As the Executive Director, Rudy Flores ensures that LSRCC meets its mission of driving economic growth of the Lincoln Square and Ravenswood business communities by engaging local businesses, advocating on their behalf, and providing resources they need to innovate.
Member Services Director
As the Membership Services Director, Katie Kraus works closely with the small business community of Lincoln Square and Ravenswood, managing member benefits and business-to-business engagement. Through a series of membership programs Katie helps market individual businesses to ensure their continued success and longevity in the community.
Director of Special Events
As the Director of Special Events, Nicole Benjamin is the leader of community events and fundraising efforts for LSRCC and its members. Nicole manages all aspects of the organization’s signature events such as Apple Fest, Summer Concert Series, Winter Brew and Wine Stroll. Special events exist to help promote participating businesses, while driving foot-traffic into the commercial corridors of Lincoln Square and Ravenswood.
Neighborhood Services Director
As the Neighborhood Services Director, Jerry Mandujano leads small business development and business district projects for LSRCC. Jerry manages the organization’s Special Service Area (SSA) taxing district, known as the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Improvement Program, and the LSRCC’s Neighborhood Business Development Center Program (NBDC). Both programs exist to attract and retain local small businesses, with the former centered on the provision of public amenities (bicycle racks, public art, landscaping, etc.) and enhancement of public right-of ways and the latter centered on behind-the-scenes business consultation.
Chief Communications Director
As the Chief Communications Director, Lisa Ripson develops strategic communications programs and manages media relations for LSRCC. In addition, Lisa works with members of the organization to secure media opportunities highlighting the business community and special events.