Time to reacquaint ourselves with the real people behind our small independent businesses. They just might be your neighbors.
We need specific tools to keep the #shoplocal movement going. Viral posts are great but not enough to capture the momentum at the cash register.
Local moms on Facebook came to the rescue when undeserved, negative reviews of local small businesses appeared online over the weekend.
Notwithstanding these weekly three hundred and fifty words, the Chamber of Commerce struggles like all small businesses to send out its message in the manner in which our audience wants to hear it. Newspapers, social media, printed newsletters, email, podcasts, telephone, in-person announcements – there are more options but it is harder than ever. The…
As we debate our transition to a denser, more urban landscape, we are challenged to find our way through the maze of multiple interests and competing priorities. In addition to high rises and potential street bends, Oak Park’s current conversation is about finding our way more literally. The Village recently hired an urban planning design…
Businesses must create opportunitities to provide feedback – before customers take their opinion online
The OPRF Chamber of Commerce is calling on all community members to nominate local businesses that demonstrate excellence in any of six different categories. Nominations are open from Jun 1 – Jul 15.