January 2018 Business Briefs

January 2018 Business Briefs

Roger L. Adkins was recently sworn in by the Village of Northbrook as the new Chief of the Northbrook Police Department. Adkins served most recently as Deputy Chief of Field Operations. Adkins began his career with the Village in 1987 as a Patrol Officer. Since then, he has held numerous positions, working his way up the ranks including Criminal Investigator and Juvenile Officer in the Investigations Division, Sergeant, Commander and Deputy Police Chief. Adkins earned a B.S. degree in criminal justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago and holds an Associate degree in law enforcement from Oakton Community College. He graduated from the FBI National Academy International Law Enforcement Leaders Development program and also from the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety. He is a member of the FBI National Academy Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Illinois Tactical Officers Association.

The Northbrook Public Library offers a series of classes to help small business owners this month: Introduction to Quickbooks on Monday, Jan. 8, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Hiring Tips on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. and Stop Hackers Before They Stop You on Thursday, Jan. 25, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Visit www.northbrook.info/events to register.

The Northbrook Park District presents its annual Winter Carnival on Saturday, January 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Meadowhill Park. This free community event includes horse-drawn trolley rides, sled dogs, ice sculpting, family games, snowshoeing, holiday bingo, golf games, bonfire and s’mores, winter demonstrations, and ice skating. Visit nbparks.org or call (847) 291-2995 for information.

SCORE offers “Growing Your Business in the Digital Age” on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Loews Chicago Hotel, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The program will feature a notable keynote speaker and numerous experts who discuss using social media and digital data to grow your business. Register at www.scorebusinessforum.org. Cost is $89 prior to January 20.

Congratulations to AmpliVox Sound Systems CEO Don Roth who was recently recognized with the 2017 Business Ethics Award, presented by the Rotary Club of Northbrook. Roth was commended for his company’s generous donation of products to a wide range of local community organizations and charities. The award was announced at the recent annual Rotary fundraiser.

The Northbrook and Glenview Fire Departments will battle it out to be the champion of the Youth Services of Glenview Northbrook Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Jan. 27 at Chicago Harley-Davidson in Glenview. There will also be an intensive trivia contest for teams of 6 -8. For more information or tickets visit www.ysgn.org or call (847)724-2620.

Orangetheory Fitness will hold a special personal training class to benefit Heartland Animal Shelter on Saturday, Jan. 13, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Minimum $20 donation to participate; all proceeds go to support Heartland. The class is open to both members and non-members and is for all fitness levels. To RSVP contact Stephanie at stephanie@heartlandanimalshelter.org.

Zengeler Cleaners recently collected over 5,280 coats, jackets, gloves and other winter apparel valued at over $512,000 as part of its “Coats for Vets” drive. Zengeler’s cleaned and repaired all of the items and delivered them to the North Chicago VA Hospital on Veterans Day, November 11.

The Cove School is looking for members who might be interested in being guest presenters at their Career Day morning sessions on Thursday, March 22. Some past presenters have included: photographer, pre-school assistant, vet tech, dental hygienist, shipping/logistic, animator, mechanic, travel agent, welder, sound technician, and HVAC installer. E-mail Marla Altshul at maltshul@coveschool.org for more information.

Northbrook Rotary is now accepting applications for vocational scholarships. Northbrook residents of any age looking to pursue a vocational education are encouraged to apply. The scholarship will be awarded to individuals preparing or advancing their careers with an Associate Degree, Diploma, or Certificate in their respective trade. Four-Year Degree programs will not be eligible. Several $1500 scholarships will be awarded in May. Email courtneyrotary@gmail.com for an application and more information.

Congratulations to Dr. Liz T. Meyer, Audiology Associates, for her election as president of the Illinois Academy of Audiology (ILAA), an advocacy organization that promotes education, training and legislative initiatives that support the work of the state’s audiologists.&’ type=’text/javascript’>