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Key Measurements: Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

This workshop will discuss measurements known as “Key Performance Indicators” (KPIs) that are needed to be defined and monitored to successfully run your business. Just like a doctor who uses data to assess your health, you need data as a business owner to assess and guide your business.

When: Friday, October 15, 2018 11 AM – 2 PM
Where: South Suburban College Oak Forest Center 16333 S. Kilbourn Ave., Oak Forest IL. 60452
To register, contact Brianna Wells by phone at 708-225-6055 or email Nancy Burrows at

Presented by Masoom Ahmed
Masoom Ahmed  has an Engineering & Business degrees from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and The University of Chicago, respectively. Masoom had a long career with Abbott Laboratories, a fortune 100 Chicago based company. Currently Masoom is an independent consultant, Principal – MAC Group LLC, which provides consulting services to small businesses



SCORE Informational Meetings- (choose one)  Tuesday, October 16, 8:30-10:30 a.m. w/light breakfast.

South Suburban College’s Oak Forest Center
16333 Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, IL

Why Consider Becoming a Mentor?
Are you looking for a way to give back to your community and connect with fellow business owners?  Do you want to share your business knowledge?

Check us out!

What is SCORE?
SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer (retired & working) expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters. As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE helps thousands of entrepreneurs each year through mentoring, workshops and educational resources.

The Power of the Collaboration of SSC, SBA, SSSBA AND SCORE!
Using the facilities and resources of South Suburban College (SSC), the small business acumen of the SBA, South Suburban Small Business Association (SSSBA) and SCORE, we offer a complete vision of the successful business startup and existing business’s growth. Benefit from the synergy of these collaborations!

Act Now!
Open yourself up to a world of mentorship and see how your passion and expertise come together. Questions? Email  Workshop is free, but please register for this event about becoming a SCORE mentor, call us at 708-596-2000 ext. 6055.


Orland Township’s Fall Job Fair

Does your business need additional staffing due to expansion or extended hours?  Good news: space is still available at Orland Township’s Fall Job Fair. More than 150 eager job seekers attended our Spring Job Fair to meet recruiters from a variety of companies. Orland Township’s Fall Job Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, October, 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Township office, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave. The job fair is free but space is limited so please contact Alexis ( call (708) 403-4222 to reserve your spot today.


Every 3rd Tuesday of the month starting on Tuesday, October 16th at 1pm, Dr. Terry will be going LIVE on Allure Laser & Med Spa’s Facebook page and discussing a hot topic. Tune in with any questions you have!


Protect against Identity Theft by safely shredding your confidential documents with Shark Shredding. Shark Shredding hosts on-site shredding events every two-weeks at their Mokena facility, 18811 South 90th Ave., Suite I.  Witness the destruction of your confidential documents in a safe, fast and easy way. Upcoming Shark Shredding On-Site Shred Events: Wednesdays, 8-9 a.m. – Oct. 17 and Oct 31. Reservations are required. Reserve Your Spot Today: 708-388-001. To find out about Shark Shredding, visit


James and Sons Jewelers Hearts On Fire Tax Free Trunk Show
Friday, October 19 – Saturday, October 20

This is your opportunity to experience Hearts On Fire’s multi-million dollar collection of spectacular diamonds and diamond jewelry! All Hearts On Fire purchases during this event are TAX FREE!*

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The 2018 Prairie State College Foundation Special Event fundraiser will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the main PSC campus. This year, we will celebrating the college’s 60th anniversary with a special Homecoming Gala, featuring music and other entertainment. More information to follow.


Executive’s with over 25 employees YOU ARE INVITED to Our Complimentary Executive Breakfast Briefing: CYBER + DIGITAL SECURITY & the war against your critical data.

Featuring: A Special Guest Key Speaker. Supervisory Special Agent Criminal & National Security Cyber Investigations FBI – Chicago Division. Join us, get informed, enjoy a delicious hot breakfast, & a beautiful view of the Chicago Skyline. PLUS • What’s Lurking in the Dark Web • The SHBS problem (revealed at event!) • Critical Protections EVERY Business Must Have In Place NOW To Avoid Cyber-Attacks, Data Breach Lawsuits, Bank Fraud and Compliance Penalties PLUS Third party real life stories from the trenches of our Security Operations Center.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 24th • Breakfast at 7:45 • Session: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM • Seating is EXTREMELY Limited
WHERE: Metropolitan Club at the Willis Tower • 233 S. Wacker Drive • Chicago, IL • Check in at Security with Photo I.D

Sign up at Cybersecurity Breakfast 10.24.18 or Call: 708.781.7110
Provided By: SMARTSECURE by Preferred Communication Systems, Inc
Powered By: Arctic Wolf


Moraine Valley Halloween 5k Run/Walk

Join us for 5th Annual spooktacular Halloween 5K Run/Walk and Children’s 1K on Saturday, October 27.  Our USATF-IL certified course takes you around the Moraine Valley Community College campus and paved trail. For children 5-12 years old, we have our Children’s 1K race and tons of free family activities before and after the race. All proceeds from the event support scholarships for Moraine Valley students. Special discount for Tinley Park Chamber members. Receive $5 off registration using coupon code, TINLEYCHAMBER. Click here to register.


Communicating Your Business Presence: Using Social Media

Using social media for your business isn’t as hard as you think! We will cover the basics of how you can use social media platforms in your business. You will learn key terminology, identify which platforms you should use for your business, and get some basic tips and tricks for the most popular social media platforms. Come with all your questions!

When: Wednesday, November 14 8:15 AM – 10 AM
Where: South Suburban College Oak Forest Center 16333 S. Kilbourn Ave. Oak Forest IL. 60452

To register contact Brianna Wells by phone at 708-225-6055 or email Nancy Burrows at

This course is presented by Erial Ramsey, a business owner and SCORE Business Mentor. Having 13+ years of marketing, branding & design, Ms. Ramsey loves helping small businesses find success through teaching and mentorship.


Chamber Members in the News

U.S. News and World Report issues college rankings every September and Robert Morris University Illinois has consistently achieved high levels in different categories.  This year, RMU placed at #6 for Regional Universities in Illinois, at #4 for Best Colleges for Veterans in Illinois, #50 in Best Value Schools, and #1 in Campus Ethnic Diversity, Midwest.

For 2018, the Robert Morris University Illinois Institute of Culinary Arts achieved the overall school ranking of The Best Culinary School in Illinois, the Third Best Culinary School in the Midwest, and #16 Culinary School in the USA, by US Culinary Schools Ranking.

The next class start coming up is December 3rd.  Residents of Tinley Park and Orland Park may earn their MBA at the Orland Park campus at half off tuition of entire degree.

The next class start coming up is December 3.  For information, call Panorea Bakutis at 708.226.5353




Classy Flowers & Gifts ~ Finest Irish Florist In Tinley Park! ~ 16708 Oak Park Ave, Tinley Park  (708) 429~ROSE (next to Byline Bank, across from Park Ace Hardware)


Our website has many options for all selections or let us create you a special design in your price range.

WHAT’S NEW!  Our new lines of English Soaps & Candles have arrived in the prettiest gift packaging!  All sizes & prices!  Also don’t forget our Door County Coffee, Cocoa & Tea line!

FRIDAYS…HAPPY HOURS BOUQUETS  from 3~6…A $10 bouquet for $5.95 cash & carry only during these hours! SAVE BIG!

We also carry Hydrangeas (mini & large), Lilies, Roses, Larkspur, Snapdragons, Bells of Ireland, Gerberas, Iris, Carnations, Tulips, Curly Willow, Fufi Mums, Chrysanthenmums, Statice, Alstoemeria & so many more DAILY along with many different varieties of foliages!  We design our own Dishgardens, nice selections & flowers may also be added in to them.  We are a full service local true Mom & Pop florist business.


Check out our special posts on our Facebook page each day!

We would also like to THANK all our friends & customers for supporting us throughout the year. WE LOVE WHAT WE DO!

Please visit our beautiful flower shop located directly across from Park Ace Hardware next to Byline Bank

Classy Flowers & Gifts
16708 Oak Park Ave
Tinley Park, IL  60477
(708) 429-7673





How would you like to be a part of a local organization that helps victims of domestic violence? If so, the Crisis Center for South Suburbia is in need of volunteers at both of our Neat Repeats Resale Shops located in Orland Park and Worth. You must be able to lift 20 pounds, commit to one 5-hour shift per week, work well with others and have excellent customer service skills. For additional information, please contact Deonne Senese at or 708-429-7255 Ex. 143 Visit our website 


Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community! St. Coletta’s offers many opportunities for volunteer engagement on a one-time, short-term or long-term basis. We are currently looking for event volunteers for our November 9th Gala as well as general volunteers. If you’re interested in learning more please visit our website at or email