Stein praised Engel in his acceptance speech to Chamber members, then outlined an ambitious agenda.
Stein hopes to grow Chamber membership to record levels and expand the chamber’s charitable giving program, which has provided almost $50,000 to local nonprofits since its creation three years ago.
Engel is stepping down after serving as Northcenter Chamber president since 2008. During that time Engel pushed the Chamber to move from a paper-based accounting system to digital record keeping.
He also reclaimed the Chamber’s management of and expanded the Northcenter Ribfest.
The new board of directors elected a new executive team, including Maribel Selva from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as 1st Vice President, Shawauna Ward of PNC Bank as 2nd Vice President, Tom Fencl of Fencl Properties as Treasurer and Joe Burke of Guaranteed Rate as Secretary.
The new board members elected by the Chamber are:
The Northcenter Chamber will hold its next member meeting Thursday, Jan. 27, 11:30 a.m. at Chicago Joe’s.