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Education Foundation

  1. When is the ICEF Career Conference this year?

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Membership

  1. How does my company join the CICI?
  2. What is the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI)?
  3. What’s the purpose of CICI?
  4. What are the benefits of CICI membership?
  5. What types of issues does CICI get involved?
  6. What is the cost to join the CICI?
  7. Who may join the CICI?

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Education Foundation

Q: When is the ICEF Career Conference this year?
A: The ICEF Career Conference date will be posted once all the invitations are mailed. The event is usually held in October.


Membership

Q: How does my company join the CICI?
A: Either simply call CICI at 847/544-5995 or 217/522-5805; or contact us by e-mail and a Membership Packet and application will be mailed to you immediately.

Q: What is the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI)?
A: The Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI), organized in 1951 as the Drug and Chemical Industries Activities Committee (D.A.C.I.A.C.), is one of the nation's first state chemical trade associations representing the industry's common interests. The primary objective then was to support educational excellence in science. As D.A.C.I.A.C. grew to become CICI, it expanded its efforts into Legislative, Regulatory and other advocacy arenas.

Q: What’s the purpose of CICI?
A: The Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI) is an association whose goals are to ensure the viability and promote the interests of the chemical industry by:

 

  • Gaining public acceptance, trust, support and understanding through the communication of the objectives and beneficial contributions of the chemical industry.
  • Ensuring that public policies and programs are mutually beneficial to the citizens of Illinois and the chemical industry through the provision of leadership, information and service.
  • Inspiring and encouraging students’ and educators’ interest in chemistry and sciences.
  • Sharing information, educating and being a clearinghouse for the best practices of the industry.

 

Q: What are the benefits of CICI membership?
A: The benefits of CICI membership are many. As the state's only organization devoted to solely representing Illinois chemical industry, the CICI works hard to protect and promote the interests of Illinois’ third largest manufacturing sector. Other benefits of membership include:

  • Communication (Legisletter, Register Review, Update, etc.)
  • Representation/Advocacy
  • Resolving CICI Member Issues (Case Work)
  • Networking/Peer Group Development
  • Continuing Education Units/Development Hours
  • Assistance with job placement
  • 2 Offices with Full Time Staff (Des Plaines & Springfield)
  • Quality of Staff – (Over 50 years of experience representing Illinois’ chemical industry)

Q: What types of issues does CICI get involved?
A: While the primary focus of CICI is EH&S issues, we also get involved in any issues which impact our industry. Some examples include:

Legislative Issues

  • Chemical Bans
  • Halt new taxes and fees on industry – (12% tax – Oil Products Tax)
  • Halt Energy Taxes – Natural Gas/Electricity
  • NPDES & Title V Fees
  • Permitting Issues
  • Oppose elimination of industry tax incentives

Regulatory Issues

  • Water Quality Issues/UAA
  • Air Emissions Issues
  • Site & Transportation Security
  • Chicago Area Waterways/Locks

Safety/Security

  • Public Perception
  • Security
  • Transportation
  • Safety (Employees/Process/Community)

Q: What is the cost to join the CICI?
A: Regular member dues are on a graduated scale depending on your company’s presence in Illinois. For Affiliate and Associate members, the annual dues are a $1,100 per year.

Q: Who may join the CICI?
A: The CICI is the only association which focuses solely on the interests of Illinois’ chemical industry. However, membership is not limited to companies in the chemical industry. Any business or group that has a keen interest in, or provides a service to the industry, may apply for CICI membership and are eligible for all CICI member services.