News & Newsletters

Sponsors, Donations Needed for Auction & Taste

The Chamber is pleased to announce plans are in the works for the upcoming 23rd Annual Auction and Taste. The annual extravaganza will feature more than 130 items up for bid in both a Live and Silent Auction, a lavish sampling buffet prepared by 18 of the area’s finest restaurants as well as a chance to win the $1000 cash raffle prize. Read more

Does the Dept. of Labor’s Overtime Rule Apply to Your Business?

Neil JohnsonBy Neil Johnson, CPA
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule was announced May 18th and goes into effect December 1st. The new rule extends eligibility for overtime pay to certain “white-collar” workers by increasing the wage threshold from $455 per week to $913 per week (or $47,476 per year). Read more

Chamber Seeks Interested Board Candidates

The Chamber Board is starting to plan for the organization’s leadership for 2017. The Nominating Committee is now accepting the names of any member who might have an interest in serving on the Board, with a term commencing in January 2017/ Consideration will be given to the length and depth of involvement with the Chamber, participation in civic activities, Northbrook residency and an interest in advocating for the business community. Read more

Area Businesses Experience Hiring Challenges

Recently the Village’s Industrial and Commercial Development Commission (ICDC), whose role is to help foster a healthy business climate in Northbrook, has focused its attention on the challenges area businesses are facing hiring and retaining employees. Read more