Chamber Board of Directors

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Mark Albers – President
The Mark Albers Company

Mark Albers is the founder and President of TMAC USA (The Mark Albers Company), a full-service manufacturers’ representative firm. TMAC USA provides sales, marketing and business consulting services to businesses across North America. Mark is a 30-year resident of Morton Grove who has served on the Morton Grove Public Library Board, having been elected as its President. He has been active in St. Martha’s Parish. Mark is recognized for his passion for success and bringing business ideas to companies so they may reach new levels.

Jim Broderick – Vice President
Money Mailer of North Cook County

Jim Broderick is a marketing strategist who partners with business owners to grow their revenue and profit in local markets. After over 25 years of developing marketing and advertising campaigns, Jim has a good awareness of what works and helps the Chamber by sharing his expertise as the chair of its membership and marketing committee. In the past, he has worked as a VP of marketing at Spiegel Inc., Bass Pro, United Retail, Collections Etc. and Personal Creations. He currently owns the Money Mailer Business in Cook County.

Nick Marino – Treasurer
Century 21 Marino

Nick Marino has served Morton Grove and adjacent communities with personal services and a tried-and-true handshake since 1972. Known for his exceptional knowledge of real estate; his reliability and trustworthiness is coupled with personal service, making him a leader in the community he serves. Nick has served twice as the MGCCI’s President and as President of the Morton Grove Lions Club, Chicago North Side Real Estate Board and North Shore Association of Realtors. Nick has also been the Chair of the Morton Grove Foundation’s Taste of Morton Grove.

Deborah Manno – Secretary
MB Financial Bank

Deborah Manno is the Vice President & Banking Center Manager of MB Financial Bank located at 6201 Dempster. She specializes in retail and business development. MB Financial is a Chicago-based community bank, which has been serving businesses, organizations and residents of Morton Grove for over 100 years. Deborah is a Morton Grove resident who has over 20 years of professional banking experience. She has served on the Chamber board for over 20 years and is also a Past President. She is also involved in various community organizations with having a passion for serving the residents of Morton Grove which has allowed her to stand out amongst her peers in the field.

Rich Block
Creative Promotional Products

Rich is an executive with Creative Promotional Products, located in Skokie, where he has worked for almost a decade. He formerly owned On Time Promotions in Morton Grove for 23 years. Rich has been a MGCCI member for over 22 years and has served as its president. He is one of the Chamber’s Farmers’ Market committee members who helps coordinate the operations of the market. Rich is on the Village of Morton Grove’s Appearance Commission. He has been married for 45 years to Penny, living in Morton Grove for over 40 years. Rich and Penny have three married children and many grandchildren.

Val Noronha
East West Financial Group

Dr. Val Noronha, a graduate of The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC is the President of East West Financial Group. As a former Educator, he adds VALUE to his clients through teaching and coaching. Val lives in Morton Grove with his wife Gemma and two daughters, Emma and Eden. He is also a member of St. Martha’s Catholic Church.

Julia Si
China Chef Restaurant

Julia Si is a co-owner of China Chef, a well-known Chinese/Filipino restaurant which was established in 1977 and passed down from original owners and Godparents Arthur and Joyce Fong. China Chef has been helping the community by actively sponsoring local sports teams and fundraising for schools. China Chef has been a member of the Chamber for over 30 years and has been longtime sponsors for the Taste of Morton Grove. Julia and her family have been residents of Morton Grove for over 20 years. Julia believes that China Chef is more than just a restaurant, but rather a business that brings the citizens of Morton Grove closer together. She says that China Chef’s main goal is introducing more diversity to Morton Grove and of course continuously providing excellent food and service.