• Groups: Women in Business

  • The Women in Business Affinity Group is a group of strong, smart and supportive business professionals who meet twice a month to network and foster personal and professional growth. Different professional development topics are discussed each meeting, facilitated by a group member or local expert. Connecting business to business and business to community.  Get to know us in 2019 and make an impact on your business.

  • Women in Business Affinity Group
  • When Does this Group Meet?

    Generally, the Women in Business Affinity Group currently meets on the third Friday of every month from 9 am - 10:30 am.

    Where Does this Group Meet?

    In most instances, we meet at the Main Branch Library at 834 Lake Street in Oak Park, IL. The meeting room is on the second floor, behind the gallery space.

    Occasionally we have evening social gatherings, or meet at the regular time in another inspiring space in the Village. Please check the Chamber's Community Calendar for details and to confirm the location.

    During this current time of COVID-19 concern, the group is meeting online via Zoom.  Just register on the calendar for a gathering and the Zoom login information will be emailed to you!

    Want Regular Updates?

    If you'd like to get involved and receive regular updates on what the Women in Business are up to, just send an email to Mark Walden (mwalden@oprfchamber.org) to get added to our mailing list.


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  • Discussion Topics for 2020

    Date Discussion Topics Presenter
    1/17/20 Using the Chamber of Commerce to Achieve Business Goals Dr. Mary Ann Bender
    2/21/20 Secrets of Effective Networking Susie Goldschmidt
    3/20/20 Targeted Marketing - How to Get the Biggest Bang for your Marketing Dollar TBD
    4/17/20   TBD
    5/15/20   TBD
    6/19/20   TBD
    7/17/20   TBD
    8/21/20   TBD
    9/18/20   TBD
    10/16/20   TBD
    11/20/20   TBD
    12/18/20   TBD

    Want to be a Presenter?

    Do you want to take on a leadership role in the Chamber? Do you see a topic that you could teach the group about? Then email Julie Thompson right now and tell her why you are amazing and how you can help other women be amazing now! Email Julie at bosslady@myawesomeboss.com.


  • Meet the Leaders!

    Julie Thompson, owner of Back Office Service Solutions, Theresa Clancy, owner of Theresa Clancy Law, and Alison Ver Halen welcome you to the Women In Business group, an OPRF Chamber of Commerce affinity group.



    "The Women in Business Group at the OPRF Chamber is fantastic! Not only do our meetings focus on professional development, the networking and support I've found is solid and meaningful. The meetings are always a highlight of my week, and I leave full of ideas and enthusiasm."

    Tracy Litsey, The Children's School