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Lake Forest Made

Lake Forest Made's mission is to promote local businesses by branding Lake Forest as a unique place to shop and dine. Products eligible to use the logo are manufactured, assembled or crafted in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Certification Process: In order to receive a permit to use the LAKE FOREST MADE logo on a product or handicraft, a completed application must be submitted to the Office of Economic Development. The one-time permit fee is $10.00 per business. Applications will be reviewed within 30 days.

Certification Requirements: A permit to use the LAKE FOREST MADE logo will be issued to an applicant who:
 Locates and maintains the handicraft or product making or manufacturing operation within Lake Forest.
 Produces a handicraft in Lake Forest or a product in which the value-added processes were accomplished in Lake Forest.   Uses local resources and materials in the manufacturing or production of the product or handicraft.   Submits a complete application and the required fee.  Using the Made in Lake Forest logo: The permit holder may use the logo in the form of tags, stickers, rubberstamp or sign. The logo may also be used on labels, letterheads,
business cards, in-store and other advertising. The logo may not be sold as a dominant feature of a product or logo unless approved by the Office of Economic Development in writing.

Promotion Website Categories:
Made in Lake Forest products will be promoted through various channels. Please indicate on your application the category(s) that best describe your product: Novelties/Gifts Educational Art/Ceramics, Body Care Products, handicraft Food/Candy, Collectibles Home Furnishings Holistic Health, Photography Quilts/Needlework Sculptures/Carvings and Stained Glass Garden Woodcrafts

For more information or an application, contact the Office of Economic Development at

220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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