Glenview Chamber installs new leaders, hopes to bolster membership
Stephanie Jarvis (left), director of marketing for Glenview Terrace and Megan Quinlisk Van Treeck, are new board directors for the Glenview Chamber of Commerce. | TODD SHIELDS~Sun-Times Media
Updated: February 19, 2013 11:55AM
GLENVIEW — Newly-installed officials for Glenview Chamber of Commerce are looking ahead to increase membership and to continue support for local business owners.
The fresh set of officers and board members were introduced Wednesday at a reception at Jennings Chevrolet and Volkswagen on Waukegan Road.
“It’s always exciting bringing new people onto the board who have new ideas,” said Betsy Baer, chamber executive director.
“This year they represent business professionals, retail and health care.”
Megan Quinlisk Van Treeck, owner of The Irish Connoisseur and a chamber member for 17 years, started a three-year term on the board of directors.
“I’m willing to take on anything they give me. Betsey has brought lots of energy to the chamber. It’s infectious, just look around,” she said, nodding to more than 80 in attendance in the dealership’s show room.
Joining her on the board were Stephanie Jarvis, marketing director of Glenview Terrace; Robert Rounsfull, of Rounsfull & Associates and Seema Terry, of NorthShore University HealthSystem.
“I’ll have more of a vote on how the chamber functions and finding opportunities to help the chamber grow,” Jarvis said.
Village President Kerry Cummings swore in the new officers and board members.
Sheridan Turner, president and CEO of Kohl Children’s Museum, was named treasurer.
“We’ll keep moving the Glenview Chamber of Commerce toward long-term goals and maintain its health sustainability,” she said.
On April 22, Baer said the chamber will observe its 90th anniversary at the Wyndham Hotel in Glenview with a celebration themed around well-known events from the 1990s.
“We’ll also be doing more membership recruiting then. We’re hoping to get 90 more, which will take us over 500 members,” she said.
As an incentive, when chamber members recruit new businesses, Baer said the members will receive marketing benefits from the chamber.
In December, the chamber also redesigned its Website at http://www.glenviewchamber.com.
The site includes information about new programs, such as the Women’s Networking Lunch, Peer-to-Peer Networking and a “solution-based brain storming sessions between local business coaches and members,” Baer explained.
“This program is for members getting together to discuss issues with other business professionals who may have had the same experiences,” she said.
Jerry Doetsch was installed as president-elect.
“The chamber often provides a way for businesses to stay in touch with each other on new village rules and regulatory issues in Glenview,” said Doetsch, of Koenig & Stray in Glenview.
He also said the monthly After Hours gatherings in which a local business hosts an open house for members was good networking.
“I’ve met hundreds of members at these meetings, and now I know how to start utilizing their businesses,” he said
The Executive Board consists of President Gregg Goslin, Cabot Properties, Ltd. /the Abington; President-Elect-Jerry Doetsch, Koenig & Strey Real Living; Vice President Jim Martin, Corporate Print Source; Treasurer Sheridan Turner, Kohl Children’s Museum and Greg Goodsitt, Edward Jones, who will serve his last year on the Board as Past Chairman.
Current board members are Tracy Bertog, Bertog
Landscape Company; Larry Carlson, Carlson Heating Cooling & Electric; Elizabeth Fritz, 22nd Century
Media; Charlie Hass, Mperial Asset Management, LLC; Paul Jones, Glenview State Bank; James Martin,
Corporate Print Source; Karen Paszkiewicz, Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook; Karen Patterson,
Karen M. Patterson P.C. and Maria Woltmann, Hlavacek Florist of Glenview.