April 2018 Business Briefs

April 2018 Business Briefs

Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Maple School on Thursday, April 5, 10:00 a.m. on the athletic field adjacent to the current school at 2370 Shermer Road. In the event of rain, the ceremony will take place in the west gymnasium. The new school, which will increase in space from 89,000 square feet to 111,000 square feet, is expected to open in fall, 2019.

JVS Chicago presents Career Moves, a series of focused seminars providing job search strategies developed and tested over time. Topics include personal branding, networking and interviewing, resumes and cover letters, and using LinkedIn. Programs are held on Tuesday mornings, 9:30 to 11:00, April 3 to May 1. For details and registration, contact Sydney Hochsprung, sydneyhochsprung@jcfs.org or (847)745- 5460.

The 15th Annual Northbrook Originals Art Exhibit, sponsored by the Northbrook Arts Commission, will be on display at the Northbrook Library from Thursday, April 5 to Tuesday, May 29, featuring artwork by Northbrook residents. The event kicks off with an Artists’ reception on Thursday, April 5, 7:00 p.m. in the Pollak Room at the Northbrook Library.

Red’s Garden Center presents the popular Spring Container Workshop on Saturday, April 7, 2:00 p.m. Individuals can choose the size of the container (or bring one from home) and select the plants they want to include for their own unique creation. Preregistration and $20 prepaid deposit, applied to final purchase, is required. Call (847)272-1209 to RSVP.

Pinstripes offers “Yoga and Brunch” on Sunday, April 8, 9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. Participants can enjoy a one hour yoga class for $5, a complimentary mimosa and $5 discount on brunch.

Elana Ashley’s article “Bullying: What Parents Can Do” will appear in three publications this month: Highland Park Neighbors magazine, America’s Magazine published by Strathmore’s Who’s Who, and in the English and Spanish edition of La Voz newspaper.

David Telisman, David Telisman Communications, is now offering a website content assessment service to help clients optimize their websites and more effectively engage with their target audience. He provides a page-by-page and section-by-section analysis of the website’s content, design and structure, providing recommendations for turn-key updates and enhancements. For more information call (312)399-0650.

Hunger Resource Network will hold its next Community Outreach Day on Saturday, April 14, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. in the Sunset Foods parking lot. Three semi-trailers containing 126,000 pounds of chicken, providing the protein portion for over 250,000 meals, will be distributed to over 100 area food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters including the Northfield Township Food Pantry. To volunteer for the event visit www.hungerresourcenetwork.org.

Learn the basics of Twitter at the Northbrook Public Library on Thursday, April 19, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Participants will learn how to create an account, set up a profile, use hashtags, “tweet” at someone and other basics. To register visit www.northbrook.info.

Gain valuable exposure at Northbrook’s iconic summer festival Northbrook Days (August 1 – 5) as an event sponsor. Benefits include signage, placement in newspaper ads and on the website, and opportunities for additional exposure at the event which gives sponsors a visible connection between their company and the community. For more information visit www.northbrookdays.com or e-mail info@northbrookdays.com.

Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook presents its annual spring benefit “Motown” featuring dancing and live music by Tributosaurus on Saturday, April 28 at the Hilton Orrington in Evanston. Tickets are $150. To register visit www.ysgn.org.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Village of Northbrook and Northbrook Park District are working together to plan the community’s July 4th activities. The Park District invites area businesses, non-profit groups and community organizations to participate in the parade. To enter the parade or for sponsorship opportunities, contact Theresa King at 847-897-6119 or e-mail tking@nbparks.org.

JCC-Bernard Weinger Northbrook recently announced the debut of a new technology camp BIG IDEA for students from fourth to ninth grade running mid-June through mid-August. Students can select workshops in graphic design, animation, digital photo, 3-D modeling, we design, coding and robotics, also paired with “unplugged” traditional camp time featuring instructors from similar camps in Israel. For more information visit jccchicago.org/bigidea.

Chicago’s North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau celebrates Travel & Tourism Week with its annual North Shore Tourism Luncheon on Thursday, May 3 at The Crystal Ballroom, 529 Davis St. in Evanston. Tickets are $45 each or $400 for a table of ten. RSVP at NorthShoreTourismLuncheon.com or call Jennifer Engel, (847)763-0011 x. 122 for more information.

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