On March 17, Board President Jim Schermerhorn announced the appointment of Interim Executive Director Linda Larkin as Executive Director of the Evanston Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Larkin is a lifelong Evanstonian. A marketing and communications professional, she has been an Evanston Chamber member for the last 12 years, serving recently as Interim Director. 

As a business owner, she is attuned to the needs of the business community. She says, “Evanston has so much to offer, a thriving business community with … an incredible diversity in thinking and approach to life that is openly shared. We have a sought-after education system. … Art, music, dance, theatre thrive in Evanston.  We will position the Chamber to listen first to the needs of our members and then advocate for our business community. The Chamber door is open… .I always say that great things begin with a conversation, and I look forward to ours.”