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.


Lauren Goodwin, President – Colonial Barber Shoppe

Mike McNeily, Vice President – McNeily & Company

Rick Bastyr, Treasurer – FNBC Bank & Trust Company

Eddie Sugarman, Secretary – Theatre of Western Springs

Craig Mawdsley, Immediate Past President – Clarity Physical Therapy & Wellness Center

Irene Combs – 20/20 EyeCare & EyeWear

Marty Scott – Village of Western Springs

Mark Ptacek – Heartland Bank & Trust

Annie Tandy – Kidlist

Executive Director – Kristen Hettinga