October 2019 Business Briefs

October 2019 Business Briefs

The Northbrook Park District received a $1.78 million grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to support energy efficiency of its new Activity Center. Scheduled to open in 2021, the Center will be a Net Zero Energy building, generating as much renewable energy as the building needs to operate.

In case you missed Village of Northbrook’s Plein Air Painting Festival, the local-themed artwork created at the event will be on display and available for purchase on Thursday, October 3, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Village Green Center. The paintings capture landmarks familiar to the community, while others feature nature, architecture, and scenes of our community which may have been “hidden in plain sight” but now captured on canvas. Visit www.northbrookarts.org for more details.

Granite City Food & Brewery celebrates Oktoberfest with a tapping event and party on Saturday, October 5, featuring special prices on beer, growlers and merchandise and the chance to win beer for a year.

Bombay Bowl invites you to enjoy a free meal on your birthday. Bring your photo I.D. on your birthday to the restaurant at the White Plains shopping center, and your lunch or dinner will be complimentary.

Allstate has expanded its internal marketing team, hiring its first Chief Creative Officer to oversee a team of 200 staff members. The goal is to create content on a variety of advertising channels that the brand can deliver in real-time.

The Northbrook Public Library collected over 28 boxes of donations for the Northfield Township Food Pantry through its August “Food for Fines” campaign. Library patrons had the opportunity to have their overdue fines waived in return for a non-perishable donation.

Northbrook Rotary is observing End Polio Now Month in October. Every dollar donated will be matched 2:1 by the Gates Foundation. For more information, visit northbrookrotary.org.

Andy Fuller, Mosquito Hunters, is the winner of a 2019 Entrepreneurial Excellence Award from the Daily Herald Business Ledger. He was honored in the Young Entrepreneurs (Under 40) category.

Tickets are now available for the Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook Annual Girlfriends Brunch and Boutique Fundraiser on Friday, November 1 at Pinstripes. Details and tickets are available at YSGN.org.

AmpliVox Sound Systems donated $10,000 to the North Suburban YMCA to help fund a new wheelchair-accessible shuttle bus. The bus will support the Y’s programs for individuals with mobility challenges and other special needs.

Josh’s Hot Dogs hosted a fundraiser for Fear? Not! Nation, a local foundation supporting pediatric cancer research. The three-hour event included kids’ games, a DJ, and free hot dogs.

The Northbrook Fire Department invites families to its annual Open House on Saturday, October 12, 9:00 a.m. to noon, at Fire Station 12, 1840 Shermer Road. Kids can try on firefighting gear, climb onto trucks, and watch demonstrations.

Jon Soble, Max & Benny’s appeared on ABC-7’s “Windy City Live” show. The segment featured the restaurant’s Supreme Bagel Dogs.

The Northbrook Symphony Orchestra introduces its new Music Director Mina Zikri on Sunday, October 13, with a performance of works by Haydn and Beethoven at Glenbrook North High School’s Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets available at NorthbrookSymphony.org.

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center CEO Susan Abrams was named one of Chicago’s 25 Most Powerful Women of 2019 by Better Magazine.

Dr. Renee Dominguez, Family Service Center, was a discussion leader at a recent Northbrook forum on how to cope with suicide presented by CATCH.

Nick Grivas, Grill House, prepared a number of chicken specialties on the ABC-7 morning news in celebration of National Chicken Month.

Kamehachi offers a sushi class on Saturday, October 19 that will have you making rolls like a pro. $49 per person includes appetizers and instruction. Contact catering@kamehachi.com for more information.

Take advantage of holiday marketing opportunities in Better magazine’s 2019 Local Treasures Holiday Gift Guide. Early rates end on October 4. Contact Barbara Murray, barbara@makeitbetter.com, for information.

Dr. Max Barrett, North Shore Physical Wellness, was quoted in an article about avoiding back injuries in the Chicago Tribune’s “Love Essentially” column.

Compete for prizes and enjoy a full-service brunch at CJE Senior Life Weinberg Community’s 9th Annual Mahjong and Canasta Social Tournament on October 27. Register by October 21 at weinbergcommunity.net.