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Area chambers join call for business aid to promote economic recovery

About 50 chambers of commerce across the state are urging the General Assembly to provide additional economic and regulatory relief for businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Included in that group are the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce as well as the Dixon Chamber of Commerce and Main Street.

It’s the second year for the Chambers All In for Economic Recovery calling on legislators to provide relief to businesses.

“It is the mission of all chambers to support our respective business communities and help ensure that businesses can thrive for years to come,” the Sauk Chamber said in a news release.

The coalition identified a platform that would create a foundation for economic recovery, and it includes ways to help diminish the financial hardships businesses face amid a labor shortage, spur economic development and recover from the impacts of the pandemic.

“This campaign allows us to partner with other chambers to be an advocate for our members,” said Kris Noble, Sauk Chamber executive director.

Rachel Rodgers

Rachel Rodgers

Rachel Rodgers joined Sauk Valley Media in 2016 covering local government in Dixon and Lee County.