June 2016 Business Briefs

June 2016 Business Briefs

The sound of music will fill Village Green Park with the return of the Northbrook Park District free Tuesday night outdoor concert series, June 7 – June 28.  Food service begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by music at 7:00 p.m. In case of rain, call (847)291-2985.

The sixth annual North Shore Music Festival will be held on June 8, 10 and 11 at the Village Presbyterian Church, featuring masterpieces of Bach and Schubert as well as Tchaikovsky and Dvorak performed by world renown classical artists and a number of  Chicago area talented young musicians.  For more information visit www.nscmf.org or call (847)370-3984.

Cars of America now offers hybrid-electric vehicle repairs and maintenance.  The company has invested in extensive, specialized hybrid training and equipment for their technicians.  Their repair shops can recondition batteries offering a savings of thousands of dollars.

Kudos to American Weathermakers for receiving the Spring 2016 Award by Best North Shore Home Services, an independent ratings provider. The company also received the Excellence Award from Ruud Heating and Air Conditioning for being the outstanding contractor in the country.

Glenview State Bank will host a Shredding Event on Saturday, June 18, 9:00 a.m. – noon  at its Glenview office.  Up to 25 pounds of paper documents can be disposed of; drive through service is also provided.

Steven Lewis, Lewis Floor and Home was recently appointed to the Village of Northbrook’s Industrial and Commercial Development Commission (ICDC).   The eleven member ICDC acts in an advisory capacity to the Village Board of Trustees on matters that impact the Northbrook business community.

Learn tips for proper care to keep your perennial garden in top shape at an informative free seminar at Red’s Garden Center on Saturday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m.  There will be demonstrations of  pruning, pinching and thinning techniques.  Space is limited; RSVP at (847)272-1209 or email reds@redsgardencenter.com

Youth Services of Glenview Northbrook will host the 12th annual Youth Make A Difference 5K Walk/Run on Sunday, June 19, 8:00 a.m. at Gallery Park in the Glen. The event includes entertainment, food, a raffle and awards.  Visit www.ysgn.org or call (9847)724-2620 for more information.

The Rotary Club of Northbrook announced that it recently awarded grants to several local organizations, including  Youth Services of Glenview Northbrook, Northbrook Symphony, North Suburban YMCA, Hunger Resource Network and the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA.)  The grants are made possible by the many Rotary fundraisers throughout the year.

Area municipal Fire Departments will compete at the Hilton Chicago Northbrook “rib off” on Saturday, June 25, noon to 4:00 p.m. featuring a friendly cooking challenge for the best ribs, raffle to benefit a local charity and other hospitality and family activities on the newly landscaped patio.

Congratulations to Vic Micelli, Des Plaines Office Equipment, who was  honored by the Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) as its Advocate of the Year.  Micelli was recognized for his efforts on behalf of entrepreneurs to help them reduce operational costs and for promoting the SBAC goals of advocating for small businesses.

Northbrook School District 28 was one of seven school districts in the state to receive national recognition for outstanding music education.  For the second year, the district received the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the  National Association of Music Merchants Foundation.

The Northbrook Police Department seeks donations for this year’s Law Enforcement Torch Run on Sunday, June 5 in support of Special Olympics Illinois.   Funds will go towards “adopting” an officer who will be running a 36 mile leg of the 1,500 mile statewide  race.  Call (847)664-4422 for a copy of the adoption form.

Tom Zengeler, Zengeler Cleaners recently hosted a forum at the 77th annual Round Table of Launderers and Dry Cleaners meeting. The “Members Update” session featured industry leaders who shared their accomplishments above and beyond their business successes.

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