June 2018 Business Briefs

June 2018 Business Briefs

Congratulations to the following Chamber members whose new appointments to Village Commissions and Boards were recently announced: Jill Carlisle, la de da! and Ron Goldblatt, NorthShore Loyalty & Mobile Solutions to the Industrial and Commercial Development Commission (ICDC) for three-year terms; and Kristen Gorenberg, Ruben and Goldberg to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a four-year term.

CMX Cinema will hold an Event/Meeting Showcase at their Skokie location on Wednesday, June 6, 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. for anyone interested in the venue for social and corporate events or meetings. Attendance is complimentary and includes breakfast and a raffle. RSVP to events.oldorchard@cmxcinemas.com or call (224)580-6847.

Barilla invites businesses to arrange a private tour of a special, one of a kind traveling exhibit “The Legacy Wall” that features 125 mini biographies of LGBTQ people and highlights the many important roles they have played throughout human history. The exhibit will be displayed at their Northbrook office through Friday, June 8. Email jessica.sharpe@barilla.com to schedule a tour.

The Northbrook Public Library presents “Marketing your Business in a Digital World” on Thursday, June 7, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The class will offer suggestions about ways to make it easier for your business to be found online. Registration required at www.northbrook.info

Red’s Garden Center will offer a Companion Gardening Seminar on Saturday, June 9, offering tips for how to use plant characteristics such as height, scent, etc. to create mutually beneficial relationships with other plants and a more earth friendly, healthy garden. There is no charge to attend but pre-registration is required. Call (847)272-1209 or email reds@redsgardencenter.com to RSVP.

Participants in The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, which starts Saturday, June 9, 6:00 p.m. and continues to Sunday morning June 10, 6:00 a.m. at Glenbrook North High School, will walk to raise funds to support research, educational programs and free services for cancer patients and their families. Visit www.RelayForLife.org for more information.

The Northbrook Police Department will participate again this year in the “Law Enforcement Torch Run” in support of Special Olympics Illinois. Joining with other officers around the state on Sunday, June 10 Northbrook officers will carry the torch for a three mile stretch along Milwaukee Avenue. The goal is to raise $15,000; 100% of all donations go directly to support Special Olympics Illinois. Visit www.northbrook.il.us/PoliceTorch or call (847)664-4460 for donation information.

The Northbrook Park District’s “Tuesdays in the Park” free outdoor concerts run June 12 through July 24. Performances begin at 6:30 p.m. New this year is a partnership with local restaurants including Little Louie’s and Lucky Fish, who offer takeout specials to bring to the park each week. Visit nbparks.org for more information.

The eighth annual North Shore Chamber Music Festival will be held on June 13, 15 and 16 at the Village Presbyterian Church, featuring works by Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and Chopin as well as talented young musicians from The Betty Haag Academy of Music. For more information visit www.nscmf.org or call (847)370-3984.

Throughout the month of June Whole Foods Market will donate 10 cents to the Chicago Botanic Garden for every recycled bag used. Funds raised support programs for youth. Visit www.chicagobotanic.org for more information.

The Northfield Township Food Pantry Palooza: Rock 2 Stock Music fest fundraiser
will be held on Saturday, June 30, 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. at the downtown Glenview Metra parking lot. There will be live music, dancing and family fun. Food, beer, wine, and refreshments available for purchase. Cost is $10 at the door. All proceeds benefit the food pantry. For more information call (847)724-8300.

Covenant Village of Northbrook recently awarded $6,200 raised from its recent Holly Fair to four agencies: the Northbrook Fire Department, the Northbrook Police Department, the Northfield Township Food Pantry and the Northbrook Public Library.

Amy Torf, Noggin Builders, was one of four featured TEDx speakers at the Northbrook Public Library last month. Amy’s presentation, “Curly Fries and Creative Problem Solving,” was part of the live event organized independently and licensed by TED, which promotes “ideas worth spreading.” Her presentation can be seen on the Library’s website www.northbrook.info/tedx/

Cancer Wellness offers “Hot Topics in Nutrition” on Monday, June 18, featuring oncology dietician Lori Bumbaco, who will give updates on what’s new in oncology nutrition along with updates on antioxidants and fasting. There is no charge to attend. Register at www.cancerwellness.org or call (847)509-9595.

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