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Lincoln Square Chamber Elects New Board Leadership

By Mike Fourcher | Monday, January 24, 2011

Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce Exec. Dir. Melissa Flynn (r) introduces new board members at Tuesday's annual meeting.

Tuesday night the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce elected new a new set of board members and officers at their annual meeting, held at the Chicago Brauhaus, 4732 N. Lincoln Ave.

The Chamber elected four new board members, Tracy Kellner of Provenance Food and Wine, Ben Munro of The Grafton, Christine Moir of The Old Town School of Folk Music and Mary Kay Phillips of MB Financial.

Five board members stepped down: Monique Sandberg of Prudential Preferred, Asa Luke of Bridgeview Bank, Tim Joyce of The Old Town School of Folk Music, Carol Himmel of Pizza D.O.C. and Becca Wood of ENJOY, an urban general store.

The new board then elected George Fink of Piggy Toes to serve as president, Jason Kraus of Terra Firma as vice president and Kristine Kueck of Riehn Insurance as secretary. No new treasurer was elected, but Martha Burrows of Timeless Toys will continue to carry out the duties in the interim.

“We are very excited about 2011,” says Chamber Executive Director, Melissa Flynn.

“We are working on the second season of the Thursday Evening Farmers Market. We have added an additional concert for our 2011 Concert Series and are bringing back many of the favorite bands. We are also working on a number of new events and programs for our businesses and the Lincoln Square Community.”

Flynn also says the Chamber is preparing to launch a series of craft beer events in March, July and October.

“The March event will be more of an educational event, while the July event will focus more on tastings and food pairings, and the October event will feature a craft brew contest,” says Flynn.

A copy of the annual report pamphlet, distributed at the annual meeting, is at the bottom of this article.

Other board members include Rich Forsythe of Ruff Haus Pets, Anne Nuqui Merritt of The Perfect Cup, Julie Liska of Liska Architects and Rick Romanow of Ricochet’s.

Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce 2010 Annual Report

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