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Guide to Business Ethics

We would like to give special thanks to Laiken, a 6th grade student who reached out to us with her mentor. While working on a research project she found the Lake County Chamber of Commerce as a valuable research tool and gave us great feedback on how helpful we were for the project. This fulfilled our hearts knowing that we are making a great impact even to young people. Thank you Laiken, you are inspirational to us. We are looking forward to seeing how your project turned out. Thumbs up to you and all our best wishes to your bright future!!

Starting a Business

Illinois Small Business Development & International Trade Center

Offering one-on-one consulting targeted to small businesses and entrepreneurs, we are dedicated to providing you the best advice and resources. Our business services include:

  • FREE, confidential, one-on-one business advising and coaching with noted experts
  • Assistance in developing business plans and financial statements
  • Aid in forming strategic marketing plans
  • Support in securing loans with local lenders and service providers
  • Spanish-speaking advisors and workshops available
  • International business planning
  • Analysis of Export Administration Regulations
  • Access to network of trade resources
  • Assistance in foreign market entry
  • Interactive, low-cost workshops
College of Lake County

College of Lake County

19351 West Washington Street
Grayslake, IL 60030-1198
(847) 543-2033

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Job Center of Lake County

The Job Center provides these valuable services to you:

1 North Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL 60085
800 Lancer Lane, Grayslake, IL 60030

Harbor Freight

Planning, Building, and Development

500 W. Winchester Road, Unit 101
Libertyville, IL 60048

Enforcement of county building codes and zoning ordinances in unincorporated Lake County through plan review, permitting, and inspection of all construction activity.

Commercial Building Permit Requirements

Lake County Zoning 

Planning Resource Center

Lake County Partners

Lake County Partners, a 501(c)3 economic development corporation, works to maintain economic vitality and quality of life in Lake County, Illinois.

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