About the Chamber
Welcome from Tracy Mulqueen President & Chief Executive Officer
The Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce is very grateful for your company’s continued membership and support. Thanks to you, this last year was an amazing year of growth and achievement for the chamber and area businesses. The chamber’s membership, meetings and activities grew and the chamber, itself, grew as we expanded the staff to meet the increasing needs and requirements of our business community. This internal growth has allowed us to position ourselves to provide even more support for companies in the future.
In addition, the chamber’s Greater Oak Brook Economic Development Partnership achieved another record number of business relocations, expansions and retentions for Oak Brook and Oakbrook Terrace. And it was an incredible year for the creation of new partnership initiatives and activities that will further support our business community’s goals, such as the development of a new transportation project to address the need for local employee and visitor distribution from the Elmhurst and Hinsdale train stations.
The coordination and cooperation between the Village of Oak Brook, the City of Oakbrook Terrace and the local business community has become even more significant and critical to the chamber and the economic development partnership. We appreciate the efforts of both municipalities to work closely with us to achieve common goals.
Next week we will have an opportunity to come together for an especially important and informative Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates Forum. The purpose of the forum is to inform businesses about each candidate’s policy positions, ideas for change, and leadership ability to move the state forward.
During the forum moderators from McDonald’s Corporation and Redbox will carefully guide the candidates through a series of questions designed to inform businesses about the candidates’ plans for improving the state’s finances and economy. Candidates will also discuss their demonstrated leadership experience and how they plan to bring diverse constituencies together to build a prosperous state that serves the needs of its citizens and commercial residents.
I truly hope you’ll join us for this event. As always, please feel free to invite as many of your employees as you’d like to be our guests. And as always, please contact me anytime at 708-560-5271 or at email@example.com if you’d like to discuss the chamber or other issues.