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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 monthly for one hour. Meetings are held on the second Friday of every month at 45 S. Park Blvd, Suite 200. Meetings start promptly at 7:30 a.m. and end at 8:30 a.m.

Why Should I Join?
  • Educate and Update yourself about member industries
  • Compare notes on challenges and creative solutions
  • Identify or create networking opportunities
  • Upgrade Marketing Skills Update your 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?

$50 annually (Check made out to Glen Ellyn Business Leaders’ Forum)

Who Should I Contact?

Nick Nelson
Nick Nelson Legal
(630) 474-0925 (work)


Nick Nelson
NN Legal Group

(630) 474-0925

Bob Lapinski
Innovation DuPage
(630) 640-1956

Myriam Sanchez
Cohera LLC
(630) 478-0707

Brenda Bickett
Local Glass Studio
(619) 451-8246

Luke Widmer
Edward Jones
(630) 790-1648

Tara Arick
Polaris Concierge
(727) 278-2808

Jen Bystry
Bridge Communities
(630) 405-5095

Jeff Thoreson
Wintrust Mortgage
(630) 588-4056

Cheryl Shurtz
RE/MAX Suburban - Cheryl Shurtz

(630) 632-6182

Brandee Martin
Silver Foxes Travel Co
(630) 446-0041

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