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Welcome to the Winthrop Harbor chamber of Commerce Website!

The Winthrop Harbor Chamber of Commerce is now accepting toy donations for the annual Toys For Tots Toy Drive!

Each year, the US Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys For Tots program collects donated toys and distributes them throughout the country to children who otherwise would not have any gifts for Christmas. 

This year’s toy drop-off is located at:
Edward Jones
1702 7th Street
Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096

Toys accepted include new in-box toys or gently used toys in great condition.

We're Staying Put!

The Zion Area Chamber of Commerce is changing its name and structure.  The new entity, called Lake County’s Lakeshore Chamber & Visitors Bureau, will encompass consolidated efforts by our four municipalities (Beach Park, Wadsworth, Winthrop Harbor and Zion) to increase tourism in the area. 

A letter announcing this change was recently sent to all area businesses and mistakenly stated there would be one Chamber for the municipalities.
That is incorrect. 

The Winthrop Harbor Chamber of Commerce will continue to operate as a separate entity but will participate as a member of the new group.

As a Chamber we will continue to work closely with the Village’s Economic Development Office and the Winthrop Harbor Tourism Board.  As ever, our efforts remain concentrated on supporting and enhancing the businesses located in Winthrop Harbor. 

In addition, we look forward to joining the new Lake County’s Lakeshore Chamber & Visitor’s Bureau so as to jointly promote and increase customer traffic for our regional businesses.

Winthrop Harbor Chamber of Commerce Cookbook On Sale!

After many months of collecting recipes from friends and neighbors, the Winthrop Harbor Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the arrival of their new community cookbook, “Rise & Shine”. 

The cookbook features a delicious collection of local and family recipes in 7 different full-color sections. Each recipe features the donors' names, so everyone can easily locate the favorite recipes of their friends and local residents.  The book also contains many pages of helpful cooking hints along with dietary information. 

The Winthrop Harbor Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer this fine book at a cost of $10.00 per copy.  The books will be sold during normal business hours at Norstates Bank, 700 Sheridan Road, Winthrop Harbor, IL, and all proceeds from the sale will support the Chamber’s activities in the community.

This cookbook is sure to make a wonderful gift for holidays, weddings, aniversaries and birthdays.  For more information or to reserve a copy, please contact the Winthrop Harbor Chamber on their website ( or via email (

The Winthrop Harbor Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome all new residents and visitors to our beautiful ever-changing village of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois!

Our Village is a growing community nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan and has the distinction of being the northeastern most point in Illinois.

While J. H. Van Vlissingen made plans for development in 1883, Winthrop Harbor was not platted until 1899, when the Winthrop Harbor and Dock Company assumed ownership of more than two thousand acres. The village was incorporated in 1901.

Winthrop Harbor is a Village rich in history and opportunity. In 1989, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources opened the North Point Marina - the largest Marina on the Great Lakes with over 1,500 boat slips, plus public beaches, recreation facilities and "second-to-none" charter fishing and the Yacht Club. The marina includes a 240-acre forest preserve.

As you travel around our Village and surrounding areas, you will notice the many wonderful attractions in our area, such as parks, historic sites, churches, golf courses, shops, restaurants and beautiful tree lined streets.

The Winthrop Harbor Chamber of Commerce Board looks forward to continued service to the community, businesses, residents and visitors of our fine Village.


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