- Aug 18, 2017
As part of its efforts to address the changing needs of different business sectors, Northbrook’s Economic Development Committee (EDC) recently discussed the local industrial market and its challenges, looking at trends including employment, vacancies and possible incentives to help market vacant properties.
When Northbrook Police Chief Charles Wernick began his career as a patrol officer for the city of Evanston 45 years ago, retail theft was the number one crime against businesses. Now he says it’s credit card fraud with additional concerns about identity theft, flash mobs, employee theft and cyber security.
Every year the Chamber honors a philanthropic company, a successful local business and one exceptional volunteer. Chamber members and their employees are encouraged to submit nominations of companies or individuals they would like to see recognized.
The Chamber is starting to plan for the organization’s leadership for 2018. 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 2018.
For the sixth year in a row, the Chamber is pleased to again sponsor the annual Meal Packing event, offering members an opportunity to personally give back to the community and to help fight hunger. On Thursday, August 24, participants are asked to donate two hours of time to assemble 40,000 meals for distribution through a partnership formed with the Hunger Resources Network with the Chicago Metropolitan division of the Salvation Army, which will feed thousands of people between now and the end of the year.
Applications for Leadership Northbrook, an eight-session program that offers a comprehensive, firsthand look at the inner workings of Northbrook, are now being accepted. The program features presentations from top level civic, business and government officials, along with private tours of some of the Village’s landmark businesses and community resources.