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  • Thank YOU!

    BITE NITE 2018 was a HUGE SUCCESS!

     

    Thank you Oak Park & surrounding areas for your SUPPORT in helping make our 4th Annual Oak Park - River Forest Chamber Bite Nite a complete success! We sold out tickets (400) more than two weeks in advance, were at vendor capacity (50) and with the help of the Village of Oak Park, moved this fantastic annual event closer to a waste-free one.

    LOVE Bite Nite? Then save the date for our 5th Annual Bite Nite on Friday, January 25, 2019! Tickets will go on sale November 1.

    Vendors and sponsors, interested in signing up early to maximize marketing and to grab a spot before they are gone? Contact us. 

     

  • Thank You John Griffin @ GriffinStebbing For This Fantastic Video of Bite Nite 2018!
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    What is Bite Nite?! Presented by the OPRF Chamber, Bite Nite is a celebration of outstanding local dining. This annual mid-winter event attracts 400-ticketed attendees sampling small bites from 50+ local restaurants, caterers and food brands during an evening of music, drinks & goody bags. This popular always SELLS OUT. 

    Who attends? People who love food! Event is open to the public, limited tickets available.

    Who participates? Top restaurants and caterers in the Oak Park/River Forest/Forest Park area participate for FREE. Vendor spaces always SELL OUT. Contact us if you are interested in becoming a vendor. Learn more about vendor benefits here. See list of restaurants, caterers + food brands who participated in our 4th Annual Bite Nite above.

    Who advertises? We print 2,500 copies of the annual Dining Guidedistributed to 500+ event attendees, area hotels, tourist centers, real estate offices and at Chamber events throughout the year. Food industry and other businesses who want to reach this group, advertise for as little as $100. View advertiser FAQs here. As an example, view our 2018 Dining Guide here. Questions about advertising in the Dining Guide? Contact us

    Who sponsors? Looking for an innovative way to market your business and get your brand in front of a sophisticated gathering of 500+, including 100 restaurant owners/reps? View sponsor benefits here. Questions about sponsorships? Contact us.

    Who volunteers? We have 50+ volunteer slots to fill for this event. Volunteers sign-up to work one of our 50+ 2 hour or less volunteer slots and enjoy the rest of the night for FREE! Volunteer sign-up for Bite Nite 2019 goes live November 1 and will fill quickly. 

     

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    Why Bite Nite is the best...in their own words...

  • "We feel very strongly that we've got a dining destination here in the  Oak Park / River Forest / Forest Park area. The more we can get not just our locals but people outside the area to come and visit our restaurants, the better off we are. Of course, the [end of January, beginning of February] it's pretty slow in the restaurant business so this is an opportunity for the restaurants to highlight themselves without adding any additional cost."

    Cathy YenExecutive Director at the Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce  
  • "Bite Nite was a great event for us because we were in front of a demographic who enjoys our product, fine wine!  We were able to share a taste of our most popular wine and introduce guests to our company and home samplings, so they have the opportunity to explore more of our wines by booking their own private sampling down the road."

    - Erin Meier, New Client Development Manager at PRP Wine International

  • "Great event, looking forward to doing it again in!"
    Christine Tully Aranza, Autre Monde Cafe