June 2019 Business Briefs

June 2019 Business Briefs

Saf-T-Gard received the Gold Distributor and Safety Hero Awards from SafetyNetwork.me, a network of North American industrial safety equipment distributors. The Safety Hero Award recognized Saf-T-Gard for their generous donation of safety products to Habitat for Humanity and GOOD360.

The Northbrook Park District’s “Tuesdays in the Park” free outdoor concerts run June 11 – July 23 at the Village Green. Performances begin at 6:30 p.m. Visit nbparks.org/programs for more information.

The Ninth Annual North Shore Chamber Music Festival on June 12, 14, and 15 brings top classical musicians to Northbrook’s Village Presbyterian Church, performing works by Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorák, Schubert, and Mendelssohn, as well as contemporary composers. More information at nscmf.org or (847) 370-3984.

For the 16th year, Allstate has earned a spot on the DiversityInc “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” list. The national ranking honors businesses for hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT and veterans.

The Cove School will hold its annual “One Step at a Time” 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 15 at the Blue Star Memorial Woods in Glenview. Visit coveschool.org for details and registration.

Northbrook Civic invites businesses and organizations to get involved in the annual Northbrook Days festival, as food vendors, sponsors, and raffle prize donors. To learn more, contact info@northbrookdays.org.

George Garner Cyclery has donated four bike repair stations to the Northbrook Park District. The compact, sturdy stations enable riders to fill flat tires and perform other quick fixes at Village Green Park, Wood Oaks Park, Meadowhill Park, and Techny Prairie Park & Fields.

Cancer Wellness Center presents “An Evening of Survivorship” on Thursday, June 13. The event includes dinner, lectures, interactive discussions and demonstrations of interest to cancer survivors. More information at cancerwellness.org.

Weiss & Company LLP has been recognized by the Daily Herald Business Ledger in its annual list of Best Places to Work in Illinois. Weiss & Company was ranked among the best small companies (19-99 employees).

The Northbrook Farmers Market opens on June 19. The market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables, and artisan food products every Wednesday until October 9, 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the southeast corner of Cherry and Meadow. Visit northbrookfarmersmarket.org for weekly details.

Bernhard Woodwork helped raise $34,000 for Heifer International in a fundraiser at Holy Cross Parish in Deerfield. The company’s employees cut out animal-shaped wood signs that were purchased and decorated by parishioners for a festive Easter display on the Parish lawn.

Small business owners can take advantage of a workshop on QuickBooks basics presented by SCORE at the Northbrook Public Library. The session will be held Thursday, June 27 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. For info on educational events at the Library, visit northbrook.info/visit/events.

Northfield Township’s Food Pantry Palooza: Rock 2 Stock Musicfest fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 29, 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. at the downtown Glenview Metra parking lot. $10 admission includes live music, dancing and family fun. For more information call (847) 724-8300.

Oakton Community College was named the Silver Winner of the 2019 Midwest Region Sustainability Award by the Institute for Supply Management – Chicago. Oakton received the award for initiatives encompassing the college’s grounds, building operations and educational curriculum.

Zengeler Cleaners recently completed its 2019 prom dress and accessories drive on behalf of the Glass Slipper Project and the Mother’s Trust Foundation. Zengeler’s collected 5,823 dresses, along with hundreds of shoes, hats, scarves and formal apparel accessories, which will be made available to students in need throughout northern Illinois.