Local moms on Facebook came to the rescue when undeserved, negative reviews of local small businesses appeared online over the weekend.
Finally. We got our Target. Ever since the company opened its first eleven stores in the Chicagoland area in 1993, Oak Parkers have bemoaned driving past our own empty lots as we made the trek to Broadview, Melrose Park and later Brickyard, Hillside and the even the west Loop. Now we are going to have…
Let’s start off by saying we are not for or against increasing the minimum wage. That is a policy decision and the Chamber chooses to present information rather than advocating one way or another. This is meant to be informational. Last week the Cook County Board of Commissioners increased the minimum wage in Cook County…
There are four business organizations serving the Oak Park community, three structured as membership associations. What do they do and how are they different?
The OPRF Chamber is working with the Village of Oak Park to build an online directory of all local businesses. The database feeding the directory will enable better communications, planning, event promotion and other back office functions.
The Chamber of Commerce held its second Procurement Expo, introducing local businesses to the purchasing staffs of our various taxing bodies in Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park
“Food is Art” was the theme of this year’s Chicago Gourmet. But I came away with a better appreciation of “food is business” – and a complicated business at that.
In a week when Suburban Unity Alliance and the Oak Park Regional Housing Center both hosted events filled to capacity with community members advocating for equity, the Chamber voted to back SUA’s “Pledge for Unity.”