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About the Chamber


The Mission of the LF/LB Chamber
is to connect and unite businesses, community members and both municipalities
through partnership and innovative strategies to
ensure the current and future prosperity of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff,
the extraordinary place we work, play and call home.

With nearly 400 member businesses and 67 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

Vice President
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

Annie Royster Lenzke - Dawn McKenna Group/Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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

Sarah Lockhart, Social Media

Stefanie Rolek, Member Services

Amy Taylor, Marketing & Communications

Wendy Litwitz, Bookkeeper

Contact us.

LF/LB Chamber of Commerce
207 E. Westminster, Suite 002,
P.O. Box 29
Lake Forest, IL 60045