Small business is hard – especially for local solo-preneurs in the arts. Our community is filled with dedicated professionals working their crafts without much recognition or fanfare.
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.”
Running an indie-restaurant is harder than ever. Success is possible, but good intentions do not guarantee profit.
Elijah Sims’ horrific death to gun violence just east of Oak Park in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood is a clarion call to action. Our own community’s fate is linked to that of those around us. Only a regional approach can help raise the standard of living for all of us.
This weekend I visited a few local specialty stores searching for unique birthday gifts for my son. Fortunately, we enjoy so many independent retail boutiques in our community. Sure, I could find similar gifts online if I knew what I was looking for. But with no real ideas of what to buy, it is a…
Keeping up a consistent stream of social media content is a challenge for small business owners. An Accountability Partner helps.