March 2019 Business Briefs

March 2019 Business Briefs

The North Suburban YMCA will host its annual “Dive for Gold” swim party on Saturday, March 16, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Kids are invited to collect “leprechaun gold” tokens from the depths of the indoor pool, which will be tinted a festive St. Patrick’s Day green. The tokens can then be exchanged for prizes. For more information, visit

Waterway Carwash has opened its second North Shore location at 64 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park. Formerly the site of Crossroads Car Wash, the new Waterway offers many of the same services as their Northbrook store on Waukegan Road including a drive-through wash option and a convenience store.

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center will host the JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival on Sunday, March 3, with screenings of recent feature films and documentaries related to the Holocaust. Films include the Chicago premiere of The Invisibles as well as the screening of The Body Collector, The Accountant of Auschwitz, and Academy Award-nominated documentary short Joe’s Violin. Visit for times and tickets.

Max & Benny’s was featured on WTTW-TV’s Check Please! restaurant review show in February. Participants in the show commented on its “textbook comfort food” and homey, nostalgic vibe.

American Weathermakers celebrated its 70th anniversary on February 1. Originally based in Evanston, the company moved to Northbrook 35 years ago where it has grown to be one of the largest heating and air conditioning companies in Chicagoland serving residential and commercial customers.

Allstate has been named to Forbes magazine’s 2019 list of Best Employers for Diversity. Results were based on a survey of 50,000 individuals working for businesses of 1000 employees or more.

Maggiano’s hosts a special Guinness-themed dinner and painting party on Friday, March 8, featuring Guinness beer tastings, a Guinness-inspired menu, and professional instruction to help you create a vintage-style Guinness plate. For more information, call (847) 933-9555.

The Northbrook Symphony Orchestra will present Celebrate Mozart, a concert featuring masterworks by Mozart and the debut NSO performance of solo pianist Weiwen Ma, on Sunday, March 24, 4:00 p.m. at Glenbrook North High School. For more information, visit or call (847)272-0755.

The Northbrook Park District’s Senior Center will hold a St. Patrick’s Day Party on Friday, March 15, including live entertainment and a traditional corned beef or roast chicken lunch. Register by March 11 by visiting

Hi-Five Sports Zone recently celebrated its Grand Opening, where guests explored the new youth sports center at Northbrook Court and supported a fundraiser for the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance. As of mid-February, Hi-Five had raised over $6500 for OCRA.

As prom season approaches, Zengeler Cleaners is continuing its participation as a collection site for the “Glass Slipper Project.” Gently used prom and formal dresses donated at any Zengeler location. They will be repaired, cleaned, and made available free of charge to Chicagoland high school students in need.

The 2019 Super Lawyers list includes 18 attorneys from Chamber member firms, including Fisher Cohen Waldman Shapiro, LLP; Franklin Law Group; Grzymala Law Offices, P.C.; LaPointe Law, P.C.; Law Offices of Lane & Lane, LLC; Levun, Goodman & Cohen, LLP; Minchella & Associates, Ltd.; Peck Ritchey LLC; and Ruben & Goldberg LLC. Honorees are selected based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Glenbrook High School District 225 announced the appointment of Dr. Charles Johns as the district’s new superintendent, effective July 1. Dr. Johns comes to District 225 after serving most recently as superintendent of West Chicago Elementary District 33. He will replace Dr. Mike Riggle, who is retiring after more than 20 years of service in District 225.

Create your own hanging basket with expert guidance in a workshop offered by Reds Garden Center on Saturday, March 16, 2:00 p.m. Reds will store your creation in their greenhouse until late spring. A $20 prepaid deposit is required to reserve your space (applied to final cost of basket). Call (847) 272-1209 to register.&’ type=’text/javascript’>