Application for Free Online Directory Listing, Business District Membership and Chamber Membership
The Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce maintains a free, online business directory open to all local businesses in the Oak Park area (Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, and the surrounding neighborhoods of Austin, Galewood, north Berwyn and south Elmwood Park). Each listing includes business name, address, phone and primary business category. You must have a valid email address and EIN number to be listed as a local business. Approval of the business listing is at the sole discretion of the Chamber of Commerce.
Businesses interested in a more robust listing should consider membership in the Chamber or in one of the local business district merchant associations.
Chamber Membership & Listing
Chamber Members receive premium placement in the online directory, with Standard and Premium members listed first, followed by Basic Members. Standard and Premium Members are marked by the Chamber's red "swirls" next to their name and may include a logo, business description and website link. Basic Members follow and are noted by the grey "swirls" and a basic address, phone and map listing.
All Chamber Members are listed in green font in the directories which are click-throughs to individual ePages.
Chamber Members also have access to our robust programming, helpful resources, timely information and supportive community.
Click here to view the many benefits of the various membership levels
Business District Membership & Listing
Business districts are the unique commercial neighborhoods located throughout our community. Most have independent merchant associations which focus on creating street-level vitality through hyper-local events, retail promotions, holiday decor and zoning advocacy.
Merchant Association Membership is separate from Chamber Membership. Benefits vary by district but typically include support for street decor, event fees and district marketing.
Merchant Association-Only members appear in the directory with blue district icons next to their names and links to a map page with address and website. The specific district is noted as part of the address. Business names appear in blue font without links to Chamber member ePages.
Free Online Listing
Local businesses in the Oak Park area are welcome to apply for a free business listing in our directory. Listing includes business name, address and phone only. Your business will be searchable by primary business category as well as business district (neighborhood).
To maintain adequate records, we need you to include the business owner name as the primary contact as well as an email address. We will email you to make sure your listing is correct twice a year.
Businesses appearing in blue font do not have clickable links to dedicated ePages, a benefit reserved for Chamber members.
Please fill out all fields below as best you can to create your online listing whether you are interested in Chamber membership, Business District merchant Association membership or simply a free, online listing on our website. Fields marked with a red * are required.
If you have any questions, please call us at 708.613.0550 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .