Noteworthy News
An electronic newsletter for Tinley Park businesses
Oct. 15, 2020

Village to host virtual Business Breakfast
All area businesses are invited to participate in the Tinley Park Business Breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21 on Zoom.

The event will include Mayor Jacob Vandenberg's State of the Village address and an economic forecast by Rick Mattoon of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, as well as the presentation of business longevity awards.

Visit the event registration link to RSVP.
Digital marketing webinar coming Nov. 5
The Village will host a webinar titled "Digital Marketing in a COVID Economy" from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5. Stephanie Pyrzynski of Geoffresh Inc. will cover three smart ways to pivot your business now and beyond using search engines, social media and relationship marketing.

Register in advance for this webinar on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Stephanie is the creative side of Geoffresh Inc., a digital marketing agency headquartered in Tinley Park that’s been in business since 2007. In addition to being co-owner and vice president, she oversees the design and messaging aspects of every project. Stephanie balances out the purely data-focused side of building an online presence with the human element, ensuring content looks beautiful and resonates with users.

With eight years of experience in public relations and digital marketing, as well as eight prior additional years in journalism, Stephanie has a proven track record of working with C-suite executives and teams to generate interest and revenue in brands for both internal and external audiences. Some of her past and present clients include the Major County Sheriffs of America, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in applied psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Masters Degree in digital media and storytelling from Loyola University Chicago.
BEP webinar coming Oct. 29
The Will County Center for Economic Development will host a Business Enterprise Program Certification Workshop webinar with the Illinois Department of Central Management Services and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29.

The webinar will provide assistance with the certification process and information on the benefits and advantages of becoming BEP-certified. To qualify for the BEP program, business:

  • Must be at least 51 percent owned and controlled by persons who are minorities, women or designated as disabled
  • Must be a United States citizen or resident alien
  • Must have annual gross sales of less than $75 million

To participate, register for the workshop online. For more information, please call (815) 774-6065.
Boo Bash sponsorships still available
The Village is looking for businesses who would like to have a booth at the 2020 Downtown Tinley Boo Bash from noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 at the Oak Park Avenue train station.

This year's Boo Bash will look a bit different in order to comply with Illinois’ Phase 4 outdoor event guidelines. Village staff will guide groups of 50 participants through each activity station, which will include dancing, a juggler, a magician, a costume parade, slime, crafts and trick-or-treating with participating businesses. Each group will remain at activity stations for 5 to 8 minutes (depending on the activity). Each business will get a 10x10 area to set up a table.

For a limited time, the Village is offering a free booth to businesses that can provide at least three volunteers for the duration of the event. Contact Special Events Coordinator Vicki Sanchez at for more information.

For other sponsorship details, please see the 2020 Boo Bash Sponsorship Form.
Village of Tinley Park
16250 S. Oak Park Avenue Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 444-5000
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