SOURCE: U.S. Chamber of Commerce

October 12, 2016 16:25 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: U.S. Chamber Foundation to Convene Chicago Leaders for "Health Means Business" Forum

Event to Focus on How Local, Regional Businesses Can Promote Healthy Practices

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - October 12, 2016) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in conjunction with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will host the 11th regional forum of the "Health Means Business" campaign in Chicago, Illinois.

The "Health Means Business" campaign seeks to engage local and regional businesses to empower healthier individuals and communities through education, employment, and increased income. The Chicago forum will focus on how business and community leaders can promote better health through economic opportunity.

Prior forum locations include Denver; Oklahoma City; Orlando, Fla; Fort Worth, Texas; Memphis, Tenn.; Indianapolis; Cleveland; Phoenix; Atlanta; and Los Angeles.

WHO:
Marc DeCourcey, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Richard Crespin, CEO, CollaborateUp; Senior Fellow, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Beth Toner, Senior Communications Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Theresa E. Mintle, President & CEO, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Erin Cabonargi, Director of Construction, Sterling Bay
Cathy Kenworthy, Chief Executive Officer, Interactive Health
Mike Gordon, President of Business Operations, Chicago Wolves Hockey
Robert Gabriel, Campus Director, University of Phoenix Chicago Campus
Susan Lynn Groenwald, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, President, Chamberlain College of Nursing

A complete list of speakers and an agenda are available here.

WHAT: Chicago "Health Means Business" Forum

WHEN:
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
7:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT

WHERE:
Revel Fulton Market
1215 W. Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607

RSVP: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Please register via email to CCCPress@uschamber.com or to Kim Rogers of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, at krodgers@chicagolandchamber.org.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America's long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

www.USChamberFoundation.org / @USCCFoundation / www.freeenterprise.com

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