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Saf-T-Gard – Corporate Citizen of the Year

Corporate Citizen Saf-T-Gard Stands Up for Community
For many Northbrook residents, Saf-T-Gard International, Inc. may not be a household name even after 43 years as a local business. However, Village leaders and area charities know that Saf-T-Gard and the family behind it are always ready to lend a hand. Their commitment to the community has grown even stronger during the pandemic, making them a deserving choice for the 2022 Corporate Citizen of the Year. Read more

Grill House, 2022 Business of the Year

Grill House Evolves to Build Customer Loyalty
Some businesses become local favorites over the course of many years; others swiftly reach that status. Grill House may be a fairly recent addition to Northbrook’s restaurant scene, but it has built an outstandingly loyal customer base through their multi-platform marketing, community outreach, and something-for-everyone menu. Their success in navigating the challenges of the pandemic offers lessons for all kinds of businesses and make them a natural selection for the Business of the Year Award. Read more

Gail Eisenberg – Chamber Volunteer of the Year

Sharing the Chamber’s Message with a Sweet Touch
Gail Eisenberg – and her famous brownies – are among the most recognizable and popular attendees at any Chamber event. As one of the Chamber’s most engaged Ambassadors, Gail is a reliable presence welcoming new members and guests at First Friday breakfasts, Women in Business lunches, and Business After Hours. She also carries that positive message to potential members throughout the community. The Volunteer of the Year Award acknowledges her enthusiasm and outreach on behalf of the organization. Read more

Ad Reservations for 2022 Community Guide

The Chamber has begun work on its annual Northbrook Community Resource Guide, and reservations are open for advertisers. This vibrant marketing tool, published in early June, reaches every household and business in the Village of Northbrook with a colorful, informative print publication. Read more

New Vaccine Requirements for Cook County Businesses Start January 3 

In response to rising rates of COVID infections and hospitalizations, the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) has announced expanded mitigation measures going into effect January 3, 2022. The new rules, which cover Northbrook and most other suburban communities in the county, require proof of full vaccination from individuals patronizing indoor spaces where food or drink are served, including restaurants, bars, event spaces, entertainment venues, as well as health and fitness facilities. Read more

Contest Fuels Local Shopping

The Chamber, in partnership with the Village of Northbrook, devoted staff and digital resources to a revved-up local shopping campaign this holiday season.  The centerpiece of the campaign was a Shop Northbrook contest with an eye-catching $500 prize.  The contest was inspired by President Kathryn Ciesla’s suggestion that residents should pledge to support local businesses during the holiday season. Read more

Developer Seeks 6b for New Spec Construction at Walgreens Site

A 6b tax incentive application for the redevelopment of one of Northbrook’s largest available commercial properties was discussed by the Board of Trustees in December. Panattoni Development Company is hoping to receive 6b treatment for new construction at 4000 Commercial Avenue, currently owned by Walgreens. Read more

“A Safe Environment” – Q&A with Police Chief Christopher Kennedy

Northbrook was in the news in late 2021 when a luxury store at Northbrook Court was targeted with merchandise thefts. Despite these dramatic events, actual crime statistics indicate that Northbrook continues to be a very safe community overall. In addition, the Northbrook Police Department is investing in new technology to help with both crime deterrence and investigation. Below, Chief Christopher Kennedy shares his perspectives on the amount and type of criminal activity in Northbrook, and how business owners can best protect themselves. Read more

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