At the Lake Street Council, we embrace a broad definition of advocacy. Through our advocacy work, we give voice to the constituency we serve—we are passionate about and committed to the needs of Lake Street’s business community—the tools, skills, and support they need to make their vision happen. We view advocacy as the practice through which all voices are heard—not just specific advocacy organizations or policy makers.

Advocacy is the primary tool through which LSC enables, empowers, and encourages our entrepreneurs to become involved. When we advocate, we express their concerns and priorities, press for recognition of their rights, and insist on the importance of their voice in public policy. Finding and nurturing leadership in our business community with passion and commitment is at the core of LSC’s advocacy work.