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Promote your business with the Downtown Tinley Marketing Campaign

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. Below is the Experience Downtown Tinley promotion form. This form will allow Downtown Tinley business owners and Tinley Park attractions (Vogt Visual Arts Center, Park District, Library, Chamber of Commerce, etc.) to submit dining, shopping and special event promotions that will be sent to nearly 3,000 subscribers (and growing) each month.

Experience Downtown Tinley Email Campaign

Each month you will receive a Downtown Tinley Insider merchant email that outlines the month's theme and includes inspiration to help you plan your business promotion. The deadline to be in the Experience Downtown Tinley email will be highlighted in each merchant email. 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 that also feeds to Twitter. Please include a jpeg photo with each submission. Questions? Contact Donna Framke at (708) 444-5045 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • Start here to submit your Experience Downtown Tinley monthly email promotion.
  • Need ideas? See a past email.

 

Downtown Tinley Facebook and Twitter

The Downtown Tinley Social Media Marketing Mission: The Downtown Tinley Facebook page (that feeds to Twitter) was created to provide attractive and compelling content and images to promote Downtown Tinley events, dining, shopping and specials to increase sales and foot traffic and to promote business attraction in the Village of Tinley Park, IL 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If your business does not have a Facebook page, please email your promotion along with your website address and a jpeg photo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  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.

Local:

  • SouthtownStar, reporter Mike Nolan:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Fax: (708) 633-5999, Phone: (708) 633-6777
  • Chicago Tribune, City Desk phone: (312) 222-3540, Fax: (312) 222-4674
  • Chicago Sun-Times, Fax: (312) 321-3084
  • Triblocal, reporter Gregory Pratt, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , phone (312) 292-8481
  • Tinley Junction, reporter Mike Gilbert,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , phone: (708) 326-9170, address: 11516 W. 183rd St., Office #3, Unit SW, Orland Park, IL 60467

Regional:

  • Channel 2 (CBS Chicago)—fax is 1-312-899-3878, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Channel 5 (NBC Chicago)—fax is 1-312-527-4238, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Channel 7 (ABC Chicago)—fax is 1-312-899-8019, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Channel 9 (WGN)—fax is 1-773-883-3390, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Fox News—phone 312-565-5563, email form online
  • CLTV—fax is 1-630-368-4468, email same as Channel 9
  • WBBM Radio, fax is 1-312-297-7822
  • WGN Radio, fax is 1-312-222-5977
  • AP Chicago, 1-800-572-2585 (phone)
  • Crain's real estate, phone 312-280-3150, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

After Hours/Weekends

  • Southtown, Tom Finn, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , phone 708-633-6704, or try any local desk
  • Tribune, 312-222-3540 (city desk phone), 312-222-4674 (fax)

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Marketing Opportunities

  • Places for Merchants/Members to Promote their Business on the internet, in newspapers, magazines, cable TV, the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce and more.
  • Downtown Tinley Park Facebook and Twitter overview and participation instructions.
  • PR List that would include press contacts and free email marketing opportunities with local periodicals.
  • Website Offer that would include 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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