News & Newsletters

A.W. Zengeler Cleaners Recognized with Corporate Citizen of the Year Award

The Corporate Citizen of the Year is recognized for promoting a spirit of giving and community involvement.
After opening its doors in Chicago nearly 160 years ago, little did the founders of family owned A.W. Zengeler Cleaners ever imagine the impact their dry cleaning company would have. Established by John Zengeler in 1857, the company has grown from a steam and dye works business to Illinois’ largest and one of America’s oldest and largest family owned dry cleaning businesses, operating a central plant, two package plants, and eight stores, including its headquarters in Northbrook, with over 150 employees. Read more

Bell Flavors and Fragrances – Northbrook Business of the Year

Anyone who has ever bitten into a caramel, sprinkled baby powder on an infant, lit a scented candle, enjoyed a flavored soft drink, or even fed their pet a treat, has benefited from a Bell Flavors and Fragrances product. These are just a few examples of the 10,000 flavors and fragrances that Northbrook based Bell has developed in its impressive 100 plus year history.

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Paul Kaufmann, Shred Spot Selected as Volunteer of the Year

Paul Kaufmann, Volunteer of the Year
Volunteer of the Year is selected for consistently helping the Chamber achieve its goals.
At almost every Chamber networking event, program, fundraiser and volunteer meeting, you’re likely to see Paul Kaufmann working quietly in the background, taking it all in and assessing if there is any way he can help. Read more

February 2017 Business Briefs

AAA Travel will hold a special seminar “Experience Europe” on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the Happ Inn in Northfield, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. to explain the exclusive benefits, personalized service and unique experiences of European travel when booked through AAA. Space is limited. RSVP to (847)239-8103 or Read more

Village Seeks Answers on Proposed Amtrak Expansion

The Northbrook Village board, along with the leaders for the Villages of Glenview, Deerfield, and Bannockburn and the city of Lake Forest, Northbrook Village Trustees are taking action to get more answers on a proposed expansion of daily Amtrak Hiawatha commuter train service between Milwaukee and Chicago. Read more

Membership Dues and Benefits for 2017

By now all Chamber members should have received an invoice for their 2017 membership. For the fifth year in a row there has been no increase in either the standard or upgraded membership. Read more