Mayor Glotz's Monthly Message
Tinley Park is bouncing back. Despite the trials and tribulations of the past year or so, Tinley Park is as strong as ever. If you need proof, just look at all of the exciting new developments going up around town or all of the great businesses that have opened their doors here within the last few months.
While COVID-19 has been tough on everyone, local businesses have been hit especially hard. Many are working with a much smaller staff than usual. People are slow to return to work, merchandise is harder to get because warehouses are short-staffed, and shipping challenges mean items are slower to get on the shelves. Now more than ever, local businesses need your help to ensure they can thrive and continue to help prop up our wonderful town.
It may not seem like much, but shopping locally has a huge impact. Each time you spend your money here in Tinley Park, you’re supporting area business owners – most of whom are your fellow neighbors. Money spent locally is cycled back into the community to help boost the Tinley Park economy, and sales tax is used for essential Village services and improvements around town. It’s a win-win situation that benefits everyone involved.
I truly believe this is something that everyone can come together and accomplish. Tinley Park thrives when its businesses succeed, and each of us can do our part to ensure that happens. While you’re out and about, just remember to be considerate of others and follow whatever safety guidelines the business has posted. Working together, we can make sure everyone stays safe and experiences an enjoyable shopping or dining event.
While we’re talking about supporting local businesses, I’d like to remind everyone to come out to the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce’s fourth annual Oktoberfest from September 17 to 19 in the north lot of 80th Avenue train station. Stop by from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, 1 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday for authentic German food, live music, a carnival and a vendor fair. It will be a fun, family-friendly event that will help support your neighborhood businesses. Lederhosen are optional!
Until next time, stay safe and shop local.