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Bolingbrook Chamber President to Testify in Front of Congressional Committee

Business leaders to testify on how new regulations are impacting financial institutions, small businesses and consumers in Illinois.

President and CEO Mike Evans will testify in front of a U.S. House of Representatives committee today in Chicago.

Evans, in an email to chamber members, said he was asked by to testify in front of the Committee on Financial Services about how new regulations are impacting financial institutions, small businesses and consumers in Illinois.

"I will be speaking about the difficulty small businesses face in accessing credit and obtaining loans," Evans said in the email. "This is a valuable opportunity to help pave a path to greater access to financial resources for small businesses all across (America)."

The hearing will take place in Room 2525 at the Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse, 219 South Dearborn Street in Chicago and is open to the public.

The committee is chaired by Spencer Bachus, the Republican congressman from Alabama.

Others expected to testify are Greg Ohlendorf, president and CEO of First Community Bank and Trust on behalf of the Independent Community Bankers of America; William Bates, Jr., an executive vice president and general counsel with Seaway Bank and Trust Company on behalf of the National Bankers Association; James Roolf, chairman of the Illinois Bankers Association; James Renn, president and CEO of Lisle Savings Bank on behalf of the Illinois League of Financial Institutions; John Schmitt, president and CEO of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce; Dory Rand president of the Woodstock Institute; and Bob Palmer, a policy director with Housing Action Illinois.

For more on the hearing or committee, CLICK HERE.

How do regulations inhibit your ability to grow your business and create jobs? Or if you are a consumer, how do regulations play a role in your consumer experience?

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