News & Newsletters

“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

Letter from New Board Chair Julie Lerman

As we approach the start of a new year, I’m honored to be taking on a new role as Chair of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. As the new Chair, I feel fortunate to inherit a strong organization, superbly managed by a dedicated and talented staff, and supervised by a committed Board of Directors. Read more

Village President to Address the Business Community

Prepare for the new year with a comprehensive review of top local issues from Northbrook Village President Kathryn Ciesla as she presents the Annual State of the Village address on January 26. This luncheon event at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel connects the business community and Village leadership for an informative, interactive discussion. Read more

Local Economic Indicators Show Continued Improvement

Data collected by the Village of Northbrook shows that the Village has seen significant progress toward recovery from the economic challenges of the pandemic. Indicators from the first quarter of the Village’s FY 2021/22 (ending July 31) reveal that most sectors have matched or exceeded figures from the same period in FY 2019. Read more

Enjoy Local Holiday Attractions & Activities

Northbrook and its surrounding communities are filled with excitement in December, with holiday activities that appeal to all ages.  These special seasonal events presented by Northbrook Chamber members will be sure to put you in a festive mood right into the new year. Read more

Chamber Programs Promote Local Holiday Shopping

The vital holiday shopping season is a top priority for local retailers, and the Chamber is partnering with the Village of Northbrook to encourage a Shop Local mentality for area residents.  In addition to its year-round social media and text marketing programs, the Chamber has launched a Shop Local Pledge Contest that will award one lucky winner a $500 shopping spree. Read more

Nominations Open for Business Awards

Each year at the Annual Meeting, the Chamber celebrates three outstanding members for their unique accomplishments and contributions.  We are now accepting nominations for the awards to be presented in 2022, including the Business of the Year, Corporate Citizen of the Year, and Chamber Volunteer of the Year.  Nominations are open until December 31. Read more

Chamber Board Welcomes New Directors and Officers in 2022

The Chamber’s governing body will undergo a year of transition in 2022, with two new members joining the Board for three-year terms and a new Board Chair and Treasurer taking on leadership responsibilities.  Jennifer Spencer and Ousman Conteh have been approved by the current Board as new Directors, and current Directors Julie Lerman and Robyn Kole have been named Chair and Treasurer, respectively. Read more

Enhanced Marketing Tools for 2022 Membership!

It’s membership renewal time, and the new year is a perfect time to take advantage of the added marketing benefits in our Gold or Platinum membership upgrades. These bundled upgrades add a variety of tools to increase and build the profile of your business, including a more detailed website profile with enhanced SEO, high-visibility website banners, Community Guide highlights, and member-to-member Spotlight promotions.  (Some benefits are available a la carte, but the upgrade packages represent significant savings.) Read more

Letter from the President

It’s hard to believe that 2021 is almost at an end.  If 2020 was a roller coaster, this year has been more like a steady uphill climb as we collectively moved toward a return to safety and stability.  When I look back to where we were 12 months ago, I am amazed at all that has been accomplished. Read more

2020 Newsletters