• Groups: Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)

  • Welcome to the newest OPRF Chamber Affinity Group, launched in February of 2022! Specifically intended for BIPOC business owners in our community, this group will focus on providing valuable resources for our BIPOC community, sharing experiences with other like-minded people, and supporting all that you do to be successful! 

  • When Does this Group Meet?


    This group meets once a month, on the 4th Monday from 5:30 - 7 pm.

    Where Does this Group Meet?

    We meet throughout the Oak Park and River Forest community! Each month a different BIPOC owned business throws open it's doors and welcomes us in to gather, socialize and connect. Join us!

    Meet our 2023 Sponsor!

    Want Regular Updates?

    If you'd like to get involved and receive regular updates about this Affinity Group, please reach out to our Chamber staff liaison and Director of Membership, Diane Cranford, at dcranford@oprfchamber.org.

  • Meet the Leaders

    Meet the co-chairs of this NEW Affinity Group!


    Jeffrey Hines, State Farm

    Tamekia Swint, Styles4Kidz

    "We are thrilled to be leading this group and supporting the BIPOC business community!"

    These leaders want to hear from YOU, so if you want to get involved, have ideas or burning issues you think would make great topics, reach out directly to Tamekia or Jeffrey. 


  • Meetups for 2023

    January 2023

    January 23, 2023 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Start your year designing Vision Boards at D.M.Burton. CLICK HERE for details and registration! 


    February 2023

    February 27, 2023 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Join us at LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services. CLICK HERE for details and registration! 

    March 2023

    March 27, 2023 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Join us for Game Night at Styles4Kidz. CLICK HERE for details and registration! 

    April 2023

    April 24, 2023 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    We are meeting at Riveredge Hospital this month to learn healthy ways to manage stress. CLICK HERE for details and regsitration! 


    May 2023

    May 22, 2023 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Join us at Civinte Candle Bar to hear Susie Goldschmidt speak on Asian American History. CLICK HERE for details and registration! 


    June 2023

    June 26, 2023 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Best cook bragging rights may be on the line. CLICK HERE for details and registration! 


    July 2023

    Thursday, July 27, 2023 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Weather is too nice to stay indoors! CLICK HERE for details and registration!



    August 2023

    Thursday, August 31, 2023 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Summertime means dun times! CLICK HERE for details and registration! 


    September 2023

    September 25, 2023 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    End the summer with an inspiring program! 


    October 2023

    Thursday 26, 2023 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    We love trivia for a good cause - stay tuned!



    November 2023

    November 27, 2023 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    So much to be thankful for! 


    December 2023

    December 18, 2023 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    End the year with our holiday party! 

  • Our Commitment to Diversity

    The OPRF Chamber works for the success of all local businesses and organizations by cultivating an energized, connected and resilient community.

    We believe that all who live and work in our community have the opportunity to thrive.

    We are committed to building a business world where people from every background feel welcome and respected. Our commitment to inclusion and respect enables every business member of our community to feel welcome in the OPRF Chamber of Commerce. Please CLICK HERE to check out our full Diversity Statement.