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
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.
What is the tipping point when it comes to residential taxes? How much more can we absorb?
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.