Business Briefs May 2018

Business Briefs May 2018

To raise funds to provide college scholarships for its graduates, Northbrook School District 28 will host the 29th annual Homer O. Harvey 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 5, 8:00 a.m. at Northbrook Jr. High. Cost is $25 for adults 15 and older, $18 for youth and includes t-shirt. To register visit

In conjunction with the Village of Northbrook Community Relations Commission, the North Suburban YMCA will host “A Celebration of Cultures” on Sunday, May 6, 2:00 – 4;00 p.m. featuring dancing, singing, food, performances and art from around the world. For more information call (847)664-4017 or visit In conjunction with the event, the Northbrook Public Library’s Wednesday movies in June will feature a selection of foreign films at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Visit for the lineup of films.

Kohl Children’s Museum will hold the 12th annual Touch A Truck Family Festival fundraiser at NIPSTA in Glenview on Sunday, May 6, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Kids will be able to safely climb super-sized vehicles and enjoy food, raffles, train rides, music and other entertainment. Cost is $45 for a family pass in advance. Call (847) 832-6600 for more information.

The Northbrook Symphony Orchestra presents “Romantic Russia: A Tale of Two Composers,” on Sunday, May 6, 4:00 p.m. featuring works by Rachmaninoff and Glazunov and a special appearance by guest pianist George Vatchnadze. The concert will be held at the Glenbrook North Sheely Center for the Performing Arts. For more information and tickets, visit

The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center’s Young Professionals Committee presents the third annual Race for Humanity 5K on Sunday, May 6. This city-wide race supports the Museum’s mission to empower individuals to speak out against hatred, prejudice, and indifference. The race will begin and end outside the Illinois Holocaust Museum, following the North Branch Bike Trail through beautiful Harms Woods. For information, visit or call (847)967-4852

Northbrook Park District’s highly regarded annual Northbrook on Ice program “Skate To Success” returns for four performances over Mother’s Day weekend May 11 – 13. The annual tradition has featured thousands of skaters in the community and received an Outstanding Special Event Award from the Illinois Park and Recreation Association. For tickets or more information visit

The American Cancer Society (ACS) offers “May is for Moms” fundraisers at two Northbrook restaurants. On Saturday, May 12th, stop by either Northbrook Roti restaurant where 20% of sales will be donated back to the ACS. On Thursday, May 17, Granite City will donate back 10% of all sales. Mention the fundraiser to take advantage of the offer. Visit for more information.

Kamehachi offers a special sushi class on Saturday, May 19, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Includes all materials and instruction and assorted appetizers. Cost is $39 per person (includes tax and gratuity). Advanced registration required. Call (866)887-87444 or e-mail

Three Bags Full offers numerous beginning and intermediate classes to promote knitting and crochet skills starting this month. In addition, the store will be part of a traveling trunk show for Isager yarns that will feature a new sweater in the shop every two weeks. For a complete list of classes visit

Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 will host the 18th annual Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk raising funds to support research to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) on Saturday, May 19, 8:00 a.m. at Maple School. The proceeds from the event benefit ALS research and also go towards scholarships and special District 30 projects. For more information or to sign up visit

Chamber members are invited to attend the Glenbrook North High School Business Incubator Program “Pitch Night” on Wednesday, May 23, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Four teams of students will make presentations in a “Shark Tank” like setting in a competition to receive funding for their project. Judges include Chamber members Michael Nortman, Crossroads Development and Doug Boersma, Northbrook Bank and Trust. Other Chamber members who have helped include P.J. Weiland, ActionCOACH and Nate Ruben, Ruben Digital Media.

Chamber businesses are invited to sign up now to participate in the annual Northbrook Sidewalk Sale on Friday, July 7th and Saturday, July 8th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m in the shopping complexes at Cherry Lane and Meadow Road (near Sunset Foods & Ace Hardware). This event attracts thousands of shoppers and is a great way to sell excess merchandise, promote your business, and connect with the community. Call Marie Junkmann (773) 398-6488 or e-mail:

Sign-ups are underway for the Campanella Children’s Choir and Education Center July and August summer programs, featuring music, art, theater production and power brain yoga. For more information visit’ type=’text/javascript’>