May 2, 2024

Come join us at events, read our Newsletters and Instagram/Facebook postings . . .

we invite you to participate!

Have an idea for an event?

Reach out and let us know!

Small Business Week

continues until May 4th!

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to continue to recognize and honor all the incredible local businesses that are the heartbeat of our community.

This Small Business Week, let's keep showing our support and appreciation for these hardworking entrepreneurs who pour their passion into every endeavor.

Let's continue to shop local, dine local, and thrive local! Together, we can build a stronger, more vibrant community. #SmallBusinessWeek #ShopLocal #ParkRidgeChamber


Market After Dark!

June 22, July 27, August 31,

and September 28

4:30pm - 9:30pm

15 Prairie Ave.

Thank you,

Platinum Members!

  1. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Children's Hospital  
  2. AllState Insurance - Tunnell Insurance Agency Inc
  3. American Science & Surplus
  4. Andy's Custom Gutters
  5. Atlas Auto Service
  6. BMO Bank
  7. Chicago Surgical Specialists 
  8. Coyne & Company Inc
  9. D'Agostino's Pizza & Pub
  10. Dermani Medspa
  11. DiFranco Periodontics and Dental Implants 
  12. Dream Town Real Estate - Team Fallico
  13. Edward Jones Financial Advisors Victor Imreibe & Ron Schammert
  14. First Data/Card Connect Park Ridge
  15. Goode Plumbing, Inc.
  16. Harp & Fiddle
  17. Journal & Topics Media Group
  18. Judge Law LTD
  19. JRE Group eXp Realty
  20. M.D. Ventures Medical Spa
  21. Neri Architects
  22. Northwind Exteriors
  23. Private Home Care
  24. Proper Rate Mortgage - Chris Varco
  25. Saturn Title LLC
  26. Reyes Steakhouse
  27. Shemroon Kabab House
  28. Sociale Dispensary
  29. Tania Forte, Realtor
  30. Time Bank
  31. The Capital Grille
  32. The Sheridan at Park Ridge
  33. Truluck's Rosemont 
  34. Village Bank & Trust
  35. Wheel & Sprocket
  36. Zastava Arms USA LLC
  37. You could be here!

Market After Dark!

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce is incredibly proud to present Park Ridge's newest community event - Market after Dark! Featuring a variety of food and art vendors, mixed with lively entertainment, and showcasing a handpicked rotation of local guest breweries, wineries, and distilleries, this event is sure to be the street party this summer needed!

Join us in making this inaugural year a roaring success!

Jackie Mathews - Executive Director of the Park Ridge

Chamber of Commerce

Market after Dark Co-Chairs: Stephanie Goodrich and Ald. Fred Sanchez

Click Here for more Information!


Reserve YOUR Spot Today!
Sponsorship Form!

Park Ridge Community Fund Event

On Wednesday, May 1, the Board of Directors of the Park Ridge Community Fund gathered with representatives from agencies supported by the Community Fund to distribute grant allocations for 2024. The highlight of the evening was hearing from each of the agency representatives about their organizations and the impact they are having in our community. The Park Ridge Community Fund is grateful to the Summit of Uptown for hosting their Annual Meeting again this year.



Multi-Chamber Legislative Update & Networking Event

June 26, 2024


 Featuring Secretary of State, Alexi Giannoulias

Illinois State Treasurer, Michael Frerichs, &

President of Illinois Chamber, Lou Sandoval

Join us at this multi-chamber networking event for breakfast and meet business leaders across the State of Illinois to hear the inside scoop on the State of Business in Illinois.

This breakfast event will feature,

Illinois Secretary of State, Alexi Giannoulias, Illinois State Treasurer, Michael Frerichs, & President of the Illinois Chamber, Lou Sandoval.

The VP of Sales and Marketing of the Daily Herald Media Group,

Eileen Brown will moderate it. 

Participating Chamber Partners: Illinois, Park Ridge, Niles, Skokie and

Des Plaines

Event Sponsors: Comed, The Boy Scouts of America, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Sky on Nine, Ian Ryan Interactive and Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce.  

Media Partners:  Daily Herald Media Group & Journal &

Topics Media Group         

Register Here!

Kentucky Derby Watch Parties

Cinco De Mayo Festivities


Mother's Day is a day when many families show their love and appreciation for the special women in their lives by taking them out for a special meal. Sunday brunch is a very popular option, which makes this day one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants. Our local restaurants have some great specials for Mother's Day, so why not take advantage of one of these offers to celebrate the special mom in your life?


Mark your calendars for the

May 8th meeting the focus is on the WTTW docu-series called,

"The Shame of Chicago". 

The series is an exposé of the ways in which segregation was planfully brought about and is maintained in the Chicago area. It was created by Bruce Orenstein, a long-time friend of Action Ridge. The first episode of the series will air on

Public Television on April 18th at 9:00 p.m. (after The One Earth Film Festival) Watch it then and on subsequent Thursdays and join Action Ridge for a thought-provoking discussion on May 8th.

Action Ridge May Meeting

May 8, 2024


Park Ridge Community Church

Book Discussion Group

May 13, 2024 7pm Park Ridge Community Church

"Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet", a historical novel by Jamie Ford.  "Set during one of the most conflicted and volatile times in American history - the internment of American-Japanese families during World War II - Jamie Ford has created an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us about forgiveness and the power of the human heart." from Book Browse.  We will be meeting in the basement parlor of the Park Ridge Community Church at 7:00 pm on Monday, May 13th. We're excited to have Linda Kawano join us to share some of her paternal grandparents' experience during this terrible time and how it has affected her family. If you have any questions, contact Karen Banks-Lubicz at lubicz@netzero.net or 847 924-0457. The books have been ordered and should be available soon at the library. There are also some audio versions available. 

33rd Annual Park Ridge Garden Club

Residential Beautification Awards Contest



If you are interested in a PARADE SLOT click HERE

Another fun car show is happening in the community hosted by

Chamber Member Ascension Living Resurrection Village

June, 15, 2024

10am - 3pm



Friday, May 3, 2024

7:30 pm

17 N. Prospect Ave

Park Ridge


Join Compass to Care

on May 10, 2024

from 9 am-11 am at

The Harp & Fiddle in

Park Ridge for an early

Mother’s Day celebration!

For $30 per ticket, guests at the non-profit’s first-ever

Mother’s Day Breakfast Benefit will have the chance to shop local businesses, eat a delicious meal, and toast with

some bubbly.

Compass to Care is looking for sponsors for this event. For more information regarding sponsorships and tickets, visit: www.ParkRidgeBrunch.org. The registration deadline is May 1, 2024



Saturday, June 8, 2024

9am-12pm at Hodges Park

Hosted by the

City of Park Ridge Community

Health Commission

in partnership with the Park Ridge Park District


Your business or nonprofit organization is invited to participate in the 2024 Park Ridge Community Health Fair! 

This is an opportunity for local businesses and organizations that promote health, dental care, fitness, wellness, disease education and prevention, and environmental health, to educate the Park Ridge community about their services and the many local resources available. 

The Community Health Fair will be conveniently held outdoors in Hodges Park, in front of City Hall, in Uptown Park Ridge. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be canceled. 

For businesses who would like to participate, the entry fee is a $50 value raffle item or gift card for the health fair opportunity drawing. Nonprofits who provide certification of nonprofit status will have the entry fee waived, but are welcome to provide a raffle item.

If you would like an 8-foot table and two chairs, you can order those from the Park Ridge Park District for an additional $75 fee, during the registration process. Please note: you can also bring your own table and chairs,

and/or a tent.

Businesses and nonprofits are invited to display and share information, and/or offer screenings or other health-related activities. A variety of exhibitors are desired and space is limited. Preference will be given based on the date applications are received.

Notification of health fair acceptance will be emailed by April 30, 2024, with information on how to confirm registration, order tables and chairs, and provide raffle items. 

If interested in participating, please complete this application form, by May 3, 2024:  https://forms.gle/1azmRCV5hhkGGCzw9.

We look forward to your participation!


Best regards,

The Park Ridge Community Health Commission


Our new Community Guide and Business Directory will enhance the Chamber’s brand, create a valuable resource that drives business to our members, and provides a trusted source for residents,

especially newcomers.

For more information and to reserve an ad ... click here!


Take advantage of free, confidential, virtual business mentoring sessions on all aspects of small business. Certified Mentors from the SCORE North Cook and Lake Counties Chapter #0726 are available to mentor small business owners and start-ups with business registration, planning, marketing, product pricing, financing, etc. To set up your appointment, contact SCORE mentor Larry Zanger at larry.zanger@scorevolunteer.org.


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Promote your business in our newsletter and on Facebook!

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Our team of talented and experienced medical professionals combines advances in medical technology and expertise to provide natural-looking results. 

We are located in Uptown Park Ridge on Prospect Avenue. 

Our medical estheticians and registered nurses under the direction of

Nurse Practitioner,

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To schedule a consultation you may reach the office by calling or texting



We provide treatments at 3 locations: Park Ridge, Palos Hills and Schaumburg.

4 Ways to Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly
Going green isn't only better for the environment -- it can also be beneficial for your business's bottom line. Pivoting towards more eco-friendly processes can save your company money, and it can also add to the list of things that set you apart from your competition. Continue reading here.

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Hiring for Camp Counselors and Site Directors

Walk-in interviews for the month of March

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Park Ridge a wonderful place to live, work, and play. 
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