Northbrook Court Takes Proactive Steps to Confront COVID Challenges 

While the entire retail sector has suffered from the impact of COVID, Northbrook Court has been forced to face an especially harsh series of events at a unique point in its history.  The longtime center for luxury brands, owned and operated by Brookfield Properties, was in the early stages of an ambitious redevelopment project when the pandemic hit in March. Read more

Halloween “Spooky Trail” Welcomes Business Participation

To provide a fun and safe option for Halloween in the time of COVID, the Village and Park District are co-hosting a Halloween decorating event for homeowners and businesses.  Storefront windows, porches, and front yards throughout the Village will be transformed into Spooky Trail on Halloween night with prizes of restaurant gift cards awarded in multiple categories. Read more

Nominations Open for Chamber Business Awards

Each year, the Northbrook Chamber presents three Business Awards to outstanding members.  As we approach the end of 2020, we welcome nominations for the Business of the Year, Corporate Citizen, and Chamber Volunteer Awards to recognize particular success and unique contributions to the Chamber and community. Read more

Economic Outlook Speaker Forecasts Market Resilience, Investor Opportunity

While the challenges of 2020 — the pandemic, increases in bankruptcies and job loss, social unrest, election uncertainty, and more — remain unresolved, a historical perspective supports predictions for an economic rebound in 2021.  That was the upshot of a multilayered presentation by H. Cameron Hinds CFA, speaking to a virtual audience at the Chamber’s Annual Economic Breakfast on September 22. Read more

Message from the Chamber President Tensley Garris

As the temperatures fall and the days grow shorter, it’s hard to believe that it has been six months since the COVID-19 pandemic turned our professional and personal lives upside down.  We have all had to adapt to doing business in very different ways, and the effects will be felt for years to come.  At our recent Economic Outlook Breakfast, our guest speaker suggested that we have passed the worst of this sudden recession, but that recovery will be a slow process with many hurdles along the way. Read more