JOIN THE CHAMBER

Join The Chamber of Commerce.

Our mission is to drive business…and our membership tiers and benefits are designed to do just that.

Your membership partners you with local business and community leaders who are working together to maintain and grow Forest Park’s healthy, vibrant business and residential communities. Members have the opportunity to build relationships with fellow business owners, members of the community and future customers; gain greater visibility and exposure; grow their business; and help shape the future of Forest Park.

Your Chamber keeps Forest Park’s name at the forefront and drives traffic to Forest Park through our flagship events and marketing; promotes your business; provides opportunities for visibility and exposure; hosts events for businesses to connect, collaborate and learn and more.

When you partner with the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce & Development you play a key role in the success of our collective efforts to strengthen our local economy. Please take at our look at our membership tiers and benefits to determine which level suits your needs. If you have any questions just call (708-366-2543) or contact us by email.

Download a membership application here

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chamber officers

Dorothy Gillian, President
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago/The Gillian Baker Team

Fred Bryant, First Vice President
Accents by Fred

Rob McAdam, Second Vice President
McAdam Landscaping

Erik Fjeldstad, Treasurer
Forest Park Bank

chamber board of directors

Augie Alesky – Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore
Noel Eberline – Yearbook Studios
Tom Holmes – Forest Park Review
Mark Hosty – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago
David King – David King & Associates
Bridget Lane – Business Districts Inc.
Jack Vainisi – Forest Park Bank
Joel Foster – Kingsview Asset Management
Christine Barnard – What Now Advisors
Neil Rembos. – Crystal Carwash
Dexter Cura – Bespoke Flipbooks/Escape Factor

chamber staff

Laurie Kokenes, Executive Director

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a small business owner or a large corporation, the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce has a membership level to suit your needs.

$1,000/year

$83.33/mo.

Maximize exposure!

  • “Top Supporter” level signage at all Chamber events
  • New Resident Welcome Program 1/2 page
  • “Top Supporter” section in Community Guide
  • “Top Supporter” listing on Chamber website homepage
  • Unlimited tickets to networking events
  • Free Parade entry
  • ’Top Supporter’ priority for all Chamber opportunities
  • Unlimited E-blasts & social media posts
  • One-on-one Chamber support
  • Ribbon cutting/grand opening support
  • Ad discount in Community Guide
  • Chamber member decal
  • Notary service
  • Certificates of Origin
  • Set of member mailing labels

$500/year

 $41.66/mo.

Connect with new residents!

  • New Resident Welcome Program 1/4 page
  • ‘Business Level’ signage at all Chamber events
  • 50% off tickets to networking events
  • Unlimited E-blasts & social media posts
  • ‘Business Level’ section in Community Guide
  • One-on-one Chamber support
  • Ribbon cutting/grand opening support 
  • Ad discount in Community Guide
  • Business listing on Chamber website 
  • Chamber member decal
  • Notary service
  • Certificates of Origin
  • Set of member mailing labels

$225/year

$18.75/mo.

  • Invitation to all networking events
  • Ribbon cutting/grand opening support 
  • Four E-blasts per year
  • Two social media posts per month
  • Business listing in Community Guide 
  • Ad discount in Community Guide
  • Business listing on Chamber website 
  • Chamber member decal
  • Notary service
  • Certificates of Origin
  • Set of member mailing labels

$25

If you love Forest Park and would like to help by sharing your talents or time…become an ambassador today. The Chamber and your community can grow stronger with your support!

Chamber Ambassador Benefits

  • Free Forest Park pint glass
  • Annual meeting Taste of Forest Park invitation and other private events throughout the year
  • Invitation to monthly luncheons and after hours
  • Discounted rates for select Chamber events
  • Chamber E-newsletter with event and member news

MEMBER DIRECTORY

Take a look at current members and explore opportunities for greater exposure for your business in Forest Park.

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EVENTS

From Wine Walk & Shop, Sidewalk Sales and Casket Races, to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Holiday Walk, you’ll find fun around every corner.

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