Join the Chamber
BENEFITS OF BECOMING A CHAMBER MEMBER
There are many reasons businesses join the Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce. Whether you’re a home-based business or a large company with over 100 employees, the OPRF Chamber of Commerce is hard at work providing the programs, services and information you need to enhance your profitability. If you have any questions, please contact the Chamber Office at 708-771-5760.
INCREASE YOUR CUSTOMER BASE
Membership in the Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce provides you with a variety of ways to make new customer contacts and attract more business:
Network with over a hundred other fellow members at Business After Hours, held on the second Tuesday of every month.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Program for opening businesses - free Ad in the local Pioneer Press, Oak and Forest Leaves.
Network at our monthly Luncheon, "Meet me for lunch" held on the first Tuesday of every month.
Receive two free listings in our yearly Community Guide (distributed to over 35,000 OPRF businesses and residents) and our web.
Market your business to residents at the yearly A Day In Our Village, Oak Park.
Benefit from member referrals when the Chamber is contacted for products and services.
Quarterly Business Education Forum, Chamber Member opportunity to do related Workshops about their business.
The Chamber website offers additional opportunities to increase the visibility of your business.
Market directly to the membership by purchasing Chamber membership mailing labels for only $25.00.
Benefit from an E-mail Blast to fellow Chamber Members.
Meet other new membes at our Quarterly New Member Breakfast.
ACH Direct automatic monthly debit payment option for yearly membership dues.
Benefit from our Constant Contact - reaches not only other Chamber Members but residents of our surrounding Communities.
Speed Networking - more intimate setting for networking, held quarterly throughout the year - a one on one networking event.
Mingle with other members during our annual social events: Annual Meeting, ATHENA Award, Spring Fashion Show, and Golf Outing.
The Chamber offers a wealth of information and professional resources to help you keep your business growing:
Network with fellow Chamber members at events - Business After Hours, Speed Networking & Workshops.
Join one of the five Chamber Committees and bring your experience and knowledge to help strengthen our membership while developing valuable business contacts.
NETWORKING & EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
The Oak Park - River Forest Chamber of Commerce provides Networking and Educational programs for members including:
Business-After-Hours: Once a month on the second Tuesday of each month, there is a Networking event including food and beverages. There is no charge to members!
Speed Networking: Once a quarter, come and tell other chamber members about your business and/or service. The way it works is: each participant will be seated at a table for a one on one. Each table member will be given one minute to advertise their business and/or product. Once all the business cards are taken, one business card is pulled and the LUCKY individual will get two minutes to advertise their business or product.
Educational Workshops: Stay informed about issues that effect your business with the Chamber's Educational Workshops on a variety of subjects. Presenters are Chamber members. There is a nominal, discounted, charge for attendees.
The Chamber serves as the unified business voice of Oak Park and River Forest, representing your business interests at the government level. Through the Business Advocacy Committee, we speak and support specific issues affecting business in Oak Park-River Forest and beyond.
Join the Oak Park-River Forest Chamber today. It costs you more not to be a member!