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Reba Morgan Osborne

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Reba Morgan Osborne is the Director of Government Affairs for the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce. Contact Reba at (630) 544-3387 or rosborne@naperville.net.

Tackling the complexities of affordable housing

The topic of affordable housing has been discussed for years in our city. Recently, a consulting firm conducted a housing study in Naperville from which...

Working from home and childcare

A survey the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC) conducted in July 2020 indicated that 13% of our area employers were concerned about having...

Is brick and mortar retail dying or just making a course correction?

Naperville, historically, has been ranked top in retail sales in the Chicago Metropolitan suburbs. This remarkable success translates into significant tax revenues to support...

Business Works – Graduated income tax is not a good return on the investment

Below is the actual wording of the Graduate Income Tax referendum question that will be on your election ballot on November 3rd: “The proposed amendment...

Business Works – Graduated Income Tax November Ballot Referendum – Part Two

In last month’s article, we began our discussion on the November 3 ballot referendum proposal to change Illinois’ Constitution shifting from our current flat...

Business Works – Understanding Graduated Income Tax Proposal on the November Ballot – Part...

One of the decisions to be made by voters on the November 3 ballot is a referendum to change Illinois’ constitution shifting from our...

Business Works – Federal fixes to the PPP loan is a start but work...

Congress passed the PPP (Payroll Protection Program) Flexibility Act on June 4, 2020, which provided much needed technical fixes to the (PPP) guidelines.  For...

Business Works – ‘Strength lies in differences, not in similarities’

This is a favorite Stephen Covey quote of mine that speaks to some recent notable action happening inside our community. We are pleased to...

Business Works – Pivoting Through Technology

A term that has been used and possibly overused in the last few weeks is “Pivot.” Businesses that can change directions quickly, adjusting to...

Business Works – When Faced with Challenge, Find the Helpers

With the challenges our community and world have faced the last few weeks, I really appreciate this quote from the late Fred Rogers, “When...

Business Works – How to get your voice heard in Springfield

I remember from my middle school civics class the flow chart of how a bill becomes law. It seemed like a simple progression of...

Business Works – GIG Economy at Risk

A GIG economy is a labor market characterized by the prevalence of short-term, independent contractors or freelance workers—as opposed to workers who receive a...

Widening Our Lens for Global Trade Possibilities

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC) recently hosted an event to educate our business community of the value of federal approval of the...

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