September 2018 Business Briefs

September 2018 Business Briefs

A ribbon cutting for the new 26,000 square foot Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital Outpatient Surgical Center, 1131 Techny Road, will be held on Friday, Sept. 7, 10:00 a.m. The state-of-the-industry surgical center features four operating rooms, an MRI, five exam rooms and 14 private rooms for pre- and post-operative care. Medical services at the site will include audiology, dermatology, dentistry, head and neck surgery, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, plastic surgery and urology. The new center will be the only facility on the North Shore dedicated solely to pediatric care, according to hospital officials. For more information visit

UL is again partnering with the Northbrook Park District for the annual Touch-A-Truck event at the UL parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 8, 10:00 a.m. to noon. At the free event, kids can climb aboard an assortment of construction equipment and emergency vehicles. For more information visit

Amy Torf, Noggin Builders, and Jennifer Spencer, Dairy Queen, will be two of 13 women to be recognized with a North Shore Women in Business award at the 22nd Century Women in Business lunch on Thursday, Sept. 13 at Pinstripes, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Chamber members receive a $10 discount off the $55 ticket price to attend. For more information visit or call (847)272-4565.

Nirvana Naturopathics announced recently that it is moving to a new location at 707 Lake Cook Road, Suite 100, Deerfield, effective Thursday, Sept. 13. The new clinic is near the intersection of Pfingsten and Lake Cook Roads in the medical professional building. For more information visit

First Bank of Highland Park recently welcomed Chuck Gitles as SVP/Commercial Banking where he will be responsible for supporting the Bank’s growth while developing and managing relationships in its commercial banking Middle Market portfolio. With over 25 years of experience in the banking industry, Chuck was previously with MB Financial Bank.

Stop by Red’s Garden Center on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2:00 p.m. for a free seminar “Houseplants 101” with tips on the proper selection, care and maintenance of houseplants, information on common pests and diseases, potting techniques and best practices for bringing houseplants in for the winter. Pre-registration required. Call (847)272-1209 or email

Waterway Carwash announced that it has acquired Crossroads Soft Cloth Car Wash. Earl Slavin, who has owned and operated Crossroads for 31 years at the 64 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park location, also announced his retirement. Waterway stated that it intends to invest $3 million for improvements to the 50,000 square foot property, which will be closed for three to four months for construction. For more information visit

CMX Cinemas‘ two movie venues at Old Orchard now offer discounts on Tuesdays. CMX CineBistro is a full service dine-in theater for ages 21 and older with first-run movies in a luxury theater setting. CMX Market Cinema is family friendly with high end market food options. Visit for more information and reservations.

Congratulations to Vic Micelli, Des Plaines Office Equipment for recognition for excellence in leadership and service at the annual C-Suite Awards ceremony held at Northern Illinois University Naperville campus. Honorees are executives in top management positions in their companies and are nominated by their peers. A full profile of the honorees appeared in the August edition of the Daily Herald Business Ledger,

Walgreens was recently named among the best places to work for disability inclusion, according to a survey compiled by the American Association of People with Disabilities and the US Business Leadership Network. For the second straight year, Walgreens scored 100 percent on the Disability Equality Index.

Cancer Wellness Center presents the “Better Together” benefit on Saturday, Sept. 29, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. at Joe’s Live, Rosemont. The event includes a special program, dinner, auction and live music. Proceeds benefit the Center which offers programs and professional services to cancer patients and their families every at no charge. For information call (847)509-9595.

The Illinois Holocaust Museum presents “Stories of Survival” an exhibition showcasing more than 60 personal artifacts brought to America by Chicagoland survivors of the Holocaust and other experiences of genocide. The exhibition, never before on display, will run through January 13, 2019 before traveling to museums around the country.&’ type=’text/javascript’>