Bring your experience and knowledge to help strengthen our membership while developing valuable business contacts.
Any employee of an Oak Park-River Forest Chamber member company is welcome to participate in the Chamber’s activities and initiatives.
Finance Committee - Charged with overseeing and reporting the financial position of the organization and making recommendations on the following: membership dues structure, accounts receivable, accounting practices, and tax issues. The committee also participates in the preparation of cost/benefit analyses for new programs and services.
Contact: Curt Cruver, Cruver & Co. - 708-848-3298
Membership Committee - Charged with understanding and monitoring the needs of the Membership and designing membership packages and benefits that ensure satisfaction and better member recruitment and retention.
Contact: James Blaha, JFB Buyer's Realty - 708-366-8899
Marketing Communications Committee - Charged with increasing the awareness and reputation of the Chamber by developing marketing and communications programs directed at the membership and the community at large. Targeted projects include: website development and maintenance, Chamber newsletter, and Community Guide.
Contact: Paul McKenna, Starship Restaurant & Caterer - 708-771-3016
Events and Activities Committee - Charged with planning and implementation of all special events and activities including, but not limited to: Business After Hours Meetings, Annual Meetings, Sports Outing, and Athena and Blue Chip Awards. The committee also advances the good name and reputation of the Chamber through these events, satisfies the needs of the members, and generates new revenue for the organization.
Business Advocacy Committee - Charged with building a program to improve relations with government representatives, monitoring upcoming issues or changes that may impact membership and businesses and recommending and implementing appropriate advocacy activity on behalf of Chamber members and the business community.
Contact: Kim Goldschmidt, AXA Advisors, LLC - 708-267-0098