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





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    OUR 2016 HOLIDAY SILENT AUCTION...

     

    A rousing thank you to all the generous friends of the Chamber who contributed these fabulous items! 

     

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

     

    101.

    Mark McMahon signed print:  Lake Forest Map – NEW!

    Donor: McMahon Gallery

     

    102.

    Mark McMahon signed print:  2016 World Series Champions – NEW!

    Donor: McMahon Gallery

     

    103.

    Mark McMahon signed print:  Chicago’s Cub Celebration 2016 – NEW!

    Donor: McMahon Gallery

     

    104.

    Mark McMahon signed print:  World Series Celebration 2016 – NEW!

    Donor: McMahon Gallery

     

    105.

    May the Force be with you!  Star Wars 8x10 color photo mounted on 12.15 etched plaque

    Donor: Anonymous

     

    106.

    An autographed copy of “Legendary Locals of Lake Forest” by co-author Susan Kelsey. Autographed book + ½ hour chat in person with Susan over coffee.

    Donor: Susan Kelsey

     

    107.

    Another autographed copy of “Legendary Locals of Lake Forest” by co-author Susan Kelsey. Autographed book + ½ hour chat in person with Susan over coffee.

    Donor: Susan Kelsey

     

    108.

    And here’s an autographed copy of “West Lake Forest” by co-author Susan Kelsey. Autographed book + ½ hour chat in person with Susan over coffee.

    Donor: Susan Kelsey

     

    109.

    And another autographed copy of “West Lake Forest” by co-author Susan Kelsey. Autographed book + ½ hour chat in person with Susan over coffee.

    Donor: Susan Kelsey

     

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

     

    201.

    Basic bicycle tune-up

    Donor: Lake Bluff Hub and Cycle

     

    202.

    $125 gift certificate

    Donor: The Optometrists of Lake Forest

     

    203-A & 203-B

    $100 gift certificate

    Donor: My EyeDr.

     

    204.

    $100 coupon for Clean Getaway Hand Car Wash & Detailing

    Donor: Hill and Stone Insurance Agency

     

    205.

    Gift certificate for a 3-month Community Coworking Membership

    Donor: LifeWorking Coworking

     

    206.

    A 20 x 30 canvas print of a photo provided by winner along with Chicago sports teams removable wall decals

    Donor: GMediaWraps

     

    Making Merry… Customized Gifts

     

    301.

    David Soskin will design & create a unique “wall treatment” that will transform a regular wall into a work of art.

    Donor:  David Soskin, Decorative Artist/Painter

     

    302.

    Gift certificate for Executive Professional Portrait (head shot) by appointment in studio

    Donor:  Michael Delott Photography

     

    303.

    The ultimate Chicago Cubs gift basket filled with a throw, mini bat, commemorative magazine, insulated cup, a bottle of Prosecco & reusable bag

    Donor:  Baird & Warner

     

    304.

    Shopping cart full of products and services from LF/LB merchants + $100 in Chamber gift certificates

    Donor:  Jim Sauser, Country Financial

     

    305.

    A serving tray and set of wine glasses

    Donor:  Eclectic Design Source

     

    306.

    A 2-hour home consultation and a book of “The Practice of Fine Architecture”

    Donor:  Melichar Architects

     

    309.

    A vase with an arrangement of flowers from the Beidler garden on a date of mutual agreement in July, August or September of 2017.

    Donor:  Alderman Prue Beidler

     

    311.

    An instant wine cellar from the LF/LB Chamber Board

    A collection of favorite wines. A votre sante!

    Donor:  The Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

      

    It’s Showtime!  Food & Entertainment

     

    403.

    Four tickets plus four drinks for any Siskel Series movie in 2017

    Donor: Gorton Community Center

     

    404.

    Two tickets to State Ballet Theatre of Russia “Cinderella” on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Donor:  Friends of the Historic Genesee Theatre

     

    405.

    Wine and dinner for four people in a private room

    Donor:  MLG

     

    406.

    Two complimentary tickets to a show in Citadel’s 14th season 2016-17

    Donor:  Citadel Theatre

     

    407.

    $150 gift certificate to the Deer Path Inn

    Donor:  Deborah Haddad

     

    408.

    Four tickets to see the Tempel Lipizzans during the summer of 2017 – includes a barn tour after the performance to meet horses & riders.

    Donor:  Tempel Lipizzans

     

    409.

    Four premium tickets to “Grease, The Musical” for performance of choice, either Friday, April 21 at 7 pm or Saturday, April 22 at 2 pm

    Donor:  Lake Bluff Middle School

     

    410.

    $75 gift certificate and a bottle of House Barrel Aged Manhattan

    Donor:  Maevery Public House

     

    411.

    Gift certificate for four tickets to the 2017 summer musical

    Donor:  CenterStage in Lake Forest

     

    412.

    $100 gift card

    Donor:  Inovasi

     

    413.

    $50 gift card

    Donor:  Wisma

     

    414.

    $50 gift card

    Donor:  The Other Door

     

    415.

    2 lbs. of roasted coffee, $25 gift certificate and 2 coffee mugs

    Donor:  Hansa Coffee Roasters

     

    416-A & 416-B

    Elegant gift baskets of assorted chocolates

    Donor:  Chocolates by Bernard Callebaut

     

    417.

    Overnight stay in a Manor House Suite at the Deer Path Inn

    This includes the stay in an elegant suite and $100 towards dining.

    Donor:  Deer Path Inn

     

    418.

    A glorious evening of Bagpipes & bonfires for four, and a membership to the Lake Forest Open Lands!  Enjoy this fall tradition with your family – admission for 2 adults, & 2 children.

    Donor: Lake Forest Open Lands

     

    Got Glow?  Health & Beauty 

     

    501.

    2 hour Zoom teeth whitening session and Oral-B Bluetooth electronic toothbrush

    Donor:  Lake Forest Dental Associates

     

    502.

    Gift certificate for an “In-betweenie” color and blow dry

    Donor:  Blow by Blow – Blow Dry & Color Bar

     

    503.

    Consultation, energy exam (Acugraph), and Acupuncture treatment

    Donor:  Contemporary Acupuncture

     

    504-A thru 504-E

    $50 gift certificate toward a massage and facial

    Donor:  Bella Salon & Spa

     

    505-A & 505-B

    Basket includes a one-hour massage and bath salts package

    Donor:  Elements Therapeutic Massage

     

    506.

    Gift certificate for an initial Health Breakthrough consult including a four-hormone cortisol saliva test kit

    Donor:  Vibrant Health and Healing

     

    507.

    A gift certificate for $500 off Invisalign Orthodontic treatment and one Diamond Clean electronic toothbrush

    Donor:  Campbell & Schmidt Family Dentristry

     

    508.

    Sports physical with an EKG

    Donor:  Lake Forest Acute Care

     

    509.

    Corporate Wellness Lunch & Learn plus a cook book, 2 bottles of vitamins and a shirt

    Donor:  McLaughlin Care

     

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

     

    601.

    Large Chicago skyline graphic on substrate

    Donor:  Apex Signs & Graphics, Inc.

     

    602.

    $100 gift certificate towards custom framing

    Donor:  Lake Forest Frame & Design Studio

     

    603-A

    A $1,000 gift certificate off any cabinetry order

    Donor:  The ABL Group

     

    603-B

    A $500 gift certificate for a complimentary cabinetry design consultation and rendering

    Donor:  The ABL Group

     

    603-C.

    A $500 gift certificate toward any painting project

    Donor:  The ABL Group

     

    604.

    Decorative Crafts Antique Brass Lamp

    Donor:  Lori Lennon & Associates

     

    605-A thru 605-L

    $50 gift certificate toward purchase

    Donor:  TheOrnamentShop.com

     

    Bedazzled… Clothing, Jewelry & Accessories 

     

    701.

    $50 gift certificate toward purchase

    Donor:  Voila!

     

    703.

    Wallet with American flag needlepoint

    Donor:  Smith’s Men’s Store

     

    704.

    Hand forged sterling silver bangle bracelet

    Donor:  Martha Richter Design

     

    705.

    Pair of fleur-de-lis earrings

    Donor:  Therese Crowe Design, Ltd.

     

    706.

    Travel necessities – make-up bags, Ellen Troy aluminum wallet, liquid containers and passport chocolates

    Donor:  Genger Travel Services

     

    It’s Playtime! Kids’ Corner 

     

    801.

    Gift basket with math items and gift certificate for free 1 month enrollment for 2nd through 8th grader

    Donor:  Mathnasium of Lake Forest

     

    802.

    Basket of assorted toys for boys & girls

    Donor:  Pasquesi Home & Gardens

     

    803.

    A chance for a child to ride to school within Lake Bluff or Lake Forest with the LB Chief of Police!

    Donor:  Lake Bluff Police Department

     

    804.

    Ball Game for Babies basket – one “Montessori From the Start” book, two children’s books, and Great Children’s Books list

    Donor:  Forest Bluff School

     

     

    Be Smarter… Services & Instruction 

     

    901.

    One hour of complimentary consulting on your next event!

    Donor:  Planification

     

    902.

    One quarter page ad in the Lake Forest Leader

    Donor:  The Lake Forest Leader/22nd Century Media

     

    903.

    Four hours of Personal Driver Service

    Donor:  AmRide

     

    906.

    Gift certificate for on-location fine art family portrait session

    Donor:  C Saville Photography

     

    907.

    Three hours of analysis of your business

    Donor:  Process Human Factors Consulting, LLC

     

    908.

    Certificate toward creating a Feng Shui Power Office (for home or office)

    Donor:  Feng Shui for Success

     

    909.

    $250 gift certificate for a new student – private instruction

    Donor:  Music Institute of Chicago

     

    910.

    Gift certificate for 8 hours of restoration or remodeling consultation for a home renovation project. Design, reference information for materials with assistance on cost analysis for the renovation project.

    Donor:  Chameleon Renovation LLC

     

    911.

    Half page ad to appear in the Lake Forester newspaper

    Donor:  Chicago Tribune

     

    912.

    $450 gift certificate for 3 hours of online marketing consulting

    Donor:  Awesome Dynamic Tech Solutions

     

    Get Your Game On… Sports, Fitness & Recreation 

     

    1001.

    Certificate for 4 tickets to LEAD’s 10th Annual Red Ribbon Race and 5th Annual Wellness Fair in October 2017 (tickets are redeemable for either the 2K or 5K race)

    Donor:  LEAD – Leading Efforts Against Drugs

     

    1002.

    Gift certificate for 6 race registrations for May 13, 2017 at Independence Grove and a gift basket full of post-race “bling”

    Donor:  Northern Illinois Food Bank

     

    1003.

    Two Cubs tickets for a game during the 2017 season (date of choice)

    Donor:  Home Instead Senior Care

     

    1004.

    One free month of one-on-one personal strength training, a basket of 3 protein bars and one container of vanilla protein powder

    Donor:  The Exercise Coach

     

    1005.

    Gift certificate for private personal training sessions with a certified personal trainer

    Donor:  Fitness Together

     

    1006.

    Gift certificate for 3 half-hour personal training sessions, a nutrition coaching session and t-shirt.

    Donor:  Focused Results Personal Training

     

    1007.

    A $250 gift card to Erin Hills Golf Course

    Donor:  Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation

     

    1008.

    Gift certificate for a golf foursome and carts

    Donor:  Lake Bluff Park District

     

    1009.

    Four daily pool passes (please note: each pass offers admission for one day)

    Donor:  Lake Bluff Park District

     

    1010.

    Basket of Lake Forest College cheer!  Four tickets to LFC 2017 hockey games, 2 glasses, 3 pompoms, shorts and a t-shirt

    Donor:  Lake Forest College

     

    1011.

    Two race registrations and two free drink coupons for GLASA’s 10th annual 5K Twilight Run, Walk & Roll race and the post-race party.  Includes GLASA shirt, hat & swag

    Donor:  GLASA – Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association

     

    1012.

    One month unlimited membership along with one heart rate monitor, a workout towel and a water bottle

    Donor:  Orange Theory Fitness Lake Forest

     

    1013.

    Three private horseback riding lessons

    Donor:  Horsefeathers Therapeutic Riding

     

    1014.

    Go Scouts!  LFHS stadium seat, pompoms, hat & lanyard for keys.

    Donor:  LFHS Boosters

     

    1015-A & 1015-B

    A pair of tickets for a behind the scenes visit to the Chicago Bears headquarters & training complex!

    Includes a presentation on the history of the Bears by Pat McCaskey and a tour of Halas Hall and the Walter Payton center (with a 100-yard indoor field!). (Two pairs being offered.)

    Donor:  Chicago Bears

     

    1016.

    One 2017 Lake Forest Beach pass

    Donor:  City of Lake Forest

     

    1017.

    One 2017 Lake Forest Beach pass

    Donor:  City of Lake Forest

     

    It’s All In Who You Know… Celebrity Showcase 

     

    1201.

    Chicago Cubs World Series commemorative photo

    Donor:  Tim Newman, Merrill Lynch

     

    1207.

    David Ross signed Chicago Cubs “W” win flag

     

    1208.

    Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series commemorative bat with Blue Barrel

     

    1209.

    Kyle Hendricks signed MLB baseball in display case with nameplate

     

    1210.

    Miguel Montero signed Cubs mini helmet – 2016 World Series Championship baseball

     

    1211.

    Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series 16 x 20 celebration photo framed and matted

     

    1212.

    Chicago Cubs framed World Series ticket display featuring the 1907, 1908 and 2016 Championship tickets

     

    1213.

    Jorge Soler signed MLB baseball in display case and nameplate

     

    1214.

    Chicago Cubs World Series banner

     

    1215.

    Chicago Cubs framed logo banner

     

    1216.

    Chicago Tribune newspaper headlines featuring the Chicago Cubs, framed

     

    1217.

    Chicago Cubs clutch purse

     

    1218.

    Marian Hossa signed Chicago Blackhawks flag

     

    1219.

    Duncan Keith autographed Chicago Blackhawks puck in display case

     

    1220.

    Corey Crawford signed Blackhawks puck in display case

     

    1221.

    Chicago Blackhawks framed logo banner

     

    1222.

    Chicago Blackhawks clutch purse

     

    1223.

    Northwestern University wool logo banner, framed

      

    Something Special… Party with Friends!

     

    1301.

    Book Club evening at the Book Store! They will host a Book Club after hours event, providing refreshments and a 15% discount on all purchases

    Donor:  Lake Forest Book Store

     

    1304.

    An evening of shopping at the store with 15-20 of your friends.  Wine and appetizers provided by the store.

    Donor:  Peg Ann Kompany

     

    1305.

    Off to the races – Arlington Park executive box package for 6!

    Box C910 is at one of the highly-coveted locations sitting upwards from the finish line. Package includes 6 seats, 6 daily racing forms, valet parking, and a gift certificate (Levy Brother’s) toward lunch in the amount of $130. (Choose desired weekday or weekend date during 2017 season – requests are accommodated on a first come, first served basis with holidays excluded.)

    Donor: Anonymous

     

    1306.

    Beer tour and tasting for up to 8 guests at Half Day Brewing Co.  Includes beer flights with 4 craft beers, a tour, appetizers, and a growler of favorite beer for the winning bidder.

     

    1307.

    Private distillery tour & spirits tasting for a group up to 10

    Take an insider's look at the distilling process with the first craft distillery in Illinois since Prohibition, North Shore Distillery! You'll enjoy a private tour and discussion with North Shore's master distiller & co-owner, followed by a spirits tasting and discussion.

    Donor: North Shore Distillery

     

    1308.

    A private candy cane-making class for 10 and a delectable candy box basket

    Donor:  Sweet Pete’s Candy

     

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    And last (but CERTAINLY not least) we have a fantastic raffle for autographed Cubs items... winner's choice!

     

    A BIG thank you to our friends at @properties for sponsoring this terrific raffle.  Your winning $20 ticket will give you the choice of one of 3 packages that includes autographed items by your favorite CUBS player...

     

    Choice #1 - Schwarber Package

    Kyle Schwarber signed Chicago Cubs white pinstriped home jersey complete with World Series patch and certificate of authenticity

     

    Choice #2 - Russell Package

    Addison Russell signed Chicago Cubs white pinstriped home jersey with World Series patch and certificate of authenticity

     

    Choice #3 - Rizzo Package

    Anthony Rizzo package consisting of a signed MLB baseball in display case with World Series name plate and certificate of authenticity; a framed 32 x 40 Chicago Cubs World Series photo collage with two 8 x 10 photos of the on-field- team celebration and first World Series game at Wrtigley Field surrounded by baseball cards from the entire team; and an unframed Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series banner

     

    GOOD LUCK!!