A discussion heretofore meant for Council Chambers just played out entirely on social media. The business community requested public discussion at Village Hall to present the implications of Cook County’s minimum wage and paid sick leave ordinance, which goes into effect on July 1. While never officially acknowledged, our request was denied after Facebook lit…
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 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?
Ever wonder how a chamber raises revenue? We are not affiliated with either the national or state chambers, nor are we a government agency. Chambers work to earn member dues from local businesses.
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.