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


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    2017 SILENT AUCTION...

    Our "Shop Local First" Auction featured GREAT gifts for holiday giving (or your own enjoyment)!


    A rousing thank you to all the generous friends of the Chamber who contributed these fabulous items -- the Silent Auction was part of our Annual Holiday Party, held this year on Wednesday, November 15th, 5:30-7:30 pm, at Bernie's Book Bank.


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    It starts with A, B, C… Art, Books & Collectibles


    # 102A

    Art:  “17th Hole – BMW Golf Championship” by Mark McMahon

                              Donor: McMahon Studio/Gallery       


    # 102B

    Art:  “Map of Lake Forest” by Mark McMahon

                              Donor: McMahon Studio/Gallery      


    # 102C

    Art:  “2016 World Series Champions” by Mark McMahon

                              Donor: McMahon Studio/Gallery        


    # 102D

    Art:  “Lake Forest’s Market Square” by Mark McMahon

                              Donor: McMahon Studio/Gallery    


    # 103

    Art:  “Lake Bluff Farmers’ Market” by Mark McMahon

                              Donor: Pasquesi Sheppard LLC      


    # 101A

    Art:  “Mountain Landscape”

                              Donor: Student at Safe Haven School


    # 101B

    Art:  “Shooting Star”

                              Donor: Student at Safe Haven School


    # 101C

    Art:  “Falling Woman”

                              Donor: Student at Safe Haven School


    # 101D

    Art:  “You are Beautiful”

                              Donor: Student at Safe Haven School


    # 101E

    Art:  “Dreaming”

                              Donor: Student at Safe Haven School


    # 101F

    Art:  “Warrior”

                              Donor: Student at Safe Haven School  


    # 104

    Gift Basket with Newly Released Books

                              Donor: Lake Forest Library


    # 105

    Three Lake Forest History Books & Coffee with Author Susan Kelsey

                              Donor: Susan Kelsey



    BUY IT NOW! Special $99 offer for a $500 sitting and portrait package (10 available)  BONUS: Additional $300 credit for holiday cards with purchase of portrait package - total value of $800!

                              Donor: Kathleen Weinstein Photography


    Business Services & Equipment… Need It? Get It!!!


    # 201

    Quarter-Page Black/White Ad in the Lake Forest Leader

                              Donor: Lake Forest Leader


    # 202

    Half-page Ad in the Lake Forester

                              Donor: Chicago Tribune


    # 303

    $250 in Gift Cards & Merchandise from Local Stores

                              Donor: Farmers Insurance/Sauser Insurance Agency Inc.


    It’s Showtime!  Food & Entertainment


    # 301

    $100 Gift Certificate, Mugs & Swag

                              Donor: Suzy’s Swirl


    # 403

    Two Tickets to Midwest Young Artist’s 25th Anniversary Season

                              Donor: Midwest Young Artists Conservatory


    # 404

    Pair of Tickets to a show in Citadel Theatre 2017-18 Season

                              Donor: Citadel Theatre


    # 405

    $100 Gift Card for Maevery Public House

                              Donor: Hill & Stone Insurance


    # 406

    $150 Gift Card to Inovasi

                              Donor: Inovasi


    # 407

    $50 Gift Card to The Other Door in Lake Bluff

                              Donor: The Other Door


    # 408

    “Baker’s Delight” Gift Basket

                             Donor: Chocolates by Bernard


    # 409

    Premium Gift Basket of Chocolates

                              Donor: Chocolates by Bernard


    # 410

    Five Pounds of Assorted Premium Coffees

                              Donor: Hansa Coffee Roasters


    # 1308

    LAKE FOREST OPEN LANDS – 2 Adult & 2 Children’s Tickets to 2018 Bagpipes & Bonfire + a 1-Year Family Membership ($550 value)

                              Donor: Lake Forest Open Lands Association


    # 1310

    Two Tickets to the 2017 LAKE BLUFF CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR on Sat., Dec. 2

                              Donor: Lake Bluff History Museum


    Got Glow?  Health & Beauty 


    # 501

    $125 Gift Certificate to Optometrists of Lake Forest

                              Donor: Optometrists of Lake Forest


    # 502

    Basket of traditional Syrian Soaps & Accessories

                              Donor: Karam Foundation


    # 503

    Basket with Everything to Help You Through the Cold & Flu Season!

                              Donor: Lake Forest Acute Care


    # 504

    2 Hour in-office Zoom Teeth Whitening & Oral-B Toothbrush Set

                              Donor: Lake Forest Dental Associates


    # 505

    Two 1-Hour Massage Sessions with Aromatherapy Essential

                              Donor: Elements Massage


    # 506

    Gift Certificate for 3 Versa Spray Tan/Skin Preps Level 1-3

    & Gift Set of Bronzing Mist, Spa Butter & Mitt

                              Donor: Almost in Florida


    # 507

    Two $25 Gift Certificates for Haircuts

                              Donor: Taper Cuts


    # 508

    One Hour Massage for Deep Tissue or Relaxation

                              Donor: Fit For Life Rehab & Fitness Clinic


    # 509

    Gift Certificate for a Blowout

                              Donor: Le Blowout Bar


    # 510

    Gift Certificate for an “In-Betweenie” Color & a Blowout

                              Donor: Blow by Blow: A Blow Dry & Color Bar


    # 511

    Evaluation plus 3 Infrared Sauna Sessions & 3 Acupuncture Sessions

                              Donor: McLaughlin Care


    # 512

    Sonicare DiamodClean Sonic Toothbrush

                              Donor: Campbell & Schmidt Family Dentistry


    Home for the Holidays… Home Decoration, Furniture, Yard & Accessories


    # 601

    $100 Gift Certificate toward Framing Services

                              Donor: Lake Forest Frame & Design Studio


    # 602

     Two-Hour Consultation on your Project with an Architect

    & “The Practice of Fine Architecture Book”

                              Donor: Melichar Architects


    # 603

    One-Hour Consultation for Staging, Makeover or Update of Home (includes a home décor item)

                              Donor: Showhomes


    # 604

    15” Leaded Antique Crystal Vase (European Origin)

                              Donor: Carolyn Dapier – Griffith, Grant & Lackie Realtors


    # 605

    Porcelain Nativity Statue

                              Donor: Carolyn Dapier – Griffith, Grant & Lackie Realtors


    # 606

    18” x 44” Digital Printed Large Format Graphic

                              Donor: Apex Signs & Graphics


    # 607

    Premium Holiday Floral Arrangement full of Seasonal Blooms

                              Donor: Twigs Florist


    # 608

    A Pair of Holiday Carolers

                              Donor: Lawrence Interiors, Inc.


    # 609

    One-of-a-kind, Handmade Ornament

                              Donor: Whitehead Studios


    # 610

    A Crystal Star Chicago Ornament

                              Donor: The Crystal Cave


    Bedazzled… Clothing, Jewelry & Accessories 


    # 701

    Kate Spade Quentin Phone Charging Wristlet Leather Clutch

                              Donor: Anonymous


    # 702

    Sterling Silver Bracelet with Engraving that says

    “Everything will be Alright”

                              Donor: Therese Crowe Design


    # 704

    Vintage-inspired Bird, Butterfly, Fern Leaf Brooches

    in a Re-usable Shadow Box

                              Donor: Pintamology


    It’s Playtime! Kids’ Corner 


    # 801

    One Semester Tuition at Midwest Young Artists Conservatory

     for Mini-Mighty Maestros

                              Donor: Midwest Young Artists Conservatory


    # 802

    Montessori Basket of Toys & Books

                              Donor: Forest Bluff School


    # 803

    Gift Basket of Math-related Items plus a Gift Certificate for a Free Assessment & One Free Month Enrollment in a Regular Program for A Student in 2nd-4th Grade

                              Donor: Mathnasium


    # 804

    Educational Games: MagnaMix & DiceStack

                              Donor: Sage Explorers, LLC


    # 805

    Marvelous Mega Metra Train Table & Train Set!

                             Donor: Deb Fischer, Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices KoenigRubloff Realty Group


    # 806

    Unique Collection of Toys Books & Varied Goodies for Boys & Girls (Appropriate for 7-10 Year Olds)

                              Donor: Pasquesi Home & Gardens


    # 807

    Raleigh Jazz I 20” Girl’s Bike

                              Donor: Lake Bluff Hub & Cycle


    # 808

    Raleigh Rep IV 20” Girl’s Bike

                              Donor: Lake Bluff Hub & Cycle


    Be Smarter… Services & Instruction


    # 901

    Piano Inspection, Assessment & Tuning

                              Donor: Tropp Music Services LLC


    # 902

    $200 Tuition Discount for Private Instruction, Musikgarten & More

                              Donor: Music Institute of Chicago


    # 903

    1-1/2 Hour Business Coaching by Certified Business Coach George Schultz & 1 Hour on-site Meeting to Address Issues

                              Donor: Focal Point Business Coaching


    # 904

    Two Hour Branding Consultation for your Business

                              Donor: Brandstorm


    # 905

    The Energy Leadership Index (E.L.I.) Assessment,

    plus a One Hour Debrief & Coaching Session

                              Donor: Mark Ratfelders Coaching & Consulting


    # 906

    Financial Plan to Address Your Retirement, Education, and/or Estate Planning Goals with Susan Milanak

                              Donor: Gem Financial Advisors


    Get Your Game On… Sports, Fitness & Recreation 


    # 1001

    A Round of Golf for Three at CONWAY FARMS

    during the 2018 Golf Season

                              Donor: Pasquesi Sheppard LLC


    # 1002

    A Month of one-on-one Personal Strength Training plus

    One Cannister Vanilla Protein Powder & Basket of Items

                              Donor: The Exercise Coach


    # 1003

    Foursome of Golf at LAKE BLUFF GOLF CLUB With Use of a Riding Cart

                              Donor: Lake Bluff Park District


    # 1004

    A Forest Park Beach Pass for Entire 2018 Season (value $910)

                              Donor: City of Lake Forest


    # 1005

    A Forest Park Beach Pass for Entire 2018 Season (value $910)

                              Donor: City of Lake Forest


    # 1006

    Pair of CUBS TICKETS for Game of Choice During 2018 Season

                              Donor: Home Instead Senior Care


    # 1101

    “Travel Like a Pro” Basket & Gift Certificate for a Travel Consultation

                              Donor: Genger Travel Services, LLC


    It’s All In Who You Know… Celebrity Showcase 


    # 1201

    CHICAGO CUBS Replica of Game #7 World Series Scorecard with notes from announcer Pat Hughes, Team Photo & WS Flag Photo


    # 1202

    CHICAGO WHITE SOX Framed Wool Logo Banner


    # 1203

    “Chicago City of Champions” Celebration Photos


    # 1204

    CHICAGO CUBS Vintage Package – Bobblehead & History of Logo Banner


    # 1205

    JONATHAN TOEWS signed Chicago Rally & Skyline Canvas


    # 1206

    CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Limited Edition Stanley Cup Art by ArtBeatLive (limited edition of 88)


    # 1207

    WALTER PAYTON signed Legends Photo


    # 1208

    DUSTIN JOHNSON signed Conway Farms Golf Flag


    # 1209

    LADY GAGA “Joanna Tour” 2017 Wall Hanging


    Something Special… Party with Friends!


    # 1301

    Afternoon Tea for Six

                              Donor: Deer Path Inn


    # 1302

    Sunday Brunch for Four

                              Donor: Deer Path Inn


    # 1303


    (up to 16 people, featuring 8 select wines & your personal consultant)


    # 1304

    GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT for up to 8 people at Half Day Brewing Co. in Lincolnshire


    # 1305

    COPPER FIDDLE TOUR & TASTING for up to 12 guests (with bottle of Bourbon/Gin included for the winner)


    # 1306

    $25 Gift Certificate towards any Class or Private Event Booking & a TBK Adult Apron and Confetti Cupcake Kit

                              Donor: Taste Buds Kitchen


    # 1307

    Half Day Brewing Company Beer “Tour & Tasting” for up to 8 guests includes Beer Flights with 4 Craft Beers, Tour, Appetizers & Growler of Favorite Beer for the Winner


    # 1309

    An Evening of Shopping for 15-20 Women with Wine & Snacks (10% of Sales Donated to the Chamber)

                              Donor: Peg Ann Kompany


    # 1311

    Book Club hosted at LAKE BLUFF BOOK STORE (after hours – includes wine, appetizers & 15% discount on purchases)

                              Donor: Lake Bluff Book Store


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    And last (but CERTAINLY not least)... the fantastic raffle for VIP tickets to "Hamilton"!

    Kathleen Wood was the winner of a pair of VIP seats for "Hamilton"  A BIG thank you to our friends with @properties who made this possible and picked the lucky winner at our holiday event!