To promote and grow member businesses through community and collaboration.


  • Provide leadership as the voice of the business community, advocating for pro-business initiatives and local government affairs.
  • Create opportunities for member businesses to grow their business, to connect with the community and to learn from each other by sharing their knowledge and experience.
  • Utilize technology to promote Western Springs businesses and to encourage collaboration among members.
  • Encourage broader membership involvement with community events.


Craig Mawdsley, President – Clarity Physical Therapy & Wellness Center

Lauren Goodwin, Vice President – Colonial Barber Shoppe

Rick Bastyr, Treasurer – FNBC Bank & Trust Company

Eddie Sugarman, Secretary – Theatre of Western Springs

Mike O’Brien, Immediate Past President – Independence-4-Seniors

Irene Combs – Combs EyeCare & EyeWear

Doug Hanscom – Hanscom & Ellison Group

Marty Scott – Village of Western Springs

Mark Ptacek – Heartland Bank & Trust

Todd Nyberg – Edward Jones

Annie Tandy – Kidlist

Mike McNeily – McNeily & Company

Executive Director – Kristen Hetinga