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See You at the Golf Outing! Friday, June 11 — Glenview Park Golf Club

After a year of meeting exclusively on Zoom, Chamber members will finally have the opportunity to come together in person at the Annual Golf Outing and Dinner.  This special event, scheduled for Friday June 11, will be adapted to allow everyone to have a fun-filled day at the Glenview Park Golf Club in safety and comfort. Read more

Virtual Business Roundtable Inspires Ideas, Builds Connections

The challenges of the past year have generated some positive innovations. Case in point: the Chamber’s Virtual Business Roundtable, a casual Monday-afternoon forum for discussion, problem-solving, and networking. All members are invited to participate in these one-hour sessions that provide productive business tips, with special emphasis on strategies that work in the virtual marketplace. Read more

Northbrook Names New Police Chief

Village Manager Rich Nahrstadt has announced the hiring of Christopher Kennedy as the Village’s new Chief of Police. According to a Village press release, Kennedy has 29 years of experience in law enforcement with the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and is currently serving as Deputy Chief/Executive Officer overseeing Counter Terrorism and Special Operations. Kennedy began his CPD career as a police officer and proceeded through the ranks to positions including over 12 years of command-level leadership and strategic planning. He has been recognized with over 90 awards and commendations for search and rescue, lifesaving, skill, and fitness. Read more

Balanced Village Budget Points to Encouraging Forecast for FY 2021

After a year of great uncertainty, Northbrook’s local economy appears to have weathered the storm. Sales tax receipts have slightly exceeded the Village’s adjusted budget for FY 2020/21, and the Board of Trustees is expected to vote on a proposed balanced budget for FY 2021/22 on April 13. Read more

Spring Brings Outdoor Dining Back to Restaurants

Village Streamlines Process for Temporary Permits

Local restaurants can look forward to increased business in the coming weeks, as warmer weather leads to outdoor seating opportunities. The Village of Northbrook has pledged to work with restaurants on creative outdoor options, including seating in tents, parking lots, and other unconventional spaces. Read more

Join the Summer Golf League

After a year’s hiatus, the Chamber Golf League returns in May for a season of friendly competition and socializing. Due to continuing renovations at the former Sportsman’s (now Heritage Oaks) Country Club, the league will meet this summer at the Glenview Park Golf Club. Read more

Sponsorships Available for June 11 Golf Outing

There may be snow on the ground, but the Chamber is thinking about summer — especially the return of our Annual Golf Outing!  Now’s the time to reserve your spot as a sponsor for this popular fundraising event, scheduled for June 11 at the Glenview Park Golf Club. Read more

Village Board Candidates Discuss Experience, Priorities

Northbrook voters have a number of choices to make in this spring’s local elections, including contests for Village President and three Trustee seats. To help its members understand the differences between the candidates’ positions, the Chamber invited each individual to respond to questions of interest to the community. Read more

Restaurants See Gradual Progress with Reduced Restrictions

After weeks of strict COVID mitigation measures, local businesses received very welcome news in February. Improvements in suburban health metrics allowed businesses to move back to Phase 4 standards; as of February 16, restaurants were allowed to host indoor dining for up to 50 guests or 40 percent of room capacity, whichever is less. Read more

Suburban Cook County Returns to Phase 4 of Restore Illinois Plan 

Thanks to improving COVID-19 metrics, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced on February 2 that Region 10 (suburban Cook County) has advanced from Tier 1 COVID-19 resurgence mitigations to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.  Lifting the Tier 1 mitigations restores the level of business operations that were in place prior to November 2020, including the following:  Read more

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