Chamber Advantage
June 5th, 2022
Welcome to June, when the weather is fine, and we don't have to wait for the rain to pass to see rainbows... Welcome to Pride Month! This is the perfect time for you to fly your flag loud & proud and support LGBTQ-owned businesses in our Villages.

Check out the Chamber programs & resources that we have curated for you this month and come and join us!
Executive Director
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!

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.
Friday June 10, 12:00 - 12:30pm - 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, and get to see each other for a bit while we're at it!
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!
We believe that all who live and work in our community should have the opportunity to thrive. This is our Chamber vision, and we work tirelessly to make this a reality in everything we do! Keep an eye on our NEW LGBTQ+ Programming and Resources page to stay up-to-date on any events and resources to help your business throughout June, and the rest of the year!
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!
Wednesday June 15, 2:00 - 3:00pm - Chamber 102: Your Marketing Advantage
Our Member Benefits Series is perfect for new members, and those who need a quick refresher on how to maximize your Chamber membership benefits. This fast-paced course will specifically highlight all the ways you can utilize the Chamber website, eBlasts and Affinity Groups to best market your business.
Friday June 17, 12:00 - 12:30pm - Ribbon Cutting at Oak Park Bank - Madison Street Branch
Oak Park Bank's Madison Street Branch is celebrating its Grand Opening, in a brand new building! See the beautiful new space, meet the staff, get to know other Chamber members, and join us for the ribbon cutting and the celebration! 
Friday June 24, 12:00 - 12:30pm - Ribbon Cutting at Behavioral Learning
Behavioral Learning is celebrating its Grand Opening! They are committed to creating a safe and collaborative environment in order to empower growth and foster individualized behavior change. See the beautiful new space, meet the staff, get to know other Chamber members, and join us for the ribbon cutting and the celebration! 
Monday June 27, 12:15 - 12:45pm - Meditation Monday at Crossfunction Flexible Workspace
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 know that life can be busy, and it can be stressful juggling family and work. We are guessing that you could use some TLC!
Monday June 27, 5:30 - 7:00pm - BIPOC Affinity Group Meeting
Join us for the third BIPOC Affinity Group meeting. 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!
Economic Luncheon

Did you know???
We have had an anonymous benefactor who generously donated to help keep the costs down for this event. Due to the increase in wages and food, the ticket prices have gone up a little bit this year. But, this donation has allowed us to keep the prices very close to previous year's events.
Sponsor a Table!
Join us this month for the return of our Economic Luncheon! There are very limited Sponsorship opportunities available for your business at this popular event. Make sure to register and reserve your space today.
The panelists have been announced!
We have curated a panel of visionary leaders to come together for casual discussion on the future of our economy and the role of technology.
ModeratorDaRondal Bevly, RubyRose Strategies
PanelistHashem Alsaket, Siden
PanelistSandra Kaufman, Loyola University School of Dance
PanelistManoj Prasad, Resilience Healthcare
This panel discussion will take a deep dive into understanding current trends in areas of key economic indicators - purchasing power, construction & development and broadband infrastructure. The moderator will delve into how these areas are interconnected and weave through the insight and potency from a communications perspective.

Check the website to reserve your space to attend this event!
Chamber Blog

Have you seen our blog lately?
We have been adding helpful tips and regular updates to our blog to keep you informed. Need ideas on new ways to network? How about making sure your business is LGBTQ+ friendly? Or, do you need some touch points on supporting your health, gentlemen? We've got your back!

New Members

April & May 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.

Tim Kelly
Construction Co.
Complimentary Memberships

April & May 2022
These members joined the Chamber as part of the Village of Oak Park or the Village of River Forest complimentary six-month membership. Join us in welcoming them all to the Chamber!
Eyelash Me!
Encore By Little Gem
Dollop Coffee Co.
Dima Jewelry Designs
Human Service Greater Illinois, Inc.
Power Up - Shake and Tea Shop
Loads of Fun 2
Simply Modifications
Harold's Shrimp and Chicken
Dream Spa
Art Spirit Tattoo
Hope Psychological Services
Avalon Creations
Sparkle Aesthetics, Training Center
Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce

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