Chamber Advantage

August 13th, 2023

I cannot believe mid-August has arrived. For educators, this time of year is a busy transition. Schools are preparing for students to return back-to-school. The world around us goes through a transition, as well. The days turn colder and shorter. The leaves change color. We say goodbye to our shorts and sandals and pull out the scarves and gloves. Let’s approach the transition to autumn feeling refreshed, ready to connect, ready to tackle challenges, and ready to get back-to-business!

Brian Dubina


OPRF Chamber of Commerce


Plan Your Week!

What is coming up this week?

We know you are busy. To help make it easier and help you to join us at as many things as you would like, we have gathered our events for this week.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday Aug 17, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM -

New Member Breakfast

Welcome New Members! Join us at our quarterly New Member Breakfast to introduce yourself and tell us about your business. This is an ideal opportunity to meet fellow new members, Chamber staff and Board leadership. You will also learn about your benefits, hear how you can get involved and get answers to your questions.


Thursday Aug 17, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM -

45th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting at the

Oak Park Arms

This week we'll be at the Oak Park Arms celebrating 45 years of community, hospitality, and engagement with our senior residents. We'll be taking pictures of the ribbon cutting, and enjoying a great networking opportunity! Come join us to mark the occasion!


Friday Aug 18, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Chamber Takeout Stakeout at The Daly Bagel

Come join your fellow Chamber members for our next Takeout Stakeout, this time at The Daly Bagel! In this event, we convene at a designated restaurant to pick up our takeout lunch choices.

Lunch is a flat $16 including tax and tip. 


Plan Your Month!

Like to plan ahead?

Here are some events we have coming up over the next month so you can register now and receive a reminder right before the event.

Join us for these wonderful networking opportunities and

continue to grow your business!

Wednesday Aug 23, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM -

Alioto's Gift Shop STOP&SHOP Member Sale

Drop by Alioto's Gift Shop during regular business hours on Wednesday, August 23:

  • Meet the owners of this iconic Oak Park store.
  • Receive 15% off your purchase all day (during normal open hours).
  • Tell them that you are a member of the OPRF Chamber of Commerce. We guarantee they will take care of you!

Thursday Aug 31, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM - BIPOC Affinity Group

It's Summertime and that means live music, cool drinks and the outdoors! BIPOC is heading to Marion Street in Downtown Oak Park this month for Thursday Night Out. We will convene in front of Fleet Feet and pick the best spot to enjoy the evening. Local restaurants are offering meal and drink specials for TNO. Outdoor tables and chairs are provided. Everyone can purchase food and beverages of their choice as we relax and enjoy the live music from local artists. 


Friday Sep 1, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Chamber Take-out Stake-out!

We are still organizing this amazing lunch for you, so we aren't sure where we are meeting yet! Check back soon and we guarantee some great food and wonderful company!


Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce

141 S Oak Park Avenue

Suite 3


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