Join us on May 6, 2020 in Springfield for Business Day 2020.

Why Join Us?

Business Day is a great opportunity to participate in the legislative process and a special chance to speak directly with Members of the General Assembly while they are considering legislation that directly impacts your bottom line. In addition to meeting with legislators, attendees will participate in discussions about the Governor’s graduated income tax proposal, a proposal to shift even more of the property tax burden to commercial and industrial properties, and legislation that could lead to significant increases in energy costs.


Noon Luncheon
Abraham Lincoln Hotel
701 E Adams St, Springfield, IL 62701

3:00 p.m. Lobby at the Capitol
Illinois State Capitol
301 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62701

5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Outdoor Reception
Parking lot on the corner of 2nd & Adams (IMA parking lot)

Registration and Accommodations

Registration Deadline: April 18, 2020

Hotel Registration Deadline: April 13, 2020
Overnight accommodations at the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield a DoubleTree by Hilton, Seventh & Adams. A limited number of rooms are available at a group rate of $124.00/night. Ask for Group Code “RMA” and reserve hotel rooms by April 13, 2020.

Sponsorship Information

Co-Host Organization: $2,000 (includes your company name on promotional materials and includes 20 registrations to the dinner and gala).

Event Sponsors: $1,250 (includes your company name on promotional materials and includes 10 registrations to the dinner and gala).

Business Day Panels

Graduated Income Tax: Illinois voters will go to the ballot box in November to decide whether or not to amend the Illinois Constitution to allow for a graduated income tax. Watch both sides square off on the most closely watched political issue in the 2020 election in Illinois.

Energy: In 1997, with the backing of IRMA, Illinois deregulated the energy marketplace, saving residents and employers billions of dollars. The competitive market and our strong energy portfolio make Illinois a net energy exporter and a low-cost state. This panel will focus on pending legislative issues including zero carbon emission goals, support for nuclear plants, rate formula extension, the future of coal, and more. Hear how these could help or hurt Illinois’ energy advantage.

Property Taxes: Illinois has the second highest property tax rates in the nation. Another blue ribbon commission has offered suggested recommendations for change while new Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi has unveiled a legislative plan that could require businesses to disclose substantial confidential information for assessment purposes that will further shift an even greater portion of the property tax burden onto commercial and industrial property taxpayers. Listen and consider how these could impact your bottom-line.