November 2019 Business Briefs

November 2019 Business Briefs

The Village of Northbrook’s Community Relations Commission presents a “Celebration of Cultures: Festival of Lights and Colors” on Sunday, November 3, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the North Suburban YMCA. The event will explore various holidays celebrated in the fall and early winter throughout the world.

Sandler Training offers a complimentary training session for sales executives on Wednesday, November 6, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The session shows how to re-engineer sales processes to capitalize on today’s buying pattern. Call (847) 513-6260 for more information.

Covenant Living of Northbrook presents its annual Holly Fair, featuring handcrafted goods and gifts, on Saturday, November 9, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is free; proceeds benefit the Northbrook Police and Fire Departments, Northbrook Public Library, and Northfield Township Food Bank.

Sign up for Hunger Resource Network’s Community Outreach Day on Saturday, November 16, 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. at Sunset Foods. Volunteers will unload three semi-trailers with frozen chicken for area food banks and soup kitchens. Visit

Dr. Liia Ramanchandra, Everything Every Girl Needs, recently was interviewed on WGN radio about Epilynx, her unique line of skin care products. Her store’s grand opening was the subject of an article in The Northbrook Tower.

Ken Samson, Dasco Insurance Agency, was awarded the 2019 Independent Agents of Illinois Charles M Cartwright Merit Award, presented to the person who performed the most meritorious service to the state’s insurance industry.

Culver’s of Northbrook received Village Board approval of the site plan for its proposed restaurant at the intersection of Dundee and Sanders Roads. Owner Kevin Weasler hopes to be open for business in Spring 2020.

The Center for Enriched Living will receive a $100,000 grant from the Chicago Bears after getting the most votes in the team’s Community All-Pro online contest. Funds will be used to help people with developmental disabilities get jobs in the community.

Local real estate agents from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group were among the winners of the 2019 Five Star Professional Real Estate Awards. Recipients included Mary Bleeker, JoAnn Casali, and Phoebe Co from the Glenview office, and Barbara Cohen and Barbara Roseman from Northbrook.

Meet artists who live and work in the Village at an Open Studio Tour on November 9, noon to 4:00 p.m., sponsored by the Village of Northbrook Arts Commission and Northbrook Park District. Maps will be available for download at

The Northbrook Public Library and Go Green Northbrook present “From Paris to Pittsburgh,” a National Geographic documentary on individuals creating real climate change solutions, on Monday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m. An open discussion will follow.

The Chicago Botanic Garden will present “Lightscape,” a dazzling mile-long path of illuminated displays, evenings from November 22 to January 5. Tickets available at

Alan Wernick has joined the law firm of Aronberg Goldgehn as Of Counsel in its newly formed Privacy, Cybersecurity & Technology Law Practice Group.

Bowl a “turkey” — three strikes in a row — at Pinstripes in November and receive a free turkey. In addition, the restaurant will donate the cost of a turkey to the No Kid Hungry national campaign.

The Red Door Spa by Elizabeth Arden has rebranded as Mynd Spa & Salon, described as “a new self-care journey with the same perks, programs, and people.” Appointments may be booked at

Howard Wallach, A-Z Entertainment Ltd., received the Gold Standard Award for Customer Service in Hospitality and Special Events from the National Customer Service Association’s Chicagoland chapter.

Howard Schultz, President/CEO of the North Suburban YMCA, announced that he plans to retire as of April 30, 2020. The Y Board will conduct a search for a new CEO with support from the Y-USA Executive Search Department.

Guys & Co. offers special fall savings of up to $50 off any regular price purchase of $250 or more. Join their loyalty club by texting GUYS to 55678 for more offers.