• 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 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 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      Deborah, Fischer, President

      • President
        Deborah Fischer, Realtor – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koening Rubloff Realty Group
      • Vice President
        Grace Ragsdale Janda, VP – Ragsdale, Inc.
      • Secretary
        Jennifer Howe, Attorney - Lesser Lutrey Pasquesi & Howe LLC
      • Treasurer
        Steve Milota, Senior Vice President – Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company
      • Immediate Past President
        Deborah Haddad, Attorney- O'Donnell Haddad LLC  
    • Directors

      • Scott Adams - Adams Consulting
      • Malcolm Douglas, Vice President, CFO – Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
      • Matthew Flynn, Senior Vice President, CFO – Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
      • Cara Garrison, Owner - Forest Bootery
      • Phil Gayter, Owner - Brandstorm!
      • Phil Hood, VP of Development & Alumni Relations – Lake Forest College
      • Drew Irvin, Village Administrator – Village of Lake Bluff
      • Robert R. Kiely, Jr., City Manager – City of Lake Forest
      • Michael Manson, Manager - BMO Harris Bank
      • Diana Melichar, Architect - Melichar Architects
      • Tim Newman, VP, Wealth Management Advisor - Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
      • Michael Simeck, Superintendent of Schools, Lake Forest School District 67 & 115


    • Staff

      • Joanna Rolek, Executive Director
      • Mary Fielding, Communications & Member Services Manager
      • Stefanie Rolek, Social Media & Office Manager
      • Lisa Adams, Bookkeeper