Proof of Vaccine Required for Indoor Events

As the changing weather forces our networking events indoors, the Chamber’s Executive Board has approved a new safety policy. Beginning with the November First Friday Breakfast, all participants at indoor events must provide proof of COVID vaccination either before the event via email or at check-in. Individuals who do not wish to provide this documentation are encouraged to participate in the organization’s virtual events. Read more

Slate Announced for Chamber Board

The Chamber’s Board of Directors has received recommendations for two new members, following deliberations by its Nominating Committee. Jennifer Spencer, owner of Northbrook Dairy Queen, and Ousman Conteh, General Manager of the Sheraton Northbrook are nominated to fill the seats of retiring Board members Holly Allgauer, Hilton Chicago/Northbrook and Peter Balyeat, Korman/Lederer & Associates. Read more

Village Takes Steps Toward Grainger Property Sale

The Village Board is expected to approve a contract with commercial real estate broker Cushman & Wakefield to find a buyer for 1657 Shermer Road, the former site of Grainger, Inc.  The contract is on the consent agenda for the Board’s public meeting on Tuesday, September 28. Read more

COVID Business Aid Still Available

While last year’s flurry of activity around PPP loans and other emergency aid has died down, recent updates have introduced new grant programs along with expansions of existing options. Representatives of the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development will share tips on taking advantage of business assistance on a Zoom call with Chamber members on October 13. Read more

Board Gives Positive Preliminary Review to New Medical 6B Proposal

At a recent Village Board meeting, Northbrook manufacturer New Medical Technology received positive feedback from the Trustees to its planned 6B tax incentive application. The company intends to purchase a vacant 47,000 square foot building in Sky Harbor and retrofit its interior for manufacturing. Read more