March 2016 Business Briefs

March 2016 Business Briefs

The Northbrook Symphony Orchestra will present “Bohemian Odyssey,” a new composition by composer Jim Kendros, celebrating the odyssey of a Slovak Family as they pursue their dreams in America. The concert will be held on Sunday, March 6 at 4:00 p.m. at Glenbrook North High School. For more information visit or call 847-272-0755.

Learn how music affects memory and emotions among persons with memory loss due to dementia and other brain impairments at a special seminar sponsored by Northbrook Inn Memory Care. The program will be held on Wednesday, March 9 in Deerfield from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Call (224)501-6716 to RSVP.

Advance your professional writing skills and become an impactful communicator at the “Effective Business Writing” workshop at Oakton Community College, on Wednesdays March 9 and 16, 9:00 a.m. – noon at the Skokie Campus. Cost is $149 for the series and includes all materials. Space is limited. To register visit

Athletico Physical Therapy recently announced the opening of a new location in downtown Northbrook: Athletico Northbrook – Downtown: 1330 Shermer Rd., (847)480-1280 in addition to its other location Athletico Northbook – Athletico Center 1900 Old Willow Rd (847)504-1000.  Visit for more information about their wide range of physical therapy and fitness services.

The Embassy Suites Chicago North Shore Deerfield offers Triple Hilton HHONORS points for any group that books and holds a new meeting or event at the hotel through March 31. Points can be used for hotel stays, dining and making purchases. Contact John D’Astice at or 847-597-2750 for more information.

The North Suburban YMCA will hold its 10th annual fundraiser, featuring dinner, silent and live auction, along with bocce and bowling on Thursday, March 10 from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at Pinstripes. Tickets are $125 per person. Several sponsorships are also available. Call (847)272-7250 or email for more information

Congratulations to Marsha Schwartz, Coldwell Banker for her appointment to the Northbrook Arts Commission. The volunteers work in partnership with the Park District, Northbrook Library and other local organizations to promote the arts in Northbrook. Her three year term will commence in April.

For the 15th consecutive year, Zengeler Cleaners is serving as a collection site throughout the month of March for the 2016 Glass Slipper Project, accepting donations of gently used prom and formal dresses to help thousands of Chicagoland high school students experience the joy of prom night. The items will help stock “boutiques” where students receive individual assistance shopping for their prom. Zengeler will inspect, repair and then professionally clean each dress at no charge. Make a donation at any Zengeler location.

The TMA of Lake Cook will host its Annual Highway Construction meeting on Thursday, March 17, at 9:00 a.m. at the Baxter Healthcare Auditorium in Deerfield to provide an overview of 2016 construction projects planned by the Illinois Dept. of Transportation, Lake and Cook County Departments of Transportation, the Illinois Tollway and neighboring communities. Register before March 14th to

Hunger Resource Network will hold a Community Outreach Day on Saturday, April 2nd from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. in the Whole Foods Northbrook parking lot. At the event, 125,000 pounds of frozen chicken will be distributed to over 100 area food pantries and soup kitchens, including the Northfield Township Food Pantry. Whole Foods recently presented Hunger Resource Network with a generous contribution of over $18K from their recent “One Dime at a Time” and “Feed 4 More” holiday programs; all proceeds go directly to buy chicken for those in need. To volunteer visit or contact Henry Fetta at’ type=’text/javascript’>