Investing in Community Starts at Home
As many areas across the country see declining home values, the Forest Park (IL) Chamber of Commerce is fighting the trend by encouraging its residents to invest in its community. How? Through its annual Pride Awards, the Chamber recognizes commercial and residential property owners who have shown pride in Forest Park by making a significant investment in their property and ultimately in the community. The thought is that money spent on home improvement means curb appeal; it might also prompt neighbors to act similarly and eventually result in increased beautification of an overall area, which could mean higher property values. Read more about the Awards, now in their 17th year, and what they mean for the community here.