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Promote your business with Downtown Tinley marketing campaigns

The Village of Tinley Park and the MainStreet Commission offer many FREE ways to promote events, dining, shopping and services in Downtown Tinley, including the Experience Downtown Tinley email campaign, Facebook and Twitter. See below for more information on how Downtown Tinley business owners and organizations can submit dining, shopping and special event promotions that will be sent to nearly 4,200 subscribers (and growing) each month.

Experience Downtown Tinley Email Campaign

Each month the Village's Marketing Department will send an email to businesses located along Oak Park Avenue between 165th and 183rd streets asking for specials, promotions and deals for inclusion in the monthly Experience Downtown Tinley electronic newsletter. The email will include the date content is due, as well as the date the Experience will be sent to subscribers. If we do not receive your promotion by the deadline, your submission will not be included.

Keep in mind that promotions that do not make the email campaign can be posted on the Downtown Tinley Facebook page, which also feeds to Twitter. Please include a jpeg photo with each submission.

Questions? Contact Donna Framke at (708) 444-5045 or

  • You can send content you'd like to appear in the Experience Downtown Tinley newsletter at any time by emailing Sue Pall at Make sure to include a detailed description of the event or promotion, as well as the date, place and time it will occur. Also include a contact name and phone number, email address or website link in case residents have more questions. Feel free to submit a jpeg photo with your email.
  • Need ideas? Click here to see a past newsletter.

Downtown Tinley Facebook and Twitter

The Downtown Tinley Facebook page, which feeds to Twitter, was created to provide attractive and compelling content and images to promote Downtown Tinley events, dining, shopping and specials. This in turn helps to increase sales and foot traffic, and promote business attraction in the Village of Tinley Park's downtown business district.

We encourage all Downtown Tinley businesses and attractions to post their own dining, shopping and special event promotions on their own business Facebook page so we can share it on the Experience Downtown Tinley Facebook page, which feeds to Twitter.  We would love to see every business represented on the Downtown Tinley Facebook page. To assure that we “Like” your business Facebook and share your posts, please email a link to your Facebook page along with a quick description of the post you want us to share to If your business does not have a Facebook page, please email your promotion along with your website address and a jpeg photo to and we will post for you.

Please click here for the Downtown Tinley Social Media Marketing Policy.

Downtown Tinley PR list

Getting the word out about your business happenings in Downtown Tinley Park should be top priority for every business owner. Below is a list of local and regional press contacts.


  • SouthtownStar, reporter Mike Nolan
  • Chicago Tribune
    • City Desk phone: (312) 222-3540
    • Fax: (312) 222-4674
  • Chicago Sun-Times
    • Fax: (312) 321-3084
  • Triblocal, reporter Gregory Pratt
  • Tinley Junction, reporter Mike Gilbert
    • Email:
    • Phone: (708) 326-9170
    • Address: 11516 W. 183rd St., Office #3, Unit SW, Orland Park, IL 60467
  • Tinley Park Patch


Marketing Opportunities

  • Places for merchants and members to promote their business on the Internet, in newspapers, magazines, Tinley Park Television, the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce and more
  • Downtown Tinley Facebook and Twitter overview and participation instructions
  • PR list that includes press contacts and free email marketing opportunities with local periodicals
  • Website offer that includes a choice of low-cost options
  • Search engine optimization resources, including links to popular search sites like Google, Yelp, Bing, Yahoo, Metromix, Citysearch and others

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