• 2018 GLMV Board of Directors 

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  • GLMV Announces 2018 Board of Directors

    The Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills (GLMV) Chamber of Commerce has announced  its 2018 Board of Directors. Board members comprise a variety of businesses and industries in the GLMV area, and contribute their time and talents to serve the chamber and business community.

    Karen Kay Lavris, of Glacier Ice Arena, Vernon Hills, is the new 2018 Chair of the GLMV Board of Directors.  Lavris, who first joined the GLMV Chamber in 1999, is a former board chairman and most recently joined the Board of Directors again in 2017. A charismatic Chamber advocate, she has participated in numerous Chamber activities over the years, currently serves on the new GLMV Women’s Group Committee, Gala Committee, and attends nearly every chamber function.

    “Karen has been a valuable chamber member for nearly 20 years, and her expertise, energy and leadership is second to none,” said GLMV President Scott Adams. “We look forward to the impact she will have as we continue to help our members connect and grow their business through valuable program, services and networking opportunities.”

    Lavris, a skating pro who once skated for the “Ice Capades,” now teaches skating, and oversees special events and marketing at the rink.  A Mundelein resident, she enjoys travel with her husband Ted, and is well known through the GLMV community.

    Outgoing Board Chair Jim Butler, JHB Technology Consulting, will continue to serve on the Board as Immediate Past Chair.

    Other Officers are: Vice Chairman:  Rita Lavelle, Doubletree Hotel – Mundelein; Treasurer: Robert Ritzwoller, CPA, The Brown CPA Group; Secretary: Bruce Himmelblau, Blue Sky Video Productions

    The Board also welcomes four newly elected Directors, who will serve three-year terms (2018-2020):
    Mike Aukerman, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Northeast Suburban Chicagoland; Steve Kopala, Northwestern Mutual; Keith Sanders, CDW; Chris Vicik, Advocate Condell Medical Center
    They join current Directors: Ray Billock, Perfect Promotions; Duane Laska, North Shore Sign Co., Jim Starwalt, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate; Ex Officio Directors:  Don Peterson, Village of Green Oaks;  Rich Moras, Village of Libertyville; John Lobaito, Village of Mundelein;  and Joe Carey, Village of Vernon Hills.Board members are elected by the GLMV membership and are among the most influential local business and civic leaders. They will be sworn in at the January Board Meeting and introduced at the upcoming GLMV Membership & Recognition Gala.

    Congratulations to all!

  •    Chairman 
       Karen Lavris
       Glacier Ice Arena
       670 N. Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills


      Vice Chair
       Rita Lavelle  
       Doubletree Hotel
       510 E Rt. 83, Mundelein, IL 60060


  • BH.jpg  Secretary
      Bruce Himmelblau
      Blue Sky Video Productions
      100 Saunders Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045


  •  Treasurer
      Robert Ritzwoller, CPA, MBA
      The Brown Group CPA
      630 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL 60062


  •  Past Chairman 
      Jim Butler 
      JHB Technology Consulting
      830 W. Rt. 22, Lake Zurich, IL 60047  


  • Directors:

  • Mike Aukerman 
    DreamMakers Bath & Kitchen
    1000 Butterfield Road, Vernon Hills 60061
  •   Joe Carey
      Village of Vernon Hills
      294 Evergreen Drive, Vernon Hills, IL 60061


  •    Steven Kopala
       Northwestern Mutual
       3 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 


  •    Duane Laska   
       North Shore Sign Co.
       1925 Industrial Drive, Libertyville, IL 60048 


  •   Rich Moras
      Village of Libertyville
      118 W. Cook Ave., Libertyville


  •   Don Peterson
      Village of Green Oaks
      2020 O'Plaine Road, Green Oaks, IL 60048


  • Keith Sanders 
    75 TriState International
    Lincolnshire, IL 60069
  •   Jim Starwalt
      Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate
      783 Barron Blvd., Grayslake, IL 60030


  •   Chris Vicik
      Advocate Condell Medical Center
      801 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048




  • GLMV Staff


  •  President / CEO
      Scott Adams
      sadams@glmvchamber.org ​





  • Public Relations/Marketing Director/Social Media/Photography
    Carol Levin




  • Part Time Office Manager
    Vera Rachev