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 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.
PresidentDiana Melichar, Owner - Melichar Architects
Susan Kelsey, Financial Advisor - Merrill Lynch
Phil Gayter, Owner - Brandstorm!
TreasurerColette Woidat, CPA - Pasquesi Sheppard LLC
Immediate Past President
Steve Milota, Senior Vice President – Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company
Shaun Carter, Sales & Administration - Britt Carter FurnitureKeri Cook Falls, Managing Broker - @propertiesDrew Irvin, Village Administrator – Village of Lake BluffJulie McLaughlin, MD - McLaughlin CareSusie McMurray, Owner - FlotstoneBen Rohde, Asst. Dir. of Career Advancement – Lake Forest CollegeMichael Simeck, Superintendent of Schools - Lake Forest School Districts 67 & 115Megan Stockton, Owner - GiftedEleanor Thorn, Owner - Lake Forest Book StoreJason Wicha, City Manager – City of Lake ForestRick Young, Manager - Chicago Comedy All Stars
Joanna Rolek, Executive Director
Sharon Roti, Member Services
Carol Goldthwaite, Events
Amy Taylor, Communications
Sarah Lockhart, Social Media
Wendy Litwitz, Bookkeeper