Mark A. Elmore Scholarship Fund Created

The Mark A. Elmore Architect Scholarship is named in recognition of Mark A. Elmore, a local architect, who has been a leader for the Crystal Lake Chamber and prior to that provided similar leadership for the Crystal Lake Jaycees.

Mark has always viewed his community service and professional life with the attitude best described as “What needs to be done and what do you need me to do to make it happen?”  Mark is an individual who has always put “service before self”.

The Mark A. Elmore Architect Scholarship recipient is awarded  $500.00 to help provide financial support to applicants pursuing a four year architectural degree.

Leaders in Action Scholarships Awarded

The Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Foundation has awarded seven scholarships to the Chamber’s Leaders in Action program in 2012.  The Foundation previously awarded four scholarships for the Leaders program in 2011.

Since 1976, the Crystal Lake Chamber has provided world-class leadership training with its Leaders in Action program.  This leadership school is an eight-week series of presentations by professional trainers, designed to teach management skills.  The Foundation annually offers up to 10 scholarships that pay 100% of the registration fees for Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce members.

To learn more about the Leaders in Action program which is held every year in January, visit or contact the Chamber office at 815-459-1300.