• Reopening Collaborative

  • The BDC has partnered with neighboring Chambers to start the important conversation of Reopening Post Covid-19. In collaboration with the Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce, Forest Park Chamber of Commerce and the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, we will bring together business members from a variety of industries to discuss what safety measures they should keep in mind as they plan to re-open to the public. We will host a series of conversations with our business owners, organization leaders, and city officials. These calls will be bilingual in Spanish.


    El BDC se ha asociado con las cámaras vecinas para comenzar la importante conversación sobre la reapertura despues de Covid-19. En colaboración con la Cámara de Comercio de Oak Park-River Forest, la Cámara de Comercio de Forest Park y la Cámara de Comercio e Industria de West Suburban, reuniremos a miembros de negocios de una variedad de industrias para discutir qué medidas de seguridad deben tener en cuenta. planean reabrir al público. Organizaremos una serie de conversaciones con nuestros dueños de negocios, líderes de organizaciones y funcionarios de la ciudad. Estas llamadas serán bilingües en español.

  • Notes from the first Business Reopening Post Covid-19 Call
    Full notes in links below.

    Takeaway items from the first call:

    • Businesses need help preparing to offer patio dining or bar service. 
    • Can local government assist curbside pickup efforts by designating parking spots only for drive-up/curbside pick up?
    • Can businesses use their window displays differently?
    • Family packs and meal kits will continue to be a hot item after reopening. 



  • Business Reopening Post Covid-19 notes from 5/5/20