I visited with a friend this week and was surprised to hear her say, “my friend told me the Chamber of Commerce voted for the project.” The project, of course, is the Albion development at the corner of Lake and Forest – a project that has been divisive since it was first proposed. The fourth…
Like an eight-oar rowing team, business support functions in a community are more effective when they work in harmony.
Friends’ stories of dropping off their children at college reminds me of our experience leaving our daughter at The Ohio State University a few years ago. With over ten thousand freshmen coming in each year, they have it down. Orientation, registration, move-in day – it is one big well-oiled, scarlet and gray machine. More impressive…
Max Austin-Williams, Executive Director of Oak Park’s largest merchant association, Downtown Oak Park, departs for “down under” this month
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 dog days of summer are challenging ones for small business as people leave town for vacation or generally adopt a slower pace.