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Business and Economic Development Advisory Group

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

2022 Meeting Dates
Tuesday, February 1
Tuesday, April 26 
Tuesday, July 28
Tuesday, October 25

Agendas and Minutes


Bruno Di Martino, Chair
Josh Nanus, Vice Chair
Dano Bartolai
Irwin Bernstein
Larry Bloom 
Linda Center
Christopher Falcon
Stephanie B. Kerch
Kenneth Latimer
Leslie Lipin
Stephen R. Miller
Lee Rosenberg
Mark Schwartz 
Katherine M. Wiswald
Ginny Glasner, Chamber of Commerce, Ex Officio
Rae Cohen, Student Representative
Ava Edelman, Student Represntative
Alex Goldin, Student Representative
Nathan Woldenberg, Student Representative
Adam Stolberg, 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