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Village Takes Steps Toward Grainger Property Sale

The Village Board is expected to approve a contract with commercial real estate broker Cushman & Wakefield to find a buyer for 1657 Shermer Road, the former site of Grainger, Inc.  The contract is on the consent agenda for the Board’s public meeting on Tuesday, September 28. Read more

COVID Business Aid Still Available

While last year’s flurry of activity around PPP loans and other emergency aid has died down, recent updates have introduced new grant programs along with expansions of existing options. Representatives of the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development will share tips on taking advantage of business assistance on a Zoom call with Chamber members on October 13. Read more

Board Gives Positive Preliminary Review to New Medical 6B Proposal

At a recent Village Board meeting, Northbrook manufacturer New Medical Technology received positive feedback from the Trustees to its planned 6B tax incentive application. The company intends to purchase a vacant 47,000 square foot building in Sky Harbor and retrofit its interior for manufacturing. Read more

Celebrate Fall at the Chamber’s New “Mingle & Munch” Event

The Chamber is excited to announce a new outdoor fundraising event featuring several popular local restaurants. “Mingle & Munch” on October 20 will be a relaxed opportunity to connect with members while enjoying menu samples under the spacious tent at Butterfield’s Restaurant. Read more

Meet Northbrook’s New Village Manager

Cara Pavlicek, who took leadership of Northbrook’s professional staff on September 1, recently took a short break in her busy transition to share some thoughts with the Chamber about her new role in Northbrook.  Read more

Auction & Taste Postponed; Alternatives to be Considered

Due to a variety of challenges beyond our control, the Chamber has postponed the Annual Auction & Taste Fundraiser previously announced for October 25. The decision was made in consultation with the event’s 19-member Planning Committee and Chamber Board leadership. Based on ongoing changes to safety regulations, restaurant staffing shortages, and other obstacles, it would be impossible to plan and deliver an event comparable to previous Auctions. 
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Celebrate National Small Business Week September 13-17!

The Chamber invites small business owners to take advantage of special programming and marketing opportunities during National Small Business Week (NSBW), September 13-17. Each year, the US Small Business Administration sponsors NSBW to acknowledge the contributions of American small businesses and provide extra support for their endeavors. Read more

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