• 272 E. Deerpath, Suite 106 | Lake Forest, IL 60045 | 847.234.4282


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    Our business is your business...

    Founded in 1952, we are a family of almost 400 businesses and organizations ranging in size from 1 to 1800+ employees, from solo entrepreneurs 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 Location

      The 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.
    • Officers      

    Diana Melichar, Owner - Melichar Architects
    Vice President

    Susan Kelsey, Financial Advisor - Merrill Lynch


    Phil Gayter, Owner - Brandstorm!

    Colette Woidat, CPA - Pasquesi Sheppard LLC
    ‚ÄčImmediate Past President

    Steve Milota, Senior Vice President – Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company

    • Directors

    Shaun Carter, Sales & Administration - Britt Carter Furniture
    Keri Cook Falls, Managing Broker - @properties
    Drew Irvin, Village Administrator – Village of Lake Bluff
    Julie McLaughlin, MD - McLaughlin Care
    Susie McMurray, Owner - Flotstone
    Ben Rohde, Asst. Dir. of Career Advancement – Lake Forest College
    Michael Simeck, Superintendent of Schools - Lake Forest School Districts 67 & 115
    Megan Stockton, Owner - Gifted
    Eleanor Thorn, Owner - Lake Forest Book Store
    Jason Wicha, City Manager – City of Lake Forest
    Rick Young, Manager - Chicago Comedy All Stars
    • Staff

    Joanna Rolek, Executive Director

    Sharon Roti, Member Services

    Carol Goldthwaite, Events

    Amy Taylor, Communications

    Sarah Lockhart, Social Media

    Wendy Litwitz, Bookkeeper