February 1, 2024

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Business After Business: State of the City Address

Thursday, February 1, 2024

6pm - 8pm

6:30pm State of the City Signature at Regus

222 S. Prospect Ave

Park Ridge  

Women in Business

Galentine's Multi-Chamber Networking Event

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

5:30pm - 7:30pm

6182 N Northwest Hwy, Chicago, IL

A Night of Stars Celebration 

Saturday, February 24, 2024

6:00pm - 10:00pm

9:00 pm Awards Presentation

The Harp & Fiddle 

110 Main Street

Thank you,

Platinum Members!

  1. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Children's Hospital  
  2. AllState Insurance - Tunnell Insurance Agency Inc
  3. Amazing Grace Senior Living
  4. American Science & Surplus
  5. Ash & Willow ECO Salon
  6. Atlas Auto Service
  7. BMO Bank
  8. Chicago Surgical Specialists 
  9. Coyne & Company Inc
  10. D'Agostino's Pizza & Pub
  11. Dermani Medspa New!
  12. DiFranco Periodontics and Dental Implants New!
  13. Dream Town Real Estate - Team Fallico
  14. Edward Jones Financial Advisors Victor Imreibe & Ron Schammert
  15. First Data/Card Connect Park Ridge
  16. Goode Plumbing, Inc.
  17. Harp & Fiddle
  18. Journal & Topics Media Group
  19. Judge Law LTD
  20. JRE Group eXp Realty New!
  21. M.D. Ventures Medical Spa
  22. Neri Architects
  23. Private Home Care
  24. Proper Rate Mortgage - Chris Varco
  25. Saturn Title LLC
  26. Shemroon Kabab House New!
  27. Sociale Dispensary New!
  28. Tania Forte, Realtor New!
  29. The Capital Grille
  30. The Sheridan at Park Ridge
  31. Truluck's Rosemont 
  32. Village Bank & Trust
  33. Wheel & Sprocket
  34. Zastava Arms USA LLC
  35. You could be here!



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Labor of Love Sponsorship Level Forms
2024 Labor of Love Information

Painting for Dreams

A Parent- Hosted Event Benefiting Have Dreams

Sunday, February 4, 2024

2:00 PM  4:00 PM

1006 Gillick St

Park Ridge, IL

The Park Ridge Garden Club will host their next general meeting on

Thursday, February 8 @7pm

In the Centennial Activity Center 100 S. Western in Park Ridge.

 With Spring around the corner, that means it’s time to get ready for another season of gardening. Mark Lyons, a.k.a. “the Garden Troubadour” is a master gardener, consultant and educator and will be discussing tools and techniques for getting your garden ready for spring planting.

               Mr. Lyons runs a successful business, Green Thumb at Your Service, based in Palatine, dedicated to inspiring and coaching people on growing their own food.  His program will begin after the business portion of the meeting which is

open to all interested gardeners. 

The Park Ridge Garden Club was established 94 years ago and boasts over 100 members. Many members actively participate in various projects within the community and maintain several garden beds.  

The annual Plant sale in May and Garden Walk in June are our two fundraisers the community always looks forward to. 

For more information go to  www.parkridgegardenclub.org

Valentine's Day Special

Fred Astaire Dance Studios –

Park Ridge, IL

Call 847-653-6157 or

Text 224-463-9771

17 N. Prospect Avenue | Park Ridge, IL

[email protected]

Center of Concern’s Dementia Caregivers Support Group Returns to The Summit of Uptown

Free Support Group Meets Second Monday of Each Month at

10:00 AM 

The Summit of Uptown, 

10 N Summit Ave, Park Ridge

The next meeting is on

Monday, February 12th.

This group is a safe place to learn, exchange strategies and tips, and meet other caregivers. This support group is facilitated by a trained Center of Concern staff. Light refreshments will be served. 


To RSVP to attend this support group, or to learn more about other Center of Concern programs and services, please visit www.centerofconcern.org or call the Center of Concern at 847-823-0453.

National Book Award

Discussion Group

March 18

7:00 pm

Park Ridge

Community Church

Join Compass to Care

on May 10, 2024

from 8 am-10 am at

The Harp & Fiddle in

Park Ridge for an early

Mother’s Day celebration!

For $30 per ticket, guests at the non-profit’s first-ever

Mother’s Day Breakfast Benefit will have the chance to shop local businesses, eat a delicious meal, and toast with

some bubbly.

Compass to Care is looking for sponsors for this event. For more information regarding sponsorships and tickets, visit: www.ParkRidgeBrunch.org. The registration deadline is May 1, 2024



Ear, Nose and Throat Center -

Park Ridge

Presented by: Dr. Michael Layland

February 7, 2024

6:00 PM


Our new Community Guide and Business Directory will enhance the Chamber’s brand, create a valuable resource that drives business to our members, and provides a trusted source for residents,

especially newcomers.

For more information and to reserve an ad ... click here!


If you are interested in a PARADE SLOT click HERE


Take advantage of free, confidential, virtual business mentoring sessions on all aspects of small business. Certified Mentors from the SCORE North Cook and Lake Counties Chapter #0726 are available to mentor small business owners and start-ups with business registration, planning, marketing, product pricing, financing, etc. To set up your appointment, contact SCORE mentor Larry Zanger at [email protected].


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Submit your content to be included in our weekly e-newsletter share your posts via Facebook/Instagram (FREE for members) by sending a maximum of 100 - 150 characters and/or a JPEG/PNG to j[email protected].

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DEADLINE: Noon Wednesday of each week

The Real Park Ridge is the perfect family-friendly entertainment magazine, website and email newsletter to promote what you do best. Our reach is like no other, as we have expanded our magazine distribution with every issue since March of 2020, including to thousands of Park Ridge homes and more than 100 businesses throughout the near NW suburbs and NW Chicago. Bonus: Our affordable marketing packages are loaded with creative added-value possibilities. In other words, we’ll get you noticed as much as possible, and do so with some imagination and fun.

Contact info:

Publisher: Trent Modglin

[email protected]


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847 - 409 - 0274

Orange Shoe Personal Fitness - Park Ridge


phone: 630.890.9786 

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Are you looking to gain more exposure for your business? The following perks are included in your membership, so be sure to utilize them!

Promote your business in our newsletter and on Facebook!

Submit your content to be included in our weekly e-newsletter share your posts via Facebook(FREE for members) by sending a maximum of 100 - 200 characters and/or a PDF or JPEG/PNG to j[email protected].

DEADLINE: Noon Wednesday of each week

Realnets, your hometown MSP has been an IT tech partner to businesses and communities for over a quarter century. When it comes to technology integration, management and strategy, Realnets provides the experience to guide you. We design, build, integrate and maintain IT technology and security products from the ground to the cloud.

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Properties Northwest

Our group is here to help you find your way home! 

Contact us today for our local expertise in the Chicagoland area.

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to find all of our featured listings, five-star reviews, and social media pages! 

Call, text or email

Paul at 847-477-9501 or 

[email protected]

Because when you work with

Paul, you’re

Closer To Home.

Our team of talented and experienced medical professionals combines advances in medical technology and expertise to provide natural-looking results. 

We are located in Uptown Park Ridge on Prospect Avenue. 

Our medical estheticians and registered nurses under the direction of

Nurse Practitioner,

Marta Druzbacka MSN, FNP-FPA provide individualized care to meet every patient's needs through our medical

 spa's door. 

To schedule a consultation you may reach the office by calling or texting



We provide treatments at 3 locations: Park Ridge, Palos Hills and Schaumburg.

4 Ways to Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly
Going green isn't only better for the environment -- it can also be beneficial for your business's bottom line. Pivoting towards more eco-friendly processes can save your company money, and it can also add to the list of things that set you apart from your competition. Continue reading here.

Network with members via Facebook Join the Park Ridge Chamber Networking Professionals FB group where you can share referrals, news, updates, deals & more! 

  • If you have additional questions about opportunities within the Park Ridge Chamber PREN groups,

contact the Chamber office at 847-825-3121

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Required Poster: Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released a new "Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act" (FLSA) poster to reflect the recent changes made under the “Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers (PUMP) Act.” This law expands the rights of nursing employees to take breaks and have a private place to express breast milk during the workday. 

All employers MUST replace older versions of the “Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act" poster with this new version.

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