About the Chamber
Our business is your business...
With nearly 400 member businesses and 66 years of experience, the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce works to make our communities vibrant places to live, work and conduct business.
We serve as the voice of business in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, and as a respected resource for professional contacts, best practices, innovative solutions, and more than 50 networking events each year. Members enjoy dozens of opportunities to grow their business through promotional opportunities, connections and other valuable benefits. Through our award-winning ‘Think Local First’ initiative, we also act as a conduit between the business community and residents, employees and visitors to Lake Forest and Lake Bluff to encourage buying local to keep dollars in our community.
Our members range in size from 1 to 1800+ employees and from solo entrepreneurs to corporate headquarters. We welcome new members at any time during the year. And of course, our members welcome your business! Click here for all member benefits, enhanced packages and dues.
Diana Melichar, Owner - Melichar Architects
Susan Kelsey, Financial Advisor - Merrill Lynch
Phil Gayter, Owner - Brandstorm!
Colette Woidat, CPA - Pasquesi Sheppard LLC
Immediate Past President
Steve Milota, Senior Vice President – Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company
Shaun Carter, Sales & Administration - Britt Carter & Co.
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
Joanna Rolek, Executive Director
Carol Goldthwaite, Event Manager
Sarah Lockhart, Social Media Manager
Amy Taylor, Marketing & Communications Manager
Wendy Litwitz, Bookkeeper
LF/LB Chamber of Commerce
272 E. Deerpath, Suite 106,
Lake Forest, IL 60045.
Hours: 10am to 4pm, Monday - Friday
The mission of the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce is to serve as the principal representative of business in the market area, contribute to the members' success and prosperity, and promote the economic and civic interests of the community.