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Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce chooses new leader

Alli Magit will take over for Crystal Lake business organization

Effective March 18, Alli Magit will lead the local chamber, 427 W Virginia St.
Effective March 18, Alli Magit will lead the local chamber, 427 W Virginia St.

The Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce has a new executive officer.

Effective Monday, Alli Magit will lead the local chamber, 427 W. Virginia St.

Magit served as the chamber’s membership development manager for the past year and a half.

“During her time in that role, she increased membership and retainage of our members, brought in several new sponsorships, created the Welcome Program, and her connection overall with our members has been exemplary,” board Chairman Randy Leggee said in a statement. “Alli has a solid knowledge of the direction the Chamber needs to head to continue to keep the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce as one of the strongest chambers in McHenry County. We are proud to have her as our new executive officer.”

The organization was founded in 1940 to promote, support and expand local businesses.

Magit said she’s excited about the opportunity to serve the Crystal Lake business community.

“We offer a lot to our members,” Magit said. “We offer relationship building, we have a very strong professional development program, we have a lot of opportunities for our members to get engaged.”

Magit said there are about 950 businesses of various sizes involved with the Chamber, and some 9,000 employees benefit from the chamber’s efforts.

“It’s a great community. We have a great little downtown area; it’s a close-knit community,” she said. “It’s a great community to live in, and people are proud be here.”

Mary Margaret Maule resigned from her role as president in February. She served the Chamber for five years and left the organization to take a job with Exemplar Financial Network in Crystal Lake.

“Alli has been a connector and a collaborator to our members, the community and her colleagues. She has helped to build the web of community that makes this organization the true asset that it is. All is going to do great. I am very, very proud of her. I applaud the board for their decision,” Maule said in a statement.

Magit said she worked closely with Maule and hopes to keep the Chamber “at the same level Mary Margaret made it.”

“Serving the Crystal Lake Community and the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce was my privilege. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to work with these amazing people,” Maule said.

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