July Business Briefs

July Business Briefs

UL Director Steve Margis recently received the IEC 1906 award from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in recognition of his exceptional contributions related to global conforming assessment. Steve serves as Vice Chair and/or Convenor of several national and international committees on the subject.

The Rotary Club of Northbrook will serve as the 2015 Northbrook Fourth of July Parade Marshals in honor of their 50 years of service in Northbrook. For more information visit www.northbrookrotary.org.

Pixcel will hold its annual “Christmas in July” sale throughout the month of July offering discounts of 30 – 50% off all services (excluding hard drives). Visit their website www.pixcel.com for a complete list of products and services which include tape and film transfer, photo scanning and digital media conversion.

The Northbrook Park District recently announced the promotion of Eileen Loftus to be the new Director of Leisure Services. Previously Eileen served as Leisure Services Manager. She joined the Park District in 2008 as Manager of Athletics and Aquatics. Under Eileen’s leadership, the aquatic staff training received a 5-Star Aquatic Safety Award in 2014.

Enjoy an overnight camp-out adventure with other families at the North Suburban YMCA on Saturday, July 18th. Play camping games, make s’mores, sing campfire songs and connect in a fun and engaging setting. Cost is $20 for Y members; $35 for non-members. Call (847)272-7250 for more information.

Become a patron of the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra and enjoy a season filled with captivating concerts. The 2015-2016 season showcases the talents of guest soloists and young rising stars, along with onstage commentary by Maestro Rapchak. Patrons also enjoy a pre-concert lecture by Jim Kendros, music historian. Call 847-272-0755 to subscribe or visit www.northbrooksymphony.org.

The 10th annual Cancer Wellness Center Golf Outing will be held on Monday, July 13th at the Butterfield Country Club in Oak Brook. Registration begins at 10:30 followed by lunch and golf at noon with awards at 6:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Center. For more information visit www.cancerwellness.org.

Trainsmart will offer a “Train the Trainer” workshop Tuesday, July 14 – Thursday July 16 at UL from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The workshop includes facilitator toolkit, light breakfast and lunch. Chamber members receive a discount. For more information call (847)209-6606.

Mix and mingle with living butterflies in the Red’s Garden Center butterfly habitat on Saturday, July 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 19 from 9:00 to 1:30 p.m. At 2:00 p.m. on Sunday there will be a Butterfly Releasing Ceremony into the garden center.

Help support the Heartland Animal Shelter by participating in the “Walk of Love” on Saturday, July 25, 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.

The ABL Group will host a scavenger hunt at the Highland Park Sidewalk Sale, July 23-26. During the first 3 days of the sale, anyone finding one of the 10 ABL owl magnets placed throughout the downtown will receive a $250 Gift Certificate with a chance to win a grand prize of $1,000. Call (847)579-1600 for more information.

California Pizza Kitchen recently announced that the Northbrook Court restaurant will be one of the first in the country to convert to a new model featuring a contemporary design and vastly expanded menu. According to CPK officials, the restaurant will have a cozier feel with a slant toward sustainability with wood floors and tabletops, updated for a casual but refined dining experience. The corporate wide makeover is expected to be completed in 2016.

The Village of Northbrook was recently chosen to participate in a Flood Pilot Study by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC). Any resident or business can take the survey, which will be used to identify trends in certain areas and find measures to reduce local flooding problems. Visit www.northbrookfloodstudy.org. for more information.&’ type=’text/javascript’>