November 16, 2023

Come join us at events, read our Newsletters and Instagram/Facebook postings . . .

we invite you to participate!

Have an idea for an event?

Reach out and let us know!

Don't miss out on promotional opportunities this Thanksgiving!

Submit news of exciting happenings for your business or organization to the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce by

Tuesday, November 21st at noon!

(One day earlier than usual due to the holiday!)

Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Jackie Mathews, attended the Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives annual conference November 8 - 10, 2023. Jackie joined other executives from across the state to identify best practices to ensure a vibrant future for our

local chambers.

We celebrated the relocation and expansion of two great Park Ridge businesses:

Advanced Physical Therapy and Kamin Physical Therapy on Monday, November 13 with a fantastic ribbon cutting! Mayor Maloney, Park Ridge Chamber Board members, City Council members, as well as family members, friends, and neighbors were in attendance!

Best wishes for continued success to Advanced Physical Therapy and Kamin Physical Therapy!



Networking on Tap!

Thursday, November 16, 2023

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Shemroon Kabab House

430 W Touhy Ave

Park Ridge, IL

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's New Gift Shop Ribbon Cutting!

Monday, November 27, 2023


1775 Dempster Street

First Floor

Park Ridge, IL

Raffia Gifts

New Location Ribbon Cutting!

Wednesday. November 29, 2023

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Actual Ribbon Cutting: 5:30pm

13 S Prospect Ave

Park Ridge, IL

Winterfest 2023!

Uptown & South Park

For up to date information:


Friday, November 24, 2023

Park Ridge, IL

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 Harris 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. M.D. Ventures Medical Spa
  21. Mel's Craft BBQ
  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!


Winterfest 2023!

Plan to be with us for this beloved

Park Ridge tradition!



Register Here!

The Networking on Tap 2023 Calendar is here! Enjoy great networking with great people at great Chamber member businesses.

These events are specifically hosted for Chamber members and prospective Chamber members, so we hope you will join us this year! We are excited for a year filled with building new business relationships and strengthening current ones.





The holidays are here! This time of year can be challenging for many. Giving usually brings joy to both sides. Paul Swanson, the realtor from Baird & Warner, and Frank Ponticelli, the attorney from Ponticelli & Vito, both in PREN1, were instrumental in arranging PREN1 members and others to bring donations for the Maine Township Food Pantry.

A third member, Christina Dwyer, the Acupuncturist from Eastern Vitality, is also having a food drive this month! We are fortunate to be part of a community that can bring us together to help where needed.

Below are some fun pictures of the food drive last week.

Thanks so much for everyone’s contributions!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving from PREN1! 

Curious about what a PREN group is?

Learn more here: https://www.parkridgechamber.org/pren



This holiday season, the needs of the homeless are greater than ever. Please be generous to others by supporting the Rotary Club’s winter clothing drive. Gently used winter clothing, blankets, and new undergarments will be collected in Hodges Park during the Winter Festival or at 617 N. Washington Avenue, or @Properties, 741 Devon Avenue, Park Ridge as a third drop off location through 12/17/23. Complete details can be found at https://portal.clubrunner.ca/2400/


If you're dreaming of a Victorian-themed Christmas filled with classic carols, the Watkins Carolers have got you covered. Reach out to Sherry Watkins at 773-458-0488 to sprinkle some musical magic on your festive events. 🎶🎄

Sounds like a harmonious holiday treat!

Sunday, December 3

9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Notre Dame College Prep

Our "SuNDay with Santa" event is all about bringing joy and magic to our local families with young children. It's a day of Christmas cheer, with Notre Dame College Prep spirit and fun.

Price: $15.00 per person (includes breakfast, visits with Santa, and kids' activities)

Register at www.nddons.org/santa


Sunday, December 3rd at 1:00

FREE showing of


Doors open at noon - get your seat early and enjoy holiday music played on their historic organ.



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!


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 larry.zanger@scorevolunteer.org.


Have an opportunity you'd like to share in our e-newsletter? 

Promote your business in our newsletter and on Facebook/ Instagram!

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 jacqueline.mathews@parkridgechamber.org.

Support the Park Ridge Business Community
Live in Park Ridge? Work in Park Ridge? Support Park Ridge!

DEADLINE: Noon Wednesday of each week

Dream Vacation Specialist

A Cruise Planners® Independent

Franchise Owner


     For Today's Travel Specials,

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 Check out this week's deal from Sociale Dispensary: SAVE 20% on all Redbud Roots products! 

Sociale Dispensary

1036 West Higgins Road

Park Ridge

It's the time of the year when we appreciate our teams and thank them for all the handwork they have put in over the year. Team Appreciation, Team Building is a perfect way to get your team together and make them appreciate you as a leader and be thankful to be part of a great company!

Click on the image to reserve

your spot.


& Bottega Park Ridge can help you plan an event with no or very little work at your end. All you have to do is give us your date, time and budget

& we will plan everything for you.


Proper Rate

4- Pack


Chris Varco

847 - 409 - 0274


The McGovern Group



The Mega Mobile #Giveaway 

is here!

 Unwrap the joy of the season with your chance to #win the iPhone 15, Apple Airpods Max and more!

Enter now: 




Orange Shoe Personal Fitness - Park Ridge


phone: 630.890.9786 

SHOP... DINE ... &



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

Job Postings & Hot Deals!

Expand your reach by submitting your job posting or hot deal to our website with our easy-to-use, customizable feature. 

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 jacqueline.mathews@parkridgechamber.org.

DEADLINE: Noon Wednesday of each week

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.

The McGovern Group - Re/Max

Properties Northwest

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

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

 Head over to https://themcgoverngroup.com/ to find all of our featured listings, five-star reviews, and social media pages! 

If you or someone you know may be in the market to make a move in 2024, start by contacting Paul Swanson. Whether the move is into or out of

Park Ridge, or it is a move across the country,

Paul has the team and connections to help those goals become a reality.

Call, text or email

Paul at 847-477-9501 or 


Because when you work with

 Paul, you’re

Closer To Home.

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 Paul Swanson at paul.swanson@bairdwarner.com or at 847-477-9501. 

Submit your job posting to our website with our easy-to-use, customizable feature. Plus, it is included in your membership - win, win!

For current job openings from our members, click here.
Check out the NEW Job Opportunities!!!!

For more information, 
contact us at 
Stay Healthy...Stay Positive...Stay Informed!

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.

We really appreciate you! Let's continue to make
Park Ridge a wonderful place to live, work, and play. 
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