May 2017 Business Briefs

May 2017 Business Briefs

The Northbrook Symphony will hold its annual Gala on Friday, May 5, 6:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel. Tickets are $150 and include dinner, musical entertainment and a chance to win several valuable raffle prizes. Call (847)272-0755 for more information.

Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook will hold its annual Rock and Roll spring benefit featuring Tributosaurus on Saturday, May 6, 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Chicago Northbrook. The event will feature live and silent auctions, raffle, professional live entertainment, dinner and dancing. Visit to register.

To raise funds to provide college scholarships for their graduates, School District 28 will host the 28th annual Homer O. Harvey 5K walk on Saturday, May 6, 8:00 a.m. at Northbrook Jr. High. Cost is $25 for adults (15 and older) and includes t-shirt (while supplies last). To register call (847)498-7900.

Kohl Children’s Museum will hold the 12th annual Touch-A-Truck Family Festival fundraiser at NIPSTA, in Glenview on Sunday, May 7, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Kids will be able to safely climb super-sized vehicles along with food, raffles, train rides, music and other entertainment. Cost is $45 for a family pass in advance. Call (847) 832-6600 for more information.

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 Wednesday, May 10. For more information email or call 630-932-1151.

Inspiring young chefs are invited to learn from Maggiano’s Executive Chef how to make the restaurant’s delicious tiramisu at a special cooking class on Saturday, May 13, 9:00 -10:30 a.m. Cost is $25 for kids, $15 for adults and includes breakfast buffet. All proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Call (847) 933-9572 to RSVP.

Learn how to build a simple and elegant website and use social media to showcase your skills at the Northbrook Public Library’s program “Establish Your Online Presence” on Tuesday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Interactive Classroom. Register on-line at

Knitters and crocheters are invited to stop by Three Bags Full on Friday, May 19, 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 17th annual Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk raising funds to support research to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) on Saturday, May 20, 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

The UPS Store 0986 in Dunbrook Plaza now offers a full range of small business solutions that extends beyond mail and package handling, offering design and printing services and the ability to provide a Northbrook street address, instead of a P.O. Box. For more information call (847) 205-9996.

Congratulations to the Village of Northbrook Fire Dept. for receiving the highest Insurance Services Office (ISO) Class 1 rating (Superior Property Fire Protection). Northbrook is one of 12 communities in the state and one of 243 in the country to achieve the rating. The new ISO-1 Classification is often used to determine property insurance rates and could result in a reduction for some businesses in Northbrook.&’ type=’text/javascript’>