Local politicians, business owners and residents shared food, drink and conversation last Thursday at Lexus in Highland Park to celebrate the holiday season at the Chamber of Commerce's 100th annual meeting.
Mayor Nancy Rotering, City Councilmen Paul Frank, Daniel Kaufman and David Naftzger as well as state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest) mingled with chamber members and local merchants through the evening of Dec. 1.
"This Holiday Celebration/100th Annual Meeting is a wonderful cap to the Chamber’s Centennial Year," Highland Park Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ginny Glasner said at the event. "We are proud of all the positive energy in the room."
"You're not really doing business," Bluegrass owner Jim Lederer said of the event, "You're just having fun."
Lederer spent most of the evening pouring beer, wine and martinis for attendees. The restauranteur often helps out with chamber events, something he says is an important way to stay involved with the city.
"If you look at a lot of successful businesses in town," Lederer explained, "They're involved in a lot of facets of the community."
Check out photos from the event above.