Howard's Bio PhotoHoward Meyer, Executive Director
Howard joined the Chamber staff as Executive Director at the end of 2005. He is a seasoned professional in the non-profit and business community, having served various organizations in a leadership capacity during his thirty year career.  His experience with children’s camps and conference centers, and as Business Director for large religious congregations has given him the skills necessary to set the Skokie Chamber of Commerce and Industry as a leading Business Association on the North Shore.  Howard brings to our Chamber a commitment to sound fiscal and organizational management, business development and programming. Most importantly, he has a dedication towards customer service, membership development, growing your business and community outreach. Since coming to the Chamber, Howard has directed a renaissance which has included increasing the level and quality of Chamber programming and a true dedication to the success of member businesses. The Illinois Association of Chamber Executives awarded Howard his ACE, Accredited Chamber Executive, designation in 2017. Howard also serves as Vice-Chairman of the Village of Skokie Economic Development Commission. His door is always open to assist you with your membership needs.


Marina Di Diana, Administration and Event Manager
Marina joined the Skokie Chamber of Commerce in September 2016. She is a recent graduate from Illinois State University with a degree in Organizational and Leadership Communication and a minor in Business Environment and Sustainability. She spent her collegiate years actively engaging in leadership positions and honor societies as a way to expand her skill set and advance as an individual. Her experiences have guided her towards a strong interest for organizing and planning. Marina admires the dedicated work ethic of the Skokie Chamber of Commerce and its members. She enjoys being a valuable asset to this association and supporting the local business community.


elaineElaine Kemna-Irish, Membership and Development Director
Since 2007, Elaine has served passionately in various roles at the Evanston Chamber of Commerce. She began her career at the Chamber as a Manager of Administration & Informational Services, was promoted to Membership Director and then Director of Chamber Operations before becoming the Executive Director. During her tenure, she enhanced membership benefits & quality of events and played an integral role in the process of improving the financial state of the organization. Elaine is a business professional with over 35 years of experience in a variety of fields, corporate and non-profit, focusing on marketing and community relations. She is looking forward to establishing relationships with the Skokie community, businesses and growing the membership.