It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like…

Holiday Decor.  It has been one of our most straightforward yet challenging projects this year.  You’ll know in a month if we succeeded. Most retailers count on the holiday season for up to 30% of their annual sales.  The number is higher for small boutiques.  To attract customers, shop owners rely on their own marketing,…

October is Membership Month

There is strength in numbers.   In chamber-world, we mean number of members.  Today, our membership comprises just under 30% of all local businesses.  We hope to grow that number. This October, we are launching a focused membership drive.  “Membership Month” features special offers for businesses just joining us and a chance to win prizes…

Had I Known…

Scrolling through Facebook on a Sunday morning, I first learn about so many around-town happenings that happened last week.  Events I wish I had known about before; events I wish I had attended.  Or at least helped to promote. We suffer from an abundance of riches in Oak Park and River Forest, with no lack…