The Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce was founded by a group of local business owners just after the end of World War II when the town was quickly transforming itself from a small rural farm town to a major suburb of Chicago.
As stated in our articles of Incorporation,
"The Chamber’s purpose is to promote and perpetuate the business, commercial, agricultural, industrial and civic interests of the greater Oak Lawn area, to promote integrity and good faith; just and equitable principles in business, uniformity in commercial usages; to acquire, preserve and distribute industrial, commercial, agricultural and civic statistics and information of value, to discover and correct abuses, and to have a part as representing our village in the consideration and decision of city, state and national issues.”
Today the Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce is 350 members strong and growing. The Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce is a strong, credible voice for business, industry and other professionals.