News & Newsletters

Local Economic Indicators Show Continued Improvement

Data collected by the Village of Northbrook shows that the Village has seen significant progress toward recovery from the economic challenges of the pandemic. Indicators from the first quarter of the Village’s FY 2021/22 (ending July 31) reveal that most sectors have matched or exceeded figures from the same period in FY 2019. Read more

Enjoy Local Holiday Attractions & Activities

Northbrook and its surrounding communities are filled with excitement in December, with holiday activities that appeal to all ages.  These special seasonal events presented by Northbrook Chamber members will be sure to put you in a festive mood right into the new year. Read more

Chamber Programs Promote Local Holiday Shopping

The vital holiday shopping season is a top priority for local retailers, and the Chamber is partnering with the Village of Northbrook to encourage a Shop Local mentality for area residents.  In addition to its year-round social media and text marketing programs, the Chamber has launched a Shop Local Pledge Contest that will award one lucky winner a $500 shopping spree. Read more

Nominations Open for Business Awards

Each year at the Annual Meeting, the Chamber celebrates three outstanding members for their unique accomplishments and contributions.  We are now accepting nominations for the awards to be presented in 2022, including the Business of the Year, Corporate Citizen of the Year, and Chamber Volunteer of the Year.  Nominations are open until December 31. Read more

Chamber Board Welcomes New Directors and Officers in 2022

The Chamber’s governing body will undergo a year of transition in 2022, with two new members joining the Board for three-year terms and a new Board Chair and Treasurer taking on leadership responsibilities.  Jennifer Spencer and Ousman Conteh have been approved by the current Board as new Directors, and current Directors Julie Lerman and Robyn Kole have been named Chair and Treasurer, respectively. Read more

Enhanced Marketing Tools for 2022 Membership!

It’s membership renewal time, and the new year is a perfect time to take advantage of the added marketing benefits in our Gold or Platinum membership upgrades. These bundled upgrades add a variety of tools to increase and build the profile of your business, including a more detailed website profile with enhanced SEO, high-visibility website banners, Community Guide highlights, and member-to-member Spotlight promotions.  (Some benefits are available a la carte, but the upgrade packages represent significant savings.) Read more

Letter from the President

It’s hard to believe that 2021 is almost at an end.  If 2020 was a roller coaster, this year has been more like a steady uphill climb as we collectively moved toward a return to safety and stability.  When I look back to where we were 12 months ago, I am amazed at all that has been accomplished. Read more

Village Board to Hear a Proposal to Develop a Senior Housing Community at Green Acres

Northbrook’s Board of Trustees will hold a preliminary review for a new proposal to develop the former Green Acres Country Club property.  At the Board’s meeting on October 26, representatives from Erickson Senior Living will present a plan that includes 1200 units of senior housing, with 40 of the property’s 127 acres designated as Village-controlled open space. Read more

Northbrook Receives Over $4.4M from American Rescue Plan

The Village of Northbrook has been allocated $4,480,449 from the federal government as part of a national initiative to help municipalities recover from the pandemic. The American Rescue Plan (ARP) passed in March 2021 provided $65 billion to fund local fiscal relief nationwide; according to a press release from the office of Congressman Brad Schneider, Northbrook and other communities in the 10th District received more than $131 million in aid. Read more

Chamber Marketing Tools Connect Businesses to Holiday Customers

When planning promotions for the holiday season, remember that your Chamber membership includes a variety of marketing options that are free, effective, and easy to access. The Chamber’s website, social media, and eblasts can extend your message both within the Chamber’s membership and the broader community. Read more

2020 Newsletters