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July 9, Wednesday, 11:30am - 1:30pm, Monthly Networking Luncheon Chicago Marriott O'Hare, 8535 W. Higgins Road, Chicago. Speaker: Tom Huffman, Senior Vice President, SBA Lending, Village Bank and Trust.


"Tools to Grow Your Business". The Small Business Administration (SBA) has several recent changes to their loan programs which assist small and mid-size businesses grow.  These changes have streamlined the approval and closing process and reduce the cost of capital.  Loan amount ranges from $50,000 to $5,000,000. Bring your questions and Tom will answer them!  Click to register and pay securely online. $25 Chamber Members with RSVP; $30 for Guests & Members without RSVP. 


July 9, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mary, Seat of Wisdom, 920 Granville, enter Barry Gym off of Clifton Ave. What choices will your kids make? Read more below.  


July 10, Thursday, 8:30am - 10:00am, Dolcetti Ribbon Cutting , 133 Vine Ave, Park Ridge, Welcome Park Ridge's newest business, a patisserie, to town at their ribbon cutting.


Canopies on Courtland, your Business to Consumer Expo,  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, during the last day of the Taste of Park Ridge.  


July 14, Monday, 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Blown Away the Salon Ribbon Cutting, 1019 N. Northwest Hwy 

Park Ridge, IL 60068. Welcome Park Ridge's newest salon.  


July 15, Tuesday, 5:00pm - 7:00pm,  Willow Wellness Center 10th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting, 1400 Renaissance Dr, Suite 401 Park Ridge, IL. Celebrate with Willow Wellness Center on their 10th Anniversary! Click here for more information. 

News & Events



The Health Care Forum of the Park Ridge Chamber is sponsoring an evening for all area students in 5th through 9th grades and their parents and/or grandparents on Wednesday, July 9th focusing on various topics affecting teens today.


The Youth Fair, titled "What Choices Will You Make?", will include talks, videos, and small group (divided by age) discussions for the young people on topics including bullying, digital use, and dealing with changes in life as they transition from elementary, into junior high, and then into high school. 


The adult conversations will include bullying, what teens say about life as a teen today, and real stories from the ER. 


The event will begin with pizza and music at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, July 9th and conclude at 8:30 PM.  Informative resource tables and raffles will support the presentations and panel discussions. The fair will take place at the Mary, Seat of Wisdom's Brian Barry Gym just off of Clifton.  All parishioners---and their friends and neighbors---are welcome to come and explore teen life today and help our youth make good choices. 


Geri Balazs, MSW's CRUX Youth Minister, is on the Health Care Forum helping to lead this event and highly recommends it for children and adults. Our very own CRUX teen leaders will be involved in the panel discussions adding insights into how pre-teens and teens can make good choices.


Parishioner Teri Collins, Executive Director of Maine Community Youth Assistance Foundation, is also on the planning Committee for this event and will be sharing MCYAF resources.   


The event is FREE and supported in kind by the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce Health Care Forum, Park Ridge Police Department, MCYAF, Park Ridge Youth Commission, and Presence Resurrection Medical Center.  Call 847-825-3121 to secure a seat.  T-shirts will be available to the first 25 youth registrants.

Click here to register.
Click here for flyer.
Emily Wilderman Named as Chamber's New Retail Chair
Emily Wilderman, WineStyles and Linda Russo, Cosa Linda Salon, who stepped down as Retail Chair to become Chamber Ambassador

Emily Wilderman is new to the Park Ridge community since taking ownership of WineStyles, a wine, craft beer and accessory store, at the beginning of the year.  Emily was excited to combine her goals of owning a business with something she enjoys - wine!  Previous to this, Emily worked for CDW, a Fortune 500 technology company.  During her tenure she held sales, procurement and sales management positions.  Emily holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin Madison in Marketing and Management.   Born and raised throughout the Midwest, Emily spent her high school and college years in Southeast WI, where her parents and sister still reside.   She has been in the Chicagoland area for about 15 years and currently resides in Chicago (Lincoln Square neighborhood) but spends most of her time these days in Park Ridge getting to know the local customers and community.


In This Issue
Thank you to our Platinum Members
  1. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Children's Hospital 
  2. All on the Road Catering & Bakery 
  3. Americaneagle.com, Inc.     
  4. Athletico Physical Therapy      
  5. Buona Companies Beyond Events Catering   
  6. Charles Schwab       
  7.  D'Agostino's Pizza & Pub   
  8. Dental Specialists of Niles  
  9. E.J. Coyne & Company Inc      
  10. Home Comfort      
  11. Houlihan's Restaurant      
  12. Mary Kay Beauty Consultant, Hilary Sopata       
  13. North Shore Motor Works      
  14. Presence Health Care  
  15. Saturn Title LLC      
  16. The Capital Grille 
  17. Village Bank & Trust     
  18. Vive! Therapeutic Massage   
  19. Whole Foods Market

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