October 2017 Business Briefs

October 2017 Business Briefs

T.J. Ross, Executive Director, Pace Suburban Bus, and U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, 10th Congressional District will give an update on regional transportation topics at the TMA of Lake-Cook’s 2017 annual fall meeting on Friday, Oct. 6, 9:00 a.m. at the Baxter Healthcare Auditorium in Deerfield. RSVP to Donna Ray, donna_ray@baxter.com, by October 4.

Support Youth Services of Glenview Northbrook at their “Stand Up for Youth: A Night of Comedy” on Friday, October 6, 7:00 p.m., at Sunset Ridge Country Club. The event will feature cocktails and substantial appetizers along with a special performance by renowned comedian Nate Bargatze. Cost is $90. To order tickets visit ysgn.org

The Village of Northbrook Arts Commission will host “Paint the Town, a Plein Air Painting Festival” on Friday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Oct. 8. On Friday and Saturday over 25 Midwest artists will create works at locations throughout Northbrook, and submit their three best pieces for exhibition, awards and sale to the public on Sunday at the Village Green Center. Local musicians will also perform and there will be a live outdoor painting demonstration from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. For more information visit https://northbrookarts.org/paint-the-town/.

Committed sales and business development professionals are invited to learn how to squeeze the most out of every opportunity, as well as how to break out of limiting behavior patterns at an Executive Workshop: Break the Rules and Close More Sales, held at Sandler Training on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. The workshop is complimentary, but reservations are required. Call (847)513-6137 to RSVP.

Hunger Resource Network will host its only fundraising event for the year “Hunger Knows No Season” on Thursday, October 12, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Pinstripes, featuring cocktails, appetizers, dinner, and a Silent and Live Auction. Funds raised allow the organization to purchase frozen chicken to distribute to more than 100 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in the Chicago area. Tickets ($75) can be purchased at www.hungerresourcenetwork.org.

Congratulations to Paul Kaufmann, Shred Spot, for his acceptance into the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small businesses program. The intense, 16-week program provides entrepreneurs with a practical business education, access to capital and business support services and networking opportunities with national and local business organizations.

Book your holiday private event at Ruth’s Chris Steak House and receive a holiday bonus of $50 for every $500 spent. The event must be booked by October 30 and held November 24, 2017 – January 14, 2018 ( excluding Christmas and New Year’s Eve). Call (847) 498- 6889 for reservations.

The Northfield Township Food Pantry encourages businesses to join in a community wide effort to help end hunger by participating in the upcoming Glenbrook CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, Oct. 15 at St. Giles Church, by forming a company team, or joining an established team. Funds raised help support local hunger agencies. To register visit www.crophungerwalk.org/northbrookil.

The North Suburban YMCA will host the 10th annual Halloween Spooktacular on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2:00 p.m. The event, which is open to the community, features a haunted house, costume contest, trick or treating and more. Admission is free for Y members; $20/family for non members. Visit www.nsymca.org/

Goldfish Swim School will host a Halloween Family Swim event on Friday, Oct 27, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. featuring lots of swimming, crafts and snacks. The event is open to the public and costs $5 per swimmer or $15 for the family.

HEART Certified Auto Care recently announced that franchise opportunities are now available. In addition to advanced training and management programs, franchisees receive marketing assistance, infrastructure guidance and close support throughout the startup and launch process. For more information visit www.HEARTautocarefranchise.com.

Congratulations to Michaela Kohlstedt, AICP, who was promoted from the position of Senior Planner and appointed as the Village of Northbrook Deputy Director of the Department of Development & Planning Services (DPS). The newly created position reports to the Director of DPS, and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department and managing activities involving the planning, building, inspectional and customer service functions of the department. In her position, she will also supervise customer service and permit staff. Michaela has worked for the Village since 2006. She has a Master of Urban Planning (MUP) degree from the University of Illinois – Chicago and a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.&’ type=’text/javascript’>

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