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Organizations that OPEDC Works Alongside

Oak Park Partners

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The Village of Oak Park

The Village of Oak Park manages business licenses, permitting, zoning, and health department/fire safety inspections.

Phone: 708-383-6400

Email: business@oak-park.us

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OP-RF Chamber of Commerce

The chamber provides networking events, marketing support, an online business platform and community calendar, and much more.

 

Phone: 708-613-0550

Email: info@oprfchamber.org

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Visit Oak Park

Visit Oak Park provides promotional assistance to Oak Park businesses to help attract visitors and tourists. 

 

Phone: 708-524-7800

Email: info@visitoakpark.com

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Pick Oak Park

Pick Oak Park was an initiative of the Village's Small Business Task Force created in response to COVID-19, to encourage local shopping and promote OP businesses.

Email: lkreindler@a5inc.com

Oak Park Public Library

The Oak Park Public Library (OPPL) offers free resources, extensive business tools, workshops, seminars, and mentorships with SCORE Chicago.

 

Phone: 708-452-3466

Email: BOptholt@oppl.org

Business District Organizations

Along with the Village-wide resources above, many Business Districts in Oak park have their own advocacy/marketing organizations. Click the logos below to be directed to more information about that particular District:

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Other Non-profit Community Resources

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Allies for Community Business

A4CB (formerly Accion Chicago) provides Small Business loans, free coaching, connections for purposes like licensing/procurement, and more. Their loans range from $500 - $100,000 and their underwriting does not consider traditional criteria like credit score and collateral assets.

Phone: 312-275-3000

Email: ydiazdeleon@a4cb.org

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Women's Business Development Center

The Women’s Business Development Center works with works with entrepreneurs to provide one-on-one consulting for start-ups through mature businesses. In addition, they have extensive programming and learning courses available. Female entrepreneurs can work with them to receive their WBE Certification.

 

Phone: 312-853-3477

Email: wbdc@wbdc.org

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Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council

The Chicago NMSDC helps minority entrepreneurs to receive their MBE Certification, and assists small business with Contracting efforts with institutional entities.

Phone: 312-755-8880

Email: lking@chicagomsdc.org