Noteworthy News
An electronic newsletter for Tinley Park businesses

Feb. 17, 2023

Irish Parade, big announcement March 5

The Village will host its annual Tinley Park Irish Parade at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 5 along Oak Park Avenue. This year’s event will feature WGN midday news anchors Patrick Elwood and Dina Bair as Grand Marshals!

The parade will step off at Central Middle School and march north down Oak Park Avenue to 172nd Street. Everyone is invited to come out to the parade to see more than 70 floats, performances and walking groups, all with an Irish flair.

Exciting News

The Village also will be making a big announcement during a special event after the Irish Parade from 3 to 5 p.m. in Zabrocki Plaza, 17375 S. Oak Park Ave. In addition to the surprise announcement, the event will feature live music from Vision in the Rhythm, who will perform using authentic Irish instruments. There also will be food trucks from A Sweets Girl and Joey’s Red Hots, as well as a speech by Mayor Michael Glotz.

'Build Your Brand' webinar Feb. 22

Join the Cook County Small Business Source and Google at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 for a free webinar about the importance of having an online presence for your business. The webinar will cover how to create a strong professional brand and build a solid client network. Sign up online to participate.

Get mentored at SCORE

SCORE is a nonprofit organization designed to create knowledgeable business owners through mentoring and education.

Connect with an experienced SCORE business mentor for free business advice, best practices consultation and education on small business topics.

SCORE mentors provide guidance so, as a small business owner, you can confidently make decisions and take positive action toward your own success. Learn more at

Art and Garden Market seeks vendors

The Village is looking for vendors who are interested in participating in the inaugural Art and Garden Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13 at Zabrocki Plaza, 17375 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park. The market will feature florists, garden centers, art for sale and handmade goods.

Vendors who sell flowers (annuals and perennials), garden supplies, seedlings, bouquets, handcrafted items, fine art, illustrations and more are invited to submit the 2023 Art and Garden Market Vendor Application by March 10 to

Vendors will be chosen and all applicants will be notified of their status by March 31.

Sponsor a bench this year!

The Village will once again host its popular Benches on the Avenue program this year and is seeking businesses that would like to sponsor a bench.

The program will run from May to October along Oak Park Avenue in Downtown Tinley and is the perfect opportunity to market your business or organization to tens of thousands of residents and visitors throughout the summer season. This year's theme is “Industry, Invention and Progress” and will showcase groundbreaking creations that have made a mark on the world and changed the way we live.

The introductory sponsorship price is $749 through April 1 and $849 after that date. Sponsors will receive a plaque affixed to their sponsored bench and inclusion in the widely distributed Benches on the Avenue brochure. Sponsors also are featured on the Village website and on social media.

Benches will be sold on a first-come, first-choice basis. Reserve your bench today by completing the order form and returning it with your check. You can partner with fellow business owners to share the cost of the bench.

For more information, please call Kelly Oswald at (708) 444-5024 or email her at

We want your good news!

news notes

The Village of Tinley Park is here to share your news! Be sure to alert us to major events, milestones or any other information you'd like to share with the Tinley Park community. You may also be interested in participating in the Tinley Park Business Spotlight, which gives local owners/operators a chance to talk about their businesses during Village Board meetings every first and third Tuesday. These meetings are live-streamed, reaching thousands of Tinley Park residents every month, and short videos of each Spotlight are shared on social media, the Village website and on Tinley Park Television. Interested? Just email Kristin Thirion at

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Village of Tinley Park
16250 S. Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 444-5000

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