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Tinley Park Business Spotlight
May 17, 2022

Tinley businesses host ribbon-cutting ceremonies this week
Posted: May 13, 2022

Starbucks Coffee, Popus Gourmet Popcorn and Weil Foot and Ankle Institute recently held ribbon-cutting ceremonies for their new Tinley Park locations. Congrats to all!
Poppus Ribbon Cutting 2022

Starbucks Ribbon Cutting 2022

Weil Foot and Ankle

Floor and Decor holds ribbon-cutting
Posted: May 6, 2022

Floor and Decor recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new location at 7061 W. 159th St., Tinley Park. In attendance were Mayor Michael Glotz and Village Manager Pat Carr. Congratulations to Floor and Decor on its new store!

Floor and Decor Ribbon Cutting 5-3-22

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
May 3, 2022

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April 19, 2022

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April 5, 2022

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March 15, 2022

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March 1, 2022

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Jan. 18, 2022

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Dec. 7, 2021

Tinley businesses host ribbon-cuttings
Posted: Nov. 19, 2021

Mayor Michael Glotz joined owner Krunal Patel during a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently for Avocado Theory, 17302 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park.
Avocado Theory Ribbon Cutting

7-Eleven recently held a ribbon cutting to open its brand-new location at 17118 S. Harlem Avenue. 7-Eleven also presented Fulton Elementary with a $711 check for Project A-Game. Congrats!
711 Ribbon Cutting

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: Nov. 16, 2021

EVEN Hotel wins coveted Stella Award
Posted: Nov. 5, 2021

EVEN Hotel and the Tinley Park Convention Center recently won a gold medal for Best Renovation in the Midwest Region as part of the 2021 Stella Awards.
“The Stellas are some of the most coveted awards in the country for those in the meetings industry, and EVEN Hotel won it for good reason – it’s a unique, beautiful building with all the latest 21st Century amenities,” Tinley Park Mayor Michael Glotz said. “We have some of the best hotels here in Tinley Park, and the fact EVEN Hotel won this award is proof of that.”
NorthStar Meetings Group, which administers the award, combines public and planner voting in conjunction with third-party, objective planner judging to determine its winners. To be recognized as a Stella Award winner, nominees had to finish in the top three in the public voting in their respective categories and rank highly with the judges who scored their category.
“It’s a great honor to win the gold award for the entire Midwest region,” said Daniel Fitzgerald, managing director of EVEN Hotel and the Tinley Park Convention Center. “It really validates all the hard work we’ve put into the hotel these past few years.”
EVEN Hotel, 18501 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, was rebranded from a Holiday Inn last year, and full renovations were completed this summer. The new hotel features 202 guest rooms, each with a coffeemaker, refrigerator and in-room fitness equipment. Other new additions include two eateries, Local One restaurant and Cork & Kale, and an on-site fitness center and yoga studio.
Launched in 2012, EVEN Hotels is a national chain specializing in serving travelers’ holistic wellness needs through fitness opportunities, healthy food options, a wellness-savvy staff and natural spaces. EVEN Hotels was created to meet the growing demand and lifestyle of wellness-minded travelers and enables wellness on guests’ terms.
The Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau nominated EVEN Hotel and the Tinley Park Convention Center for this award.

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: Nov. 3, 2021

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: Oct. 20, 2021

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: Oct. 6, 2021

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: Sept. 21, 2021

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: Sept. 7, 2021

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: Aug. 17, 2021

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: Aug. 4, 2021

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: July 20, 2021

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: June 29, 2021

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: June 15, 2021

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: June 2, 2021

Village names 80th Avenue train station vendor
Issued: May 20, 2021

The Village on May 18 approved an agreement with Harp 80th Ave Tenant, LLC to license the available space at the 80th Avenue train station for five years. The group plans to provide commuters with coffee, breakfast and lunch items, as well as host public and private events throughout the year.

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: May 19, 2021

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Posted: May 5, 2021

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: April 14, 2021

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: March 17, 2021

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: March 2, 2021

Village hosts CSIA webinar
Issued: March 2, 2021

The Village of Tinley Park joined the village of Mokena and Orland Park to host CSIA-80’s first broker webinar. A panel consisting of the Mayors of Orland Park, Tinley Park and Mokena, as well as business leaders from Panduit, Ozinga and ATP Group, Inc. (all located in the CSIA-80 area), provided information on the CSIA initiative. Additionally, Brandon Svec, a director and market economist with CoStar Group, provided an economic overview on the CSIA region and I-80 corridor.

Boasting tremendous growth opportunities for your business and excellent quality of life for your team, the Chicago Southland Interstate Alliance (CSIA) was formed in 2017 to create an environment of cooperation and development in the communities of Mokena, Orland Park and Tinley Park. To learn more about CSIA-80, go to

Watch the full presentation for more information.

Virtual map has Irish-themed deals
Issued: Feb. 23, 2021

Looking for that elusive pot of gold at the end of the rainbow can be exhausting. While you search, why not take a break by checking out the Village’s brand-new Luck of the Irish virtual map? There you’ll find a listing of dozens of Tinley Park businesses offering special deals throughout March in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day! To participate, just visit the Virtual Map link and then click on each business to see all the Irish specials.

Participating businesses include Angler’s Outlet, Blackbird Academy of Irish Dance, Charter Fitness, Creative Cakes, Culver’s, Durbin’s Pizza, Ed and Joe’s Restaurant, Fratello’s Deli and Cafe, Go Travel, Hailstorm Brewing Co., J.W. Hollstein’s Saloon, Masks and More, the Painted Turtle, Pekoe and Bean, Salina’s Pasta and Pizza, SIP Wine Bar, Subway, Tinley Fitness, Tinley Junction, TNT Extreme Dance, Tinley Park Park District, UPS, the Vogt Visual Arts Center and White Water Canyon Water Park.

As always, remember that local is where it’s at … shop Tinley Park!

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: Feb. 17, 2021

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: Feb. 3, 2021

Tinley businesses invited to participate in St. Patrick's Day virtual map
Issued: Jan. 28, 2021

If you're looking to get more exposure for your business this spring, the Village has a can't-miss opportunity for you!
Tinley Park business owners are invited to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day season by participating in the Village's “Luck of the Irish” virtual map, which will promote specials/sales throughout March. The Village is offering this map to businesses at no cost and will promote it through all Village social media channels, in the Tinley Park Community Email and on the Village website.
Submitters must represent a Tinley Park business, and the ad must be exclusively about a St. Patrick’s Day special, sale or event hosted by your business during the month of March. The virtual map entry will identify your business name, location, website, picture/logo and a 30-word (maximum) description of your Irish offering. Please use full sentences.
If you are interested in participating, please fill out and return the entry form with the above mentioned map content by Feb. 10. Email content to

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: Jan. 26, 2021

Zettlemeiers closed after 42 years
Issued: Jan. 21, 2021

The Village would like to thank Zettlmeiers Bakery, 17016 S. Oak Park Ave., which closed its doors in December after 42 years in Tinley Park. Since opening in 1978, Zettlmeiers became famous for its chocolate cake donuts, custard Bismarcks and almond crescents. Many thanks to Zettlmeiers for more than four wonderful decades!

Gas N Wash, Do-Rite Donuts hold ribbon cutting
Issued: Dec. 23, 2020

Village officials joined Gas N Wash and Do-Rite Donuts on Dec. 19 for a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate Gas N Wash’s newest location on 183rd Street, just a few blocks west of Harlem Avenue. This is Gas N Wash’s 11th location.

Gas N Wash Ribbon Cutting

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: Nov. 16, 2020

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: Nov. 17, 2020

Lets talk taxes
Issued: Nov. 10, 2020

Do you know where your property taxes go? On average throughout the Village, 72% of taxes go to fund the schools, 12% supports Village operations including Police, Fire and Public Works, 9% goes to fund the counties and townships, 4% supports the various park districts, and 3% funds the Tinley Park Public Library.
The property tax system has many moving parts. One of the most critical is the valuation of the property because it's the foundation upon which the rest of the property tax process and the final bill is built.
Township and county assessors perform valuation of property for tax purposes within the parameters dictated by State statutes. 2020 is a reassessment year for the south suburban portion of Cook County, and assessed values have increased substantially on non-residential properties.
The Village believes it's critical for taxpayers to pay attention to the reassessment notices that were issued in September and review both the valuation information and property characteristics. You can check your 2020 assessed value on the Cook County Assessor's Office website.
The deadline to appeal through the Assessor’s Office has passed. However, there is still opportunity to appeal through the Cook County Board of Review. The Board of Review has not opened the window for appeal of the 2020 assessments yet, but when it does the information will be posted on its website. The Board of Review also allows for taxpayers to “pre-file” an appeal before their township is eligible for review and place it in queue for processing when the window is open.
This is a challenging time for small business on so many levels. The Village is here to help, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

More than 40 Tinley Park businesses recieve longevity awards
Issued: Oct. 21, 2020

During the Village of Tinley Park's Virtual Business Breakfast, 41 Tinley Park businesses were honored for being in town for 20, 30, 40 and 50 years as of 2019 and 2020. See a photo presentation of honored businesses below.

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: Oct. 20, 2020

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: Sept. 30, 2020

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: Sept. 15, 2020

Village Board passes resolution allowing adult-use cannabis businesses in Tinley Park
Issued: Aug. 18, 2020

The Tinley Park Village Board on Aug. 4 adopted a zoning code text amendment to permit adult-use cannabis business establishments as a special use in the B2 and B3 business districts. Key conditions of the text amendment include:
  • Adult-use cannabis businesses will be limited to locations with frontage on 159th Street, Harlem Avenue and LaGrange Road.
  • Facilities must be located in a stand-alone building.
  • Facilities may not be located within 100 feet of a property zoned for residential purposes and may not be located within 400 feet of a preexisting public or private school or day care center. 
For more information, read the full ordinance or contact Kimberly Clarke at

Village to host 'best practices' webinar for restaurant and bar industry
Issued: May 29, 2020

The Village of Tinley Park will host a webinar at 8 a.m. Friday, June 5 regarding best practices for the restaurant and bar industry in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Todd Schlender, an instructional designer with the National Restaurant Association, will lead the conversation on new industry standards. Mike Clark from Ed and Joe’s and Dennis Suglich from Cuzin’s will discuss what they're doing differently to adapt to this new environment. The webinar will end with a question and answer session.

To join the meeting on your computer, tablet or smartphone, follow the GotoMeeting link. You can also dial in using your phone; just call (866) 899-4679 or (786) 535-3119 and use access code 192-379-541. If you need GoToMeeting, you can download the app and be ready for the meeting.

Marriott hotels coming, Pete's Fresh Market buys old Kmart
Issued: May 8, 2020

The Village Board recently passed a resolution approving an annexation agreement with Top Hospitality LLC for 8.7 acres of land at 9599 S. 94th Avenue. This agreement will allow for the construction of two Marriott-branded hotels (a Marriott Courtyard and a Marriott Residence Inn) at the site, and also allows the Village to recapture costs associated with the extension of utilities to the proposed development.

The Committee of the Whole also received information on Pete’s Fresh Market (PFM), which recently bought the former Super K-Mart property at 16300 S. Harlem Ave. PFM has proposed initially opening an accessory warehouse/distribution space on the property, eventually followed by a grocery store.

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: March 3, 2020

Tinley Park Business Spotlight
Posted: Feb. 18, 2020