• Groups: Women in Business

  • The Women in Business Affinity Group is a group of strong, smart and supportive business professionals who meet monthly 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 and make an impact on your business.

  • When Does this Group Meet?

    The Women in Business Affinity Group will meet on the second Friday of every month from 9:00am - 10:30am.

    Where Does this Group Meet?

    At The Sheridan of River Forest, 800 N. Harlem, River Forest. Check out each listing below to see how and where you can connect with us.

    Thanks to our 2024 Sponsor!

    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 our staff liaison Lou Anne Johannesson, ljohannesson@oprfchamber.org, to get added to our mailing list.

  • Meet the 2024 Leaders!

    (L) Katie Crouch, Website Copy Writer & Strategist, KC Copy

    (R) Nichole Manning-Ashe, Founder & CEO, Brown Sugar Caramels, LLC

    "Welcome to the Women in Business group! We are ready to hit the ground running, make 2024 memorable and help you be the best that you can be!"

  • Meet our Special Guest


    We have partnered with the the amazing team at Mosaic Counseling & Wellness to start each meeting with their Mindful Ten segment - nourish your soul and feel the LOVE of the group before we dive into the heart of the discussion.

  • 2024 PROGRAMS

    JANUARY 12, 2024 - How to Prep your Small Business for Tax Season

    Come along and let the BOSS, Julie Thompson answer all your burning questions! Make this the best tax season ever!

    CLICK HERE to register.

    FEBRUARY 9, 2024 - Marketing Workshop: How to Level up your Website

    Join us to learn some easy-to-apply best practices for your website.

    CLICK HERE to register.

    MARCH 8, 2024 - Achieving Harmony and Balance with Feng Shui

    Are you interested in bringing more abundance, productivity and creativity into your business and life? Come along and learn how some simple Feng Shui tips can get you started.

    CLICK HERE to register.


    APRIL 12, 2024

    MAY 10, 2024

    JUNE 14, 2024

    JULY 12, 2024

    AUGUST 9, 2024

    SEPTEMBER 13, 2024

    OCTOBER11, 2024

    NOVEMBER 8, 2024

    DECEMBER 13, 2024




    "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