January 2019 Business Briefs

January 2019 Business Briefs

Albert & Goodman CPAs announced that effective January 1 the firm will merge its practice with Warady & Davis LLP, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (W&D). Their new address is 1717 Deerfield Rd., Suite 300 South, Deerfield; phone (847)267-9600.

Opened by Guido Oliverii in 1991, Trattoria Oliverii is now under the new ownership of Northbrook native Katie Keefe, who has worked at Oliverii’s since its opening day, and her cousin/business partner Ali Clark, who also has extensive restaurant experience. The two plan to continue to serve the traditional Italian specialties, as well as expand the menu to include a children’s menu and family style offerings.

Des Plaines Office Equipment announced that after acquiring two Northern Indiana businesses and implementing a merger, it is rebranding under the name Pulse Technology, “which reflects our expanding scope of technology and activity.” The new corporate headquarters is now located in Carol Stream. Visit www.pulsetechnology.com for more information.

Congratulations to OpticsPlanet, Inc., recognized as one of 150 companies listed in the Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces of 2018. Companies were selected based on anonymous employee feedback that measured several aspects of workplace culture.

The North Cook and Lake Counties chapter of SCORE recently announced that Gary Klow is the new manager/mentor for clients at the Northbrook Chamber office. SCORE offers entrepreneurs and small businesses free, confidential, personalized business mentoring. Appointments are held on the first and third Wednesday mornings at the Chamber office and can be made on www.northchicago.score.org

Volunteers for Hunger Resource Network’s Hunger Free Northbrook initiative announced they can provide transportation for seniors to Northbrook grocery stores or to the Northfield Township Food Pantry. For more information, visit www.hungerresourcenetwork.org.

The Northbrook Park District annual Winter Carnival will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Village Green Park. The free event features horse-drawn trolley rides, crafts, hot chocolate, a DJ, food truck and winter fun. Visit nbparks.org or call (847)291-2995 for more information.

Congratulations to The Northbrook Public Library, awarded a four-star rating by the 2018 Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. The rating system looks at community engagement with library programs, services, and materials, reflecting a strong return on investment in the Library’s funding.

Zengeler Cleaners collected over 2,186 coats, jackets, gloves and other winter apparel valued at over $300,000 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.

Grill House will donate 20% of all proceeds from sales on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. to the Northbrook Public Library Foundation.

The Northbrook Police Department raised over $1,500 to support the Illinois Special Olympics as part of its “No Shave in November” campaign.

Book clubs, alumni groups and other organizations planning events or parties are invited to rent meeting space at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Museum staff are available for a custom-designed tour of the Museum. Contact Sharon Fine at Sharon.Fine@ilhmec.org for more information.

Guys & Co., a favorite destination for men and boys clothing recently moved to 1855-B Deerfield Rd., in Highland Park. Their expansion increased the men’s area to include a wider range of accessories, socks, shoes and sizes. Owner Bonnie Brickman offers personal shopping services to their growing clientele.

The Village of Northbrook has been informed by the Cook County Forest Preserves that aggressive removal of invasive shrubs and trees at Chipilly Woods and the Somme Prairie Nature Preserve will be underway throughout the month of January. Clearing the area will allow re-population of native wildflowers and grasses.

Emily’s Stitchery offers a classroom at their location for stitching groups to use free of charge. Call (847)291-6550 to check on availability.

Oakton Community College is offering 50 tuition-free scholarships to students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, made possible by a $676,512 National Science Foundation grant. Applications will be available starting in spring 2019. E-mail stemscholar@oakton.edu for more information.

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