May 2016 Business Briefs

May 2016 Business Briefs

Congratulations to Pyramid Packaging for being selected by Automated Packaging Systems as their top distributor for 2015. Pyramid is a value-added supplier of packaging machinery, supplies and services.

To encourage business participation in the signature annual fundraiser Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby this summer, Special Olympics Illinois will visit any business and present a lunch program, accompanied by their mascot Splash as well as athlete speakers who will tell their story. For more information contact Shelley at or call (630)942-5619.

Bachelors who are headed for the alter are invited for a Groom’s Night at Pinstripes on Thursday, May 12 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Attendees will enjoy local craft brews paired with Pinstripes barbecue as well as compete in a bocce tournament for a grand prize: $500 towards a Pinstripes Bachelor Party. Call (847) 480-7676 to sign up.

The Northbrook Symphony presents “Royal Treasure from Saxony” at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 15 at the GBN Sheely Center. Guest musicians will be Joyce Stenzel, clarinet and Patricia Lee, organ. A free pre-concert lecture will be given at 2:30 p.m. Visit or call (847)272-0755 for tickets.

Cancer Wellness will offer a free workshop “Look Good Feel Better,” on Monday, May 16; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. offering tips on how to overcome the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Participants will receive a free makeup tool kit. Call (847)509-9595 to register.

The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to help with the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” event this October. Members of the volunteer committee help plan entertainment, find sponsors, recruit teams, and communicate the mission. The meetings are held once a month starting Monday, May 16th. For more information email or call 630-932-1151.

Stop by The Joint on Wednesday, May 18, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for a presentation and demonstration on the use of chiropractic care for stress relief. Cost is $5 at the door and includes entry for a raffle prize and can be applied towards purchase. RSVP by May 11 by calling (224)415-3770 or e-mail Clinic21009@the

To help support the “Avon 39 – Walk for Breast Cancer” Aesthetic Athletic Club will host a fundraiser on Thursday, May 19, 6:45pm – 9:00pm. Attendees are encouraged to wear fitness attire to learn self defense techniques, fitness and nutrition tips ; there will also be refreshments, and raffle prizes. Cost is $15; RSVP to Sharon (847)997-9734 or by May 14th.

Francesca’s North now offers a Happy Hour every Monday through Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. featuring half price appetizers and discounts on select beer, wine and other drinks.

Knitters and crocheters are invited to stop by Three Bags Full on Friday, May 20, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. for a casual evening of hanging out and enjoying the company of fellow crafters. Call (847(291-9933 to RSVP. Space is limited.
Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 will host the 16th annual Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk raising funds to support research to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) on Saturday, May 21 at 8:00 a.m. at Maple School. Funds also support special school projects and scholarships for high school seniors. For more information or to sign up visit

Chamber businesses are invited to sign up now to participate in the annual Northbrook Sidewalk Sale on Friday, July 8th and Saturday, July 9th from 9 a.m.-3p.m in the shopping complex at Cherry Lane and Meadow Road (near Sunset Foods & Ace Hardware). This event attracts hundreds of shoppers and is a great way to sell excess merchandise, promote your business, and connect with the community. Call Marie Junkmann (773) 398-6488 or e-mail:

North Shore Women’s Conference Cancelled
Please note that the 8th annual North Shore Women’s Conference originally scheduled for May 5th has been cancelled. No future plans have as yet been announced. Please call the Chamber office if you have any questions at (847)498-5555.&’ type=’text/javascript’>

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