Chamber Advantage
May 8th, 2022
Mother's Day—the official start of gardening season! It's now safe to plant your veggies, flowers and natives. So grab the favorite people in your life and go plant something! Get your hands in the soil, smell the plants and fresh air and enjoy some greenery in your life. Want more nourishing fun in your community? Come along next weekend for our FREE Community Health & Wellness Fair. Sixty health & wellness businesses will be there to help you eat well, stay healthy and get a jump on summer. Pilates, climbing wall, child care, medical screenings, Covid testing & vaccines—ALL FREE to the community. Join us to reconnect with your health!
Liz Holt
Executive Director
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Still thinking about becoming a vendor for the Health & Wellness Fair?
Did you know that you will receive 80% off your vendor registration by becoming a Chamber Member? There is also a special Sponsor level that is reserved only for Chamber Members! Register for this year's Community Health and Wellness Fair and reconnect with your health network.

Plan Your Week!

What is coming up this week?
Check out the events we have put together for you this week.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday May 10, 5-7pm - Business After Hours at Madison Street Theatre
Our May Business After Hours (BAH) will be hosted by Madison Street Theatre, one of Oak Park's primary destinations for the performing arts. Madison Street Theatre is a performing arts center that produces, supports, and hosts exceptional arts programming through maintaining a quality and affordable space to create, teach, and collaborate.
Friday May 13, 9-10am - Women in Business at the Community Fridge
Join us for our May gathering where we will be meeting at the Community Fridge in Oak Park. Bring a donation of menstrual products or diapers, grab a coffee and something yummy to eat - courtesy of Carnival Grocery.
Unable to join us? You can still make a monetary donation through the website that will then be used to stock the Community Fridge throughout the year!
Friday May 13, 12-12:30pm - Takeout Stakeout at Jerusalem Cafe
Come join your fellow Chamber members for our next Takeout Stakeout, this time at Jerusalem Cafe! In this event, we convene at a designated restaurant to pick up our takeout lunch choices, and get to see each other for a bit while we're at it in a fun social meetup.
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 May 16, 12:15 - 12:45pm - Meditation Mondays at CrossFunction Flexible Workspace
Join us as we launch our NEW 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.
We will be meeting at The Boulevard Arcade in Oak Park, the home of CrossFunction Flexible Workspace.
Thursday May 19, 8:00 - 9:30am - New Member Breakfast at Oak Park Arms
Join us at our New Member Breakfast at Oak Park Arms to tell us all about your business, to meet Chamber staff and board leadership, learn about all of your benefits, and find opportunities to get involved. Board members and staff are on hand to meet new members and answer any questions!
Monday May 23, 5:30 - 7:00pm - BIPOC Affinity Group at Jeffrey Hines State Farm
We will be gathering at Jeffrey Hines State Farm at 5:00 pm. Connect with Latinx, Asian-American, Black and Indigenous peers from the OPRF business and nonprofit community! 
Come join us to make connections with great folks, and help us shape the future of this new group!
Health & Wellness Fair

Join us next Sunday!
The 6th Annual Community Health & Wellness Fair is coming up next SUNDAY, MAY 15, from 11A-2P at the FFC Gym in Oak Park, IL! This year interact with 60+ exhibitors, receive complimentary screenings, enjoy family activities & appreciate excellent giveaways. 

Will you be there? We will!
Want to help this event run smoothly? Volunteer!
This event is run through the efforts of many volunteers. We still need some help with check-in, assisting vendors and bringing food to vendors.
Exclusive Presenting Sponsor
Diamond Sponsors
Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Photography & Videography Sponsors
Venue Sponsor
Special Partnership!

Did you know that we have partnered with the Celebrating Seniors Coalition this year?

For the Community Health & Wellness Fair, we have partnered with the Celebrating Seniors Coalition this year for Celebrating Seniors Week! We have also coordinated with the Oak Park Township to coordinate a van to transport any aging adults who do not have other transportation to the Fair. We encourage all aging adults in the Oak Park and River Forest communities to use this event to reconnect with your health.
Would you like to keep up on any Capital Improvements happening in Oak Park? On the website you will find project updates, the current projects for the fiscal year, the proposed projects for future years, and the alley reconstruction priorities.

The Department of Public Works - Engineering Division plans, designs and implements the Village's Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The division also maintains the Village's infrastructure databases such as pavement management and Geographic Information System (GIS).
Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce

143 S Oak Park Avenue


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