News & Newsletters

Economic Data Shows Impact of COVID

As Illinois grapples with job loss and other economic declines caused by the pandemic, Northbrook has hardly been immune.  Data from the Bureau of Labor Standards and Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) showed a surge in unemployment in the spring, with a slight rebound in people returning to work in July.  Read more

Chamber Seeks Board Member Nominations

The Chamber welcomes nominations for members to serve on its Board of Directors, beginning in January 2021.  The Board consists of volunteers from a variety of businesses representing the diverse nature of the local business community.  Read more

Help Customers Find You! Update Your Chamber Records

In September, the Chamber will launch its annual review of member records to verify that all information is accurate and up-to-date. This process ensures that potential customers and other contacts will see correct information about you on the Chamber’s website. An email with your business information will be sent to your main business contact in our database. Read more

Northbrook’s Large Employers Take Gradual Approach to Reopening Offices

Northbrook’s diverse business community is home to several global companies, employing thousands of people locally.  The pandemic forced these companies to swiftly transition most of their team members to working from home in March, with only designated operations deemed essential services under the state’s definition. Read more

Commercial Cleaners Explain COVID Disinfection

With offices, stores, and other businesses reopening, commercial cleaning specialists are responding to COVID-19 concerns with new disinfection techniques and products. A significant investment in time, training and equipment has enabled these companies to respond to the enormous demand for disinfection services, which has no end in sight. Read more

Northbrook Development Updates

New 7-Eleven Planned for  Techny and Shermer

Plans for a 7-Eleven gas station and convenience store at the intersection of Techny and Shermer Roads recently received approval from the Northbrook Plan Commission.  Read more