The Oak Park village board approved a request for up to $16,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to subsidize a second year of a Holiday Gift Guide. The gift guide is a partnership of the Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce and Growing Community Media and highlights local businesses through increased holiday advertising in print and digitally.
In the plan the village will subsidize $100 of the advertising cost for any licensed Oak Park business. It will also fund expanded print circulation of the section within GCM’s five flags. The program will include the printing of an additional 3,000 copies of Wednesday Journal and 500 copies of Forest Park Review, as well as an added section in the Village Free Press, Austin Weekly News and Riverside-Brookfield Landmark, for a total print circulation of 16,000.
This year the Village of River Forest will also provide a $100 subsidy for any licensed business purchasing advertising in the guide.