September 2017 Business Briefs

September 2017 Business Briefs

Realty Advisors North now offers First Home Buyers seminars that can be scheduled at a business to help employees navigate the stressful process of buying their first home. The seminars include time for questions, lunch or refreshments and a customized incentive such as a free Home Warranty Plan.

To provide insight on charitable giving and bust investment myths, The Wade Street Group at Morgan Stanley offers a seminar “Women, Wealth and the Art of Doing Good” on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Wilmette. Call (312)382-2823 to RSVP.

Justin Breen, BrEpic Communications LLC, recently announced that he is partnering with the Allstate Foundation to promote its Good Starts Young initiative, a program to empower youth to stand up for themselves and others, and to realize their full potential through programs and resources that develop social and emotional skills. Visit for more information.

Rebecca Bloomfield and Jerry Pearlstein, Jerry S. Pearlstein Insurance LTD, have earned the Completion Certificate that qualifies them to enroll individuals, families and small groups for Affordable Care Act Health Insurance in 2018. They remind everyone wishing to change their insurance or retain their government assistance for 2018 that they must do so between November 1 and December 15, 2017.

UL is again partnering with the Northbrook Park District for the annual Touch-A Truck event at the UL parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 9, 10:00 a.m. to noon. At the free event, kids can climb aboard an assortment of construction equipment and emergency vehicles.

Heartland Animal Shelter will hold its 11th annual fundraiser “Hogs for Dogs (and Kitties Too!)” motorcycle charity ride on Sunday, Sept. 10, departing from the shelter at 11:45 a.m. All vehicles are welcome to join in the 70 mile ride. Cost is $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Call (847) 296-6400 for more information.

Lisker Music Foundation kicks off its fall concert season with “Beethoven 1803” on Thursday, Sept. 14 at Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston, 7:30 p.m. featuring two celebrated works by the composer. Single tickets are $30 or a season ticket pass for three concerts is $75.00. For more information visit

Stop by Red’s Garden Center on Saturday, September 9, 2:00 p.m. for a free seminar “Great Soil…Great Plants” and learn more about sustainable gardening, including compost, soil amendments and how to put your fall leaves to work for you. Pre-registration required. Call (847)272-1209 or

Glenbrook North High School’s DECA club, one of the most successful student business clubs in the state of Illinois, seeks sponsors to help offset costs of their competition at the state, regional and national level. Sponsorships range from $50 to $350 and include t-shirts and other marketing benefits. For more information contact Samantha Haugen or Michael Rast at

The Northbrook Symphony opens its 2017-18 season on Sunday, Sept. 24, 4:00 p.m. with the performance “Music is Magic” featuring two young violinists. An additional highlight will be the premiere performance of a new work by the NSO Composer Jim Kendros. Call (847)272-0722 for tickets.

Friday nights will feature a unique ongoing collaboration experience at the Artists of the Industry studio on Techny Road. Musicians, audio engineers and producers are invited to drop in for a jam session at the studio to create new original music and cross pollinate musical projects. Visit for more information.&’ type=’text/javascript’>