Tax Information Seminar

Business Events
Mendota Civic Center
1901 Tom Merwin Dr.
Alison Wasmer
Mar 28, 2013
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

The Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a seminar on Thursday, March 28th at the Mendota Civic Center at 8:00 a.m. The seminar will be presented by

Benjamin VanMetre of the Illinois Policy Institute and will cover the topic, “Illinois’ next tax fight: Why a progressive income tax will hurt Illinois.


Benjamin VanMetre serves as the senior budget and tax policy analyst at the Illinois Policy Institute. Ben’s research focuses on state and local government spending, tax policy, entrepreneurship and economic freedom.


Before joining the Institute, Ben has a MA in Economics from George Mason University and a BA from Beloit College where he completed a double major in Economics and Management and Psychology.


Ben’s work has appeared in several outlets including, among others, Forbes, the Chicago Tribune, Economic Affairs, Cato Journal, Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, Maryland Journal, Providence Journal, Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives and the second volume of the Wealth and Well-Being of Nations.


Cost to attend seminar is $10 for Chamber members and $15 for non-members. Light breakfast will be served. Please RSVP to Chamber Office at 815-539-6507 or mendotachamber@yahoo.com by Monday, March 25th, or register online at