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Mission and Benefits

Mission and Benefits

Tinley Park Chamber Mission

The Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce is committed to bringing innovative information and opportunities to businesses and the community to create a strong economy.

Business in Tinley Park

Tinley Park is the “Business Location of Choice in Illinois”—where plans turn into profits. Located 25 miles from downtown Chicago, Tinley Park is one of the fastest-growing cities in the Midwest. With a population of nearly 60,000, the community is strategically located in the center of the dynamic Interstate 80 Corridor, allowing businesses to take advantage of a regional population of 9 million people.

In 2006, the U.S. Commerce Department awarded Tinley Park the Excellence in Economic Development Award for urban or suburban economic development. The award recognizes Tinley Park’s commitment to sound, research-based, market-driven economic development in helping to strengthen the local economy.

The Village’s Economic Development Plan for Success was named a Silver Award Winner of the National League of Cities 2007 Award for Municipal Excellence for towns with populations between 50,001 and 150,000. The village was one of only eight towns nationwide to receive the NLC award.

Membership Has its Privileges!

eReferrals: Referrals directed right to your business! Each week the Chamber receives hundreds of phone calls asking for referrals and information on Tinley Park businesses and organizations. Chamber members are the recipients of these referrals.

eNetworking Opportunities: The Tinley Park Chamber is constantly planning quality events that will help members generate new business contacts, meet potential clients, and build relationships.

Become an active member of the Chamber of Commerce by getting involved in any of the following Chamber events or activities:

• Business After Hours (BAH)
• Business Before Hours (BBH)
• Speed Networking Lunches
• Monthly Membership Meetings
• Brew & Vine Fest
• New Members Night
• Annual Golf Outing
• Holiday Party
• Bag Crawl down Historical Oak Park Avenue
• Local Parades

• Marketing Services:
The Tinley Park Chamber offers its members innovative ways to brand their business and market to a wide range of community and regional clients. Members are encouraged to take advantage of the:

• Broadcast e-mails to over 1,500 businesses announcing current business activities i.e. promotions and events

• Event sponsorship opportunities with broad exposure to both residences and businesses

• Advertising in the monthly e-newsletter delivered to 500 Chamber members and community leaders

• Advertising in local and regional community guides distributed to thousands of residents and visitors

• Grand openings and ribbon cuttings

• Web Presence: The Tinley Park Chamber website provides members with a listing in the Member Directory, banner advertising opportunities, e-mail link, URL link, 24-hour coded access, online registration, job posting capabilities, hot deal promotions, and e-mail reminder services for all Chamber events and programs. The Chamber also utilizes social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn.

• Publications:
• Newsletter (Online)—Each month over 1,500 businesses and community leaders receive a copy of the Tinley Park Chamber Newsletter, which includes a calendar of events, member highlights, and community updates.

• Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce Cable TV Show—Members are invited to be a guest on the Chamber’s cable television program. The Chamber’s 30-minute program airs every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. on Channel 19, on the Comcast Cable Network.

• Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies:
Meet key leaders and fellow business associates in Tinley Park. The Chamber may help a business with promotion, set-up and public relations for this event, as well as provide ceremonial scissors and commemorative ribbon. The Chamber invites Village officials, provides business owners with a dated and signed certificate recognizing the ceremony, invites local media, and takes photos of the event.

• Small Business Assistance:
Both the Chamber and the Village of Tinley Park recognize the positive economic impact that small businesses have on a community such as ours. There are a number of programs available to assist new and existing businesses in Tinley Park.

• The Low Interest Business Development Loan Program—is a public/private partnership between the Village and local, participating banks. It is designed to enable local businesses to obtain low cost financing for capital improvements to help grow their businesses. The business project must result in either an increase in local tax revenues or an increase in employment opportunities within the Village.

• The Economic and Commercial Commission—promotes the “Shop Tinley” theme through various campaigns.

Become a Member

Are you interested in joining one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic organizations in the Southland? If your answer is YES, then join the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce.

Each day we witness the growth and expansion of this Village. Our community is the place to be for opportunity in the Midwest and the excitement is building. Now is your chance to become a part of the spirit and energy that is turning Tinley Park into a regional business force for the Southland community.

There are many wonderful benefits you will receive as a Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce member. Here are just a few highlights:

• Numerous networking functions including monthly membership meetings, luncheons, “After Hours” events, and multi-chamber events

• A free listing and link to your business’ website directly from the Tinley Park Chamber’s high traffic website,

• Monthly opportunities for member communication such as newsletter, website advertising, and e-mail broadcasts

• Participation in our Member to Member discount program

• Business referrals (business to business, and private party to business)

• Participation in the Chamber’s Cable TV Show

The secret to success as a member of any chamber is to be active. By participating in events and committees, members form new business and personal relationships that enhance the value of membership. Also, a membership in the Chamber is a public affirmation of YOUR support of Tinley Park’s vibrant business community.

CALL TODAY 708.532.5700 or visit online at WWW.TINLEYCHAMBER.ORG

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