno is a Product Manager at Health eCareers. She’s spent her career working within recruiting and all things HR, and she has a passion for helping people find jobs. Christine Burke is a B2B Marketing Director at Health eCareers with 15 years of experience in brand management, email marketing, demand generation, and storytelling.

In this October 19, 2023, PODCast, Adriana and Christine talk about the role of data in recruitment and how it can help optimize recruiting processes.


Cost: Free