Annual Holiday Luncheon – Thursday, December 14th

Theme: Adopt a Family – The Chamber is partnering with South Suburban Family Shelter to adopt families for the holiday season. Our goals is to adopt 5 families. (They have 25 families to assist this season.) Their holiday program is designed to help victims of domestic violence and their children during the holiday season.  The victims and children who participate in Adopt a Family are experiencing financial hardship as a result of their family circumstances. You will receive a wish list for a family. The recommended sponsorship level is $75 per family member (i.e. a family of a mom and four kids is $75 X 4). If you would like to partner with others, that is fine – we will help coordinate. You will bring your donation to the holiday luncheon on December 14. Contact Allison at for more details. There is also an option to donate to their holiday food list.

Join Us on Thursday, December 14th at **Glenwood Oaks Restaurant** for the Chamber’s Annual Holiday Luncheon! 

Networking at 11:30am
Luncheon at 12pm

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November Luncheon at Aurelio’s

More than General Education: How Prairie State College prepares individuals for today’s careers and tomorrow’s opportunities.
Thursday, November 9th
11:30am – Networking
12:00pm – Lunch & Speaker
Location: Aurelio’s Pizza 

Join us for lunch and a discussion by Craig Schmidt speaking on Prairie State’s career development and continuing education. Learn how much Prairie State has offer – it’s more than just a local community college!


Come ready to network – bring your business cards, promo items, brochures, etc…


Guests Always Welcome!!

Business Expo & BAH

Join us an an exhibitor or attendee. Expo exhibits are open to chamber member businesses only. Not a member yet but want to participate? Contact us about joining today! The expo is a great way to market your company, products and service to other businesses and local residents. Limited booths available – registration on a first come first serve basis. This event is open to the public at no charge to attend! Tell you customers, neighbors and friends!!

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Do you need promo items for the expo?
Contact one of our Chamber Members:

Lighthouse Printing
Phone: 708.479.7776

Name On Anything
Direct Line: 773.610.3800

October Luncheon – Panel Discussion: Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Small Business Ownership

Thursday, October 12th
12pm to 1:30pm
Wiley’s Grill – 800 Kedzie Ave, Flossmoor, IL

Join us for lunch and a panel discussion.  Hear how other local small business owners have navigated the challenges of starting and staying in business.

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BAH at Porkchop

Meet the New Boss at Porkchop – Tim Donahue. Porkchop, a Chamber Member Business, is hosting a complimentary Business After Hours (BAH). Come meet the new boss and enjoy free appetizers & drinks!! Thursday, October 5 from 5-7pm. Please RSVP so we can give them a head count for food and staffing needs. Thanks and hope to see you there!!

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September Luncheon

September Chamber Luncheon
Thursday, September 14th at 12pm
Location: Balagio’s – 17501 Dixie Hwy, Homewood

Moving forward, Thursday Luncheons are moving to the 2nd week of the month to avoid conflicts with holidays throughout the year.  Please mark your calendars and join us at our September luncheon at Balagio’s with our exciting speaker.  Come ready to learn & network – bring your business cards, promo materials, etc…

Speaker: Priscilla Y. Cordero
Associate Director, Small Business Development Center
Women’s Business Development Center

About our Speaker:

The mission of the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is to support and accelerate business development and growth, targeting women and serving all diverse business owners, in order to strengthen their participation in, and impact on, the economy.

The organization was founded in 1986 to provide services and programs to support and accelerate women’s business ownership and strengthen the impact of women on the economy by creating jobs, fueling economic growth, and building strong communities. The WBDC carries out these activities through its two (2) Women’s Business Centers (WBC), Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), and ScaleUp Aurora Initiative.
The WBDC is headquartered in Chicago, with offices in University Park and Aurora, IL and Minneapolis, MN and serves a nine-state Midwest region (Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota).

Remember that colleagues and guests are always welcome to attend as your guest!

Business After Hours at Grape & Grain

Wednesday, August 23rd from 5-7pm

Join us after work next Wednesday for casual networking. Learn about our local business Grape & Grain in Homewood while mingling with fellow chamber members and business leaders in our communities.

No charge to attend – Cash bar available

Remember that colleagues and guests are always welcome to attend as your guest!

Earn and extra raffle ticket for each colleague or guest you bring!!

Coming Soon: New “Experienced Based” Events

New Chamber Events coming soon to a business near you!!

We will not be having our regularly scheduled monthly luncheons in July & August but will begin again in September.

We will however be coming up with some new fun and engaging “Experience Based” events at our local businesses. These events will allow us to network and build relationships while promoting and boosting local business. You won’t want to miss them!!

Stay tuned for more info and our event line up!!