Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Northbrook Chamber of Commerce announced three winners of the seventh annual Business Awards, including the North Suburban YMCA and the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel.
The Northbrook Chamber of Commerce announced their annual Business Award winners this week. The late Trudy Welker was named Volunteer of the Year, the North Suburban YMCA earned Small Business of the Year and the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel was Corporatae Citizen of the Year. Welker joined the chamber in 2002 and volunteered fundraising support over the past decade, the chamber's website reads. The longtime Northbrook resident also worked at Glenbrook North for 23 years until launching an aromatherapy career, in which the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy named her an aromatherapy pioneer for her research on the use of oil for long term patient care. She passed away on Nov. 8, 2012, according to the Chicago Tribune…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
A list events, contests and promotions happening around Northbrook this month.
The following items were part of a monthly announcement distributed by the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce. Duxler Complete Auto Care recently announced that they have been chosen as a semi-finalist in Tire Review Magazine’s “Top Shop” Competition. If chosen as the winner, Duxler will be the first Chicago-area auto care facility to win the prestigious award and honor. Tire Review Magazine is known as the “Tire Industry’s #1 Source for News.” For more information, visit www.duxlerautocare.com. Pinstripes in Northbrook is offering guests an opportunity to showcase their creativity during the restaurant's annual art contest. Now through Oct. 19, guests can submit their work to Pinstripes and on Nov. 4 at 10:00 a.m. the artwork will be …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
As part of a commitment to help its members give back to the community, the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a meal packing event to package 40,000 meals to donate to area food pantries.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Self-described 'serial entrepreneur' Eric Lefkofsky speaks to Northbrook Chamber of Commerce.
Standing before a crowd of local business owners in Northbrook, Groupon founder and director Eric Lefkofsky extolled the value of failure. “I can only learn by doing something and failing,” said Lefkofsky, who is 42. “You can’t tell me to avoid a pothole, I have to drive it.” The Glencoe resident and Michigan native appeared at the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner and meeting on Tuesday, the same day that a shareholder sued Groupon for misstating its profits, and four days after the company issued a restatement of its earnings, claiming a “material weakness” because it had not set aside enough money for customer refunds. A self-described “serial entrepreneur,” Lefkofsky warmed up an audience of several hundred at the …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Two businesses and one individual are recipients of Northbrook Chamber of Commerce's sixth annual business awards.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Customer service and community involvement are the characteristics that define this year's winners of the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce's sixth annual business awards. Business recipients Highland Baking and Marcello's Restaurant and individual recipient Dan Gelfond will be honored at the chamber's annual meeting and dinner April 3. Recognized as "Corporate Citizen of the Year," Highland Baking moved to Northbrook from Lincolnwood in 2007 and is now one of the biggest employers in town. The bread supplier regularly donates food to the Northfield Township Food Pantry, to Northbrook Days and to other organizations around the area. Highland Baking also frequently shares its parking lot with Glenbrook North or provides baked goods to the high…
Thursday, December 8, 2011
President Frum tells business owners that sales taxes are up and retail vacancies are down during Northbrook Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
If businesses are the engine that moves Northbrook, that engine seems to be revving back to life. Sales tax revenues this year came in higher than the village expected, while retail shopping center occupancy rates are also up by 30 percent, according to Village President Sandra Frum. At a luncheon for members of Northbrook’s Chamber of Commerce, Frum said the economic outlook in the village is—for the most part—looking good. “You guys truly are the engine that moves Northbrook,” she told the several dozen local business owners who gathered at the Sheraton Hotel. “I think we’re in very good shape, economically.” Compared to towns like Evanston, Skokie and Glenview, Northbrook has several hundred more businesses, Frum said. In fact, the …