Chamber Advantage

September 24th, 2023

Dear OPRF Chamber Members,

Our recent Annual Meeting at the Lake Theater was a blockbuster event, and we couldn't have done it without our amazing OPRF Chamber members! Your presence was more electrifying than a Marvel crossover, funnier than "Legally Blonde", and as star-studded as a Taylor Swift concert. We are truly grateful for your unwavering support.

A massive shout-out to our sponsors – Adam Doe State Farm, Old Second National Bank, The UPS Store, Byline Bank, Insperity, Kettlestrings Restaurant Group, and the Sheridan – for making this event possible. You are the real superheroes of our community. And let's not forget our breakfast heroes, Blackout Baking Co, Whirlwind Coffee, and Starship, who kept us fueled and energized. Together, we are an unstoppable force, and we look forward to continuing our journey to success as a united OPRF Chamber. Thank you for being part of this fantastic day!

Yours in superheroic solidarity,

Darien Marion-Burton

Executive Director

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 Sep 28, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM -

Ribbon Cutting at Med Aesthetics

This week we'll be at Med Aesthetics in River Forest celebrating this new business, taking pictures of the ribbon cutting, and enjoying a great networking opportunity! Come meet the Med Aesthetics team and discover all the services this shop offers!

Med Aesthetics, LLC, is a boutique medical spa offering a full suite of cosmetic services to men and women. Their goal is to help our patients improve their overall well-being and live happier lives! They provide a comprehensive set of services that span from body sculpting, skin rejuvenation, laser treatments, and more.


Friday Sep 29, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM -

Sit-Down Chamber Lunch at Babygold!

Join us for a Chamber sit-down luncheon! A business lunch in a casual setting, with small group networking. Come enjoy the food while you connect and get to know Chamber members.

Where Are We Eating This Month?

Babygold, the barbecue restaurant at renowned local venue Fitzgerald's, and they're opening just for us for a sit-down lunch!


Friday Sep 29, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM -

Ribbon Cutting at In Touch Pediatrics

This week we'll be celebrating In Touch Pediatrics and Lactation Consulting, an in-home service, hosted for this occasion by Centre Physical Therapy in Oak Park. We'll be celebrating Dr. Rubin's business, taking pictures of the ribbon cutting, and enjoying a great networking opportunity! Come meet Dr. Rubin and discover all the services she offers! 

In Touch Pediatrics provides personalized, unhurried, and exceptional pediatric and infant feeding care, as well as the ability to evaluate, diagnose, and treat more complicated medical problems that arise.


BIPOC Affinity Group -

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Thank you for making the inaugural year of the OPRF Chamber's BIPOC Affinity Group a success. We look forward to you joining us each month as we stay connected with Latinx, Asian-American, Black and indigenous peers from the OPRF business and nonprofit community! 

What to Expect

Join us on September 25th, 2023, at Estillos Barber Studio for an enriching and inclusive event hosted by the BIPOC Affinity Group as we come together to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage.

Enjoy a vibrant evening filled with delicious food and drinks as we gather in the welcoming atmosphere of Estillos Barber Studio. We are delighted to have the owner, Oscar, share his inspiring personal journey and experiences with us.

Our keynote speaker for the evening will be Patricia Santoyo-Marin, Deputy Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for the Illinois Central Management Services. Patricia's expertise and passion for DEI initiatives promise to make this event both enlightening and impactful.

Come be a part of this celebration of Hispanic heritage, connect with like-minded individuals, and gain valuable insights into the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our communities and workplaces. It's an event you won't want to miss!


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.

Come join us for these wonderful networking opportunities and continue to grow your business!

Thursday Oct 5, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM -

Ribbon Cutting at Sugaring NYC

This week we'll be celebrating Sugaring NYC, now open in Oak Park! We'll be celebrating this new business, taking pictures of the ribbon cutting, and enjoying a great networking opportunity! Come meet the staff and discover all the services they offer! 

Sugaring NYC provides hair removal, eyebrow tinting and eyelash tinting.  Sugaring uses only natural ingredients for hair removal.


Friday Oct 13, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM -

Women in Business Meeting

We're continuing fall with a little attention to managing the ups and downs of seasonal workflow. This month, our newest co-chairs will be presenting on Seasonal Planning: Using Your Slower Times to Plan for Busy Ones. We'll hear from Katie Crouch, website copywriter and strategist, and owner of KC Copy; and Nichole Manning-Ashe, owner and CEO of Brown Sugar Caramels.


Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce

141 S Oak Park Avenue

Suite 3


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