Celebrating Unity and Gratitude

November 26th, 2023

Dear Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce Members,

In the quiet moments following Thanksgiving, we find ourselves reflecting on the unique tapestry that makes up our Chamber community. The collective strength drawn from the diversity of our businesses, both large and small, sets the stage for our shared success.

Each Chamber member provides unique contributions to our collective. Our community is a mosaic of varied perspectives and talents, fostering an environment where innovation and collaboration thrive. Whether you've been with us for years or are a recent addition, your presence enriches us all. We are deeply grateful for the diversity that defines us and also unites us in a common goal of progress.

Behind the scenes, our dedicated staff serves as the backbone of our operations, tirelessly working to support your endeavors and enhance the local business landscape. Their commitment resonates through the daily rhythms of our Chamber. Each day, they bring passion and expertise to their roles, ensuring that the Chamber remains a vital and dynamic resource for all. We extend our sincere thanks for their unwavering dedication.

We also want to express our gratitude to the members who have volunteered their time to serve on our Board of Directors. Your leadership is the steady hand that shapes the direction of our Chamber. Your commitment to the community and strategic vision illuminate the path toward shared success. The collaboration within our board is integral to steering us towards a future filled with promise.

Our Chamber is not an isolated entity, but rather an integral part of the thriving Oak Park and River Forest community. Your ongoing support and enthusiasm for local businesses creates an ecosystem where we all can flourish. Together, we are building a resilient community that stands strong in the face of challenges. The strength of our collective bonds fortifies our shared foundation.

As we step into the holiday season and the promise of a new year, we are filled with excitement about the opportunities that lie ahead. Thank you for being a vital part of this shared journey.

Wishing you a season filled with joy, success, and the warmth of community spirit!

Warm regards,

Rob Guenthner & Darien Marion-Burton

Board President & Executive Director

Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce

Rob Guenthner


Darien Marion-Burton

Executive Director


Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce

141 S Oak Park Avenue

Suite 3


[email protected]


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