On January 3, the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce recognized the past year's accomplishments and set new goals for 2019 during the annual Board Installation Meeting.
Mayor Marty Maloney inducted new board members and welcomed returning officers during the morning ceremony. Outgoing president Shawn Cook, Advocate Wealth Management, will continue to serve on the board for the upcoming year and passed the gavel to the newly elected President, Linda Russo, Hair & Makeup Guru - Linda Russo. Marko Ratic, Northshore Motorworks, was recognized as the President-Elect. Gail Haller, Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce, will remain on the board as Secretary and Anna Wasilyu, BMO Harris Bank, will continue to serve as Treasurer.
Other 2019 board members include: Dick Barton, Barton Event Management; Matt Coyne, E.J. Coyne & Company; Curtis Edlund, Larson, Edlund, and Ernest, PC; Steve Judge, Judge, James, Hoban, & Fisher, LLC; Janet Long, Formula Fitness Clubs; John McNabola, Center of Concern; Eric Nelson, Nelson Automotive; Dr. Michael Palliser, Michael J. Palliser, DPM, PC; Anne Scallon, Park Ridge Neighbors Magazine; Paul Swanson, Baird & Warner; Emily Wilderman, WineStyles; and Ann Witek, State Farm Insurance & Financial Services.
President Linda Russo encouraged the community to shop locally and welcomes the public to join the Chamber at the annual "Night of Stars" gala on February 16 which honors those who have gone above and beyond to service our community.
Thank you to the entire board for your hard work and dedication over the past year. We look forward to a prosperous 2019.