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04 Dec 2023

New leader for IL Chamber

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce has a new president and CEO. Lou Sandoval’s career has taken him from the biotech industry through marine sales through business consulting, and he says that’s prepared him for his new position.

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30 Nov 2023

New Chamber Head Sandoval Expanding on Longtime Mission

Lou Sandoval, the new President and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce is in his first week at the organization. Sandoval spoke to The Illinoize Tuesday.

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29 Nov 2023

Illinois Chamber President to Visit Effingham Wednesday

The Effingham County Chamber, in collaboration with the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, will host an exclusive luncheon introducing the newly appointed President and CEO of the Illinois Chamber, Lou Sandoval.

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The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc.

The history behind Inland Real Estate: There were four of us who formed the company. Three of us went to college together and the fourth one we met while teaching. While we were teaching, my partner, Dan Goodwin asked about getting into something on the side. While none of us had money and our parents didn’t have money, we knew the first step would be to get our broker’s license. We then decided, well, we know someone that builds houses - why don’t we collect money, buy these lots (from this one savings and loan guy) scattered throughout the suburb, build houses, build some two flats, and then sell them? That stopped when rates increased and then we decided to buy existing rental properties. By the time the 1970s were over, we probably had about 20,000-25,0000 apartment units. By 1985, we had about 48,000 units.

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