Chicago is a city that has had its fair share of bad business agencies, but this one is worse.
The city’s Business Bureau has seen a huge increase in the number of requests to report the city’s businesses, which in turn, has caused the bureau to take a hard look at how it handles business reports, the Business Bureau’s executive director, Michael Schoen, told Newsweek.
“What we’ve learned from our experience is that this isn’t a good business bureau for Chicago,” Schoen said.
“It’s not a good management bureau.
It’s not good for the city.”
Business Bureau officials are currently conducting an internal review of the bureau’s operations, Schoen added.
It has become increasingly clear to him that the bureau has lost sight of its core mission.
“They are taking away a critical tool that they have in place to get our city’s business going,” Schen said.
The bureau’s main job is to collect, process and report city business.
It reports to the city treasurer and then to the mayor.
When the mayor signs a city charter, the bureau reports directly to the commissioner, who signs the charter.
In addition, the city auditor can audit the bureau, and the mayor can sign off on audits, Schon said.
As of August, the office had reported nearly $600,000 in revenue for the fiscal year ending June 30, the most recent data available.
“We’re not doing enough to keep up with the demand,” Schon explained.
“You know, we’re talking about a city where businesses have been struggling.
According to Schoen and city officials, the Bureau has a $2.7 million budget for the next fiscal year, which begins on April 1. “
So it’s not just about reporting to us, but also, the way we handle it, the processes that we follow, the things that we’ve done that make it difficult for businesses to get the business going.”
According to Schoen and city officials, the Bureau has a $2.7 million budget for the next fiscal year, which begins on April 1.
However, Schen and others say the city has already been spending money to expand the bureau.
The mayor has called for an additional $500,000 to $1.5 million to hire additional staff to staff the bureau this year, according to the City Council.
The president of the Illinois Business Council said he believes that the mayor has mismanaged the bureau and that his office has not kept up with requests from businesses for more resources.
“The mayor’s office has a very high degree of control over what’s being done,” said Council President Mike Binder, a Democrat.
“There’s not enough money coming in from the city for our needs and our priorities.”
Binder said he would like to see the bureau “restructure its mission and create a much more robust business bureau.”
The city attorney’s office told Newsweek it does not believe that the city is under a fiduciary duty to the bureau as it currently exists, because it does have the authority to make changes.
“Our office does not have the legal authority to approve the hiring of additional staff, to create new positions or to establish any additional compensation,” spokeswoman Ashley Siegel said.
“[But] we’re going to look at all of the options to try to find a solution that works for the business community.”