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What’s Happening At AICC Chicago: Your Business Link With Israel
January 22, 2017

If you are interested in business in the U.S. and in Israel, the America - Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago is the place you want to be. Tell your friends! 

In This Issue


In Memoriam: Richard Laner

Richard W. "Dick" Laner, long-time member of the America - Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago's (AICC) Board of Directors passed away on January 14, 2017.

Dick was loving husband and best friend of Daryl, nee Homer. Former beloved husband of the late Barbara, nee Shless. Cherished father of Lynn (Larry) Weingardt and Kenneth (Stacy) Laner. Devoted grandfather of Jason (Lauren) Weingardt, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Weingardt (fiance Brian Fuentes), Daniel Laner, Alex Laner and great-grandchild Blake. Dear brother of Gloria Laner. Fond son-in-law of Shirley Homer, Judy Homer and the late Marvin Homer. Fond brother-in-law of Wendy Homer and Nancy Homer. Former partner and Of-Counsel to Laner Muchin, Ltd.

Dick served as AICC's President, was an honoree, and was a long-time member of the America - Israel Economic Forum Board of Directors. Dick's leadership and friendship will be missed.

Contributions in Richard's name to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. For additional information pease click here.



Exports to Israel Q4 2016

As of the end of December 2016 the AICC assisted 180 SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) make 910 exports to Israel. Based on information voluntarily provided by the exporters, the total value to the U.S. exporters assisted was at least $11,000,000.00. Learn more by visiting: Click here to let us know if you have export questions.


Business News

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Investment In Israel
Innovation & Growing Globally Travel Other Israel News Chicago & U.S.


2017 Membership Drive

Over the last 3 years, OurCrowd has been proud to support the work of the AICC. The dedication of the AICC staff, board members, and membership, has led the AICC to become one of North America’s premier U.S. - Israel business bridges. OurCrowd has partnered with the AICC to strengthen the ties Between the Startup Nation and Chicago by providing access to Israeli startups enabling direct investments and business development. We look forward to many more years of partnership and shared success.
Jonathan Medved, Founder & CEO, OurCrowd

While Chicago has important civic and business organizations and organizations focused on many Jewish and Israel issues, only the America – Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago (AICC) is dedicated to promoting trade and investment between our region and Israel. Today Chicago is burgeoning with entrepreneurship and is a destination for international startups seeking investment. We are bringing our mission to a younger and increasingly diverse audience in a way that no other group in Chicago is doing and this is good for Chicago, the AICC, and brings new people to friendship with Israel.

Please join us in celebrating our record of achievement.

Thank you!



Action Item - AICC Chicago is taking nominations for new Board Directors through January 23, 2017

New terms begin in February 2017.

We are building a new future. We envision a community of business and community leaders and entrepreneurs who do business with each other, and who do business with Israel because this is the path to doing our work better.



Action Item - We have a Great Network in the US and Israel -  You can help us improve it by completing this short survey

We want to organize a better network in our region to link business leaders and entrepreneurs with each other and also with Israeli business opportunities. 

To do so we need your help. Please complete the survey below so we can target Israel business leads to the area(s) of your interests.




Israel Business Leads and More Israel Business

Labels for Apparel and Textiles industries

Hair removal treatment, whitening, safe hair treatments for professionals

Software Applications for Business Management and Points of Sales

Medical Devices Field - Services RA & Business Development

Click here for more leads from Israel!





Send Us Your Profile

Send us your profile so we can tell your fellow members and the community about your business and goals in an upcoming newsletter. Profiles should be 250 words or less and include your contact information. Please also provide us with a recent color head shot for inclusion. For reference, click here for member profiles in a previous issue.


Interested In Being Involved?

Our Young Leadership Board is looking for young professionals interested in promoting the work of the AICC, planning events, engaging in advocacy, and generally having a pretty good time. Click here.

America - Israel
Chamber of Commerce Chicago

Jane Fischer
Trygve, LLC

First Vice-President
Susan Rosenstein
Susan Rosenstein Executive Search Limited

President Emeritus
Daniel Sabol
Bank of America

Executive Director
Michael Schmitt
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Materials and information are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, the America - Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago (AICC) explicitly disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy, reliability, content or availability of the information. AICC does not endorse, recommend or otherwise evaluate any business, industry, company, investment or project opportunity. It is, therefore, the responsibility of each AICC member, program participant and/or user to independently examine and verify the validity of the information.

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