Howard Meyer is our Chamber of Commerce member. Howard went through the upcoming Chamber programs. He then reviewed the findings of the Skokie Economic Development Commission. Between the end of last December and end of this March, 62 businesses opened in Skokie. Skokie is again in the top 10 Economic Development in Illinois. Currently Skokie is 8th. Recently opened are: Tash Fitness, 5 Mattress retailers, new Walgreens, MBurger, Blaze Pizza, Z Gallery, Longhorns, Skokie Mart, Galt Toys, Illinois Institute of Fine Arts, Lifeline Ambulance, Starbucks #4, Pie 5 Pizza, Mariano’s among others. Westfield is 100% leased. There are proposals for a high-end retail/apartment complex at the corner of Oakton & Lincoln. The TIF district for west Dempster street has been successful. There are also plans for future developments on Main Street. Howard then fielded questions from the PRO membership.
Remember Howard Meyer and the Skokie Chamber of Commerce when you hear your associates mention that they are looking to expand their networking opportunities.