The newly elected president of the Lake Forest/El Toro Chamber of Commerce says his goal for the new organization is to "focus very, very strongly" on local business development.
The local emphasis is "something that has possibly been missing" in the past, said Nick DiGiuro, an insurance agent who was elected president at Wednesday's meeting.
Also elected Wednesday were insurance agent Ken Smith as vice president, attorney Peter Holbrook as secretary, and accountant Lisa Johnston as treasurer.
About 20 representatives of the business community in El Toro banded together this summer to form the chamber and develop it along with the new city, which will be incorporated Dec. 20. Since then, the chamber committee has opened an office, named Betty Hie as interim executive director, and set up bylaws, membership, and finance committees.