MEETING PROFESSIONALS: JULY 2014 HEADLINES

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More Headlines: June

CANADA'S ANTI-SPAM LEGISLATION (CASL)

If you are a business or non-profit organization that uses commercial electronic messages (CEM) such as email newsletters and sms mobile texts, a new federal anti-spam law in Canada will have a significant impact on how you market to your audiences. The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) - which goes into effect July 1, 2014 - concerns messages sent to any email addresses that belong to a Canadian, as well as all messages that are opened in Canada. CASL is applicable even if you are based in the United States or any other country outside of Canada.

Guidelines released by The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission specify what constitutes a commercial electronic message and outline regulations on 3 main components:

Read more at fightspam.gc.ca    

 


CTA COMPLETES FULL VENTRA TRANSITION

CTA and Pace customers are no longer able to use Chicago Card or Chicago Card Plus, or reload any magnetic strip fare card, as of June 1. Instead, riders will use Ventra products or personal contactless debit and credit cards on bus and rail.

Learn more about the Ventra transition

 


PRESIDENT PRAISES O'HARE ENTRY PROCESS

In his National Travel and Tourism Progress Report in May, President Obama acknowledged improvements to the U.S. entry process and reductions in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) wait times at O'Hare International Airport. Through close relationships with airports and industry, the report demonstrates, such improvements can be made easily across the nation.

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CHICAGO'S 50 FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES

Last month, Crain's Chicago Business released its annual list of the 50 fastest growing companies in the city. To better understand each company's impressive gains, CEOs were polled on their business practices. Vernon Hills-based Agave Loco LLC claimed the top spot.

See which Chicagoland companies are growing the fastest