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Take advantage of these city services:

  • "Fast-Track New Business Program" - get your tenant up and running quickly with the city's Fast Track program.  All new businessse are personally assisted with the permitting, occupany process.  Whether your business is retail, restaurant, service or professional, the city can help your potential tenant reduce costly expenses with opening a new business.
  • Representation at the International Conferencr of Shopping Centers (ICSC).  The city attends the annual and regional ICSC events and represents available properties.  Promote your available property by providing floor plans and contact information.  For a recent list of retail brokers in the Chicago area, click here.
  • For recent ersi Market Place information, click here.
  • For a recent presentation by Bridget Lane, Business District Inc on the future of retailing, click here.
  • Business prospect program - Join the business prospect program by submitting your needs and contact information to the city.  Every year, the city visits businesses throughout the Chicagoland area, recruiting new stores to Lake Forest.




Office of Economic Development

City Hall
220 Deerpath
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 12 noon, on Saturday's find us at the Farmers Market

Phone:  847-613-7005

Staff contact:
Susan L. Kelsey


LF/LB Chamber Annual Sidewalk Sale (10:00 AM - 06:00 PM)

Event's details
July 16, 2020-July 18, 2020
Time:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Location: Throughout Lake Forest, , -

Our annual Sidewalk Sale is ON!!

Stroll over to Lake Forest and Lake Bluff's shops July 16-18 and save on some spectacular sales and bargains. There's plenty to celebrate as we get back out to things we love to do - so plan on making a day of it (and don't forget to grab some food, too!)

LF/LB Chamber Virtual Luncheon with the Mayors (12:00 PM - 01:00 PM)

Event's details
July 16, 2020

Time:12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Location: viaZoom, , -

Join us for our annual
LUNCHEON WITH THE MAYORS (via Zoom this year!)
Thursday, July 16 | 12 - 1:00 pm

We’ll be joined by our special guests, Lake Bluff Village President Kathy O'Hara and Lake Forest Mayor George Pandaleon, for an overview of the latest information about our communities. All are welcome.


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

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