FEBRUARY WAKE UP WITH WAUKEGAN
Thank you to everyone who attended our Wake up with Waukegan breakfast this past Tuesday at Bonnie Brook Golf Course! Special thanks to our speakers, sponsors and volunteers that made this event a success!
Sandy Petroshius (Left), Ray Bradbury Museum Chair and Anton Mathews (Right), Waukegan Main Street Board Member, enjoying a networking opportunity.
Fire Chief George Bridges Jr. (left) and Aaron Lawlor (right) gave excellent presentations and provided very timely updates for our Waukegan community.
Our Waukegan Chamber of Commerce Board members preparing for our Annual Meeting.

February Business After Hours

Thank you to everyone who attended our Business After Hours this month and special thanks to Oak Street Health in Waukegan for graciously hosting us!
March Business After Hours

Join us at the end of this month for our next Business After Hours at Springhill Suites in Waukegan!

Date: March 22nd, 2018
Time: 5-7 PM
Lunch and Learn
"The Entrepreneurial Resource"

Whether you’re starting a new business, positioning your company for growth or seeking to expand globally, this is the session for you! Join us for lunch and network with like minded business professionals as Mitch Bienvenue from the Illinois Small Business Development Center and The College of Lake County present, "The Entrepreneurial Resource."

Mar. 7th, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Waukegan Public Library
NEWS AND UPDATES
Chamber Board Re-elections for 2018
The City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce our 2018 Board Members re-elections. Here is a list of our active Board Members:
Jack Orlov
Tiffany Dutton
Dane Morgan
Lucy Torres
Kim Needham
Ray Vukovich
Michael Purtell
Michael O'Neil
Dr. Michael Reed
April Dean
Victor Gonzalez
CITY OF WAUKEGAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce we will be offering up to two $1,000 scholarships to high school graduates and residents of Waukegan. Applications will be judged by service to the community, interviews, and response to essay. 
For more information on how to apply and criteria for application, please CLICK HERE.
Don’t miss the opportunity to promote your business to residents, business owners & visitors!

The City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce has partnered once again with Town Square Publications, a division of the Daily Herald Media Group to produce our Community Resource Guide. 13,000 copies will be printed and 11,000 will be delivered door to door to single family homes and businesses in the downtown area. This publication will help you market your business directly to area business owners, neighborhood residents and visitors.
FEBRUARY CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS - THANKS FOR RENEWING!
Shelby's
Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys
Green Town Tavern
17 North/ The Tap Room
@Properties
Larsen Marine Service
One Hope United - Lake Villa
Wheels of Chicago
Deigan & Associates
All Star Car Wash
LAKE BEHAVIORAL HOSPITAL IS NOW OPEN

As of March 1, 2018, the former Vista Medical Center West is now run as Lake Behavioral Hospital by US HealthVest. LBH is a free-standing 46-bed adult (18+) inpatient psychiatric hospital and can serve dual diagnosis patients seeking substance abuse treatment. 
JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE DISABILITIES IN WAUKEGAN, IL AND AN ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR EMPLOYERS SEEKING TO HIRE AND RETAIN MORE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WHO HAVE DISABILITIES.

Medline Industries is looking to hire 47 people to fill line assembler and packing roles within their Waukegan, IL facility.
If you or individuals who have disabilities and are served by your vocational/educational program are interested in the positions please contact Tim Engstrom at  Engstromt@elmhurst.edu
Ballots Ready for March 20 Primary Election
Ballots for the March 20 Primary Election are ready for those choosing to vote early at the Clerk’s office or by mail. View the voter information guide to see a complete list of candidates, public questions, early voting sites, and more.
 
Early Voting
In-person early voting at the Clerk’s office, 18 N. County St., Waukegan, is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until March 2.
Beginning March 5, early voting will be available at all 15 sites throughout the county. For early voting, Lake County residents may use any location regardless of where they live. Grace registration will be available at all early voting sites, and citizens must vote at the same time as registering.
UPCOMING EVENTS AROUND THE COMMUNITY
Annual St. Patrick’s Celebration!

March 3rd, 6-11:00PM
At the Church Hall
After Party at Glen Flora tap!
Irish entertainment, DJ, SILENT/LIVE auctions, door prizes, great food, and drinks! 
$10,000.00 Pot!
HEART OF THE CITY
Heart of the City has some exciting events coming up for the kids of Lake County.

Check out their website for more details
Downtown Waukegan Trash Pick-Up

March 3rd, 11AM - 2:30 PM
Jack Benny Plaza
Mardi Gras Casino Night

Hosted by Waukegan Main Street
March 10, 6-10 PM
Glen Flora Country Club

A Great event with music, dancing, cajun cuisine and casino fun!
Interested in becoming a Waukegan Chamber Member?
Click on the link below to see the wonderful benefits you can start taking advantage of right now!
Thank you to our Sponsors!