• Group: Health & Wellness

  • The Health & Wellness sector is the largest within the Chamber of Commerce, including some 40% of our members - medical practitioners, exercise studios, insurance agents, home health care providers, holistic medicine practitioners, pharmacies, and more. Connecting business to business and business to community.  Get to know us in 2020 and make an impact on your business.

  • Health and Wellness Affinity Group
  • When Does this Group Meet?

    COVID-19 UPDATE - As of July 2020 our Affinity Groups are starting to gather again in small numbers! Check out the listing below to see how you can connect with us! 



    The Health & Wellness affinity group gathers twice per year for evening networking events, modestly dubbed "Business Card Exchanges."  This evening gathering helps health and wellness professionals develop the relationships to make patient referrals to one another, create collaborations between their businesses, and learn from others with complementary expertise. 

    The other main focus of this affinity group is creating the annual Health & Wellness Fair, an event which gathers dozens of health care providers and attracts hundreds of residents each year. 

    Where Does this Group Meet?

    See schedule below for dates and places

    Want Regular Updates?

    If you'd like to get involved and receive regular updates on what the Health & Wellness group is up to, just send an email to Mark Walden (mwalden@oprfchamber.org) to get added to our mailing



  • Want to join the Health & Wellness group?

    Do you want to get involved with other local healthcare professionals? Email Cyndie


  • Meet-Ups in 2020

    COVID-19 UPDATE - Since March 2020 our regular schedule has had to change! Our gatherings are now being planned in accordance with CDC Guidelines and the Illinois 5-Phase re-opening plan, so things are still in a little flux.  Although we have events listed below, we encourage you to please check the Chamber's event calendar to confirm the details of our next gathering.

    OCTOBER 6, 2020 - (5:30pm - 7:00pm) Health & Wellness Networking at Albion CLICK HERE to register.

    Come connect with us in a time when connecting in person is at a premium! OPRF-area health and wellness businesses are gathering at Albion Oak Park for a friendly evening of socially-distanced networking.


    NOVEMBER 12, 2020 - (5:00pm - 6:30pm) Boost Your (Health Care) Business: Marketing & Networking Event CLICK HERE to register.

    We are all so sad that we cannot have our usual Health & Wellness Fair this year, and even more sad that we won't be pre-gaming in person to learn to how to work our booth to the max! But not to worry, we know that all of our Health&Wellness Businesses need help to maximize their digital marketing - now more than ever!

    Please join us on Thursday, November 12, from 5-6:30pm as our Premium Chamber Members host an exciting virtual seminar for our Health & Wellness businesses.





  • Meet the Leader!

    Dr. Cyndie Chow, owner of CAA - The Hearing Place, welcomes you to the Health & Wellness group, an OPRF Chamber of Commerce affinity group.

    Cyndie opened her business on North Avenue in Oak Park in 2018 and has never looked back! Right after she joined the Chamber she jumped in feet-first to head-up our Health & Wellness Group.




    "The Health & Wellness Affinity Group is great! The connections I've made in that group have been invaluable and have helped me grow my practice."

    Lynn Palmgren, Palmgren Acupuncture

    "Being in the business of food means we are interconnected to the world of health & nutrition; the Chamber's health & wellness affinity group, has given us the space & opportunity to make deep connections & long-term partnerships with like-minded & community-focused health and wellness professionals."

    Regina Milkovich, The Sugar Beet Food Co-Op