• FEBRUARY, 2022

    We are privileged to present this year's Top 10 list of concerns facing businesses in 2022. This list was compiled by our Chamber Board of Directors as a summary of what keeps our business owner up at night. 
    We know running a business is hard these days and we are committed to ensuring that our local business owners have a voice to the community. This list does just that - a summary of the many aspects of running a business, retaining and paying staff and what it takes to just "keep the doors open". We welcome your feedback! Dialogue and sharing of ideas is a critical component to helping navigate these challenging times. Reach out at any time - we want to hear from you!
    Darien Marion-Burton (Board President) & Liz Holt (Executive Director)
    You can contact either Darien (darien@dmburton.co) or Liz (lholt@oprfchamber.org) via email.


  • What is the TOP 10 List?

    Every year, the Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce issues a list of their Top 10 concerns that are facing our local businesses in the coming year. As part of our mission to “cultivate an energized, connected and resilient community,” we see this Top 10 list as a critical way for both Oak Park and River Forest to better understand the challenges faced by our business owners.

    Liz Holt, Executive Director of the Chamber, feels creating and distributing this list "is the perfect way to leverage the collective insight of our large and diverse Board of Directors. We use these lists as the basis for strategic planning with not only the Villages and our partner agencies, but also with business owners themselves. They need to know that they are not alone. We are here to support them and ensure their voices are heard." 

    These topics and statements represent the collective voice of the OPRF Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, comprised of up to twenty local entrepreneurs and business people from all sectors of the business community.

  • Tell Us What You Think!

    We always love hearing from our community. So if you have questions, comments or concerns about our most recent TOP 10 list, or those of past years, please do not hesitate to reach out. We want to hear from you!

    You can CLICK HERE to see a list of our full Board of Directors and Chamber Staff, along with their email addresses.