• Professional Development Series

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



    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.




    “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!




    “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.




    “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!




    “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.



    “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.



    “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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    “From Startups to Successful Businesses - Entrepreneur Panel Discussion” 

    PRESENTED BY: Julie Thompson (Back Office Service Solutions), Dexter Curra (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

    Click here for more information and to register.