• What are the Spotlight Awards? The Annual Business Spotlight Awards recognizes and celebrates businesses and community organizations across six categories of leadership. The program is open to all businesses in the Oak Park, River Forest and surrounding communities. 

    Category winners receive laudatory press and complimentary marketing, as well as a one-year free membership to the OPRF Chamber. 

    Hundreds of Chamber and community members attend the annual Business Spotlight Awards Ceremony + Cocktail Party annually in October at the elegant Nineteenth Century Club in Oak Park. 

    How are the finalists & winners determined? A 12+ person volunteer judging panel scores nominations and nominee acceptances across weighted rating scale, carefully assessing content, quality, quantity of nominations and nominee acceptance response (very important), to determine 10 finalists in each of the six Spotlight Award award categories. Winners are selected through an additional screening process, involving 4 independent judges per category.

    Can I help? Yes! And we LOVE our volunteers! Although planning for the 2019 program is now closed, Chamber members are eligible to join our 2020 planning committee which will begin meeting early spring. Sign-up to join the 2020 committee here. Not a member and still interested in helping out? Please visit our volunteer home page to learn about upcoming non-member volunteer opportunities. 

    How can I purchase a sponsorship for this program? Interested in learning more about 2020 Spotlight Awards sponsorships? Learn more here. Or contact us

  • 2019 Spotlight Awards Film Credit: Griffin & Stebbing


    "This Chamber is so special to us and really helps small businesses like us grow. We're so grateful to be named the Small Business Superhero this year."

    Lynn Palmgren

    2019 Small Business Superhero Winner

    Palmgren Acupuncture

  • Sponsor The 2020 Spotlight Awards! Sponsor The 2020 Spotlight Awards!

    View more info herecontact us with questions.

  • Thank YOU Griffin & Stebbing! Thank YOU Griffin & Stebbing!

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  • 2018 Spotlight Winners In The Answer Book! 2018 Spotlight Winners In The Answer Book!

  • 2019 Spotlight Awards Photo Highlights

    Congratulations 2019 Business Spotlight Awards Finalists!