COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges to all types of Chicago companies This page is designed to provide information to our board members, partners, constituents and Chicago’s business community about resources aimed at maintaining the vitality of the companies upon which our economy depends. We plan to update this page as new information and resources become available.

ChiBizHub “Running Your Business in the Age of COVID-19” Webinar

ChiBizHub & BACP | April 8, 2020

ChiBizHub in collaboration with City of Chicago BACP (Business Affairs & Consumer Protection) hosted the webinar to help arm Chicago’s small business community with information they need to manage these challenging times. ChiBizHub, an initiative of World Business Chicago, is dedicated to supporting Chicago’s small business community. Now more than ever, ChiBizHub is working hard to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that threatens the health of small business owners, employees, customers, families, and communities. We encourage you to visit as one place you can regularly turn to for updated resources and information to help your business weather the storm.

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Chicago Virtual Deep Dish Webinar

Bisnow | April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Impact On Chicago Economy is Unknown, But Regional Players Are Already Planning On Long-Term Changes And Eventual Recovery. 

World Business Chicago President and CEO Andrea Zopp and McCaffery Interests Senior Managing Director Clayton McCaffery joined Bisnow Thursday for its first Chicago Virtual Deep Dish webinar on navigating a business through these stressful times. Both said we are in the beginning stages of the COVID-19 crisis, and it’s going to take several weeks before its true impact becomes apparent, but industry players are already starting to consider how the world will look in the aftermath.

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Risk and Insurance Implications of COVID-19

Tower Watson, Hennessy & Roach, P.C. and Jackson Lewis, PC | March 25, 2020

World Business Chicago in partnership with Willis Tower Watson, Hennessy & Roach, P.C. and Jackson Lewis, PC, recently held a webinar: Risk and Insurance Implications of COVID-19. This webinar was presented to help business leaders and owners get answers to questions related to how insurance coverage may apply to potential claims related to this pandemic. The agenda included an overview of property and business interruption coverages and how various exclusions and coverage limitations may impact coverage for policy holders.

In addition, we reviewed the impact on employers and their employees relating to workers compensation and employment practices issues. We also discussed third party liability issues and how liability coverage may potentially be interpreted in claims scenarios.

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