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Chamber Information

What is a chamber of commerce?

A chamber of commerce is an organization whose main purpose is to serve and promote the businesses within its community ensuring the economic vitality of the area.

What are the benefits of joining my chamber of commerce?

There are many benefits to joining a chamber. First and foremost, it gives you an opportunity to market your own business to other business owners. In addition, your chamber can act as a conduit for you to network your business to communities outside of your own via social marketing, newsletter blasts or good old-fashioned networking events.

Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce
444 S. Rand Rd., Ste. 308
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
(847) 438-5572

Chamber’s Annual Signature Events

The LZ Area Chamber of Commerce organizes several events throughout the year to bring community and business members together, raise funds for Chamber services and programs, and promote local businesses.

Evening of Excellence Awards Gala – Jan. 23, 2016, at Concorde Banquets is a semi-formal awards dinner recognizing the area’s Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Educator of the Year, Chamber Volunteer of the Year, and Chamber Director of the year, followed with a dancing and celebration of the past year’s successes with live music.

Business and Community Showcase – March 12, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake Zurich High School features 100 different local businesses and organizations showcasing the best they have to offer from financial services, beauty products, home repair, fitness and much more. This event is free and open to the public to attend.

32nd Annual Chamber Golf Outing – June 20, 2016, Lake Barrington Shores Golf Club, is one of the Chamber’s primary fundraising events and includes a day of fun competition, fellowship, and networking at one of the area’s premier golf clubs.

Taste of the Towns – Aug. 21, 2016, 3 to 7 p.m., in Lake Zurich’s Paulus Park is the area’s annual taste fest featuring two dozen local food and beverage vendors, live entertainment, family and children’s activities in the village’s signature park by the lake.

Visit for a complete list of annual and monthly Chamber and community events and activities.


Claire Slattery
Mindful Mix

Michael Rein
Vice President
Century 21 – American Sketchbook

Anna Windel
Vice President
Trilogy School of Performing Arts

Steve Callahan
Barrington Bank & Trust

Ken Grooms
Past President
Grooms Insurance Associates

Bonnie Conte
Advisory Council Chair
Avalon Salon & Day Spa

Dale Perrin
Executive Director

2015-2016 DIRECTORS

Gale Cohen-DeMarco
Sport Clips

Nancy Coleman
School District 95 Educational Foundation

Joy Little
Cedar Lake Assisted Living & Memory Care

Ginny Opsahl

2016-2017 DIRECTORS

Susanne DePaepe
Hallmark Promotions, Inc.

Kate Feo
Go Hardball Training Academy

Paula Hoerner
Arbonne International

Kathy Pederson
On Occasion Catering & Events


Beth McAndrews
Village of Deer Park

Pam Newton
Village of Hawthorn Woods

Wendy Perlin
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Lucy Prouty
Ela Township

Roy Witherow
Village of Lake Zurich

Valerie Stern
Ela Area Public Library

Michael Talbett
Village of Kildeer

Craig Taylor
Lake County


Dale Perrin
Executive Director

Kathy Bonifazi
Event & Communication Manager

JoAnne Vrtacnik
Membership Services Manager

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