News & Newsletters

Commercial Cleaners Explain COVID Disinfection

With offices, stores, and other businesses reopening, commercial cleaning specialists are responding to COVID-19 concerns with new disinfection techniques and products. A significant investment in time, training and equipment has enabled these companies to respond to the enormous demand for disinfection services, which has no end in sight. Read more

Northbrook Development Updates

New 7-Eleven Planned for  Techny and Shermer

Plans for a 7-Eleven gas station and convenience store at the intersection of Techny and Shermer Roads recently received approval from the Northbrook Plan Commission.  Read more

Expert Zoom Tips Will Raise the Bar for Your Next Virtual Meeting

Virtual meetings became an essential part of business and personal life since the start of the pandemic.  Whether you are attending a large networking event, interviewing for a job, or working with others within your company, it’s worth investing a little time to improve the appearance and efficiency of your Zoom use. Read more

Event Businesses Plan for Long-Term Adaptations

While almost every business sector has faced disruption during the pandemic, the event industry is certainly among the hardest hit. Conferences, weddings, and mitzvah celebrations were not only put on hold during the early phases of the pandemic; the very nature of social events makes it impossible to know when regular business will be able to resume. Read more

Update on Chamber Office Hours

As the state enters Phase 4, the Chamber will offer limited office hours beginning Monday, July 6.  At least one staff member will be onsite Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to help with Certificates of Origin, Community Guide distribution, or other in-person needs. Read more

Chamber Stands for Business and Social Justice

Letter from the Board Chair Bob Caldwell

The month of June has been filled with an array of emotions.  The senseless killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Rayshard Brooks set off waves of shock, anger, and frustration that transcended the Black community and awakened widespread awareness of the depth of systemic racism in our nation.  Read more

State Minimum Wage Increase Effective July 1

Pursuant to legislation passed in 2019, the next scheduled increase in the Illinois minimum wage will go into effect on July 1.  Statewide, the new rate for non-tipped employees will be $10/hour and $6/hour for tipped employees. Read more