The Downtown Skokie Alliance (DSA) is a committee of the Skokie Chamber of Commerce.

The mission of the Downtown Skokie Alliance (DSA) is to support the businesses by promoting and advocating for the growth and awareness of Downtown Skokie through collaboration among property owners, private citizens, community and business leaders, village and government representatives and civic organizations.


Scott Holtz, Chair, North Branch Yoga
Ross Mathee, Vice Chair, North Shore Community Bank
James Iverson, Secretary, Mini Man Monkey Brains
Howard Meyer, Skokie Chamber of Commerce
Richard Kong, Skokie Public Library
John Lockerby, Village of Skokie
Jon Marquart, Skokie Park District
Aileen Collopy, Gaite Salon, Marketing Committee
Sam Eckerling, Print X-Press, Membership Committee
Steven Hochwert, Skokie Paint
Wayne Mell, Skokie Theatre, Marketing Committee
Glen Roter, Edward Jones, Membership Committee


Cathy Maassen, Skokie Public Library – Events Committee
Terry Ratoff, Skokie Public Library – Marketing Committee
Ann Tennes, Village of Skokie – Marketing Committee Co-Chair
Julianne Arvizu, Community Member, Marketing Committee
Jessica Dembo, Community Member, Marketing Committee Co-Chair
Elline Eliasoff, Community Member
Randy Payne, Community Member, Marketing Committee


St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Ann Tennes
event page

Wednesdays on the Green

Wednesdays June 6 – August 22, 2018
Heather Jackson
Jon Marquart
Cathy Maassen
event page

Beautiful Downtown Skokie Block Party

Saturday, September 22, 2018
Julianne Arvizu
Randy Payne
Evan Jones Thorne
event page


Saturday, October 28, 2017 
Ross Mathee
event page

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 25, 2017
Scott Holtz
event page