News & Newsletters

Volunteers Needed for August 24th Meal Packing Event

For the sixth year in a row, the Chamber is pleased to again sponsor the annual Meal Packing event, offering members an opportunity to personally give back to the community and to help fight hunger. On Thursday, August 24, participants are asked to donate two hours of time to assemble 40,000 meals for distribution through a partnership formed with the Hunger Resources Network with the Chicago Metropolitan division of the Salvation Army, which will feed thousands of people between now and the end of the year. Read more

Applications Underway for 31st Leadership Northbrook Class

Applications for Leadership Northbrook, an eight-session program that offers a comprehensive, firsthand look at the inner workings of Northbrook, are now being accepted. The program features presentations from top level civic, business and government officials, along with private tours of some of the Village’s landmark businesses and community resources. Read more

Tips for Managing your Business’s Online Reviews

By Wayne Karlins
With statistics showing that as many as 70% of consumers make decisions based on input from on-line reviews, your business’s reputation is on the line nearly every single day. Complaints and compliments are no longer handled by letters written to management. Read more

Sponsors Needed for Auction and Taste

Looking ahead to the fall, plans are already under way for the annual Auction and Taste, the Chamber’s largest fundraiser. This year’s extravaganza is set for Monday, October 30th at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel. Read more

August 2017 Business Briefs

Dan Sher, AlphaGraphics Bannockburn/Deerfield is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of AlphaGraphics Northbrook. All customer production files have been transferred to the new office and the design and production staff has also relocated. Read more

Chamber seeks part time Administrative Assistant

The Chamber is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant to work 15 – 18 hours a week.  Responsibilities include answering phones, handling mailings, light data entry, and assisting with programs and events.  Excellent phone skills, computer skills required. Experience with Microsoft Word and basic Quickbooks desired.  Knowledge of Northbrook helpful.  Some early morning hours and occasional evening hours required.  Position also involves some lifting and physical activity.  Must have car. Please send resume to Tensley Garris at the Northbrook Chamber.

Northbrook Opts Out of County Employment Ordinances

Citing the unfair, competitive disadvantage it would create for Northbrook businesses, and in light of the increasing financial uncertainties with the state that puts pressure on local municipalities, Northbrook Village Trustees voted last month to opt out of two Cook County employment mandates. Read more