News & Newsletters

Village Sees Strong Sales Tax Resurgence

The Village of Northbrook is exceeding expectations on sales tax collections for the start of its fiscal year.  Sales tax receipts in August, reflecting sales made in May, were reported at over $1.5M, beating projections in the budget by more than $384K. Read more

Time to Update Your Chamber Records!

Each year, the Chamber reaches out to all members to verify the accuracy of our records. This is an excellent opportunity for you to ensure that your potential customers and contacts are seeing up-to-date information about your business on our website. You can highlight new products, steer traffic to your social media, and update your hours or practices. Read more

Chamber’s Annual Auction & Taste Returns Oct. 25

Sponsorships Now Available! Volunteers & Donations Needed!
The Chamber is delighted to announce the return of its Annual Auction and Taste of Northbrook on Monday, October 25. This exciting tradition at Northbrook’s Renaissance Hotel brings the community together for an evening of delicious food from more than a dozen local restaurants. In addition, attendees enjoy cocktails and socializing while they bid on exciting live and silent auctions. All proceeds support the Chamber’s initiatives, helping to keep dues affordable for all types of members. Read more

Chamber Returns to Regular Office Hours

The Chamber’s professional staff will return to its pre-pandemic office hours as of August 16, 2021. The office at 2002 Walters Avenue will be open to visitors from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Read more

Applications Open for 2021-22 Leadership Northbrook Program

Leadership Northbrook, a Chamber initiative to increase civic awareness and engagement, will return in September after a pandemic-related hiatus. Participants will meet for eight monthly sessions to learn about governmental bodies, non-profit organizations, and leading businesses that shape our community. Read more

Chamber Board Welcomes New Director

Katie Moore, Northbrook Bank & Trust, will join the Northbrook Chamber’s Board of Directors effective August 13. Her nomination was confirmed in an email vote by Board members in July. She fills a seat vacated by Kendra Castelloni, who has left Northbrook Bank for a regional role at its parent company, Wintrust. Read more

Waukegan Road Resurfacing Starts in August

Road construction in Northbrook has been relatively tame so far this year, but that may change along Waukegan Road this month. IDOT will be resurfacing all lanes of IL-43 from Lake Cook Road to Ammer Drive in Glenview. At the same time ADA-required curb cuts will be added to sidewalks along the route. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2021. Read more

Northbrook Looks at Updating Medical Office Parking Rules

Board May Start Comprehensive Zoning Code Next Year
A Village proposal to equalize parking requirements for medical offices and general offices may be the first of many zoning changes of interest to the business community. Village President Kathryn Ciesla noted in July that she foresees a significant review of the zoning code to make requirements more consistent and less problematic for businesses. Read more

Employers Battle Tight Job Market

Free Resources Available from Chamber
As businesses return to something resembling pre-pandemic operations, many are finding themselves shorthanded.  A variety of considerations — the availability of supplemental unemployment benefits, child care demands, health concerns related to COVID, and more — appear to be constraining workers from returning to the job market. Although the impact of these factors may be temporary, employers should take advantage of Chamber resources to help fill their openings. Read more

2021 Newsletters

2020 Newsletters