July 2017 Business Briefs

July 2017 Business Briefs

The Village of Northbrook recently announced that Assistant Director/Economic Development Coordinator David Schoon has accepted the position of Director of Community Development for the Village of Winnetka, effective this month. David joined the Village staff in 2002 as Senior Planner in the Department of Community Planning and was promoted to his current position in 2006. He has served as the staff contact with the Plan Commission, ICDC, EDC, and Board of Trustees. He was also instrumental working with the Chamber to create and execute the “Live Shop Dine” community marketing campaign that promotes shopping and dining in Northbrook.

Glenbrook Hospital offers interpreter services for patients whose preferred language is not English. The services are also available for medical discussions with a patient’s personal representative or surrogate decision makers. The certified interpreters are available in person, via a video web camera or by telephone. For more information call (847)570-3185.

Congratulations to Chamber Ambassador Andy Vass, Boy Scouts of America Northeast Council who was recently installed as the 2017-18 President of Rotary Club of Northbrook. With the motto “Service Above Self,” Northbrook Rotary meets every Tuesday to hear presentations and promote local philanthropic efforts.

Saf-T-Gard offers special discounts throughout the summer. Now through August 31 enjoy special offers on Sqwincher heat stress solutions. Qualifying orders receive a free double cooler and/or free freezer. Call (800)548-GARD (4273) or visit www.saftgard.com for more information.

Help support the Heartland Animal Shelter by participating in the “Walk of Love” on Saturday, July 22, 9:30 a.m. at Blue Star Memorial Forest Preserve in Glenview. Dogs are welcome to accompany their owners on the leisurely 2k walk. Cost is $25 in advance/$30 at the event; Register online at www.heartlandanimalshelter.net

Red’s Garden Center will hold a Butterfly Festival the weekend of Saturday, July 15, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 16, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. offering an opportunity to learn more about the fascinating life cycle of butterflies and gardening tips to support them. Call (847)272-1209 or e-mail reds@redsgardencenter.com.

Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook will hold its inaugural Golf Outing on Monday, July 10 at Sunset Ridge Country Club in Northfield. The event features a full day of golf in a scramble format starting at 1:00 p.m. followed by dinner and live auction. Dinner Only tickets and Hole Sponsorships are still available. For more information visit www.ysgn.org or call (847)724-2620.

The “Journey of Hope” bike team for The Ability Experience will make its annual visit to the North Suburban YMCA on Tuesday, July 25, where bikers will participate in a wheelchair football game. The visit is a stopover in the team’s 4,000 cross-country ride to raise awareness and funds for children with special needs. For more information, visit www.nsymca.org or call (847) 272-7250.

Summer is a challenging time of year for families who use the services of The Northfield Township Food Pantry. Financial donations are especially needed to help purchase food and grocery store gift cards that are distributed to over 700 families from Glenview, Northbrook and Northfield. Visit www.northfieldtownship.com or call (847)724-8300 to make a donation.

Congratulations to the following Chamber members for their appointments to Village Commissions: Jonathan Carroll, ADHD & Executive Functioning Coach for a three year term on the Community Relations Commission and Steven Lewis, Lewis Floor and Home and Jennifer Lawrence, Juniper Boutique to two year terms on the Industrial and Commercial Development Commission (ICDC).

SVET will host a special pre-show reception at Ravinia on Tuesday, August 1, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with complimentary appetizers and cash bar. There will be a VIP tent with the sponsor’s promotional tables, food and bar. Use promo code SVET for 20% off Pavilion tickets.

Duxler Complete Auto Care is now HEART (Helping Everyone Achieve Reliable Transportation) Certified Auto Care. The name reflects their commitment to family values that is intertwined with their dedication to treating customers with compassion and respect. The three HEART locations will serve as test sites for launching a nationwide franchise organization in 2018.

The Chicago Botanic Garden recently opened the Rose Terrace Beer Garden (formerly the Rose Terrace Cafe) which serves beer, wine and light fare. The hours are daily 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. through Sept. 4. Visit www.chicagobotanic.org for more information.&’ type=’text/javascript’>