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...FOR E-COMMERCE  💻 ❤️ 📱

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It should be no surprise that a great deal of our forward thinking local business owners have worked hard to bring their businesses online to adapt and best serve our community during this challenging time. Here's our full list of these business and links to their e-commerce sites

It's never been easier to continue to support these beloved local businesses and make the purchases we normally would while we stay home and save lives. Together we will get through this.

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Auto repair and dealerships are essential businesses! Our member businesses are OPEN and are all utilizing safety protocols with customers and throughout their service practices.

Please visit Eat, Shop, Play on the Chamber website for a list of member auto repair and dealerships.

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It's that time of year. These local experts can make tax time less taxing for you! 🖊 💻

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Setting intentions in the New Year? Think LOCAL FIRST for mind and body wellness in 2020! 🧘‍♀️ 🍎 💆‍♂️ ☯️ 🧖‍♀️



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Resolving to stay fit in the New Year? THINK LOCAL for health & fitness! 🏋️‍♀️ 🍎 🧘‍♀️ 🚴 🏃‍♀️


Think Local holiday shopping


In this season of giving, THINK LOCAL FIRST! 🎁 🎄❤️ Our wonderful local businesses are here to help you find the perfect gift for the special people in your life.



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EAT, DRINK & BE LOCAL this holiday season!🎄 🍔 🥂 🥗

Raise a glass, enjoy delicious food and celebrate the season at one of our wonderful local eateries!


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Invite family and friends and join us for the first annual Lake Forest Cocoa Crawl!

Stop first at the "Cocoa Crawl Station" in Market Square (open 1-5) to grab a passport to take on your tour -- visit participating businesses to get your passport stamped while enjoying shopping discounts, nibbles and sips, and some good old-fashioned fun -- then return your passport to us to enter to win prizes everywhere you stopped.


...for FOOD, FRIENDS & FUN! 😋 🎉

Join us for the Big Bash for Local Biz - LF/LB Chamber Community Celebration featuring a "taste of the towns." Celebrate and support our local eateries while getting in the holiday spirit!

We are pleased to welcome Be Market Lake BluffChief's PubFlashbox KitchenThe Fresh MarketHeller Catering/tu chez eventsMaevery Public HouseSuzy's Swirl and more!




...EVERY DAY! ❤️

The mission of the LF/LB Chamber of Commerce is to support LOCAL businesses of all types, EVERY SINGLE DAY — celebrate them with us!

Among our many initiatives, on social media and our website, we feature a weekly local business spotlight, a weekly EAT, SHOP, PLAY post where you can find a list of just that... where to eat, shop and play IN OUR COMMUNITY every week. We also feature THIS POST every week, which we call THINK LOCAL, highlighting different categories of local businesses in our community with an annual goal of featuring each and every member business we serve.

We are passionate about celebrating our wonderful communities and the small businesses and people that make them such a special place to live and work.

Local businesses, please tag yourselves on this post!




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Baby, it's cold outside. 🥶 Don't forget to schedule your annual maintenance appointment! Our local members are ready to service your furnace today!

Carefree Comfort, Inc.
LR Gregory & Son
Modern Heating Co.
Pasquesi Plumbing Inc
Ravinia Plumbing, Heating & Electric
Superior Sheet Metal Fabrications& Heating
AA Service Co. Heating & Cooling(Weigold)


1955 Porsche 356 Speedster (Hansen)

...for CARS and COMMUNITY!! 🏎 🚙
100 Collector's Cars -- Not to be Missed at the Lake Forest 'Then & Now' Auto Show! Free Admission!

Check out the lineup of autos and get more details here!


sip and stroll horizontal Lake Bluff!

There are free events, celebrations and prizes to be had this week all right here in the Village of Lake Bluff

Thanks to the rain last weekend the Lake Bluff Brewing Company will celebrate a rescheduled Oktoberfest block party this Saturday evening, September 28th. Beer and brats will be ready by 5:00 pm and the band goes on at 6:00 pm.

Be sure to join the Chamber as we hold our annual Lake Bluff Sip and Stroll next Thursday, October 3rd from 5:30-7:30 pm. Pick up your passport at Lake Forest Bank & Trust, at 4 E. Scranton, and walk through town visiting participating businesses to have your passport stamped and enter to win some great prizes! The wonderful local businesses of Lake Bluff look forward to seeing you; Blue Sun YogaFlōtstōneThe Clockworks, Inc. and Whitehead Studios among them!



...for music! 🎶 🎻

We are lucky to live in a community with a world class symphony! Don't miss the opening weekend of our very own Lake Forest Symphony at Gorton Center this weekend, September 21 & 22!

You'll find exceptional youth ensembles and engaging and enriching classes for students of all ages right here at the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory and Music Institute of Chicago!

Consider the amazing and local Stanley Paul Orchestra ( for your next event!

Local and talented Tom Tropp of Tropp Music Services, LLC is here for your piano tuning, repairs and rebuilding needs!


📸 credit: Lake Forest Symphony



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...for Campus Connections

Did you know that the College offers countless fun and enriching activities and facilities open to local community residents of all ages? Here is just a snapshot of what the college has to offer:

🎓 Take front row seats at a visiting lecture

🎓 Join the Foresters gym

🎓 Be stirred by a favorite play, musical, concert, or art installation

🎓 Be a career mentor for students or hire them within your organization

🎓 Host your event at the College

🎓 Cheer on top Division III athletes on the field, on the court, in the pool, or at the rink!

A special weekend highlight to share: Lake Forest College Football will celebrate Heroes Day at their home opener this Saturday, September 14 at 1:00 pm. Current and retired members of the military along with heroes from throughout Lake County and the Lake Forest campus community will be honored for their courage, sacrifice, and heroism. McKinlock Post 264 American Legion will present the colors.

For more information on the amazing resources available to community members at the college, please visit their website, where you can learn more and sign up to receive a monthly calendar of events!