Chamber Ambassadors

The Northbrook Chamber Ambassador committee is comprised of highly visible, active volunteers who serve as important liaisons to new and prospective members. They provide valuable introductions and guidance for new and prospective members attending events for the first time. Based on their personal experience and history with the Chamber, Ambassadors work with new members to become familiar with the full range of benefits offered by the organization and advice on how to take full advantage of being involved.  The Ambassadors welcome your phone calls.

Henry FettaHenry Fetta, Director

Hunger Resource Network
Phone: (847) 814-0581
Member Since: 12/1/2013
Business Description: Hunger Resource Network is an all volunteer, Northbrook-based, non-profit organization dedicated to alleviate hunger. Founded in 2009, we rescue food from Farmers Markets and purchase protein to meet the needs of recipient agencies.


Gregg Gerstin, Owner

Align Wellness Center
Phone: (847) 564-9500
Member Since: 7/1/2005
Business Description: The benefits of care at Align Wellness Center go well beyond pain in the neck and lower back. We integrate high-tech with high touch to enhance wellness and eliminate pain. Within the office we provide Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Personal Training, Rehabilitation and Physiotherapies.  The Center, has a vast community outreach that serves individuals, families, religious groups, schools and businesses. As part of this involvement, wellness programs have been implemented that assist in preventing injuries while offering significant savings to individuals and employers.


Harvey Blender, President

Family-safe Biking
Phone: (847) 748-8228
Member Since: 12/1/2001
Business Description: Family -safe biking — we start where the trail ends!  We road test and share routes to get you SAFELY from here to anywhere.  Our initial focus is Northbrook, the North Shore and Northwest suburbs.  Beginning in January 2015 we will feature weekly maps designed to get you thinking differently about biking.  In spring 2015 we will map a route through the western and the southwest suburbs to Starved Rock.  In the fall, a route from the Shore to the Door (Door County, WI)  Our aim is to make biking exploration more exciting, more compelling and safer.

Ambassador Statement: “I’ve been a member of the chamber for 25 years and know how important a chamber can be to growing your business having produced a million dollars for my clients.”


Mark Brodson, Vice-President

Resource Commercial Real Estate
Phone: (773)251-3666
Member Since: 8/1/2004
Business Description: Resource Commercial is a boutique commercial real estate brokerage firm in Northbrook, IL.  The firm does both tenant representation work in the industrial and office arenas and investment sales.  Mark Brodson specializes in assisting dental, medical and conventional office tenants in finding the right space for their needs.  He also works with real estate investors who are looking to purchase and sell commercial properties off-market.


Bob Caldwell, President

Hallmark Homecare
Phone:
(847) 446-5050
Member Since:
7/1/2011
Business Description: 
Hallmark Homecare is a direct hire placement service for caregivers.  We match the needs of your loved one with the training and experience of one of our professional caregivers.


EliscoAmbassadorSteven Elisco, Principal

Elisco Design Architects LLC
Phone: (847) 562-1443
Member Since: 3/1/1991
Business Description:
In the Commercial Sector we focus on Office, Industrial and Healthcare design and Tenant Development Services for Landlords of Office and Retail Centers. In the Residential Sector, we design custom single family residences, home additions and remodeling and offer Construction Management Services. Steven Elisco is a LEED AP and consults in the area of Green Technology and Sustainable Design.


Gail Eisenberg

22nd Century Media
Phone:
(847) 331-3978
Member Since: 
10/01/2011
Business Description:
22nd Century Media is a growing company with the most effective solutions for hyper-local advertising through community-based editorial content in weekly newspapers and online.

 


KarlinsWayne Karlins

Reed Social Media
Phone: (847)272-0707
Member Since: 11/1/2008
Business Description: Reed Social Media manages your social media sites including Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google Plus pages.  The challenge with social media is that if you’re in business, it’s difficult to find the time to set-up, run and manage a full-blown campaign. By hiring me, you have at your disposal a whole team of individuals, not just one perspective or point of view. I manage your social media sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, Yelp and more). I provide social media management, consultation, write social media policy and give you or your company a personal social media makeover.


Alan Karzen, Owner

Alan Karzen Restoration
Phone: (773) 716-6324
Member Since: 12/1/2005
Business Description: Fine furniture is a work of art. Refinishing and repairing fine quality furniture and cabinetry. Antique repairs and restoration. Piano refinishing and repair. Karzen Restorations – The North Shore Family Owned Business For Furniture Restorations Since 1937


 Paul Kaufman, Owner

Shred Spot
Phone: (847) 291-0100
Member Since: 11/01/2009
Business Description: Document Destruction and paper recycling, drop-off and pickup service with no minimum.  Please call for an appointment for the most responsive document destruction service in the Chicago area.  One – time purge or ongoing service.  We also provide electronics recycling.


Robyn Kole

Karlin Kerschner Sharpe & Co., LLP
Phone: (847)272-6050 ext. 35
Member Since: 4/1/2013
Business Description: We provide a variety of services to help with business and individual financial needs. We can assist in setting up a business, organizing finances, preparing financial statements and tax returns, and provide tax planning. We offer review of estate plans and preparation of estate and trust tax returns. Our services are available to individuals, businesses, trusts and estates. Customer service is the center of our philosophy at KKS.


Todd Lazar, Director of Sales

Keyth Security
Phone: (847)597-8008
Member Since: 7/1/2012
Business Description: Professional sales, installation and service of visual security, access systems, phone systems, locks, safes, burglary and fire alarms for commercial or residential use.


salmansoSal Manso

Reebie Storage & Moving
Phone: (847)994-8033
Member since: 2/1/2006
Chicago’s oldest and most trusted movers.


liseLise Schleicher, Owner

BasketWorks
Phone: (847) 559-9379
Member Since: 3/1/1998
Business Description: Locally owned, award-winning company providing customized gifts, gift baskets & themed centerpieces for both personal and business occasions. Life events – new baby, get well, birthday, sympathy. Holiday, thank you and apology gifts. Balloon bouquets. Kosher, gluten free & special diets are no problem. Chicago area delivery and nationwide shipping.


Kimberly Svoboda

Aspiration Catalyst
Phone: (773) 909-4546
Member Since: 7/1/2016
Business Description: Aspiration Catalyst is the premier executive coaching and consulting firm specializing in effective leadership, culture change, and sales performance. We help our clients build high performing teams by building on strengths, talents, and skills to create exemplary leadership and sales brilliance. Our expertise is in leadership development, strengths mastery, sales strategy, high performance teams, women in leadership, and career transitions.


image001Marsha Schwartz, Broker/Associate

Coldwell Banker
Phone: (847) 753-6246
Member Since: 2/1/2002
Business Description: Whether you are thinking about a move across town, downtown, or to another state, Marsha Schwartz has the experience & expertise to help you make your move as easy as possible. With her personal touch, your move or your employee’s move will be well cared for. Marsha is a certified relocation trained agent. For a hassle free move, give Marsha Schwartz a call.


matt settlerMatt Settler, Agent

Richter Insurance & Investment Services Inc.
Phone: (847) 440-6840
Member Since: 2/1/2014
Business Description: Independent insurance agency specializing in auto, home and business insurance. We only work with top rated carriers with A or A+ financial ratings and strive to find the best product at the best possible rates.


PJWeilandP. J. Weiland

ActionCOACH
Phone: (847)739-3079
Member Since: 12/2011
Business Description: As a Business Coach, I work with business owners in five key areas. The emphasis on each area depends on the owner’s needs, the type of business they have, and their goals. The key areas are: Sales, Marketing and Advertising, Team Building and Recruitment, Systems and Business Development, and Customer Service.