President Jeff Curry,

State Farm

I started with State Farm at the Corporate office in 1995 in the Investment Accounting Department before pursuing self-employment as an Agency owner.  In December 2000, my State Farm Agency opened in Niles, IL.    My family has a long history with State Farm over a span of 3 generations dating back to the 1933.

My business joined the Chamber in December 2000 immediately after opening the doors.  Over the years, I have served on various committees as well as the Board of Directors.  The Chamber offers a great networking opportunity for local businesses in Niles and surrounding areas.

I’m proud to serve as the President of the Chamber for 2018.

First Vice President Tom Pekic,

Chasers Bar & Grill

Second Vice President Vince Gendusa,

Platinum Touch Industries, LLC


Vince began his entrepreneurship in 1999. In late October 1999, Vince incorporated Skyline Contractors Inc., a Concrete/Excavation/Snowplow company. He built up Skyline using a pick-up truck and wheel barrel doing residential patios by hand, working second job nights and weekends.
With hard work and determination, Vince eventually grew Skyline into a multi-million dollar commercial Concrete company completing some of the most complicated projects with superseding FF and FL values.
Vince was handpicked to be part of the construction of a world renown sculpture that is located at O’hare International airport. ” The Runners”.
In 2001, Vince wanted to be more involved in the overall construction process and identified a new opportunity in an emerging industry of High- End & Luxury Properties which is when Platinum Touch Industries LLC was formed.
Platinum Touch Industries is now one of the leading North Shore High-End and luxury Contractors! Over the years, Vince has built a strong loyal customs and established their reputation for quality throughout Chicago land.



Christine Pusateri, Christine Pusateri Hair Solutions

Immediate Past President

Chuck Hartogh C&M Auto Service Inc.


2018 Directors

Paul Alaya, Walmart Stores – Touhy

Steve Costa, Ambassador Real Estate

Pat Knoll, Shure Incorporated

Kevin Morris, Coca-Cola Refreshments USA

Suzy Wolf, Niles-Maine Library District


Village Liaison

Ross Klicker, Economic Development Director


Directors Emeritus

Irv Coats

Joanne Cwynar

Dean Strzelecki

Dick Leider (1930 – 2016)

Randy Greco (1948 – 2016)

Chuck Barbaglia (1939-2013)

Gordon Faller (1928-2011)

Larry J. Ptasinski (1949-2006)

Bob C. Wordel (1921-2008)