• Inside The Chamber Podcast   

    Every week we’re taking a deep dive into topics relevant to our small business community, through interviewing some of the most innovative and influential business leaders. By sharing our collective expertise, we will empower listeners to use their own skill-set to achieve ultimate success in their business and their life.


     

  • A Unique Collaboration

     

    D.M. Burton LOVES all things Chamber, and the Chamber LOVES the innovation and ingenuity of entrepreneurship. What better way for us to align than develop a podcast to give our members a platform to discuss the successes and challenges of running a small business.

     

    Join us as we tackle timely topics head-on and fearlessly ask the hard questions.

     

    #chamberLOVE


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  • RECENT EPISODES


  • Episode 6 - Supporting LGBT Businesses

     

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    There was a lot this June that co-opted Pride month, but we are taking it back and refocusing on what matters to us - engaging LGBT employees, getting certified as an LGBT business, and how we all can support LGBT businesses in our community and throughout Chicagoland. Liz Holt, Executive Director from our OPRF Chamber joins as a co-host to a chat with Jerome' Holston, the Executive Director of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

  • Episode 5 - L!VISIBLE

     

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    Ever wonder what happens when activism, passion and entrepreneurship intertwine? Join Darien as he talks to Reesheda Graham Washington, owner of L!VE Cafe and find out. They will unpack being Black in Business, the L!VISIBLE Business Coalition and living in a real-life revolution. june 2020

     

  • Episode 4 - Taking Care of Your Mental Health 

     

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    Though not usually considered "frontline workers" mental health professionals are dealing with the Covid-19 crisis head-on, literally. Guests Vanessa Matheny from Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township and Annie Arnold from Riveredge Hospital share unique viewpoints on how our Chamber community is coping with this global pandemic and highlight strategies to get into a good head space, for your business, your employees and your family. may 2020

  • Episode 3 - Restaurant Pivots

     

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    Co-Host Alex Hutchinson from Recipe Revolution and guest Judith Lalor-Sarkine from Little Gem Restaurant discuss how restaurants were impacted by the abrupt Covid-19 shut-down and are now among the first to reopen. How can these businesses provide a unique customer experience, under a strict set of guidelines, while just trying to survive and keep the "doors open." This chat with industry veterans will give insight into what all of our food service businesses are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic. april 2020

  • Episode 2 - Majamas Earth "Small to Big"

     

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    Want to hear from someone not daunted by reinventing her retail business strategy during a global pandemic? We speak to Majamas Earth owner, Germaine Caprio, about taking her retail brick and mortar to a digital platform, how she has navigated the Covid-19 crisis, and how she has a clear vision for what retail will look like in the future.  april 2020

  • Episode 1 - OUR "New Normal"

     

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    Pivoting business models to continue to grow and operate in our "new normal" - this is what is on everyone's mind! We’ve assembled a team of local leaders who are changing up their game and weathering the storm of this Covid-19 pandemic. Guests: Corey Thomas from D.M. Burton, Sam Yousif from Fuller Health Group, Marissa Grott from andthentherewaswell and Constance Contursi from Hit it Fitness. march 2020