• What is the 2020 Member Spotlight Month? 

    October will be an entire month dedicated to highlighting our Chamber members - what they do and what makes them unique, while also sharing their love for our community and the Chamber. This marketing extravaganza will include being published in the Wednesday Journal Small Business Superheroes blog, videos, social media marketing, and much more. 

    The goal is two-fold: to connect our members to the community, and also give them what they need most - more marketing and exposure. This program also represents a COVID-year pivot for our well-loved Spotlight Awards program. We knew our program had to be virtual this year and needed to extend far beyond celebrating only six category winners. By combining it with our annual Membership Month, we created a platform to give a spotlight to many, so that we could help ALL of our hard-working businesses to survive and thrive. 


    Please join us as we celebrate our member businesses by reading their stories, visiting their pages, and buying their products or services. American Express studies show an average of two-thirds of every dollar spent at a small business stays in the local economy, which means your support will help your community too.  


    How can YOU and your business get some of the action?

    We need to know about you, what makes you fabulous and what sets you apart from others! So CLICK HERE, tell us all about yourself and be part of our Small Business Super Heroes Blog on the Wednesday Journal Website. We will do all the hard work from there! 


    We will also highlight all of our members who have sent in submissions on a Member Spotlight page on our website. This is the page that we will send out into the community and market under our Chamber Brand.


    Want to send a video too? Put a face to the name of your business! Pick one of the questions from the form mentioned above, pull out your phone, and click "record" - we want to see the real you, in real time. Send videos to jyang@oprfchamber.org - and please make sure to shoot your video landscape! Then we can see more of you!


    Can I help by being a volunteer? Yes, if you are a Chamber member! We LOVE our volunteers! All volunteering this year is virtual and will primarily focus on helping support and amplify the member marketing posts on social media. Sign-up to volunteer here

    Can I sponsor this program? Unfortunately, sponsorships for this program are closed. However, please consider advertising or being a sponsor of our Inside The Chamber Podcast. Please find more info here


  • What were the 2019 Spotlight Awards? 

    The 2019 Business Spotlight Awards recognized and celebrated businesses and community organizations across six categories of leadership in Oak Park, River Forest, and the surrounding communities. 

    Hundreds of Chamber and community members attended the annual Business Spotlight Awards Ceremony + Cocktail Party in October 2019 at the elegant Nineteenth Century Club in Oak Park. 

    See the video from our 2019 event and the photos below. We look forward to hopefully holding this program again in the fall of 2021. 


  • 2019 Spotlight Awards Film Credit: Griffin & Stebbing
  • 2018 Spotlight Winners In The Answer Book! 2018 Spotlight Winners In The Answer Book!

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

    Spotlight Award film credit to:

  • 2018 Spotlight Award Winners!
  • 2019 Spotlight Awards Photo Highlights
  • View Member Superhero Blog Posts View Member Superhero Blog Posts

  • We LOVE Volunteers! We LOVE Volunteers!

    Members-only! Virtually volunteer to help promote this program!

    Sign-up here to help promote this program. Questions? Contact us