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
“Food is Art” was the theme of this year’s Chicago Gourmet. But I came away with a better appreciation of “food is business” – and a complicated business at that.
In a week when Suburban Unity Alliance and the Oak Park Regional Housing Center both hosted events filled to capacity with community members advocating for equity, the Chamber voted to back SUA’s “Pledge for Unity.”
Running an indie-restaurant is harder than ever. Success is possible, but good intentions do not guarantee profit.
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.