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Business and Economic Development Advisory Group

City Hall 
1707 St. Johns Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035

2020 Meeting Dates
Tuesday, January 28
Tuesday, April 28 - Canceled
Tuesday, June 23 - Canceled
Tuesday, August 11 - Special Meeting
Tuesday, September 22 - Canceled

Agendas and Minutes


Katherine M. Wiswald, Chair
Sheryl Oberman, Vice Chair
Larry Bloom
Paul Cox
Bruno Di Martino
Kenneth Latimer
Leslie Lipin
Stephen R. Miller
Josh Nanus
Mark Schwartz 
David A. Smith
Harvey S. Wineberg
Ginny Glasner, Chamber of Commerce, Ex Officio
Max Laky, Student Representative
Emma Perper, Student Representative
Lindsey Winters, Student Representative
Alyssa Knobel, City Council Liaison
Carolyn Hersch, Staff Liaison 



The Business and Economic Development Advisory Group has the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Supports community programs that promote City business and economic development;
  • Provides advisory recommendations related to the Business Development Strategic Plan;
  • Provides advisory recommendations related to projects, programs, or policies the City is pursuing related to business and economic activity; and
  • Provides assistance with business development outreach and communications.

Beautification Award
The Beautification Award recognizes Highland Park property owners and business owners that have made improvements to enhance visual appeal consistent with the environment and the community.  

Sumbit a Nomination

2019 Beautification Award Recipient

Business Recognition Awards
Business Recognitions Awards honor those businesses that have been part of the community for over 50 years.

For more information, please contact Carolyn He
rsch, staff liaison to the Business and Economic Development Advisory Group, at 847.926.1027 or by

Information about the former Business and Economic Development Commission can be found here