Chamber Advantage

December 4th, 2022

There is nothing like gathering with friends and just having fun. No agendas and no business. Well, that is what the Chamber is all about this month! Come and see me at one of our holiday celebrations and let's raise a glass to a job well done this year. We both deserve it!

Liz Holt

Executive Director


Check out our Holiday Events!

We've gathered all of our holiday parties and events here for you to register for all of them now and get them on your calendar.

Come celebrate with us!

Thursday December 8, 8:30 - 10:00am - Young Professionals Holiday Meetup at Great Sip Cafe

This month our annual holiday breakfast meetup and white elephant gift exchange will be held at Great Sip Cafe! Bring a wrapped gift for the swap & wear your favorite ugly Holiday sweater. This is your chance to pass along the world's most hideous candle or that singing wiggling fish thing - or if you opt to go classy and buy something, please keep the value under $25.


Friday December 9, 9:00 - 10:30am - December Women in Business WinterFest at The Sheridan

Get ready to get your jolly on as we celebrate another successful year of supporting the phenomenal women in the OPRF Chamber. If this time of year has you stressed and feeling disconnected, please join us at The Sheridan at River Forest for a morning of fun, food, laughter, conversation, and raffle prizes!


Tuesday December 13, 5:00 - 7:00pm - Holiday Business After Hours at Oak Park Bank

It's that time of year again! Our Holiday Business After Hours (BAH) will be hosted by Oak Park Bank. Join us for a night of networking and hors d'oeuvres, and see how they have repurposed this gorgeous space, while making connections for your business or organization! 

Join us to end the year with your amazing business community!


Friday December 16, 12:00 - 12:30pm - Holiday Takeout Stakeout at Betty's Pizza & Pasta

Come join your fellow Chamber members for our first Holiday Takeout Stakeout, at Betty's Pizza & Pasta! In this event, we convene at Betty's to pick up our takeout lunch choices, and get to see each other for a bit while we're at it! Lunch is a flat $16 including tax and tip.


Monday December 19, 5:00 - 6:30pm - BIPOC Affinity Group Holiday Party

Celebrate the holidays with our BIPOC affinity group! We will be gathering at Styles 4 Kidz for some relaxed togetherness to just enjoy the season together. Come connect with Black, Latinx, Asian-American, Indigenous peers from the OPRF business and nonprofit community! 

Plan Your Month!

Want to plan ahead?
Here are some events we have coming up over the next month.
Join us for these wonderful networking opportunities and
continue to grow your business!

Monday December 19, 12:15 - 12:45pm - Meditation Mondays at CrossFunction Flexible Workspace

Join us for our Chamber program aimed at taking care of you, our small business community. Welcome to our monthly Meditation Mondays! All it takes is half an hour (that's only 30 mins!) for us to help you put your to-do list aside, empty your head of all the chatter and truly look after yourself.


With over 440 other local businesses, we would love to help you survive these trying times, grow your business and get you more connected into the community.

Our Chamber is all about Community - plain and simple. And this Community knows that "a rising tide floats all boats"...and right now our boats need some float!

We are dedicated to embracing diversity and equity, providing marketing opportunities when you need them, and having a Board of Directors and Staff who reflects our business community and who work tirelessly for you, our small business owners. 

Want to learn more, click on the button below, or email us directly!


New Members

October & November 2022

Join us in welcoming all of these new Chamber Members into the Oak Park River Forest community! We can't wait to meet you and learn more about your business.

Huber Homes

Nonprofit Legal Services LLC

Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce

143 S Oak Park Avenue


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