December 2019 Business Briefs

December 2019 Business Briefs

Noggin Builders has established a foundation to provide its hands-on STEM programs for children to qualifying schools at no cost. Learn more and donate at

Andreas Hogue Salon has been named to the 2020 Salon Today 200, the professional beauty industry’s premiere salon business competition. They were among nine salons recognized for excellence in employee education.

The Kindness Connection at Northbrook Court will hold a Read-a-Thon for 7th and 8th graders on Sunday, January 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funds raised will support the organization’s community service projects. To register, email

The North Suburban YMCA hosts a summer camp open house on Sunday, January 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Attendees can enter a raffle for the chance to win a free week of camp.

Dr. Elana Ashley, Dream Image Press, will be one of five artists featured in an exhibit at the Northbrook Public Library January 18 through February 27.

Northbrook Public Library welcomes The Picardy Collective, a Chicago-based chamber music group, for an exploration of music by Tchaikovsky, Martinu, and Fuchs for violin, viola and piano. The free concert will be held Sunday, January 26, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

The Delta Hotels by Marriott Chicago North Shore Suite will be converting to the Renaissance Chicago-Glenview Suite in January. The 254 room all-suite property will undergo a number of stylistic changes inspired by the history of the Glenview Naval Air Station and the community.

The Village of Northbrook earned the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its FY 2019/2020 budget. Jeff Rowitz, Deputy Village Manager/CFO, received a Certificate of Recognition for his leadership on the budget presentation.

Astellas Pharma agreed to buy Audentes Therapeutics for about $3 billion. The acquisition will help Astellas accelerate the development of genetics medicines for rare neuromuscular diseases, according to the Daily Herald Business Ledger.

The Northbrook Civic Foundation announced that the 95th annual Northbrook Days festival in 2019 netted $65,000 for scholarships and grants. Civic also stated that is working with the Park District on a new festival layout in hopes of returning the event to Village Green Park in 2020.

Eataco was the subject of a restaurant review feature in The Northbrook Tower, which praised its “innovative, fusion-forward menu” and described the restaurant as the “missing piece of the puzzle” for downtown Northbrook.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group is rebranding as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago, a change applying to 25 offices in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana. The company’s digital address is changing to

Oakton Community College’s associate’s degree program in nursing recently ranked fifth out of 100 accredited schools in Illinois with such programs. Oakton was the only school in Cook County to make the Top 100 list, which was compiled by nursing advocacy organization

Hone your digital photography skills with classes at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Courses beginning in January cover topics including SLR digital cameras, iPhone photography, photoshop, and specialized techniques. Details are available at

Advanced Disposal has designated 12 specially-trained customer service representatives at its call center to handle requests from Northbrook. The goal is to enhance the customer service experience for residents by ensuring that the reps are knowledgeable about all options available under the Village’s contract.

UPS has been named Innovator of the Year by Supply Chain Dive, a leading publication following the trends in supply chain management. UPS was recognized for its cutting-edge drone delivery system, “Flight Forward,” the first to receive a Standard Part 135 certification from the FAA.

SomerCor 504 ranked as the third highest SBA lender in Illinois in FY2019, based on total value of loans. The list was published in the Daily Herald Business Ledger, based on research from the U.S. Small Business Association Illinois District.

Frank Andreou, Andreou & Casson Ltd., was named as one of 15 new associate judges in Cook County Circuit Court following a vote among the county’s 252 circuit judges. He will be sworn in as a member of the judiciary on January 6.

Courtney Olson, First Bank of Highland Park was one of nine employees to receive the bank’s 2019 President’s Award.