Chamber Advantage
May 22nd, 2022
What an amazing day we had on Sunday! I now have my first big event under my belt, whew.
Thank you to all of our Sponsors, Vendors, Volunteers and Attendees who joined us for the 6th Annual Community Health & Wellness Fair. It is through our amazing community of healthcare providers that we were able to help the community to reconnect with their health.
Thank you also to the Planning Committee who organized the Fair from start to finish and worked together to make this event a huge success! It was such a pleasure to work with each and every one of you.

On to the next event... The Economic Luncheon!
Thank you again to all of our Sponsors!
Special Events Manager
Health & Wellness Fair

Did you miss the Health & Wellness Fair this year?
Well, we missed you, too. But, here are some highlights for you to enjoy!

Photos courtesy of Jamilla Yipp Photography
Thank you to all of our Sponsors and Vendors who helped to make this event a huge success! This year we were able to strengthen our connections with other businesses in the healthcare industry, as well as support community members to reconnect with their health. The vendors were busy all day talking to individuals and business owners to establish and strengthen connections. How great is that!
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!

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!
Wednesday May 25, 11:30am - 1:00pm - Pride 101 Lunch & Learn at Salernos Pizza & Pasta
Join us to learn all the basics on how your business can support the LGBTQ community during June, Pride Month. Have questions about how you might want to celebrate in June? Bring them along! There will be plenty of time to ask questions of our experts and make sure that your marketing ideas are on point and align with your business goals.
Friday May 27, 12:00 - 12:30pm - Takeout Stakeout at KyuRamen
Come join your fellow Chamber members for our next Takeout Stakeout, this time at KyuRamen! 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. Lunch is a flat $16 including tax and tip. 
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!

Thursday June 2, 11:00 - 11:30am - Ribbon Cutting at Pleasant Home
Come join us to celebrate the reopening of Pleasant Home for tours, with a fully-functional geothermal heating and air conditioning system to show off! We'll welcome them with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the return of tours for the public, and this innovative, sustainable HVAC system in a gorgeous historic building.
Thursday June 2, 1:00 - 2:00pm - Nonprofit Affinity Group Virtual Meeting
Come join the Chamber's nonprofit affinity group for our monthly gathering. This month Chamber Program Manager, Mark Walden, will talk about how to use your nonprofit membership in the Chamber to its greatest advantage. Mark has been program manager at the OPRF Chamber for six years and has helped run other various nonprofit organizations over the years.
Friday June 10, 9:00 - 10:30am - Women in Business at YogaSix
We are thrilled you will be joining us! WIB is stepping aside from its routine format and taking a breather (literally!) by offering a yoga retreat hosted by YogaSix - Oak Park! Take time out of your daily hustle and bustle for a nourishing practice for your mind and body.
Tuesday June 14, 5:00 - 7:00pm - Business After Hours at Fitness Formula Clubs - Oak Park
Our June Business After Hours (BAH) will be hosted by FFC (Fitness Formula Clubs) Oak Park. Join us for a night of networking and hors d'oeuvres in this high-energy setting and enjoy spring on the outdoor deck!
Economic Luncheon

Registration is now OPEN!
Join us next month for the return of our Economic Luncheon! This year we will be discussing the Future of Technology & Economy. The panel discussion will take a deep dive into understanding current trends in areas of key economic indicators—purchasing power, construction & development and broadband infrastructure.
There are limited Sponsorship Opportunities available.
Would you like to Sponsor this event? CLICK HERE to learn more!
Showcase Your Business!

Here are a few ways you can use YOUR Chamber to showoff your business.
Coming up in June, we have many opportunities for you to show the community what you have to offer. These opportunities are for Chamber Members only, so why not take advantage of the opportunity?
Sunday June 5, 11:00am - 4:00pm - Be a Chamber Ambassador at Day in Our Village
Get out of the house, spend some time with friends and promote your business! Choose a 1-hour time slot for you and your business to be in the tent. Only one time slot per business please! Plan how you can promote your business while in the Chamber tent. Join us on the day to reconnect with friends and spread some Chamber love!
Sunday June 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm - March with the Chamber in the Juneteenth Parade
Come and join us in Oak Park's inaugural Juneteenth Parade. Bring your family, wear your business-branded gear, and show this community how much you love it!
This is a benefit for Chamber Members only.
Send an eBlast!
Did you know that you can send out an eBlast through the Chamber to let other members know about special deals or events you have going on through your organization? Opening a new location? Special deal you have going on this month? Let us know and we can help you get the word out!
Health Department working to slow spread of COVID-19
With COVID-19 cases surging across the region and reports of outbreaks in Oak Park on the rise, the Oak Park Department of Public Health continues to step up its efforts to slow the spread of the virus. Earlier this week the Health Department issued new COVID-19 guidance for schools and general guidance for anyone who tests positive for COVID-19. Find more information about the Village’s COVID-19 response and the Health Department’s latest recommendations on the Village website – click here to view.
Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce

143 S Oak Park Avenue


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