Welcome to the Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills (GLMV) area of Lake County, Illinois. Residents and visitors alike will find these vibrant villages among the best to live, work, shop, enjoy recreation and raise a family, with excellent public services, award-winning schools, great cultural activities and other fine amenities available year-round.
GLMV Chamber of Commerce is proud to celebrate more than 70 years of service to the business community. We are the largest and most active local business advocacy organization, and a resource for people to learn more about these four centrally located communities we serve.
Our Chamber services its members and community through numerous business advocacy programs, educational opportunities, marketing, networking, sponsorship, leadership and volunteer opportunities. GLMV Chamber-sponsored events showcase members and the area, with many opportunities to connect, learn and grow businesses.
GLMV programs and events include ribbon cuttings/grand opening events, After Hours mixers, Extreme Block Party Consumer EXPO & Taste, business showcases, annual golf outing, luncheons, annual installation & awards dinner, educational seminars, member discounts, networking events, and other activities.
Chamber events are held throughout the GLMV area at conveniently located member businesses. The Chamber also partners with villages, businesses and other groups and organizations who offer their own programs and activities.
Make sure to take advantage of all our bustling business community has to offer. Area shopping ranges from large national chains, Hawthorn Mall and the new Mellody Farms in Vernon Hills to small shops and boutiques in the quaint Libertyville and Mundelein downtown business districts. You’ll find whatever goods or services you need located right here in the GLMV!
GLMV offers plenty of dining opportunities for all, with a variety of cuisine including American, Asian, Chinese, Italian, Mexican and seafood. Restaurants in the GLMV tempt all kinds of tastes!
Area attractions and entertainment abound year-round with village festivals and special events, performing arts, ice skating, amusement center, bowling, community theater productions, golf courses, festivals, sporting events, forest preserves and more.
We hope you will refer to this community guide often to locate many wonderful area businesses. A business directory inside lists Chamber members who represent the many excellent local businesses. When you shop and support local, you help support the entire community and strengthen our local economy.
We look forward to continued success of our four communities and business sectors, and are pleased to serve as your community gateway.
Scott Adams, President/CEO
GLMV Chamber of Commerce
2018 Chamber Board
GLMV CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
1123 S. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
(2nd Floor BankFinancial)
2018 GLMV BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Karen Kay Lavris
Glacier Ice Arena
The Brown CPA Group
Blue Sky Video Productions
Immediate Past Chair
JHB Technology Consulting Inc.
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen
Village of Vernon Hills
North Shore Sign Co.
Village of Mundelein
Village of Libertyville
Village of Green Oaks
Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate
Public Relations/Marketing Director
WHY JOIN FORCES WITH THE CHAMBER?
GLMV Chamber of Commerce is stronger
than ever, offering numerous benefits to members as your gateway to the community, including opportunities to connect, learn and grow your business via members-only perks, marketing and networking opportunities, and more, providing a whole lot of exposure for yourself and your organization. Join forces with GLMV today.
Networking – Networking is powerful. It’s not just who you know, it’s who others know.
Visibility – Stand out and get noticed in the community.
Professional development – Gain an edge with training opportunities on a variety of hot topics.
Credibility – Increase your reputation through your Chamber membership.
GLMV chamber programs benefit your business!
- Biz After 5 Free Mixers
- Business & Consumer Expos
- Business Connections
- Business Roundtables
- Community Guide
- Community Involvement
- Conversations 4 Success Free Network Group
- Educational Programs
- E-blast/flyer Distribution
- Events Calendar
- Golf Outing
- Holiday Party
- Leadership & Volunteer Opportunities
- Legislative Events
- Luncheons with Guest Speakers
- Member Savings Programs
- Lunch Break Library Programs
- Media Recognition
- Membership Recognition Gala
- Member Events
- Member Orientations
- Multi-Chamber Events
- Weekly Thursday Business Interchange
- Promotional Opportunities
- Ribbon Cuttings/Grand Openings
- Shop Local Promotions
- Social Media
- Sponsorship Opportunities
- Website with business profile page
The GLMV Chamber hosts several annual and monthly events to bring business and community together, support Chamber services and programs, and promote local businesses. For the full calendar, visit www.glmvchamber.org.
GLMV Membership Recognition Gala – February 2019
GLMV Extreme Block Party Family EXPO & Taste – Spring 2019
GLMV Golf Outing – June 2019
GLMV WOW! Women’s Network Group Luncheon – 3rd Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., location varies
GLMV MOB Men of Business Network Group
1st Thursday, 5-7 p.m., location varies
Conversations 4 Success (C4S) Free Network Group – 1st/3rd Friday, 7:30-9 a.m., Holiday Inn Express-Vernon Hills
Biz After 5 Mixers – 4th Tuesday, 5-7 p.m., location varies
PREMIUM GLMV CHAMBER MEMBERS
Thank you to the following members for your amazing participation and valuable support at higher levels:
- BankFinancial – Libertyville Central
- BankFinancial – Libertyville North
- CDW Corporation
- Libertyville Bank & Trust
- Mundelein Community Bank
- Vernon Hills Bank & Trust
- Amplify HR Management
- Aspen Landscapes, Inc.
- Beermann LLP
- Blue Sky Video Productions
- BMO Harris Bank Libertyville
- Chase Professionals
- The Chocolate Sanctuary
- Consumers Credit Union
- Daily Herald Media Group
- DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of NE Suburban Chicagoland
- Harrison Wallace Financial Group
- Hollister Incorporated
- Hotel Indigo Chicago/Vernon Hills
- Improv Playhouse
- JHB Technology Consulting, Inc.
- Joseph’s Associates, Incorporated
- The Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club
- Loyola at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens
- Marigold Maison Indian Cuisine
- Matthews Professional Employment, Inc.
- Oasis Senior Advisors
- Pear Tree Catering
- Post Time Sports Bar and Grille
- WM. Schwartz & Co. Insurance
- Advantage Material Handling, Inc.
- Air Con Refrigeration & Heating, Inc
- American Hotel Register Co.
- American Taxi Dispatch
- Baymont Inn & Suites
- BECO Midwest
- Byline Bank
- The Claim Company of Vernon Hills
- Corner Bakery Cafe – Vernon Hills
- DoubleTree by Hilton Libertyville-Mundelein
- ECO Automated Designs
- Forever Om Yoga
- Great Wolf Lodge Gurnee
- Hansa Coffee Roasters
- In-Sys Solutions
- Libertyville Lincoln
- Mario Tricoci Hair Salon & Day Spas
- MB Financial Bank –Vernon Hills
- McMahon Services & Construction Corp
- Metro Self Storage-Mundelein
- Mimo Monitors
- Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
- Nothing Bundt Cakes – Vernon Hills
- Pandora Hawthorn
- Prism Planning Partners
- Rainbow Play Systems, Inc.
- Ralph, Schwab & Schiever, Chtd.
- Sky Zone
- Welcome Wagon
- Wells Fargo Advisors
- ZF Services LLC
FIRE – NONEMERGENCY
Libertyville & Green Oaks (847) 362-5664
Mundelein (847) 949-3260
Countryside Fire Protection District (847) 367-5511
POLICE – NONEMERGENCY
Green Oak (847) 549-5200 (Lake County Sheriff)
Libertyville (847) 362-2131
Mundelein (847) 968-4600
Vernon Hills (847) 362-4449
2020 O’Plaine Rd.
118 W. Cook St.
300 Plaza Cir.
290 Evergreen Dr.
Advocate Condell Medical Center
Main Street Libertyville
Mundelein Community Connection
North Shore Gas
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
Comcast Business Services
GARBAGE PICK UP RECYCLING & YARD WASTE
(Must be arranged with the company of your choice)
Solid Waste Agency of Lake County
SECRETARY OF STATE/DRIVER’S LICENSE FACILITY
Lake Zurich Facility
951 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich
1520 Artaius Pkwy.
435 E. Hawley St.
675 Lakeview Pkwy.
Green Oaks Village Government
2020 O’Plaine Rd. (847) 362-5363 www.greenoaks.org
President: Bernard Wysocki
Village Administrator: Denise Kafkis
Village Clerk: Claire Michelotti
Village Treasurer: Kevin Kinnavy
Village Attorney: Rudolph Magna
Building Commissioner: Rich Politowicz
Plan Commission: Tim Snell, Chair
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
William Smith, Chair
Burn Violation Officer
The Village of Green Oaks requires registration for each motor vehicle.
LIBERTYVILLE VILLAGE GOVERNMENT
118 W. Cook Ave.
Mayor: Terry Weppler
Village Clerk: Sally Kowal
Village Administrator: Kelly Amidei
Deputy Village Administrator: Ashley Engelmann
Director of Community Development: John Spoden
Economic Development Coordinator: Heather Rowe
Director of Public Works: Paul Kendzior
Fire Chief: Rich Carani
Police Chief: Clinton Herdegen
Recreation & Sports Complex Director: Connie Kowal
Village Attorney: David Pardys
Appearance Review Commission: John Robbins, Chair
Bicycle Advisory Commission: Ken Glick, chair
Board of Fire & Police Commissioners: Steve Borgstrom, Chair
Economic Development Commission: John Cortesi, Chair
Libertyville Arts Commission: Amy Williams, Chair
Historic Preservation Commission: James Hartshorne, Chair
Libertyville Foundation: Howard Lang, Chair
Parking Commission: Drew Cullum, Chair
Plan Commission: Mark Moore, Chair
Sustain Libertyville Commission: Doug Reed, Chair
Zoning Board of Appeals: Kurt Schultz, Chair
LIBERTYVILLE RECREATION & SPORTS COMPLEX DEPT.
Libertyville Sports Complex
Recreation Division Offices
The Village of Libertyville requires registration for each motor vehicle owned or leased by a resident or housed in the village.
MUNDELEIN VILLAGE GOVERNMENT
300 Plaza Cir.
Mayor: Steve Lentz
Village Clerk: Sol Cabachuela
Village Administrator: John Lobaito
Assistant Administrator: Peter Vadopalas
Director of Finance: Doug Haywood
Director of Public Works & Engineering: Adam Boeche
Village Engineer: Bill Emmerich
Chief of Police: Eric Guenther
Fire Chief: Bill Lark
Director of Building: Peter Schubkegel
Community Development Director: Amanda Orenchuk
Economic Development Commission
Larry Gallas, Chairperson
Taylor Wegrzyn, Staff Liaison
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
Terry Roswick, Chairperson
MUNDELEIN ARTS COMMISSION
Joyce Lee, Chairperson
Justin Frieman Charles
Colleen Malec, Staff Liaison
PARKS & RECREATION
Mundelein Park & Recreation District
VERNON HILLS VILLAGE GOVERNMENT
290 Evergreen Dr.
Village President: Roger Byrne
Dr. David Oppenheim
Village Clerk/Village Manager: Mark Fleischhauer (847) 918-3550
Assistant Village Manager: Joe Carey (847) 918-3540
Finance Director/Treasurer: Nathan Gaskill (847) 918-3552
Village Engineer: David Brown
Director of Public Works: David Brown (847) 918-3544
Building Commissioner: Mike Atkinson (847) 918-3548
Chief of Police: Patrick Kreis (847) 247-4880
Executive Secretary: Elizabeth Koehl
Cable Coordinator: Mike Storto
Countryside Fire Protection District: Chief Jeff Steingart (847) 367-5511
Lincolnshire Riverwoods Fire Protection District: Chief Tom Krueger (847) 634-2512
COMMISSIONS/ COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Planning & Zoning: Hal Morris
Police & Fire: Rich Chiarello
Traffic Advisory: Larry LaLuzerne
Zoning Board of Appeals/July 4th Parade: Joe Carey
Summer Celebration: Kathy Zerillo
PARKS & RECREATION
Vernon Hills Park District
294 Evergreen Dr.
SENIORS Senior Van
Call 24 hours in advance
LAKE COUNTY GOVERNMENT
18 N. County St., Waukegan
Circuit Court Clerk
Erin Cartwright Weinstein
Dr. Howard Cooper
Recorder of Deeds
Mary Ellen Vanderventer
Regional Office of Education
Mark Curran Jr.
FREMONT TOWNSHIP GOVERNMENT
Fremont Township Building
22385 W. Rte. 60, Mundelein
Trustees: Jeralyn Atleson, Cornelius Shanahan, Pat Stejskal, Keith Voss
LIBERTYVILLE TOWNSHIP GOVERNMENT
359 Merrill Ct., Libertyville
Trustees: Carol August, David Nield, Matthew Kovatch, Terry White
VERNON TOWNSHIP GOVERNMENT
3050 N. Main St., Buffalo Grove
Daniel C. Didech
Trustees: Kroger Addelson, Jonathan Altenberg, Adam Broad, Philip Hirsh
Waukegan Branch Court
18 N. County St. Waukegan
Mundelein Branch Court
105 E. Rte. 83, Mundelein
Robt. W. Depke Juvenile Complex Center
24647 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills
Centrally located approximately halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, the Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein and Vernon Hills communities offer resident many local resources, as well as convenient access to two metropolitan areas’ employment opportunities, attractions, transit, facilities and amenities.
These four Lake County, Illinois, municipalities each have their own unique histories, events, personalities and a wonderful quality of life enjoyed by many. Area highlights include great parks, residential neighborhoods, family-friendly environments, cultural attractions and fabulous bike trails.
Green Oaks is a small community that offers quiet country living, excellent schools, single-family homes on large lots and access to major highways. Green Oaks was founded in 1960 as a municipal barrier to intense urban and industrial expansion in neighboring areas, according to the village website. From the beginning, village ordinance has provided for a pattern of one-, two- and five-acre lot residential zoning and strict standards over environmentally sensitive lands. In fact, the community’s dedication to low growth and protecting “the opportunity to live in an open countryside environment” is even spelled out in its planning commission’s policies.
While it was unincorporated until 1960, the Green Oaks area had residents much earlier. Irish immigrants braved the dense forests, swamps, poor clay soil and wolves to move in during the 1840s. The first school in the area, Madden School, was built in 1850 and used until 1923 when the original Oak Grove School replaced it.
Today Green Oaks has 3,863 residents spread over 4.12 square miles along I-294. The areas of the village on the west side of the tollway are almost exclusively residential while the much smaller percentage of the community located east of I-294 is largely reserved for office and industrial use as the village strives to raise sufficient tax money to defray the cost of village services.
The village is excited to house three large developments. The first is Green Oaks Senior Living by Spectrum Development at Route 176 and I-94 and is available for occupancy. The second, the Sheridan of Green Oaks by Senior Lifestyles Development at Route 43 and Atkinson Road is following the same track as Spectrum, with occupancy now available. The first retail building as part of the Green Oaks Commons Retail Development, also at Route 43 and Atkinson Road, was completed in 2016. One additional retail building and two office buildings remain to be built as part of that development. Once complete, these developments will begin to generate revenue to the tax-increment financing district, allowing for revitalization and development throughout the industrial and retail corridor of Route 176.
Green Oaks is policed by the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, and fire services are provided by Libertyville. Scavenger services are provided and each homeowner may choose their preferred level of service.
Libertyville’s history extends back to the 1830s, with incorporation in 1882. The community has been described by CNN as combining “big-city amenities with a Midwestern homeyness”. The Village’s historic and vibrant shopping and dining district is picture-perfect.
The Cook House, a Victorian mansion, sits in the center of the downtown and serves as Libertyville’s historical museum and is attached to the library. In addition to the downtown, the Village’s main commercial corridors include Park Avenue (Route 176), Milwaukee Avenue (Route 21) and Peterson Road (Route 137).
Community events draw residents and visitors together, including Libertyville Days, First Fridays, Let’s Wine About Winter, Car Fun on 21, Dog Days of Summer, Out to Lunch, Libertyville Farmers Market, David Adler Festival of the Arts, Dickens of a Holiday and the North Shore Wine Beer Cigar Fest.
Access to Chicago is easy for Libertyville’s 20,315 residents via the downtown and Prairie Crossing Metra stations, and Interstate 94. There are nearly 1000 businesses in Libertyville, including major employers such as Advocate Condell Medical Center, Volkswagen Credit, Hollister, Valent Biosciences, Fabrication Technologies and Brightstar.
Mundelein: a great place to start … and star.
The Village of Mundelein, a vibrant and progressive community of nearly 32,000 residents, is situated in the center of beautiful Lake County, Illinois, one of the strongest areas of commercial and industrial growth in the nation, with excellent housing, recreation, educational and business opportunities. Mundelein takes pride in its brand promise: “Mundelein will be Central Lake County’s premier location for entrepreneurs and known as a welcoming community.”
Mundelein is a full-service community with municipal services second to none. The village provides fire and police protection, water delivery, wastewater treatment, building inspection, engineering design and inspection, street maintenance and economic development assistance for anyone interested in finding the ideal location for their business. Each department’s highest priority is providing exceptional and reliable customer service.
Retailers find that Mundelein is an excellent business location in terms of accessibility and population – 42,000 households (110,160 population) within a five-mile radius. The village is home to both national chains and privately-owned specialty stores. The comprehensive downtown plan is transforming the area into an exciting retail and residential environment.
Often referred to as, “the Heart of Lake County,” the Village of Mundelein is well positioned for convenient access to and from the City of Chicago and the greater Chicago region.
Excellent location, modern business parks, reliable infrastructure, water resources and a well-managed and progressive local government contribute to Mundelein’s success. A wide-range of community events bring many visitors to town, including Mundelein Community Days, Craft Beer Festival, Concerts in the Park, Park-On-Park Cruise Nights, Mundelein Arts Festival, Santa’s Cottage, and other special events and festivals.
Vernon Hills is the premiere destination to shop, dine and play in Lake County, thanks to its many national stores, Hawthorn Mall and the new Mellody Farm development opening this fall. The village also serves as home to numerous large employers, business parks, restaurants and retailers.
This community of 25,678 residents was unincorporated farmland in 1958 when developers purchased some of that land and built a 125-home subdivision, which they quickly incorporated and named “Vernon Hills.” The population of the community was so minuscule that until 1971, the Vernon Hills police and fire departments were run out of a local motel!
All of that changed in 1971 when plans were announced for the construction of a large shopping mall on the northwest corner of the intersection of Route 60 and Milwaukee Avenue. Elected officials immediately purchased two portable buildings to serve as their new village hall, and both residential and commercial development in the area took off. In fact, nine years later in 1980, Vernon Hills’ population had grown to almost 10,000 residents.
Hawthorn Mall, located at the corner of Milwaukee Ave., and Townline Road, has been an integral part of the Vernon Hills landscape for years. The mall offers a wide variety of amenities and great shopping, including Macy’s, JCPenney, Pandora, Mario Tricoci, and other well- known retailers. A beautiful dining court, 12 theater AMC and great places to dine like Maggiano’s, The Claim Company and Dave & Buster’s have enhanced the mall to meet growing consumer needs.
New construction across the street from the mall at the northeast corner of the intersection of Route 60 and Milwaukee Avenue nears completion for Mellody Farm – a mixed use commercial and residential development withThe Atworth, a 260 apartment complex, and 270,000 square feet of retail space with Whole Foods, Nordstrom Rack, REI, Homegoods, City Barbeque, Kuma’s Corner, and others anchoring the center. This $200 million investment in the community is a testament to the village’s strong economic position and cements Vernon Hills as the premiere retail destination in Lake County
Today this full-service community covers 7.92 square miles, offering a Metra station, outdoor Arbortheater, golf courses, a public library and award-winning schools. Special events and concerts enjoyed by all include Summer Celebration, Ribfest, outdoor concerts, Oktoberfest and holiday events.