Our business is your business...
Founded in 1952, we are a family of approximately 500 businesses and organizations ranging in size from 1 to 1800+ employees, from home-based businesses to corporate headquarters. Our members believe in the value of a strong community, the power of collaboration, that a strong and viable business presence contributes to the quality of life in our towns – and that an investment in Chamber membership is an investment in both their success and the future of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff.
The Chamber's Mission
The mission of the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce is to serve as the principal representative of business in its market area, contribute to its members' success and prosperity, and promote the economic and civic interests of the community.
Our LocationThe Chamber office is conveniently located in downtown Lake Forest at 272 E. Deerpath, Suite 106, Lake Forest, IL 60045. We can be reached at 847.234.4282 and our office hours are 10 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.
PresidentSteve Milota, Senior Vice President – Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company
Diana Melichar, Owner - Melichar Architects
Phil Gayter, Owner - Brandstorm!
TreasurerColette Woidat, CPA - Pasquesi Sheppard LLC
Immediate Past President
Deborah Fischer – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koening Rubloff Realty Group
Phil Doetsch, Financial Advisor - Morgan StanleyCara Garrison, Owner - Forest BooteryNathan Hansen, Asst. Dir. of Gift Planning – Lake Forest CollegeJennifer Howe, Attorney - Lesser Lutrey Pasquesi & Howe LLCDrew Irvin, Village Administrator – Village of Lake BluffRobert R. Kiely, Jr., City Manager – City of Lake ForestJulie McLaughlin, MD - McLaughlin CareSusie McMurray, Owner - VoilaBarb Siegel, Senior Director of Marketing – Lake Forest Graduate School of ManagementMichael Simeck, Superintendent of Schools, Lake Forest School District 67 & 115Megan Stockton, Owner - GiftedSteve Whittington, Owner/Founder - LifeWorking Coworking
- Joanna Rolek, Executive Director
- Stefanie Rolek, Member Services & Social Media Manager
- Lisa Adams, Bookkeeper