November 2018 Business Briefs

November 2018 Business Briefs

The Village of Northbrook recently announced that the front lot of the Grainger building (1657 Shermer) is now available for commuter parking as well as anyone visiting local businesses. There is no cost to park in any of the 100 parking spaces. Overnight parking and commercial truck parking is prohibited. For questions call (847)272-4711.

Covenant Village of Northbrook will hold its annual Holly Fair on Saturday, November 3, 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 available for sale. For more information call (847)480-6380. All funds raised go to support local civic organizations.

World Financial Group is sponsoring the showing of “The Power of Zero,” a powerful documentary exploring the implications of the nation’s spiraling debt and the math and science behind a tax-free approach to retirement, on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Regal Cinema in Lincolnshire. Following the film there will be time for questions and answers. For more information e-mail Kim at

Congratulations to Oakton Community College, recently ranked the best community college in Illinois for adult learners for the third 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

Five Seasons Sports Club will host a Women’s Health Fair on Saturday, Nov. 10, 9:00 a.m. – noon. There is no charge to be an exhibitor or to attend. Anyone interested in having an exhibitor table should contact Aaron Pankau at

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, the Northbrook Symphony presents “Celebrate Victory!” on Sunday November 11, Veterans Day. The concert will feature Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Vaughan Williams’s Fifth Symphony. The performance begins at 4:00pm at Glenbrook North High School. Visit for ticket information.

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

Cancer Wellness Center recently launched a new website which offers the ability to register for programs and events, and a new blog featuring articles by CWC staff and guest contributors from the community.

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

In conjunction with the Village of Northbrook’s new ordinance requiring children under the age of 16 to wear an industry compliant bicycle helmet when riding a bicycle, George Garner Cyclery is offering 20% off any new child’s helmet through Dec. 31.

Four-person teams are invited to participate in the Sportsman’s Country Club annual Turkey Shoot scramble on Saturday, Nov. 10, 9:00 a.m. Cost is $300/team and includes green fees, golf cart, lunch, raffle, and games as well as $3,000 in prize money. Visit for more information.

Learn how businesses can use social media as a marketing tool at a pair of programs at the Northbrook Public Library; “Using Social Media Marketing to Spread Your Message” on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. and “Introduction to Twitter” on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. RSVP at on the calendar page.

Learn to roll sushi like a pro at a special two-hour sushi class at Kamehachi on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Cost is $49 per person and includes instructions and appetizers. Call (866-887-8744 or e-mail

Dress up your Thanksgiving table with your own custom designed centerpiece created at the Red’s Garden Center Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2:00 p.m. 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.

Business volunteers are needed to speak at the Cove School Career Day on Thursday, March 14, 2019, 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’ type=’text/javascript’>