November 2017 Business Briefs

November 2017 Business Briefs

Toffee Break Desserts delicious and decadent toffee is now available at Waterway Carwash. Some of the flavors available include Chicago traditional, cookies & cream, raspberry and mocha latte.

Congratulations to Oakton Community College, recently ranked the best community college in Illinois for adult learners for the second year in a row, also ranking 17th in the nation on Washington Monthly’s list of the best two year colleges for adult learners. For more information visit

On Sunday, Nov. 5, 4:00 p.m., The Northbrook Symphony presents three iconic symphonies from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries by the masters Mozart, Mendelssohn and Sibelius. Tickets are available online at or call (847)272-0755.

Stop by Orangetheory Fitness on Thursday, Nov. 9, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. for a free workout session and to learn firsthand about the philosophy behind their exercise routines that address both cardio and strength needs. For every Chamber attendee, Hallmark Homecare will donate $15 to Hunger Resource Network. Call (224)541-6300 to RSVP; space is limited.

Rotary Club of Northbrook’s annual Coat Off Your Back campaign is currently underway through Friday, December 22. New and gently used winter coats, sweaters, pants, gloves, mittens, boots and other cold weather clothing can be dropped off at Sunset Foods, the Northbrook Public Library, the North Suburban YMCA and American Weathermakers. The items will be distributed through PADS which serves over 2,200 homeless families. For information e-mail

Alphagraphics Northbrook/Deerfield/ Bannockburn invites businesses to partner with them as they host a book drive to benefit Bernie’s Book Bank, which runs through Friday, November 17. Businesses are invited to participate by serving as a collecting point for the book drive, which helps low-income children. Alphagraphics will provide all of the customized posters and collection bins and will pickup and deliver to your office. For more information call (847)317-9001 or

Covenant Village of Northbrook will hold its annual Holly Fair on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In addition to holiday decorations, there will be crafts, framed art, jewelry and antiques available along with baked goods and other treats. For more information call (847)480-6380. All funds raised go to support the local community.

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

Hunger Resource Network (HRN) will hold its next Community Outreach Day on Saturday, November 11, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m at Sunset Foods in Northbrook. Volunteers may sign up to help distribute 126,000 pounds of frozen chicken to more than 100 Chicago-area food pantries, homeless shelters and soup kitchens. Visit to register.

Four person teams are invited to participate in the Sportsman’s Country Club annual Turkey Shoot on Saturday, Nov. 11, 9:00 a.m. Format is scramble with handicap. Cost is $300/team and includes green fee, golf cart, lunch and a turkey to take home as well as $3,000 in prize money. Visit for more information.

Dress up your Thanksgiving table with your own custom designed centerpiece created at the Red’s Garden Center Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2:00 p.m. At the session, designers will help participants choose their plants and arrange their selections into a pre-carved pumpkin of their choice. Preregistration required. Call (847)272-1209 to RSVP.

The North Suburban YMCA offers a day camp program during school breaks. On Wednesday, Nov. 22, students can enjoy a day of fun at the Y featuring a trip to LaserQuest. For information, call (847)272-7250.

Volunteers are needed to speak at the Cove School Career Day on March 22, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to noon. Business owners and others are invited to speak to the students about opportunities in their profession, their experiences and training, and what they like about their job. To participate, contact Marla Althshul at

Congratulations to the Village of Northbrook for receiving the American Society of Civil Engineering’s Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award for the Wescott Park Stormwater Storage Facility. The project was selected for its contribution to the community and its innovative use of construction materials. It was recognized as one of the largest storm trap detention facilities in the country.

All donations made to Cancer Wellness Center on International “Giving Tuesday”, on Tuesday Nov. 28 will be matched by an anonymous donor. To make a donation on the website visit’ type=’text/javascript’>