Doing Business

A wonderful place to do business!

Check out our current Business Directory and you’ll see: Popular chain stores, unique shops, service companies, professional offices and restaurants of all kinds find a receptive customer base in Park Ridge.  This family-oriented, high-demographic  market eagerly welcomes new businesses and supports those we have.

In Park Ridge you’ll find an active Chamber of Commerce that provides a wealth of networking options, business-building consumer events and educational services. You’ll also find a high-traffic Taste of Park Ridge food-and-music festival, a centrally located Library hosting many business and cultural activities, and an array of art shows, live concerts and movies in the parks and at the historic Pickwick Theatre; all drawing traffic to local businesses. The Shops of Uptown, a multimillion-dollar, award-winning redevelopment in the central business district, adds to the lively mix of attractions.

Other popular shopping and dining destinations around Park Ridge offer great variety and convenience, including the large South Park shopping area (Devon/Cumberland/Talcott), Village Green Shopping Center (between Busse and Northwest Highways near Greenwood Ave.) and the Higgins corridor (Higgins/River Road near Cumberland and the Kennedy Expressway).

Handsome office spaces for professionals are available throughout Park Ridge, all convenient to transportation, including two Metra Northwest line stations, the CTA/Elevated line between O’Hare Airport and Chicago’s Loop; CTA bus lines and the Kennedy Expressway.

Park Ridge is home to a number of trade and professional associations and two major hospitals (Advocate Lutheran General and Resurrection Health Care) plus numerous medical service offices, and all these employees add to Park Ridge’s robust customer base.

To learn more about how to get started, check out our Guide to Doing Business in Park Ridge. And come for a visit!

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Park Ridge transitions to a new meeting management system
The City has recently transitioned to a new meeting management and agenda system called Granicus.
City of Park Ridge opts out of Cook County’s Minimum Wage and Sick Leave Ordinances
The City voted to “opt out” of both the minimum wage and sick leave mandates on June 19, 2017.
Park Ridge Police Charge Two Juveniles in School Threat
Police received an anonymous tip on July 10, 2017 regarding two juveniles, ages 15 and 12 who recently posted threatening messages on social media.
Be prepared for Uptown street closures and CTA and Pace bus reroutes midweek through the weekend
Pace bus 209, 241, and 290 and CTA bus 68 have reroute plans in place for later this week,
Happening next week in Park Ridge
Be prepared for a busy week! Sidewalk sales begin Monday, the 2017 Taste of PArk Ridge starts Thursday, and WGN will be broadcasting live on Friday...
Are you ready to serve as a Volunteer for your City?
The City has various opportunities for you to serve as a volunteer on a Board or Commission.
 
 
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