Keeping up a consistent stream of social media content is a challenge for small business owners. An Accountability Partner helps.
Activists are calling on local business owners to publicly pledge non-discrimination and equal treatment for all people in their shops and restaurants.
Recent events across the country remind us that diversity and inclusivity must be intentional in a system that otherwise favors a single privileged group. We need to question that system at every turn – including in the world of small business.
Oak Park’s current project to update zoning laws will have a longstanding impact on our community in both the commercial and residential areas. The community is invited to review and comment on the proposed changes to the zoning ordinance.
As we debate our transition to a denser, more urban landscape, we are challenged to find our way through the maze of multiple interests and competing priorities. In addition to high rises and potential street bends, Oak Park’s current conversation is about finding our way more literally. The Village recently hired an urban planning design…
Businesses must create opportunitities to provide feedback – before customers take their opinion online
All three Villages are debating the economic future of Madison Street. Lend your voice as Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park each debate various economic development plans for the street.
River Forest is contemplating a creating a TIF district along Madison that seeps into residential areas. While this offers flexibility to improve the neighborhood for the homeowners, it also underscores the potential for commercial redevelopment on these same sites. That potential already exists, but the residents are asking whether the TIF makes the scenario more likely.