February 2020 Business Briefs

February 2020 Business Briefs

Pepoon Appointed to Village Board
Dan Pepoon, a longtime member of the Plan Commission, has been appointed to fill the Village Board seated formerly held by Jason Han. Han resigned at the end of 2019, due to his plans to move out of the Village. Pepoon will serve the remainder of Trustee Han’s term, concluding in April 2021. He was sworn in and joined the Board at their January 14 meeting.

Trustee Pepoon is a senior vice president and senior financial advisor for Merrill Wealth Management in Chicago. He has been with the firm since 1986 and leads the Pepoon Feil Group, providing portfolio management and financial advice to clients. A resident of Northbrook for more than 30 years, he has served on the Plan Commission for 15 years. He also is a past member of the Senior Housing Commission and Bicycle Task Force.
At the January 14 Trustee meeting, President Sandra Frum announced that the Board would review candidates to fill Pepoon’s Plan Commission seat on January 28, with an announcement to be made in February.

Chicago’s North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau presents North Shore Restaurant Month throughout February. Visit NorthShoreDiningDeals.com for special offers from area eateries.

Rotary Club of Northbrook will host a series of lunch speakers this month including Village President Sandra Frum on February 4, John Howard of the Rotary Foundation on February 11, and Congressman Brad Schneider on February 18. To attend, contact Gary Moriello, (847) 736-7168.

Kati Spaniak, The Spaniak Group – eXp Realty invites real estate agents to a business planning workshop on Thursday, February 6, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Topics include sales and lead generation, technology tools, and customer service strategies. For info, call (847) 379-8813.

Hodgson Consulting & Solutions will hold an open hiring event on Friday, February 7 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., seeking candidates for a variety of sales and tech positions. Details available at HodgsonConsulting.com/OpenHouse.

The Northbrook Park District hosts its annual Daddy-Daughter Dance on Friday, February 7 at the Hilton Chicago/Northbrook. Tickets include a boutonnière/corsage, DJ entertainment, appetizers, games, desserts, and a souvenir photo. Tickets available at NBParks.org.

Learn new strategies for job searches in a full-day workshop by Power Employment, offered at the Northbrook Public Library on Saturday, February 8. Register at Northbrook.info.

Get great deals on winter fashions at Nordstrom Rack’s Clear the Racks sales event February 14-17. Nordstrom cardholders and Nordy Club Insiders enjoy early access to the sale on February 13.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with dinner and live entertainment from “The Rod Stewart Experience” in Max and Benny’s special event space, Ariella’s. Visit MaxandBennys.com for details and reservations.

The Book Bin welcomes authors Elayne Klasson (Love is a Rebellious Bird) and Barbara Stark-Nemon (Hard Cider) for a discussion of their works on Saturday, February 22, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Martyn Adelberg, Electronic Merchant Systems, will be honored at a luncheon on February 1 celebrating his 20 years of service as the Rabbi of Beth Israel Sinai in Racine, Wisconsin.

Northbrook Civic recently named Steve Amberg, It’s Impressive, as their New Member of the Year and Mike Marziglione, Roberts Heating, as Volunteer of the Year. Civic also honored Matt Settler, Richter Insurance, for his service as Civic President. Matt continues to serve as Co-Chair of Northbrook Days, along with new Civic President Ellen Westel.

Dorothy Dafferton has launched Dorotium, a business providing estate sale, staging, and packing and moving services. For information contact info@dorotium.com or (312) 767-0329.

The Village of Northbrook now collects plastic bags and film packaging for recycling at the Village Hall, the police station, and the public works building on Huehl Road. The Village will earn a free park bench if 500 pounds of plastic are collected by mid-May.

Emily’s Stitchery will participate in a “Hearts for Hospice” project on February 14, creating needlepoint hearts to share with families in mourning. Call (847) 291-6550 for details.

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