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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Fiorenzo lands Park Forest Business Person of the Year Award a third time

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Park Forest's Sam Montella Business Person of the Year Award recipient for 2021 is Janet Fiorenzo of Tower Cleaners. 

View the award presentation below.

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Quarterly Business Breakfast - Breakfast With the Board

Breakfast With The Board

You are invited to join the Village of Park Forest Mayor and the Board of Trustees for an IN-PERSON informal and engaging breakfast and panel discussion.

  • FREE to attend
  • Complimentary Breakfast Buffet
  • Networking
  • Hear the Goals of the Board
  • Get the most recent V...
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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Business After Hours

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Join us for a Business After Hours at Dining On The Green.  We're eager to get back to face-to-face networking. Hosted in partnership with the Chicago Southland Chamber and Rotary Club of Chicago Heights-Park Forest. Light refreshments w...

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Additional Info... Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Annual Community Clean Up

Community Clean Up

Volunteers Needed!

Join us for the Park Forest Annual Community Clean Up!

April 2, 2022 from 9am-Noon.

Meet at Hidden Meadows Golf Range, 23521 Crawford Avenue, Park Forest, IL 60466.

Bring gloves and dress for the weather!

**Sponsored by the Park Forest Susta...

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Additional Info... Village of Park Forest - Sustainability News
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Resident attendance sought at March 16 planning meeting for future of downtown

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Park Forest is creating a blueprint for the future of the Village's DownTown. The new plan, created by the community, will result in a set of policies and programs that direct future growth and development in the area. 

The Village is ask...

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Park Forest seeks input from business community and residents on new DownTown Plan

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Park Forest is seeking the input of the business community and residents in developing the Village's new DownTown Master Plan. 

A special workshop for business leaders will be held on Wednesday, March 16, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., at Dini...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Video: Park Forest celebrates Black History Month

Park Forest Black History Month Celebration 2022

Did you miss Park Forest's Black History Month Celebration? Click below to watch it now. 

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News
Posted on: August 25, 2021

FREE Workshop | Aging in a Changing Region

Aging in Park Forest Planning Process

The Village of Park Forest has received a technical assistance award from the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus to participate in their “Aging in a Changing Region” program.  The goal of this program is to undertake ...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: May 14, 2021

2021-2022 Shopping & Services Guide Now Available

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The 2021/2022 Shopping & Services Guide is now available online with active links to business websites. If you’re in need of a hard copy, please contact Monica DeLord at (708) 283-5617 or mdelord@vopf.com

Be sure to complete the sh...

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Click here to access the Guide.. Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Cloud Recording Available From March 18 Webinar

Plant Chicago

On March 18, Local Circular Economy for Small Business was the webinar topic covered during our Business Educational Series presented by Plant Chicago.Cultivating local circular economies is an effective way for businesses to work together to solve some o...

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Click here for the Cloud Recording Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: March 10, 2021

2021 Spring Edition of Park Forest Business News

Park Forest Business Newsletter Spring 2021

This newsletter was brought to you by the Village of Park Forest Economic Development & Planning Department.This edition includes: 

  • Mayor’s Message
  • March Webinar: Local Circular Economy
  • Nesbitt Named 2020 Business Person of the Year
  • Did...
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Click here for the full newsletter. Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Free Webinar | Local Circular Economy for Small Business

Plant Chicago

Join us for the next webinar in our Business Educational Series sponsored by Village of Park Forest Economic Development & Planning.

Local Circular Economy for Small Business will be conducted on Thursday, March 18 from 8:00 to 9:00AM.Cultivat...

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Register Today! Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: January 21, 2021

Cloud Recording Available From January 21 Webinar

Kamadu Marketing

In this Business Educational Session, Andre & Brittany Hogan, Kamadu Marketing, conducted a presentation on how to set up a great marketing plan for your small business via a Zoom Webinar sponsored by the Village of Park Forest Economic Devel...

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Click here for the Cloud Recording Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Free Webinar | Creating a Framework for a Marketing Plan That Works!

Kamadu Marketing

Join us for the next webinar in our Business Educational Series sponsored by Village of Park Forest Economic Development & Planning.

The topic is Creating a Framework for a Marketing Plan That Works.Our presenters will be Andre & Brittany Hogan, Fo...

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Register Today! Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Comcast Business brings advanced network technology to Downtown Park Forest

DownTown Park Forest

Comcast Business announced last week that it has expanded its advanced network infrastructure in Downtown Park Forest, adding a half mile of fiber optic cable along Forest Blvd, Victory Drive, Main Street and Liberty Drive. The expansion, which will bring...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: August 10, 2020

2020 Summer Edition of Park Forest Business News

2020 Summer Park Forest Business Newsletter

This newsletter was brought to you by the Village of Park Forest Economic Development & Planning Department.This edition includes: 

  • Mayor’s Message
  • Shop Local Campaign Supports Park Forest Business
  • Did You Know…There is a Pa...
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Click here for the full newsletter. Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Fiorenzo is 2019's Park Forest Business Person of the Year

Business Person of the Year - 2019

Ten years after becoming the first-ever recipient of the Park Forest Business Person of the Year Award, Janet Fiorenzo is now the first ever two-time recipient of the award.Fiorenzo was officially recognized as the 2019 Sam Montella Park Forest Business P...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Grocery store expected to open after new year now hiring

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An estimated 80-plus jobs will be filled in the coming months as a new Park Forest grocer prepares to open just after the new year.Jet Foods, to be located at 120 Orchard Drive, will anchor Orchard Park Plaza which was recently purchased by Freedom Develo...

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Click on the link to apply now! Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: September 26, 2019

You Still Have Time...Nominate Your Park Forest Business Person of the Year by Oct. 31

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Park Forest's Economic Development Advisory Group (EDAG) is seeking nominations for the EDAG 2019 Sam Montella Business Person of the Year. 

The EDAG Sam Montella Business Person of the Year award is an annual award to recognize Park Forest busine...

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Nominate someone now! Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Nominate Your Park Forest Business Person of the Year by Oct. 31

BPOTY19

Park Forest's Economic Development Advisory Group (EDAG) is seeking nominations for the EDAG 2019 Sam Montella Business Person of the Year. 

The EDAG Sam Montella Business Person of the Year award is an annual award to recognize Park Forest busine...

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Nominate someone now! Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Park Forest welcomes AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps volunteers

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An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team is again set for service in the Village of Park Forest this summer.The NCCC team this week begins its first of an eight-week stay in Park Forest.“The Village of Park Forest is very happy – and fo...

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Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

New Park Forest business helps south suburban home-based food service businesses

Since opening in March, Poppin Plates Culinary Incubator, a new Park Forest business offering memberships and hourly rates for access to a 950-square-foot commercial kitchen, has already gained nine members. The business looks to continue its mis...

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Check out the full article in this week's Chica Village of Park Forest - Economic Development & Planning News
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Video: Park Forest Community Oscar Awards 2022

Park Forest Oscars 2022

On January 28, 2022, Park Forest held the Park Forest Community Oscar Awards at Freedom Hall. Click below to view the video now!

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Village of Park Forest - Top Story News