Business Communications Center

The Chicago NATO Host Committee, along with security advisors Hillard Heintze, has launched a Business Communications Center (BCC) to provide key information, updates and emergency information, if necessary, for Chicago businesses during this month’s NATO summit. 

The Business Communications Center allows for two-way communication between the city's Office of Emergency Management & Communications and the business community to address specific questions, concerns and issues regarding NATO summit-related occurrences. Business owners can send questions to this Business Communications Center for direct response. The BCC will also reduce the number of calls to the city's 3-1-1 telephone line and will not impact emergency services. The BCC is designed to enhance communication to all businesses with specific information that is pertinent to its geographic area. Outgoing messages can go to the entire business community or the BCC can send area-specific messages, if necessary, such as intersection or street closings that may affect a business.

Owners and managers of Chicago-area businesses can sign up for alerts here by submitting their name, their company's name, their address and their phone number. Users will have the option of being notified via email, text message or Twitter.

While this Business Communications Center is tailored specifically for the needs of Chicago businesses and property managers, the Office of Emergency Management and Communication continues to operate Notify Chicago for Chicago residents. Notify Chicago is designed specifically for residents and provides general information about various emergency and non-emergency situations taking place across all of Chicago including emergency weather and traffic related alerts.