November 2015 Business Briefs

November 2015 Business Briefs

Rotary Club of Northbrook’s annual Coat Off Your Back campaign is currently underway through Thursday, December 24. New and gently used winter coats, sweaters, pants, gloves, mittens, boots and other warm weather clothing can be dropped off at Sunset Foods, Northbrook Bank and Trust, Village Hall, the Northbrook Library, the North Suburban YMCA and Northern Weathermakers. The items will be distributed to PADS which serves over 2200 homeless families. For information call (847) 564-4880.

Covenant Village of Northbrook will get everyone in the holiday spirit at its annual Holly Fair on Saturday, November 7, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. In addition to decorations, there will be crafts, framed art, jewelry and antiques available along with baked goods and other treats. For information call (847)480-6380. All funds raised go to support the local community.

The Book Bin recently underwent an ownership change. Janis Irvine officially transferred ownership of the store to long-time store manager Allison Mengarelli, who started working for the store in 1992 while a student at Glenbrook North. She was promoted to store manager in 1999. Irvine purchased the store 43 years ago and will continue to work there part time.

All veterans of the U.S. military eat for free at Butterfield’s Pancake House and Restaurant on Wednesday, November 11th from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in honor of Veterans Day.

Enjoy step-by-step artistic instruction while sipping wine on Friday, November 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Sportsman’s Country Club. The Northbrook Park District will supply painting supplies and wine, along with instruction from art teacher Colleen Singer. Visit or call (847) 291-2995 to register.

Hunger Resource Network will sponsor its second Community Outreach Day on Saturday, November 14 in the Sunset Foods parking lot from 7:00 -10:00 am. Volunteers will help load trucks and vans to distribute 125,000 pounds of frozen chicken to over 80 local food pantries. To volunteer or for more information visit

Homeless animals will be the beneficiaries of the Heartland Animal Shelter Golden Paw Gala on Saturday, November 14 at Pinstripes Bocce & Bistro. Bocce, raffle and appetizers from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m. with a live auction featuring Ron Bernardi. Cost is $100 per person or $1,000 per table. RSVP on-line at or call (847)296-6400

Friends of Youth Services of Glenview Northbrook will hold their annual Girlfriends Breakfast benefitting the organization on Friday, November 13, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Hilton Chicago Northbrook. To purchase tickets contact Julie Bruch at or (847)612-2481.

AlphaGraphics Northbrook offers members a free initial marketing consultation and audit of your brand identity–a $500 value. The experts on staff will review all marketing materials and social media efforts and develop an executive summary outlining how to reach new clients and generate additional business. Call (847)509-8686 to schedule an appointment.

In partnership with the Cancer Wellness Center, the Kellogg Cancer Center at Glenbrook Hospital offers “From Cancer to Health” classes on Tuesdays this month from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The classes teach strategies for managing stress for anyone newly diagnosed or who recently started cancer treatment. For more information call (847)562-4975.

To help professionals grow their business in a collaborative atmosphere, Northbrook Office Rentals recently added new office space. The expansion includes 15 high-end offices, six work stations and an extra conference room to meet with clients. For more information contact Matt Ebner at 312-399-2027

The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago recently relocated its Outpatient Center to the MeadowPark office development at the corner of Founders and Techny Roads. The 18,000 square foot building is now home to 40 physicians and advanced practice nurses in 15 pediatric subspecialties. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. with evening and weekend hours.

Throughout the month of November, bowlers of all ages can participate in the Pinstripes 5th annual Turkey Bowl and aim for a ‘turkey’ or three strikes in a row. Winners will receive a Thanksgiving-inspired turkey platter featuring Chef Cesar Gutierrez’s freshly carved turkey and all of the holiday trimmings including mashed potatoes, gravy and brussel sprouts.&’ type=’text/javascript’>