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Glen Ellyn Business Leaders Forum


One of the most powerful, cost-effective and targeted ways to build a business is through referrals. The best referral sources, other than your own clients, are non-competing businesses that sell to the same target market.

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What is Glen Ellyn Business Leaders' Forum?

The Glen Ellyn Business Leaders' Forum is comprised of non-competing businesses that provide products and services to businesses and consumers. Because each member represents a different industry we have industry specific expertise we openly share with the group. We want to share what we know so that we each become better business owners, and in turn can provide guidance to our clients and customers with relevant referrals. Members collaborate to form effective referral partnerships for the markets they serve in Glen Ellyn and Chicago's Western Suburbs.


The Glen Ellyn Business Leaders’ Forum meets bi-monthly for one hour. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Fridays of every month via Zoom. Meetings start promptly at 7:30 a.m. and end at 8:30 a.m.

Why Should I Join?
  • Educate and Update themselves about member industries
  • Compare notes on challenges and creative solutions
  • Identify or create networking opportunities
  • Upgrade Marketing Skills Update their business skills
  • Generate business referrals for one another

Membership in this group includes representatives from businesses who depend on referrals to build their business. These individuals are decision makers in sales, marketing, or business development capacity. Membership includes only one representative from a particular product or service – no members will conflict with or compete with other members for referrals. To become a member, you must first be a member of the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce.

What is the Cost?

$100 annually (Check made out to Glen Ellyn Business Leaders’ Forum)

However free for the balance of 2020, and will go towards your 2021 price.

Who Should I Contact?

John Hughes
Glen Ellyn Bank & Trust
(630) 469-3000 (work)


Jeff Thoreson
Wintrust Mortgage

Sandy Skibinski
Celebration Marketing

Cheryl Shurtz
RE/MAX Suburban - Cheryl Shurtz

Charlie Melka
LPL Financial

Brandee Martin
Silver Foxes Travel Co

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