• Professional Development Series

  • The Chamber of Commerce has carefully curated a Professional Development Series that is open to all Chamber members.

    JANUARY


     

    Protect Your Business: Cyber and Network Security.” 

    PRESENTED BY: Dannyel Kafer and Matt Van Cleave, Proven IT Solutions

    DATE: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 11:30am-1pm  (Part of our Lunch & Learn series) 

    LOCATION: Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Oak Park, IL

    Click here for more information and to register.

     

     

    FEBRUARY


    “The Benefits of Business and Personal Coaching in Managing Your Business” 

    PRESENTED BY: Series of Chamber member panelists including Heather Vickery, Constance Contursi Barker, Linda Berger, Peg Dowling, and Steffani LeFevour. Moderated by Amanda Young.

    DATE: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 9:00am-10:30am (presented by Women In Business affinity group)

    LOCATION: Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park, IL

    CLICK HERE to get more information from our panelists!

     

     

    MARCH


    “The Ins and Outs of Human Resource Management” 

    PRESENTED BY: Series of Chamber member panelists including Chere Taylor, Alejandro Bodipo-Memba and Michael Weicher, with Molly Rudberg as our moderator. We are also thrilled to welcome Jeff Mays, the Director of the Illinois Department of Security (IDES).

    DATE: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 8:30am-10:00am (Presented by our Retail Rountable affinity group)

    LOCATION: MB Financial Bank, River Forest, IL

    CLICK HERE to watch the panel discussion.

     

     

    APRIL


    “Lookin' Good! Making your Products and Services look their Best On-line” 

    PRESENTED BY: Experts in the field of mobile device marketing, including Elise Stein from Chuba Creative and Chris Shaw, Founder and chief developer of Poaster App.

    DATE: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:30am-1:00pm (part of our Lunch & Learn series)

    LOCATION: Urban Pioneer Group, 7503 Madison, Forest Park, IL

    CLICK HERE to see what we talked about!

     

     

    MAY


    “Success Through Managing your Physical and Emotional Energy” 

    PRESENTED BY: Four phenomenal Chamber members including Dr. Sarah Watson (Watson Chiropractic), Lynn Palmgren (Palmgren Acupuncture), Lynn Soto (Berger, Newmark & Fenchel, P.C.) - moderator - and Amanda Young (Clean Up Your Energy).

    DATE: Friday, May 18, 2018 - 9:00am - 10:30pm (presented by Women In Business affinity group)

    LOCATION: Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park, IL

    Click here to learn about tricks of the trade from our amazing panelists.


     

    JUNE


    “Understanding Google Analytics and Adwords” 

    PRESENTED BY: Scott Davis, Thrive Hive Digital Marketing

    DATE: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - noon - 1:30 pm (part of our Lunch & Learn series)

    LOCATION: Menta Academy Oak Park

    Click here to learn what Scott had to say about our friends at Google.

     

    JULY


    “Diversity, Inclusion, and Training Employees for Today and the Future” 

    PRESENTED BY: Monica H. Kheterpal, Attorney at Law, Jackson Lewis P.C.
    Nick Simpson, Attorney at Law, Jackson Lewis P.C.

    DATE: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 8:30am - 10:00am (part of our Retail Roundtable - Diversity series)

    LOCATION: MB Financial, River Forest, IL

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    AUGUST


     

    “From Startups to Successful Businesses - Entrepreneur Panel Discussion” 

    PRESENTED BY: Julie Thompson (Back Office Service Solutions), Dexter Cura (Escape Factor & Bespoke Flipbooks), Angela Sementa (Tidal Commerce), CJ (UPS Store), and Barbara Dolan as facilitator (Generation Law).

    DATE: Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:00am - 10:30pm (presented by Women in Business affinity group)

    LOCATION: Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park, IL

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    OCTOBER


     

    “PR Secrets from a Media Insider”

    PRESENTED BY: Matt Baron, Principal, Inside Edge PR.

    DATE: Tueday, October 16, 2018 - 11:30am - 1:00pm (part of our Lunch & Learn series)

     

    LOCATION: Adam Doe State Farm, Oak Park, IL

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    NOVEMBER


    “Planning Ahead for a Phenomenal 2019 - Entrepreneur Panel Discussion” 

    PRESENTED BY: Jackie Benson (CycleBar OPRF), Marie Negron (M2 Hair Salon), Heidi Ruehle-May (Unity Temple Restoration Foundation), and Theresa Clancy as facilitator (Theresa Clancy Law).

    DATE: Friday, November 2, 2018 - 9:00am - 10:30pm (presented by Women in Business affinity group)

    LOCATION: Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park, IL

    Click here for more information and to register.