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Chairman's Welcome

Waukegan is on the move! There are so many initiatives and proposals for new projects and programs, one can only hope to see them come to life. The City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce is very excited to be a part of any and all of these growth opportunities. There is one focus and goal for the Chamber, and that is to be a conduit and help our current business members grow their business, and help new businesses enter the city. We have been fortunate to partner with other organizations in Waukegan to bring education, networking and opportunities to our members. There is always room for more.

We have a number of big events on the calendar and as always we have our monthly Lunch and Learn, Womens Lunch, Business After Hours and more. There are the quarterly Wake Up Waukegan breakfast presentations that draw a big crowd. All of these events serve to help our members build and grow – build relationships and grow their business, build their outreach and grow their reputation.

The waterfront is always a favorite place of mine, and Waukegan Harbor is a great place to be with its new amenities and events. This year there will be an even larger number of events at Harbor’s Edge down at the lake – Cinco de Mayo and Blues and Jazzfest, just to name a few. Genesee Street and our friends at Main Street keeps growing and adding some nice additions to downtown, as well as the huge concert and performers list at the Genesee Theatre. Don’t forget the Fountain Square, which is adding more hotels, dining and industry, The ArtWauk events, third Saturday of each month, and art exhibits keep growing as well. Some great collections can be seen at our local galleries.

Stay tuned for many more events and fun times in Waukegan. If you want to really take advantage of all there is to do and see, please become a member of the Chamber, and meet many of the great businesspeople in town. The door is always open and we at the Chamber are here to help you with any introductions, promotions, events or local advice to help your businesses grow.

Jack Orlov
Chairman of the Board
Waukegan Chamber of Commerce

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