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Young Professionals Sip & Paint

The Young Professionals enjoyed fine wine and a unique painting experience at Bottle & Bottega Park Ridge on the evening of February 28. Attendees created a picturesque tropical paradise as they sipped their favorite vino and enjoyed a delicious dinner provided by Reyes Steakhouse. Thank you to all who joined us for this fun evening!

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Women in Business Networking Breakfast with Dr. Jacquot was a success!

Lots of laughs were shared on February 22 during the Park Ridge Chamber's Women in Business Networking Breakfast! Dr. Margo Jacquot, The Juniper Center engaged the group with an interactive presentation on the four people styles and gave tips on improving workplace communication. Thank you to all who attended and thank you to those who donated our fabulous raffle prizes! See you next month!

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Make Room For Truman Hosts Interactive Business After Hours

Make Room For Truman hosted the Chamber's Business After Hours event on Thursday, February 21. Beautifully handcrafted cocktails, delicious appetizers, and of course, the well-known "Truman" dessert were among some of our favorites served throughout the evening! We would especially like to thank MRFT for providing our members with gift certificate raffle prizes and a specialty "thank you" certificate to those who attended. The smoked whiskey cocktail demo was also pretty cool too!

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"Night of Stars" Gala Honors Exceptional Community Members

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce members, guests and awardees dazzled during the "Night of Stars" Dinner Dance on Saturday, February 16. Hosted at the elegant Café la Cave, over 200 members of the community honored the outstanding achievements in community service of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Business of the Year Award, and Community Star Recipients.

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Catherine Johns kicks off January Women in Business Networking Meeting

2019 started off with a KICK! Catherine Johns, former radio personality, presented during the Park Ridge Chamber's first Women in Business Networking Breakfast of the year on January 25. What an empowering presentation with a fabulous and fun group! Breakfast and networking were enjoyed by those in attendance.

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Young Professionals mingle over pizza and trivia

The Park Ridge Chamber's Young Professionals group enjoyed pizza, trivia, and networking during a fun night out at Perry's Pizza and Ribs on January 24.

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Retirement Planning leads discussion during Chamber Networking Lunch

Diane Sitkiewicz and David Kikoen, New York Life Insurance Company, and Andy Hays, Hays Firm LLC, provided guests with the tools needed to create a secure and successful retirement during the Park Ridge Chamber’s Monthly Networking Luncheon on January 16.

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Trivia & Pizza Night Sells Out!

The Park Ridge Chamber's sold out TRIVIA & PIZZA NIGHT took place on the evening of January 11. Congratulations to the winning teams - you rock! 1st Place: Red Cross Fund for the Victims of Sharknado 2nd Place: Plaidders 3rd Place: Make America Smart Again Thank you to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty in Park Ridge for sponsoring the fun event and to Panino's in Park Ridge for providing pizza, salad, and cookies to our hungry guests!

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Park Ridge Chamber To Host Annual "Night of Stars" Gala on February 16

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce is hosting “Night of Stars" Dinner Dance to recognize and honor outstanding achievements in community service with the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award, Business of the Year Award, and Community Star Awards. The event will be held on February 16, 2019 from 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM at chamber member, Café la Cave in Des Plaines.

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Park Ridge Chamber Installs New Board of Directors

On January 3, the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce recognized the past year's accomplishments and set new goals for 2019 during the annual Board Installation Meeting.

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Young Professionals celebrate with ugly sweaters

The Park Ridge Chamber's Young Professionals Group had a blast at Harp & Fiddle last night during their annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party! Laughs were shared, entrees were enjoyed, and the group even engaged in a comical game of Cards Against Humanity. Steve Judge, Judge, James, Hoban & Fisher, won "Best Ugly Sweater" and Nick Draus, Draus & Associates, Inc, was the runner up! Thanks to everyone who joined us for this fun evening! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!!

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Chamber hosts Sunday Night Supper

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce served the hungry at their annual Sunday Night Supper on the evening of December 16 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Park Ridge. Sponsored in part by Bredemann Chevrolet & Toyota, dozens of guests enjoyed a delicious meal provided by Twisted Trunk Catering. Rigatoni, herbed chicken and potatoes, seasonal vegetables, garlic rolls, and salad were among the dinner options included.

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Chamber Holiday Luncheon Sells Out!

On December 12, the Chamber's sold out Holiday Luncheon proved "it's the most wonderful time of the year" for members of the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce! Hosted at Reyes Steakhouse, guests shared laughs, engaged in holiday trivia, won raffle prizes, and enjoyed flavorful entrees throughout the afternoon. As the event concluded, officers of the Park Ridge Police Department picked up toys donated by our generous members for the Toys for Tots Drive.

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ActiveCare Home Care Celebrates 5th Anniversary

ActiveCare Home Care celebrated their 5th Anniversary on December 6 with a ribbon cutting at 1420 Renaissance Drive in Park Ridge. Mayor Maloney cut the red ribbon as members and guests enjoyed appetizers, refreshments, and networking with a great group of individuals.

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Women in Business Donate "Toys for Tots"

The Park Ridge Chamber's Women in Business Holiday Luncheon was held on the afternoon of November 30 at the Park Ridge Country Club. Live music by the Maine South High School Chamber Orchestra, dozens of raffle prizes, and a scrumptious lunch set the holiday mood for those in attendance! Chief Kaminski and the Park Ridge Police joined us at the end of the event for a photo opp as they collected all of the "Toys for Tots" donations provided by our members and guests.

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Anthony Valentino Salon for Hair Ribbon Cutting

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce celebrated the ribbon cutting of Anthony Valentino Salon for Hair on November 29. Guests enjoyed a variety of drinks and hors d'oeuvres as they mingled with one another throughout the evening. What a fabulous event! Anthony Valentino Salon for Hair offers a variety of services including waxing, color, and cuts. Visit the salon at www.avsalonspa.com.

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Young Professionals "make room for networking" at trendy, new restaurant

The Park Ridge Chamber's Young Professionals Group met on November 28 at Make Room For Truman. Made up of motivated, energetic professionals, the group had the opportunity to personally interact with one another as they networked and developed lifelong friendships for years to come. Thank you to Make Room For Truman for providing complimentary appetizers, fabulous service, and an overall delicious dining experience. Join us next month at Harp & Fiddle!

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Winterfest kicked off the holiday season on November 23

The holidays are upon us and Winterfest 2018 kicked off the season on Friday, November 23 from 6pm - 9pm in Uptown and South Park Park Ridge. Santa came to town, arriving in style on a firetruck as carolers sang holiday classics. Hundreds of families enjoyed trolley rides, treats from local businesses, and more throughout the evening.

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Business After Hours Networking Event at WineStyles

The Park Ridge Chamber's November Business After Hours was held at WineStyles Park Ridge this evening. Dozens of guests sampled a variety of wines as they enjoyed hor d'oeuvres provided by Twisted Trunk & Co. Catering and Special Events.The event provided the perfect opportunity for networking, sharing stories, and forging friendships before the rush of the holiday season. Check out our calendar and join us next time! Visit www.parkidgechamber.org/calendar for more details.

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"Your Positive Personal Brand" Networking Luncheon

Anne Scallon, Park Ridge Neighbors Magazine presented, “Your Positive Personal Brand” during the Park Ridge Chamber’s Networking Luncheon on November 14. Attendees enjoyed delicious Mexican cuisine catered by Hay Caramba! Restaurant and Cocktail Bar as they learned the importance of branding, what to avoid, and tips to help their business flourish. Raffle prizes, generously donated by Chamber members, added to the eventful afternoon.

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WINNING at the Game of Content Marketing

Kymberlee Raya, Big Shot Marketing Inc. and Fly Girl Dance & Fitness presented, "WINNING at the Game of Content Marketing", during the Park Ridge Chamber's Women in Business Networking Breakfast on October 26. Throughout her dynamic presentation, she taught attendees the best way to utilize social media and provided methods for increasing engagement across all platforms.

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Tess & Woos Dog Boutique Opens in Park Ridge

The Park Ridge Chamber, city officials, and members welcomed Tess & Woos Dog Boutique to Park Ridge on the evening of October 25. Mayor Marty Maloney cut the celebratory ribbon as guests enjoyed appetizers and refreshments throughout the evening. A few furry friends even joined in the fun! Visit 143 Vine Street for all your dog grooming needs!

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The PRCC welcomes Lacquer Lounge

The Park Ridge Chamber and Mayor Marty Maloney welcomed Lacquer Lounge Nail Spa to the neighborhood on October 24 with a celebratory ribbon cutting. The new spa features a wide variety of menu options and is open most days from 10am until 7pm. Visit 18 S. Fairview for the prettiest pedi in town!

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Make Room for Truman Opens in Park Ridge

Make Room For Truman hosted an official grand opening celebration with the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce on the evening of October 18. Mayor Maloney cut the celebratory ribbon as guests enjoyed menu items described as "timeless American fare" including wood-fire artichoke dip, beef rib stack, shrimp cocktail and an array of handcrafted beverages.

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Young Professionals Network at Silver's Grill

The Park Ridge Chamber's Young Professionals Group enjoyed a night out at Silvers Grill on October 17! The group shared appetizers, dinner, drinks, and endless networking throughout the evening. Thank you to everyone who joined us! Check out our upcoming events and join in the fun next time! Visit www.parkridgechamber.org/calendar for more info.

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Fashion Show Luncheon to benefit Park Ridge Community Fund

Fall fashions were all the rage during today's Fashion Show Luncheon to benefit the Park Ridge Community Fund. Hosted at the The Summit of Uptown, dozens of ladies wined and dined as models lined the runway dressed in the latest trends from Chico's. Hair & Makeup Guru - Linda Russo completed each look by perfecting each models' hair and makeup.

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Chamber hosts networking lunch at Nonna Silvia's

The Park Ridge Chamber's October Networking Luncheon was held at Nonna Silvias on October 11. Attorney Julia Smolka presented "Collecting Payments Getting You Down?" and shared tips on how to get paid promptly during business sales transactions.

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It was wine time in Uptown Park Ridge on September 23

It was wine time in uptown Park Ridge on the afternoon of Sunday, September 23. More than 230 ticket holders were entitled to a one ounce pour at 27 different establishments while enjoying appetizers, a souvenir wine glass, and swag bag. Attendees had the opportunity to stroll from shop to shop while sipping a variety of wines from all over the globe.

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Climbing, Cocktails, & Connections

The Park Ridge Chamber's Young Professionals Group enjoyed cocktails, climbing and connections at FFC Park Ridge on the evening of September 19.

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Board & Brush Grand Opening Celebration!

Board & Brush Park Ridge, IL celebrated the grand opening of their Park Ridge location on September 17 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Mayor Marty Maloney, chamber members and guests toured the studio and enjoyed delicious hor d'oeuvres throughout the evening.

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Trivia & Pizza Night was full of brain-twisting fun

Dozens of eager players joined the Park Ridge Chamber for brain-twisting fun and tasty pizza 🍕 provided by Perry's Pizza and Ribs during Trivia and Pizza Night on Friday, September 14. Thank you to our event sponsor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group for making the event possible and to our question master, the one and only, Gary Haller.

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Welcome to the neighborhood, Reyes Steakhouse!

The Park Ridge Chamber, Mayor Marty Maloney and community members welcomed Reyes Steakhouse to Park Ridge with a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 13. Guests enjoyed delicious calamari, brushetta, and refreshments throughout the evening. Whether you are looking for the perfect place to dine with family or that much-needed night out visit 420 W. Touhy today!

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Chamber Luncheon Benefits Park Ridge Community Fund

Nearly 100 attendees learned what each of the two dozen agencies, supported by the Park Ridge Community Fund, do to make our community a better place during the Park Ridge Chamber's Networking Luncheon to Benefit the PRCF on September 12. Guests enjoyed a gourmet meal and countless raffle prizes provided by our generous donors in the elegant ballroom of the Park Ridge Country Club.

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Winding Down Summer With Poolside Networking

Soaking up the last days of summer! The Park Ridge and Edison Park Chambers networked around the splash bar at FFC Park Ridge on Thursday, August 30. Guests enjoyed delicious appetizers and refreshments courtesy of the club throughout the evening.

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Networking Breakfast features Q & A with Attorney Margherita Albarello

Attorney Margherita Albarello, DiMonte & Lizak, LLC led a round table discussion on August 24 during the Park Ridge Chamber's Women in Business Networking Breakfast. Attendees were able to ask a variety of small business legal questions as they enjoyed breakfast and engaged in conversations with one another.

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Tacos, tequila, and a side of networking!

It wasn't a Tuesday, but it was definitely taco night for the Park Ridge Chamber's YPN Group! Local young professionals came together to enjoy authentic tacos and tequila with a spicy side of networking at Hay Caramba! Restaurant and Cocktail Bar.

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Officer Peterson creates active shooter awareness during chamber luncheon

Park Ridge Officer Ben Peterson taught us how to prepare for violence should an active shooter be present at the workplace during the Park Ridge Chamber’s Monthly Networking Luncheon on August 8. Using the ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) program, attendees were provided with the guidance and tools needed to help keep his or her organization stay safe through careful planning, quick acting, and recovery.

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Cruisin' Park Ridge August Car Show

Hundreds of families came out tonight to enjoy beautiful weather and plenty of cool, classic cars at the Chamber's Cruisin' Park Ridge car show! Tainted Jake provided live music throughout the evening and Lynnette's School of Dance "wowed" the crowd with a guest performance! Join us next month for our final car show of the season on September 5th!

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Goldfish Swim School - Park Ridge Grand Opening

Goldfish Swim School - Park Ridge celebrated the grand opening of their Park Ridge location on July 26. Mayor Marty Maloney cut the celebratory ribbon as he welcomed the new business to the area. Chamber members, city officials, and community members toured the school, enjoyed refreshments, and mingled with one another throughout the afternoon. Visit www.goldfishswimschool.com/parkridge for more information on program offerings, pricing, and more!

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Women in Business Networking Breakfast: Social Platforms and the Art of the Social Suck-Up

Shellane Sauer, CEO of BeeSocial, LLC presented "What Social Platforms are Right for Your Business & The Art of the Social Suck-Up" during the Park Ridge Chamber's Women in Business Networking Breakfast on July 27. The business minded group enjoyed a delicious buffet breakfast as they learned how to improve their social media marketing plan.

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Young Professionals Network at Moretti's

Beautiful weather plus dinner, drinks, and networking made the perfect evening for the Park Ridge Chamber's Young Professionals Group. The group enjoyed a relaxing night on the patio of Moretti's Edison Park on Wednesday, July 18 as they shared stories, swapped business cards, and formed new relationships.​

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Canopies on Courtland Expo

Local businesses provided demos and freebies at the Chamber's Canopies on Courtland Business Expo which took place during The Taste of Park Ridge! Hundreds of families came to participate in all of the fun festivities.

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Cruisin' Park Ridge has record turnout

Cruisin' Park Ridge had one of its best turnouts ever on Friday, July 6. Cool weather brought even cooler cars and hundreds of families flocked to the Park Ridge Chamber's summer car show. A special shout out to Serendipity for a lively performance last night!

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Women in Business Networking Breakfast: Communicating with Intent: Your Words/Your Outcomes

Tami Palmer presented "Communicating with Intent: Your Words/Your Outcomes" during the Park Ridge Chamber's Women in Business Networking Breakfast this morning. Guests started off the day with a delicious breakfast catered by Subway and had the chance to win one of over ten raffle prizes as they networked with one another.

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Glenview Terrace hosts Chamber Business After Hours

Glenview Terrace hosted the Park Ridge Chamber's Business After Hours event this evening. Members enjoyed delicious hor d'oeuvres and wine as they networked with familiar faces and made new connections.​

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Young Professionals celebrate summer with a BBQ

The Park Ridge Chamber's Young Professionals Group celebrated summer with a Networking BBQ hosted by Steve and Amanda Judge of Judge, James, Hoban & Fisher on the June 20. Attendees enjoyed burgers, brats and hot dogs along with scrumptious sides and delectable desserts. Ping pong and foosball added to the fun evening!

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Park Ridge and Morton Grove host Golf Outing

The Park Ridge and Morton Grove Chamber’s hosted the 2018 Golf Outing at Chevy Chase Country Club on June 12. Participants perfected their swing before the shotgun start at 1:30pm and enjoyed lunch, beverages, top team awards, hole prizes, dinner, a raffle and silent auction prizes galore!

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Chamber hosts first Wine Walk of the year!

The first Park Ridge Wine Walk of 2018 was a success! Over 350 wine lovers and 30 business participated in the Walk on June 10, pairing red and white vino with simple hor d'oeuvres along the route. Attendees received a commemorative wine glass, swag bag, and a chance to win one of three major raffle prizes valued at over $300 per prize and donated by the participating businesses.

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Cruisin' Park Ridge kicks off summer

The first Cruisin' Park Ridge car show of the season kicked off on June 1. Hundreds of car enthusiasts and families alike enjoyed live music by Rusty Nails, freshly made brick oven pizza by EVOO Catering, beer and wine provided by WineStyles Park Ridge, a bounce house for the kids and of course plenty of cool, classic cars! Photo Credit: Michael Watson, Watson Art Studios

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Women in Business: Storytelling for your business

During the Chamber's May Women in Business Networking Breakfast, Valerie Fuson taught our members how storytelling can create credibility and drive income for your business. Guests enjoyed networking, coffee, and delicious crepes provided by Cream of the Crepe prior to Fusons's presentation. Join us next month for our Golf Outing with the Morton Grove Chamber!

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Young Professionals Network at Shakou Park Ridge

The Park Ridge Chamber's Young Professionals Networking Group met at Shakou Park Ridge on May 16. Attendees enjoyed appetizers, sipped drinks, and shared stories throughout the evening. Join us next month for our Young Professionals BBQ, hosted by Steve and Amanda Judge of Judge, James, Hoban, and Fisher. Visit www.parkridgechamber.org for more information.

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Meet Mary Babiez - CEO of Thoughtful Presence

Thoughtful Presence designs and delivers custom gift baskets for personal and corporate gift giving and special events. High-quality gourmet food and gift products are hand-picked, and a collection is designed around a theme, holiday, life milestone, or special event. Each elegant gift basket is created in a way that will “wow” the recipient. Custom gift baskets are also available per request. ​

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Superintendent Dr. Ken Wallace presents during Chamber's Monthly Luncheon

The Park Ridge Chamber’s Monthly Networking Luncheon took place on Wednesday, May 9 at Gibson’s Steakhouse in Rosemont. Dr. Ken Wallace, Superintendent District 207, presented “Moving Maine Forward: Schools to Amplify 21st Century Learning” which described the District’s plans to improve student learning, update building facilities, and preserve the assets of our schools.

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Fonseca Martial Arts Opens in Park Ridge

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Marty Maloney welcomed Fonseca Martial Arts to the community on Saturday, April 28. Guests enjoyed refreshments, cookies, and fun balloon creations for the kids. Interested in martial arts? Visit http://www.fonsecamartialarts.com/ or 432 W. Touhy for more information.

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"Getting and Turning Ideas into "WOW" Services!" Women in Business Breakfast

The Park Ridge Chamber’s Women in Business Networking Breakfast was held on Friday, April 27 at 8:30am. Karyn Ross, Owner of Karyn Ross Consulting, taught attendees how they can stay a step ahead of the competition during an interactive presentation that focused on customer service skills and using creativity to give consumers what they really want.

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Olson's Ace Hardware hosts Chamber Business After Hours

Olson's Ace Hardware hosted the Chamber's April Business After Hours event on Thursday, April 19th. Members enjoyed delectable hor d'oeuvres catered by EVOO Catering and Events, refreshing beverages, and fabulous swag bags provided by Olson's Ace! Visit 700 N. Northwest Highway for all of your home and hardware needs!

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Young Professionals Network at WineStyles

The Park Ridge Chamber's Young Professionals enjoyed a wine tasting at WineStyles Park Ridge this evening. A delicious charcuterie board complimented a variety of red and white blends during the YPN tasting. Join us next month at Shakou for fabulous networking with new connections and old friends!​

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Chamber Hosts Online Brand Management Luncheon at Harry Caray's Rosemont

The Park Ridge Chamber hosted our April Networking Luncheon at member restaurant Harry Caray’s in Rosemont on April 11 from 11:30am – 1:30pm. Thomas Varghese, CEO of eBizUniverse, taught attendees how to generate revenue by creating a reputable brand online and how to use different management strategies during his presentation, “How to Build, Protect and Repair Your Online Reputation".

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Trivia and Pizza Night at the Chamber!

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce hosted Trivia & Pizza Night, sponsored by Danny McGovern, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, on Friday, April 6. Participants enjoyed a delicious assortment of pizza, salad, and cookies from Paninos Pizza. Teams were challenged to answer a variety of questions ranging from TV trivia to local Park Ridge history.

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Chamber welcomes Club Pilates!

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce welcomed Club Pilates to the neighborhood on March 23. Mayor Marty Maloney cut the celebratory ribbon and introduced this new establishment to Park Ridge. Guests enjoyed refreshments and tasty appetizers throughout the evening.

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WIB Fitness and Well Being Expo

The Park Ridge Chamber hosted a Fitness and Well-Being Expo on March 23! Local health experts shared advice, performed demos, and handed out freebies to the group of busy women as they enjoyed a nutritious buffet breakfast. Over 12 prizes including free classes, memberships, and more were raffled away to attendees.

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YPN Bowling Tournament!

The Park Ridge Chamber's Young Professionals Group went head-to-head in a bowling tournament against other local Chambers on March 22. Attendees enjoyed pizza, drinks, and endless games of bowling throughout the fun-filled evening. All are welcome to join us next month!

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Affresco Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary!

Affresco Restaurant celebrated the 10 year anniversary of their beloved Italian pizzeria and lounge on the evening of March 15.

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Chamber and Rotary Luncheon at Summit of Uptown

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club held a joint networking luncheon on March 14, 2018 at Summit of Uptown. Robert Beezat presented, “Character Based Management” and spoke of the impact an improved character can have on one’s organization, effectiveness, and overall productivity. Members and guests enjoyed a chef-prepared lunch as they chatted throughout the afternoon.

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Houlihan's hosts November Business After Hours

Members of the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce engaged in face-to-face networking during our Business After Hours event at Houlihan’s Park Ridge on November 16. The event encouraged attendees to enhance their skills and fuel their business goals by forming meaningful relationships throughout the evening.

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Young Professionals Gather at LongHorn Steakhouse

The Park Ridge Chamber’s Young Professionals Group gathered at LongHorn Steakhouse in Des Plaines on Wednesday, November 15 to discuss upcoming opportunities and share referrals with one another just in time for the holidays.

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Affresco hosts Chamber Networking Luncheon

The Park Ridge Chamber hosted our November Networking Luncheon at Affresco Pizzeria & Lounge in Park Ridge on November 8. Victoria Cook presented, “The #1 Secret to Marketing Success” and educated attendees on how they can grow their business with a few simple tricks. Members and guests enjoyed fresh salad greens, brushetta, margherita pizza, vodka sauce rigatoni, and rosemary chicken served with a side of roasted potatoes. Everything from the networking to the entrees was “fantastico”!

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Park Ridge Community Fund Luncheon and Fashion Show

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce hosted a Fall Fashion Show Luncheon to Benefit the Park Ridge Community Fund on November 3 at The Summit of Uptown.

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"Optimizing Photos & Videos for Social Media Marketing"

Kymberlee Kaye Raya, founder of Big Shot Marketing and Fly Girl Dance & Fitness, presented “Optimizing Photos and Videos for Social Media Marketing” during the Chamber’s Women in Business Networking Breakfast on October 27. Raya provided attendees with top social media tips and tricks as guests enjoyed a delicious continental breakfast and fabulous raffle prizes provided by the Chamber and our members.

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Master's Kitchen & Bath Grand Opening

The Park Ridge Chamber celebrated the Grand Opening of Masters Kitchen & Bath's new location on October 26, 2017. Mayor Marty Maloney cut the celebratory ribbon as members of the Chamber and community mingled over hor d'oeuvres and adult beverages. Interested in learning more about what Masters Kitchen & Bath has to offer? Visit them at 1014 Busse Highway for everything from tiles to cabinets, countertops and more!

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WineStyles Park Ridge Celebrates 10th Anniversary!

The Park Ridge Chamber celebrated WinesStyles 10th Anniversary on October 19, 2017 with a celebratory ribbon cutting and after hours event. Members and guests sampled mouthwatering hor d'oeuvres provided by EVOO Catering as well as a plethora of white and red blends compliments of WineStyles Park Ridge. Visit 105 S. Northwest Highway for all of your favorite wine and craft beer needs while enjoying daily tastings, events, and more!

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Young Professionals Network at Holt's Park Ridge!

The Park Ridge Chamber’s Young Professionals Group enjoyed delicious appetizers, entrees, and cocktails at Holt’s in Park Ridge on October 18. The group welcomed new members, shared success stories, and recommended referrals throughout the evening. A special thank you to Holt’s for providing complimentary appetizers and exceptional service. Check out our upcoming events at www.parkridgechamber.org/calendar! Hope to see you soon.

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Chamber Hosts Luncheon at McCormick and Schmick's

The Park Ridge Chamber hosted our October Monthly Networking Luncheon at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks (Rosemont, IL) on October 11. Business Coach Tom Kelly presented, "The Attraction Principle: How to Shift from Working to Get Clients to Attracting Them Effortlessly". Guests mingle with one another over a three course meal including entree options of Blackened Tilapia, Chicken Picatta, Grilled Salmon, Fish N Chips, and Vegetarian Pasta.

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October Wine Walk Draws 400 Participants

Over 400 wine enthusiasts from near and far joined the fun this fall and participated in Park Ridge's 2nd Wine Walk of the year on October 8, 2017. Attendees happily sipped their favorite vino at 31 locations as they perused the quaint boutiques, storefronts, and restaurants of Uptown Park Ridge! A special thank you to our major sponsors Danny McGovern, RE/MAX Properties Northwest and Jamie Franz, Guaranteed Rate!

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September Women in Business - "Tips from your Lawyer"

Maria Schwartz and Julia Jensen Smolka, Di Monte & Lizak, presented, "Tips from your Lawyer - 5 Things Every Woman in Business Should Know" at the Chamber's Women in Business Networking Breakfast on September 29. Attendees enjoyed a continental breakfast and fantastic raffle prizes donated by our members.​

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Ash & Willow Eco Salon and Apothecary Ribbon Cutting

The Park Ridge Chamber welcomed Ash & Willow Eco Salon and Apothecary to Park Ridge on September 28 with a ribbon cutting. Mayor Maloney, city officials, members and guests enjoyed live music, delicious hor d'oeuvres, refreshments, and giveaways throughout the evening. Visit www.ashandwillowsalonparkridge.com to book your appointment today.

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Summit of Uptown Grand Reopening!

Thank you to all who came to celebrate the Grand Reopening of the Summit of Uptown on Tuesday, September 26. What wonderful improvements the organization has made! A live band, delectable appetizers, cool refreshments, and a fabulous raffle added to the evening celebration.

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Anthony Valentino Celebrates 20 Years

The Park Ridge Chamber celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Anthony Valentino Salon & Day Spa on Thursday, September 15. Guests toured the salon and enjoyed delicious appetizers and refreshing beverages all evening. Visit avsalonspa.com for more information on the rejuvenating services Anthony Valentino has to offer the community.

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Centennial Fitness Center celebrates 25 Year Anniversary

The Centennial Fitness Center celebrated 25 years of service during a ribbon cutting on September 5. Mayor Marty Maloney cut the celebratory ribbon as guests enjoyed delicious treats provided by the Park District. The Park Ridge Park District’s premier fitness location provides guests with state of the art equipment, a walking track, swimming pool, duel gyms, and more. Visit www.prparks.org for more information.

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September Cruisin' Park Ridge - Final Car Show of the Season

The Park Ridge Chamber hosted the final Cruisin’ Park Ridge Car Show of the season on Friday, September 1. Hundreds of families flocked from near and far to enjoy classic cars, warm food and tasty beverages, live music by Tainted Jake, and even a bounce house for the children. Join us next year for Cruisin’ Park Ridge on the first Fridays of June, July, August, and September.

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Chamber hosts August Women in Business

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce hosted our monthly Women in Business Networking Breakfast on August 25. Attendees gathered to learn how to best serve each generation of both consumers and employees in the workplace.

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Chamber hosts Business After Hours at Office Evolution

The Park Ridge Chamber hosted our Business After Hours event at Office Evolution on August 17. Members enjoyed delicious appetizers provided by Buona Catering, adult beverages and socializing with colleagues both new and old.

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Young Professionals Network at Shakou

The Park Ridge Chamber's Young Professionals Group held their monthly networking event at Shakou Park Ridge on Wednesday, August 16.

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Networking Luncheon at Outback

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce hosted our Monthly Networking Luncheon at Outback Steakhouse - Chicago - I-90, 8101 W. Higgins Road, on August 9 from 11:30am – 1:30pm. Guests enjoyed a variety of appetizers and entrees as they shared business ideas, advice, and referrals.

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Cruisin' Park Ridge

Cruisin’ Park Ridge, the Park Ridge Chamber’s third car show of the season, was held on August 4, 2017 at 6pm in the Park Ridge Public Library Parking Lot. Hundreds of families came to enjoyed classic cars, hotdogs, and live music by Serendipity. Lynnette’s School of Dance also kept the crowd engaged throughout the evening with a late night performance. Join us for our final car show of the season on September 1!

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Women in Business Networking Breakfast

The Park Ridge Chamber hosted our Women in Business Networking Breakfast at the Sunrise Grill on July 28. Guests enjoyed a fabulous buffet breakfast and dozens of raffle prizes as Melissa Thornley presented, “Busting the Myth of Work-Life Balance”. Join us next month n August 25 as Mary Erlain presents, “Selling to the 5 Generations in the Marketplace”.

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Tranquil Waters Float Ribbon Cutting

The Park Ridge and Edison Park Chambers welcomed Tranquil Waters Float to the area on Tuesday, July 26. Guests toured the facility and learned about floatation therapy benefits and hydromassage. Refreshments and an array of delicious appetizers from local eateries was served. Tranquil Waters Float is located at 7258 N. Harlem, Chicago, IL, 60631. Visit www.twfloat.com for more information! ​

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Young Professionals Meet at Beer on the Wall

The Park Ridge Chamber's Young Professionals Group met at Beer on the Wall on the evening of July 12. Guests enjoyed Panino's Pizza provided by Dr. Dan Press and Alderman John Moran as they mingled in the cafe's casual atmosphere. Join us next month on August 16.

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Networking Luncheon Touches on Technology

The Park Ridge Chamber’s Monthly Networking Luncheon was held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Bo Nelson and Melody Haase explained how businesses can protect themselves from ransomware attacks and provided attendees with the latest statistics and trends in the technology market. Did you know ransomware incidents alone increased by nearly 500% last year? Perry’s Pizza and Ribs catered the event and provided guests with delicious Italian favorites including a house salad, lasagna buffet, and more​

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Brickton Art Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The Park Ridge Chamber celebrated Brickton Art Center’s 20th Anniversary on June 29 at 4:30pm. Mayor Marty Maloney cut the celebratory ribbon and guests enjoyed tours, refreshments, and appetizers throughout the evening. Visit Brickton located at 306 Busse Highway in Park Ridge, IL today!

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Aligned Modern Health Ribbon Cutting

The Park Ridge Chamber, Mayor Maloney, and community members welcomed Aligned Modern Health to the City of Park Ridge on Thursday, June 22. Guests toured the new facility, engaged with staff, and enjoyed delicious hors d'oeuvres.

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Young Professionals Networking - Tacos & Tequila!

The Young Professionals Group dined at Hay Caramba! Restaurant and Cocktail Bar on Wednesday, June 21. Guests enjoyed "tacos and tequila" with a side of networking fun.

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June Networking Luncheon

The Park Ridge Chamber hosted our June Networking Luncheon at 720 Garden Street in Park Ridge on June 14. Guests enjoyed authentic Mexican cuisine provided by Hay Caramba! as they shared referrals and business advice with one another. Speaker Dan Gershenson presented, “Built To Win With The New LinkedIn: Social Selling Made Smarter” and explained tips on how to best build one’s network via this powerful social media platform.

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Multi-Chamber Golf Outing!

The Park Ridge, Morton Grove, and Assyrian Chambers held a summer Golf Outing at Chevy Chase Country Club on June 13. Approximately 50 golfers enjoyed a delicious lunch and swag bag prior to hitting the green. Upon their return to the clubhouse, guests enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner and raffle prizes including $1,500 in cash and dozens of additional prizes donated by our members.

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American Family Insurance - Michael Plageman Ribbon Cutting

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce welcomed the new agency owner of American Family Insurance, Michael Plageman, on June 8 with a celebratory ribbon cutting. Guests met his new team, toured the facility, and enjoyed networking, refreshments, and appetizers.

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Park Ridge Wine Walk

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce hosted the first ever Park Ridge Wine Walk on June 4 from 1pm – 4pm! Over 400 tickets were sold to guests who wished to perused local shops as they sipped their favorite vino. Thank you to all of our business participants and a special thank you to RE/MAX Properties Northwest Danny McGovern and Jamie Franz, Guaranteed Rate!!

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Cruisin' Park Ridge - June Car Show

First Fridays are here! The Park Ridge Chamber hosted the first Cruisin' Park Ridge car show of the season on June 2 from 6pm - 9pm. Hundreds of families admired classic cars as they enjoyed the warm summer evening. Serendipity provided fabulous live music all night long!

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d'aprile properties Park Ridge Grand Opening!

On May 31, the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for d’aprile properties located at 145 S. Vine in Park Ridge. Guests enjoyed a champagne toast and delectable small plates provided by EVOO catering as they toured the new facility. For more information, please visit the d’aprile properties website at http://www.daprileproperties.com/park-ridge.

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Bottle and Bottega Grand Opening!

The Grand Opening Celebration of Bottle and Bottega, located at 424 Touhy in Park Ridge, was held on May 31. Attendees enjoyed an assortment of delicious appetizers as they welcomed this new wine and painting establishment to the city of Park Ridge. For more information and to “uncork your inner artist”, visit http://bottleandbottega.com/parkridge-niles.

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The Pickwick Restaurant Ribbon Cutting

The Park Ridge Chamber welcomed the new Pickwick Restaurant to Park Ridge with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, May 18. Guests enjoyed a incredible array of appetizers and complimentary adult beverages as they mingled with familiar faces.

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Women in Business "Managing Today's Generational Mix"

The Chamber's Women in Business Group met on Friday, May 19 to hear Trisha Svehla present "From Geeks to Geezers – Managing today’s Generational Mix". The group explored the 4 generations in today's workforce and examined the different expectations of each. Guests enjoyed networking and a healthy breakfast prior to hearing Ms. Svehla.

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May Networking Luncheon

The Park Ridge Chamber’s Monthly Networking Luncheon was held on May 10, 2017 at 720 Garden Street in Park Ridge.

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Park Ridge Fine Arts Council celebrates 20th Anniversary

The Park Ridge Chamber held a ribbon cutting for the 20th Anniversary of the Park Ridge Cultural Arts Council on Saturday, May 6.

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April Women in Business Networking Breakfast

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce held our Women in Business Monthly Networking Breakfast on April 28, 2017. Attendees gathered to hear Nadine Haupt present “Speaking, but Not Making Sales? 5 Critical Mistakes That Keep You From The Money… and How To Fix Them”.

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Arnold Electric hosts Business After Hours at Beer on the Wall

Arnold Electric hosted the Park Ridge Chamber's Business After Hours at Beer on the Wall on Thursday, April 20.

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Young Professionals Host Bowling at King's!

The Park Ridge Chamber's Young Professionals Group hosted bowling at Kings Rosemont on Wednesday, April 19.

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April Networking Luncheon at Harry Caray's

On April 12, the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce hosted a Networking Luncheon at Chamber member Harry Caray’s in Rosemont. Dr. Laurie Heinz provided guests with an overview of District 64 vision, improvements, and current curriculum.

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SpringHill Suites Chicago/O'Hare Grand Reopening!

The SpringHill Suites Chicago/O'Hare hosted a grand reopening and ribbon cutting on April 11. Guests enjoyed delicious appetizers, adult beverages, and tours of the hotel. Beautiful artwork, created by local artists, was auctioned to eager guests and raffle prizes including a 55" TV and an array of hotel stays were given away to a few lucky winners! Next time your in the area, make SpringHill Suites Chicago/O'Hare your home away from home!

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Park Ridge Chamber hosts Trivia Night

On March 31, 2017, the Park Ridge Chamber hosted “Trivia Night” at 720 Garden Street in Park Ridge. A total of eleven teams competed for first, second, and third place during Friday night’s festivities & enjoyed catering provided by Paninos Pizza. Houlihan's Park Ridge provided an assortment of prizes for each member of the winning teams including gift certificates, glasses, & other giveaways. Thank you to Danny McGovern - RE/MAX Properties Northwest. for sponsoring the event.

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Women in Business Fitness & Well-being Expo!

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce hosted our Women in Business Fitness and Well-being Expo on March 31, 2017. Local businesses provided guests with fitness tips, advice, demos, and more!

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2 Sisters A&L Boutique Celebrated 1 Year!

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce celebrated the one year anniversary of 2 Sisters A&L on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Guests enjoyed complimentary sandwich minis, gourmet cheese, and a variety of wine as they perused the local boutique for trendy wardrobe items. Mayor Marty Maloney cut the red ribbon as he congratulated owner Natalie Amabile on her first year in business. Visit 2 Sisters A&L at 7 S. Prospect in Park Ridge for the latest fashions!

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NovaCare Rehabilitation Ribbon Cutting

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce welcomed NovaCare Rehabilitation, conveniently located in FFC Park Ridge at 826 W. Touhy Avenue, to Park Ridge on the evening of March 15, 2017. Mayor Marty Maloney cut the red celebratory ribbon as guests enjoyed nutritious appetizers, toured the facility, and mingled with other attendees.

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Young Professionals Networking Group Goes Rock Climbing

The Park Ridge Chamber's Young Professionals Networking Group headed over to the FFC Park Ridge climbing wall to show off their skills and make new connections on March 15! Guests enjoyed delicious appetizers and refreshments as they "got their climb on" at one of the newest fitness centers in Park Ridge.​

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Joint Chamber and Rotary Networking Luncheon

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce hosted a joint networking luncheon with the Rotary Club of Park Ridge on March 8, 2017 at 720 Garden Street in Park Ridge, IL. Tim Padgett, Founder and CEO of Pepper Group, delivered an engaging presentation which focused on how businesses can communicate with their employees to build a better culture and maintain a positive work/life balance. Additionally, Padgett offered guests advice on how to attract new talent to their place of business.

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February Women in Business Networking Event

On February 24, the Park Ridge Chamber held its February Women in Business Networking Breakfast at 720 Garden Street. Guests enjoyed a tasty breakfast as Lynn Shareef, CEO of STAR Enterprises, presented "Networking: What, Why, and How". Shareef's presentation provided attendees with tips on how to create an effective elevator speech and expand their brand through physical and virtual networking.

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Mayoral Debate & Luncheon

Acting Mayor Marty Maloney and Lucas Fuksa debated each other during the Chamber's Mayoral Debate Luncheon on February 22. Dozens of guests enjoyed scrumptious sandwiches and delightful desserts provided by EVOO Catering and Events. Good luck to both candidates and thank you for your participation.

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TriPilates Celebrates 10 Years!

TriPilates celebrated its 10 Year Anniversary on February 16! Guests enjoyed appetizers catered by Whole Foods Park Ridge, refreshments, and pilates demos. Mayor Marty Maloney cut the red ribbon and mingle with attendees throughout the evening.

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Young Professionals Networking Event at Beer on the Wall

On February 15, the Chamber's Young Professionals event was held at Beer on the Wall in Park Ridge. Attendees introduced themselves and mingled with one another throughout the evening. Affresco Pizzeria & Lounge provided an array of Italian favorites including their house salad, cheese lasagna, margarita pizza, and meatballs.

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Chamber Celebrates Community Stars at "A Night of Stars" Gala

The Park Ridge Chamber's annual gala, "A Night of Stars", was held on February 11, 2017, at Chamber member, Cafe La Cave. The magical evening included a champagne reception, passed hor d'oeuvres, a delicious four course dining experience, raffle prizes, and a silent auction. As the evening concluded, guests danced the night away to the tunes of Scream Blue.

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Women in Business Breakfast with Catherine Johns

Catherine Johns presented "Make Your Voice Heard" at the Park Ridge Chamber's Women in Business Networking Breakfast on January 27. A breakfast casserole, fresh banana bread, mandarins, and refreshments were served as attendees listened to Catherine's interactive presentation. Networking and a raffle added to the fun morning!

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Summit of Uptown hosts Memory Care Ribbon Cutting and Business After Hours

On January 26, the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce and The Summit of Uptown held a Business After Hours event and Ribbon Cutting for Summit's new Memory Care Neighborhood. Chamber members and guests enjoyed a live band, raffle, delicious appetizers, and complimentary bar service as they socialized throughout the evening. Mayor Maloney cut the celebratory ribbon!

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First Luncheon of the Year Proves Successful

The New Year offers a clear slate and fresh start for individuals and businesses alike. On January 11, 2017, the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce held their January Monthly Networking Luncheon with speaker Mary Allen, the Recycling and Education Director for the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County.

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2017 Board of Directors Installation Ceremony

The new 2017 Board of Directors were sworn in by Mayor Marty Maloney during the Chamber's Installation Ceremony on January 10, 2017.

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Fitness Formula Club Park Ridge Ribbon Cutting

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Maloney, City Officials, Members, and Guests attended the FFC Park Ridge Ribbon Cutting today!

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Chamber hosts Sunday Supper

Every year the Chamber hosts the Sunday Supper at St. Luke's right before Christmas. Thank you to the Bredemanns, Larsens, and Judges for their donations to cover the meals for 100 hungry guests at St Luke's. And a big thank you to Affresco Pizzeria & Lounge for catering the fabulous meal of roasted chicken and potatoes, rigatoni in a vodka marinara sauce, garlic rolls, salad, with tiramisu for dessert - the guests loved it!

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Beer on the Wall Ribbon Cutting

On Friday, December 16, the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for one of the newest businesses in Park Ridge – Beer on the Wall.

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Young Professional's Ugly Christmas Sweater Party!

The Young Professionals celebrated the holidays with an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party on December 16.

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Annual Holiday Luncheon at The Capital Grille - Rosemont

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce held our Annual Holiday Luncheon at The Capital Grille in Rosemont on December 14.

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Women in Business Holiday Luncheon at Park Ridge Country Club

Our Women in Business Holiday Luncheon was held on December 2 at the Park Ridge Country Club. In the spirit of the holidays, unwrapped toys were collected for the Marines Toys for Tots program and the fabulous Maine South Vocal Jazz Ensemble sang holiday Christmas carols.

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Business After Hours at Houlihan's

Business After Hours at Houlihan's Park Ridge was the perfect way to dive into the holiday season! On November 17, Park Ridge Chamber member's enjoyed networking, delicious appetizers, and adult beverages.

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Nu-Facials by Reyna Ribbon Cutting

On November 3, the Park Ridge Chamber welcomed one of our newest members, Nu-Facials by Reyna.

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Women in Business Networking - Marketing in 2017

On October 28, the Park Ridge Chamber held our Women in Business Networking Breakfast with speaker Kymberlee Raya.

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October Trivia Night!

Trivia Night was hosted by the Park Ridge Chamber on October 28.

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Clearbrook CHOICE Ribbon Cutting!

The Park Ridge Chamber welcomed Clearbrook CHOICE to Park Ridge. A ribbon cutting and reception took place at 444 N. Northwest Highway, Suite 145. Guests enjoy tours, refreshments, and networking!

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Lynnette's School of Dance Celebrates 45th Anniversary!

Lynnette's School of Dance celebrated their 45th Anniversary on August 18.

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The Parker Ribbon Cutting!

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce welcomed The Parker to Park Ridge on July 20 with a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting.

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Canopies on Courtland 2016

Canopies on Courtland was held during The Taste of Park Ridge on July 16.

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Monthly Networking Luncheon with Commander Leavitt

On July 13, Commander Leavitt presented "Active Shooter on Premises - What Do You Do?" at our Monthly Networking Luncheon. Hay Caramba! catered the event.

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Kiddie Academy Ribbon Cutting!

On June 25, Mayor Marty Maloney cut the red ribbon and welcomed Kiddie Academy to Park Ridge.

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Under 40 Networking at Moretti's!

On May 18, the Under 40 Networking Group dined at Moretti's Edison Park as they shared advice, referrals and business opportunities.

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Eastern Vitality Acupuncture Ribbon Cutting!

Mayor Maloney cut the ribbon for the grand opening of Eastern Vitality Acupuncture on Thursday, May 12.

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Monthly Networking Luncheon - Get Booked Solid!

Thank you to everyone who came to our May Monthly Networking Luncheon with Speaker Tom Rosenak. The Summit of Uptown provided a delicious meal as we networked with current and prospective members.

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The Spot Fitness Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Maloney!

Mayor Marty Maloney cut the ribbon as the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce welcomed The Spot Fitness to Park Ridge!

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Monthly Networking Luncheon at Affresco

The Park Ridge Chamber enjoyed our Monthly Networking Luncheon at Affresco as speaker Jasmina de la Torre from Bellas & Wachowski presented "10 Ways Your Employees Can Cause You Trouble".

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Nail Republic Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Maloney!

On April 9, the Park Ridge Chamber and Mayor Marty Maloney cut the ribbon for Nail Republic located at 815 Devon Avenue in Park Ridge. Refreshments and breakfast were served to guests as they discovered the services Nail Republic offers. Welcome to the Park Ridge Chamber!

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Business After Hours at Century 21 McMullen

The Park Ridge Chamber members enjoyed mixing and mingling at our April Business After Hours hosted by CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc. at their offices at 6400 N. Northwest Highway. Thank you to everyone who attended and shared their business cards on April 21!

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Park 205 Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Marty Maloney

On February 4, Mayor Marty Maloney cut the ribbon and welcomed Park 205 to the community.

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Under 40 Networking at Houlihan's!

The Park Ridge Chamber's Under 40 group enjoyed a night out at Houlihan's.

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Block Advisors Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Marty Maloney

On January 14, Mayor Marty Maloney cut the ribbon for the new H&R brand, Block Advisors.

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Ugly sweaters, great networking!

The Park Ridge Chamber's Under 40 Networking Ugly Christmas Sweater Party was recently held.

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The Exercise Coach Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Marty Maloney

Park Ridge Chamber member, The Exercise Coach, had their Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting!

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Fall Fest Rubber Ducky Winner

Fall Fest Rubber Duckie contest winners are the Alkfoof family!

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Stay Fit Physical Therapy & Core Wellness, Inc. had a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting! Located at 235 N. Northwest Highway in Park Ridge.

Stay Fit Physical Therapy & Core Wellness, Inc. had a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Marty Maloney and Chamber members.

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Congratulations to a local shopper!

Gail Benedetto won the August Shop Local Drawing for a $50 Chamber gift certificate.

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Dr. Niki Rimbas Laskaris opens her new location

Chamber members, community members, and Mayor Marty Maloney cut the ribbon on Dr. Niki Rimbas Laskaris' new location.

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Schultz Family Dental has their grand opening!

Chamber members and Adlerman John Moran helped welcome Schultz Family Dental to Park Ridge.

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Congratulations to a local shopper!

Jeanette Myers shops locally and entered our raffle for a $50 gift certificate and won!

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2015 Community Guide Cover

The Park Ridge Community Guide is now available online!

All the information of the community guide, now available wherever you go.

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Park Ridge Resident Wins by Shopping Locally

Park Ridge resident, Gary Johnson, bought a car at Bredemann Toyota and entered his receipt into our monthly drawing to win a $50 Chamber gift certificate - and he won for February!

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Meet Park Ridge Chamber Lifetime Achievement Honoree, John E. "Jack" Owens

John "Jack" Owens is this year's recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, be sure to get to know him and his extensive work that made our community a better place to live.

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The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce will award a select group of outstanding individuals

The Chamber receives numerous nominees from individuals and local organizations from which the winners are selected. This year, Community Star Award winners are: Jessica Altman, Scott Chovanek, Dr. Perry Fisher, Julie Genualdi, Kim Garber Lifton, John (Jack) Owens, Robert Szkwarek, and Whole Foods Market.​

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Winterfest is this Friday!

It's that time of year again when we welcome the Holiday Season to Park Ridge.

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Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Children’s Hospital host multi-chamber Business After Hours

Join Rick Floyd, President of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Mike Farrell, President of Advocate Children’s Hospital for an evening of networking, hospital tours and more!

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Blown Away the Salon Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce coordinated the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting for Blown Away the Salon with Mayor Schmidt recently. Partners RJ Esposito and Denise Bosh Williams recently opened the new salon at 1019 N. Northwest Highway, (847) 720-4404. http://www.blownawaythesalon.com/

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Willow Wellness Center Celebrates 10 Years!

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce coordinated a ribbon cutting with Mayor Schmidt to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Willow Wellness Center located at 1400 Renaissance Drive, Suite 401.

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Dolcetti Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

Dolcetti recently opened their Patisserie & Cafe in uptown Park Ridge at 133 Vine Avenue near the train station.

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Sara Nelli won a $50 Park Ridge Chamber gift certificate just by shopping locally!

Sara Nelli won a $50 Park Ridge Chamber gift certificate just by shopping locally! Bring your receipts from any Park Ridge business or Chamber member to the Chamber at 720 Garden and get a raffle ticket for every $50 worth of purchases. (20 tickets max per receipt) We draw on the 7th of each month for the previous month. Shop Local!

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New Retail Chair Emily Wilderman, owner of WineStyles Park Ridge; and outgoing Retail Chair, Linda Russo, Cosa Linda Salon

Announcing Retail Chair for Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Emily Wilderman, owner of WineStyles Park Ridge, is the new Retail Committee Chair.

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Jean Costigan won a $50 Park Ridge Chamber gift certificate just by shopping locally!

Jean Costigan won a $50 Park Ridge Chamber gift certificate just by shopping locally! Bring your receipts from any Park Ridge business or Chamber member to the Chamber at 720 Garden and get a raffle ticket for every $50 worth of purchases. (20 tickets max per receipt) We draw on the 7th of each month for the previous month. Shop Local!

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The annual spring fashion show on April 11 at The Summit of Uptown, Park Ridge, was another success with a sellout crowd of over 100 attending.

The annual spring fashion show on April 11 at The Summit of Uptown, Park Ridge, was another success with a sellout crowd of over 100 attending. The event raised approximately $2,000 for the Park Ridge Community Fund which helps support several dozen social service agencies in the area.

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Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors: Paula Besler, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Children's Hospital; Pat Giovacchini, Mutual of Omaha; Sydney Garza, Chrissie Insurance; Diddy Blyth, A Sterling Design, Photographic Artists; Pam Colovos, Tr

Ambassadors of the Park Ridge Chamber are members who volunteer to meet with new and prospective members to explain the many various benefits the Chamber provides.

Ambassadors of the Park Ridge Chamber are members who volunteer to meet with new and prospective members to explain the many various benefits the Chamber provides. If you’d like to be an Ambassador, contact the co-chairs: Diddy Blyth, A Sterling Design (diddy@asterlingdesign.com) and Pam Colovos, Tribune Products (pam@tribuneproducts.com).

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Two Scholarships Provided by Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce

The Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce is providing two scholarships for local high school seniors to use towards furthering their education.

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Matt Coyne Named to Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce Board

Matt Coyne, co-owner of E.J. Coyne & Company, an independent insurance agency specializing in auto, home, life and business insurance, was inducted into the board of directors of the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s annual meeting on January 14, 2014. He co-helms a second-generation insurance business in Park Ridge and is a former president of Park Ridge Lions Club and Avenues to Independence.​

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Dr. Ross Rubino

Ross Rubino Named to Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce Board

Ross Rubino, DDS, FAGD; principal of Rubino Dentistry in Park Ridge and a near-lifelong resident, was inducted into the board of directors of the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s annual meeting on January 14, 2014. This will be his second time serving on the Chamber board.

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"A Night of Stars" Annual Dinner-Dance honors Community Stars.

Chamber board members enjoy the annual event honoring outstanding individuals that make Park Ridge a wonderful place.

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Park Ridge-Opoly Game Selling Fast!

Park Ridge-Opoly, a unique family gift at $30, was the hit of the holiday season, and the new Whole Foods, TeaLula, and other Chamber members are still selling them like hotcakes. Call the Chamber for Locations.

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Volunteers Light Up the Holidays!

Hundreds of volunteers created a sparkling winter wonderland in Uptown Park Ridge again this year.

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Shop Locally and Win

Did you know that when you shop locally you could win $50? The chamber encourages you to shop locally and when you do - you can support the community as well as win gift certificates!

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