Committees and Chairs

Grow as a leader — help promote a vibrant business environment and contribute to the quality of life in your community. Consider being a part of one of the Chamber committees.

  1. A Committee establishes goals and accomplishes its goals
  2. Committee members learn something new – and need to receive a discernible benefit.
  3. Build a cohesive esprit de corps creating its’ own identity and member’s sense of ownership of the committee’s activities.


Ambassadors are the face of the Chamber. These dedicated Members are fully committed to further community-based business, assist with Chamber events, participate in ribbon cuttings and help orchestrate Membership campaigns. The Ambassadors also welcome the new Members to the Chamber and serve as educated contacts within the Chamber network
Meetings: Mandatory Monthly
Contact Information:
Chair — Marisol Wallscetti, Village Bank & Trust
(847) 870-3308


Work with other hospitality companies to attract conventions, business trade and tourism opportunities within the community. This committee works to address industry issues, identify current industry trends, and pair job opportunities with potential applicants.
Meetings: Quarterly
Contact Information:
Chair — Nick Andersen, Crowne Plaza Chicago,
(847) 298-2525

Restaurant Row Taste of The Town

Plan and throw the greatest party in North Shore Chicago and surrounding areas
Meetings: Bi-Monthly starting in April
Contact Information:
Chair —

Tee off FORE WPH/Fore Wheeling Prospectors

As the Chamber’s number one fundraiser, Tee Off FORE WPH works to secure participants, sponsors and prizes for the event. Conduct business on the green by planning, networking, and playing.
Meetings: Bi-Monthly starting in March until July
Contact Information:
Chair — Aaron Bastable, Westin Chicago North Shore,
(847) 777-6545

Women’s Business Forum

Focused on empowering women in business, NEW connects, educates and supports women of all business backgrounds and helps to build strategic alliances within our communities. This group seeks to share ideas, inspire entrepreneurial spirit, and encourage women to pursue long and successful careers in senior roles in their respective professions.
Meetings: Quarterly
Contact Information:
Co-Chair —  Jennifer Brenan, Harper College
(847) 749-1494
Co-Chair — Shannon Esposito, Holiday Inn Express & Suites
(847) 374-0260

Marketing & Communications

Faced with the challenge of promoting the Chamber and its events, this committee will provide input and assist with marketing tasks. All marketing methods, both traditional and online media are addressed to further the mission of the Chamber, increase the visibility of membership benefits, and host and promote all Chamber events.
Meetings: Monthly
Contact Information:
Chair — Sarajoy Pickholtz, Platinum Impact, LLC
(847) 814-6850

Upcoming Events

Office Hours
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
To schedule an appointment call 847-541-0170 or send us an email
(Office sometimes closed for outside events, meetings and programs.)

Members who need a Certificate of Origin stamp, please call us in advance.

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Phone: 847-541-0170

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