News & Newsletters

New Community Guide Coming to Your Mailbox

Hot off the presses, the 2021 Northbrook Community Guide will be arriving the first week of June.  This comprehensive resource is mailed to all Chamber members and households throughout Northbrook, and also will be available at multiple distribution spots around the Village. Read more

Community Events Returning to Calendar

Updates on July 4th, Northbrook Days, and More

Summer 2021 may not look exactly like years past, but recent relaxation in state rules have enabled organizations to jumpstart plans for fun, active, and safe events. Below is a status report on several traditional activities. Read more

Eataco Proposal Propels Downtown Discussion

A proposed pergola requested by Eataco may jumpstart changes to Northbrook’s downtown streetscape.  A preliminary review of the proposal by the Village Board opened the possibility of expanding sidewalks into existing street parking spaces and removing curbs and raised beds surrounding current trees in the sidewalk. Eataco is also preparing to expand this summer with a new lounge in a vacant adjoining space. Read more

Plastics Manufacturer Seeks 6B Incentive in Sky Harbor

A Wheeling-based manufacturer of plastic products hopes to expand its operations into Northbrook, with the help of a 6B Cook County property tax incentive. Village Trustees had mostly positive reactions to the application, although concerns were raised about the environmental impact of the company’s products. Read more

Village Attorney Addresses Northbrook Court Sale Rumors

The status of Northbrook Court’s redevelopment has been put into question by recent media reports, which assert that the shopping center will be put up for sale.  In response to an article in Crain’s Chicago Business, the Village Attorney publicly affirmed that Northbrook has no obligation to provide TIF funding or sales tax rebates unless the previously-proposed construction is substantially completed. Read more

Leadership Change Coming to Plan Commission

Marcia FranklinContinuing a year of transition at Village Hall, Northbrook Plan Commission Chair Marcia Franklin will be stepping down from the Commission in May. She announced her intention to retire, after 20 years as a Commissioner, at the April 20 meeting. Read more

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

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