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…
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
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.
Oak Park’s current project to update zoning laws will have a longstanding impact on our community in both the commercial and residential areas. The community is invited to review and comment on the proposed changes to the zoning ordinance.
All three Villages are debating the economic future of Madison Street. Lend your voice as Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park each debate various economic development plans for the street.
River Forest is contemplating a creating a TIF district along Madison that seeps into residential areas. While this offers flexibility to improve the neighborhood for the homeowners, it also underscores the potential for commercial redevelopment on these same sites. That potential already exists, but the residents are asking whether the TIF makes the scenario more likely.