Chamber Welcome

This is a very exciting time in Mount Prospect Illinois!

Annexations and growth are evident in south Mount Prospect Illinois. Randhurst Village is securing great tenants on our north side, plaza development and vacancies are filling in along the Rand Road corridor and excellent opportunities for residential and commercial development in our downtown district are available thanks to the Prospect and Main tax increment financing (TIF) district.

We are proud to be a resource for you and happy to refer you to services, restaurants, retail, entertainment, activities and any business or industry you may need.

SUPPORT & SHOP MOUNT PROSPECT!

We’re here for you!!

Dawn Fletcher Collins | Executive Director
dawn@mountprospectchamber.org
Meghan Brickley | Communication & Membership
Kaitlin Skye Collins | Angela Cox | Kate Gilhooly | Project Assistants


Board of Directors

Directors

Susan Dozier, Chairman
MB Financial Bank

Dr. John Carleton
Innate Concepts Chiropractic

Trisha Chokshi
Chokshi Filippone Law, LLC

John Eilering
Mount Prospect State Bank

Karen Enzenbacher
Amethyst Skye Salon

Tom Nelson
Byte Me! Web Hosting & Design

Tom Zander
Picket Fence Realty

Associate Directors

Dr. Elaine Aumiller
Mount Prospect School District 57

Michael Cassady | Bill Cooney
Village of Mount Prospect

Marilyn Genther
Mount Prospect Public Library

Christine Powles
River Trails Park District

Lyndl Schuster
River Trails School District 26

Tony Segalla
Edward Jones

Brian Taylor
Mt. Prospect Park District

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Susan Dozier, Chairman
MB Financial Bank

Dr. John Carleton
Innate Concepts Chiropractic

Marilyn Genther
Mount Prospect Public Library

Chuck Martin
Culver’s

Tom Zander
Picket Fence Realty

AUDIT COMMITTEE

Rick Bowman
Village Bank & Trust

Tom Nelson
ByteMe! Web Hosting & Design

Richard Sassan
B&E Accounting & Tax CPA, P.C.


Community Resources

Village of Mount Prospect
50 S. Emerson St. • Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 392-6000 • www.mountprospect.org

Building Department (847) 870-5675
Community Development (847) 818-5328
Environmental Health (847) 870-5668
Fire Department (non-emergency) (847) 870-5666
Human Services (847) 870-5680
Police Department (non-emergency) (847) 870-5656

Community Connections Center (847) 506-4930
1711 W. Algonquin Rd. • Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce
46 E. Northwest Hwy. • Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 398-6616 • www.mountprospectchamber.org

Mount Prospect Historical Society
101 S. Maple St. • Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 392-9006 • www.mtphist.org

Mount Prospect Post Office
300 W. Central Rd. • Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 392-2731 • www.usps.com

Mount Prospect Public Library
10 S. Emerson St. • Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 253-5675 • www.mppl.org

Public Works Department
1700 W. Central Ave. • Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 870-5640

transportation

METRA • (847) 253-5839 • www.metrarail.com
(Train schedule can be picked up at the Chamber office.)

TOWNSHIPS

Wheeling Township (North of Central Road)
1616 N. Arlington Heights Rd. • Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 259-7730 • www.wheelingtownship.com

Elk Grove Township (South of Central Road)
2400 S. Arlington Heights Rd. • Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 437-0300 • www.elkgrovetownship.com

UTILITIES

Commonwealth Edison • (800) 334-7661 • www.exeloncorp.com
Nicor • 800-NICOR4U • www.nicor.com
Illinois American Water • (800) 422-2782 • www.illinoisamerican.com
Water • (847) 870-5640 • www.mountprospect.org
Refuse Collection • (847) 870-5640 • www.mountprospect.org
J.U.L.I.E. • (800) 892-0123 • www.illinois1call.com
Republic Services • (847) 981-0091 • www.republicservices.com


Welcome to Mount Prospect

This nationally-acclaimed village with a population of more than 54,000 residents has been recognized for outstanding services, top-rated amenities and high-performing schools. The Village of Mount Prospect was named “One of the Top Places to Live” by Money magazine in 2014, and named “One of the Best Places to Raise Your Kids” by Bloomberg Businessweek in 2009.

Conveniently located 25 miles west of the Chicago Loop, Mount Prospect offers residents easy access to downtown Chicago via Metra and two interstate highways, and easy access to O’Hare International and Chicago Executive airports. Within the 10.38 square miles of the village borders, you will find beautiful and modern park facilities, a state-of-the-art library, resident-focused community events, a thriving downtown district and myriad shopping and dining options.

Mount Prospect is a forward-thinking community; the village mission is “to advance our community’s collective quality-of-life and potential through adaptive leadership and leading-edge service and delivery.” Its vision statement for 2020, “The village represents the best of suburban communities – thriving, proud, diverse, having a rich heritage, strong values and a timeless yet contemporary atmosphere,” demonstrates respect for the past and a commitment to the future.


Schools

List of Mount Prospect Area Schools

William Rainey Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Rd.
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 925-6000
www.harpercollege.edu

Community Consolidated School District 21
District Office
999 W. Dundee Rd.
Wheeling, IL 60090
(847) 537-8270
www.d21.k12.il.us

Frost Elementary School
1805 Aspen Dr.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 803-4815
www.frost.d21.k12.il.us

Holmes Middle School
221 S. Wolf Rd.
Wheeling, IL 60090
(847) 520-2790
www.holmes.d21.k12.il.us

Community Consolidated School District 59
District Office
2123 S. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 593-4300
www.ccsd59.org

Forest View School
1901 Estates Dr.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 593-4359
www.forestview.ccsd59.org

Holmes Junior High School
1900 Lonnquist Blvd.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 593-4390
www.holmes.ccsd59.org

John Jay School
1835 Pheasant Tr.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 593-4385
www.jay.ccsd59.org

Robert Frost School
1308 S. Cypress Dr.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 593-4378
www.frost.ccsd59.org

Mount Prospect School District 57
District Office
701 W. Gregory St.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 394-7300
www.d57.org

Fairview Elementary School
300 N. Fairview Ave.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 394-7320
www.fairview.d57.org

Lincoln Middle School
700 W. Lincoln St.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 394-7350
www.lincoln.d57.org

Lions Park Elementary School
300 E. Council Tr.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 394-7330
www.lions.d57.org

Westbrook School for Young Learners
103 S. Busse Rd.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 394-7340
www.westbrook.d57.org

River Trails School District 26
District Office
1900 E. Kensington Rd.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 297-4120
www.rtsd26.org

Euclid Elementary School
1211 N. Wheeling Rd.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 259-3303
www.rtsd26.org/school/euclid

Indian Grove Elementary School
1340 Burning Bush Ln.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 298-1976
www.rtsd26.org/school/ig

River Trails Middle School
1000 N. Wolf Rd.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 298-1750
www.rtsd26.org/school/rtms

St. Emily Catholic School
1400 E. Central Rd.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 296-3490
www.stemilyschool.org

St. Paul Lutheran School
18 S. School St.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 255-6733
www.saint-paul.org/school

St. Raymond Catholic School
300 S. Elmhurst Ave.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 253-8555
www.wall.st-raymond.org

Township High School District 214
District Office
2121 S. Goebbert Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 718-7600
www.d214.org

Prospect High School
801 W. Kensington Rd.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 718-5200
www.phs.d214.org

John Hersey High School
1900 E. Thomas St.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 718-4800
www.jhhs.d214.org

Elk Grove High School
500 Elk Grove Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 718-4400
www.eghs.d214.org

Rolling Meadows High School
2901 W. Central Rd.
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
(847) 718-5600
www.rmhs.d214.org

Wheeling High School
900 S. Elmhurst Rd.
Wheeling, IL 60090
(847) 718-7000
www.whs.d214.org

Forest View Alternative School
2121 S. Goebbert Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 718-7772
www.fvas.d214.org

Vanguard School
2121 S. Goebbert Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 718-7888
www.vanguard.d214.org


Prospect Gives Back

Prospect High School held its second annual Prospect Gives Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Approximately 400 students and staff, representing 25 different organizations and teams, performed a variety of community service projects with 17 partners from around Mount Prospect and Arlington Heights. Prospect High School performed approximately 1,200 hours of service in
one day!


Public Library

The library provides all ages with experiences for growth and learning. It’s place where kids, teens and adults can explore, create and experiment.

STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) learning is critical for students and can be both enriching and rewarding for adults. That’s why the library has invested in STEAM-related programs, services, and collections.

A highlight of the library’s many Full STEAM Ahead and Mad Scientist programs, the interactive 3-D technology of its zSpace computer lets users dissect frogs, create models and more. As part of the Discovery Zone, a STEAM-themed space for school-age children, zSpace shows how science and engineering happen right before their eyes. It’s a portable device, so it can also be the virtual star of STEAM events at local schools.

The library also brings STEAM stations to schools. Kids can explore using kits that let anyone become a hands-on inventor. Teachers get help in developing their students’ observation, analytical, planning and testing skills. The chance to engage students with technology tools sparks student innovation and challenges them to create designs that solve real-world concerns.

The zSpace, as well as the outreach kits for STEAM explorations, were funded by grants from the Bosch Community Fund, through the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation.

At the South Branch, young engineers have tested their skills and creativity with construction challenges at a BuilderFest and created dream cities during LEGOmania.

Teens and adults also have opportunities to learn new technologies at the library. Patrons may have seen incredible things created on 3-D printers, but the library is where to go to find out what 3-D design can do in real life. Come to a library program and see how to design toys, models and other custom objects. Then, work with librarians to send creations to the 3-D printers. Users have printed soap trays, battery caddies, luggage tags and more.

Watch for more STEAM programming and services for all ages, as MPPL provides access, tools and training to help you think, make and do.


Entrepreneurs Initiative

Every community wants to attract new and exciting businesses to their borders. Not all of them are successful.

In Mount Prospect, a consortium made up of the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce, the Village of Mount Prospect and Mount Prospect Public Library is actively reaching out to residents who have dreamed of starting their own businesses and is giving them the information and resources they need to make their dreams come true – hopefully, within Mount Prospect borders.

Their effort – known as the Mount Prospect Entrepreneurs Initiative (MPEI) – is in its sixth year and
their track record is impressive. Mia’s Cantina in downtown Mount Prospect is a very successful restaurant launched as a result of an eager resident and the very first programming in 2012. Many new and existing businesses have benefited in the years since. Newest business opening for an MPEI participant is a boutique/artists’ cooperative with business name “the collective,” located downtown across from
the train station.

“When people call the Chamber and say that they are interested in starting their own business, we can immediately direct them to our MPEI website, put them on an email list for extensive programming and refer them to Joe at the library for reference assistance. I can also sit down with them one on one and they can call any of us for information and direction. We often coordinate our schedules to meet with them as a team and we enjoy doing it,” said Dawn Fletcher Collins, executive director of the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce. “We can point to other new businesses, tell them that it CAN be done and we want you to do it in Mount Prospect!”

Nellie Beckner, assistant to the village manager, is the village’s representative to MPEI. This year she designed a website with a whole different look and feel than in the past. Connected to the village website, it offers a calendar of upcoming business education events in the northwest suburban area, quick links to programming, interviews
with local businesspeople who offer advice on getting a local business started and a running feed of recent local social media posts from Twitter and Facebook.

Beckner, like Collier and Collins, is active in planning and manning MPEI programming that includes local speakers, helpful films, workshops and networking events. She also produces the group’s newsletter, which has approximately 250 subscribers.

Long-term, Beckner said, the group would also like to establish a reduced rate incubator office space within the village where new businesses could share office equipment and collaborate with one another. Ideally, the Chamber would also establish an office there.

Joe Collier, business reference librarian at the Mount Prospect Public Library, is the third person in the MPEI partnership.

“We have recently added new databases to help young businesses,” he said, “and MPEI works with the local SCORE office. Representatives come to the Mount Prospect Public Library for three hours on first and third Wednesdays to mentor aspiring businesspeople. Those interested may sign up by logging onto www.SCOREChicago.org/mentoring.”

“We also have at least eight solid local businesspeople we can call upon for mentoring,” Collier added.

“Our reach is expanding every year as we increase the numbers of first time business owners and help some corporate employees leave their downtown offices to open their own businesses in their hometown to be contributing members of their community. We are growing stronger as a business community every year.” Collins said.