August 2017 Business Briefs

August 2017 Business Briefs

The American Cancer Society will hold a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of the North Shore kickoff event on Thursday, August 4, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Skokie Hospital. There will be exhibits, photo-ops and information about forming teams for the October 2 walk at UL. To RSVP e-mail or call (312)960-2325.

Rosecrance will host a Recovery 5K walk/run in recognition of its 100th anniversary on Sunday, August 7, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a..m. Cost is $25 in advance. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Proceeds will support programs at the center. Call (815)387-5636 for more information.

TDS recently announced the launch of new collaboration tools as part of its cloud-based Voice over IP (VOIP) service. The new suite of mobile applications can be customized to allow managedIP hosted customers to easily move their voice or video calls between a desk phone, computer, tablet or smart phone. For more information contact Alfred Scaletta at (847)968-5840 or visit

Eve’s Hallmark Shop, a Hallmark Gold Crown store, recently underwent a complete renovation and reorganization. The store features displays that provide inspiration on how products might look in the home.Among the products now available are Waterford crystal, Canvas jewelry, Simply Noelle women’s fashions, in addition to the exclusive Hallmark’s Artists Gifts collection.

139The Northbrook Public Library recently announced the addition of Brodie Austin as the new Assistant Director. Previously Austin was the Virtual Community Engagement manager at the Skokie Public Library. He received his MA in English from both Northwestern and the University of Colorado, and also has an MS in library and information science from the University of Illinois. He also has extensive experience in web design and development.

Celebrate summer at the annual “Party at the North Suburban YMCA” community cookout on Thursday, August 11, 6:00 p.m. Food, and fun for people of all ages. The event is open to the public free of charge. For details, visit or call (847)272-7250.

Youth Services of Glenview Northbrook will hold its annual Rummage Sale on Friday, August 19, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 20, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Proceeds from the sale will help support community programs for children and families.

To say thanks to all of their past and current clients, partners, sponsors and fellow Chamber members, TCBOOST Sports Performance will hold a summer barbecue on Saturday, August 20 from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. featuring refreshments, great barbecue, lawn games and prizes. RSVP (847)559-2307 or e-mail

Glenview State Bank will hold a free shredding day on Saturday, August 20, 9 a.m. to noon at the bank’s Chestnut branch in Glenview. Up to 25 pounds of paper documents in paper bags in returnable containers, can be dropped off to be shredded. Drive-through service will be provided.

Congratulations to Matt Yan, 22nd Century Media who received third place in Best Investigative or In-Depth Story for his article “State: Northbrook still lacking in affordable housing” published on August 13, 2015. He received the award along with winners from 9 other 22nd Century publications from the National Newspaper Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Editorial contest.

Congratulations to Astellas for earning the CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation for maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its employees. Astellas was first recognized by the employee wellness accreditation program four years ago for providing innovative cancer related benefits.

Congratulations to the following Chamber members who were recognized by Make It Better magazine for winning their category in the “Best of 2016” contest:
Best Clothing Boutique: Juniper Boutique
Best Pet Boutique: Wags on Willow
Best Jewelry Store: Tiffany & Co.
Best Car Service Shop: Duxler Complete Auto Care
Best Pizza: Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
Best Flooring: Lewis Floor & Home
Best Make Up Artist: Leesi B Cosmetics
Best Birthday Party Venue: Pinstripes
Best Cultural Institution for Children: Kohl Children’s Museum
Best Place to Go on a Sunny Day: Chicago Botanic Garden
Best Orthopedic: Illinois Bone & Joint
Best Day Camp: JCC Day Camps
Best Real Estate Company: @properties
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