September 2019 Business Briefs

September 2019 Business Briefs

Tanya Fretheim, Street Level Studio, Cathy Irwin, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and Maria Doughty, Allstate are among the honorees in 22nd Century Media’s second annual North Shore Women in Business Awards. The presentation luncheon will be held Thursday, September 12 at the Chicago Botanic Garden. For tickets, visit

The Goddard School is now accepting enrollments at its new facility in Deerfield. Programs include daycare for infants and toddlers, preschool and pre-K, private kindergarten, and afterschool care.

The Book Bin presents a Book Club Idea Night on Thursday, September 12, 6:30 p.m. Local book club leaders and publisher representatives will present the latest and best reads for book clubs to discuss in the coming year.

Hilton Chicago/Northbrook completed phase one of a multimillion-dollar renovation, which introduces a refreshed look to its 20,000 square feet of flexible function space and 249 guest rooms. Phase two will include a complete revamp of the property’s restaurants, Allgauer’s on the Riverfront and Frank’s Place.

Courtney Olson, First Bank of Highland Park and Cheryl Rohlfs, CPA, Cheryl Rohlfs & Associates LLP will be among the participants in a free panel discussion on financial best practices for non-profit organizations on Friday, September 13. The event will be held at The Art Center in Highland Park from 8:30-10:30 a.m. RSVP by September 8 to

Cannabis Facility Construction (CFC), a division of Northbrook-based Mosaic Construction, announces their newest project, a 20,000 sq. ft cannabis cultivation facility renovation for the Grassroots Group in Fargo, ND. CFC is a leading design/build construction partner for the cannabis industry, building 28 dispensaries, cultivation, and processing facilities in nine states. Learn more at

Jerry S. Pearlstein Insurance partners Jerry Pearlstein and Rebecca Bloomfield have achieved accreditation from the government to enroll people in Affordable Care Act health insurance for 2020. These award winners provide free coverage guidance.

UL and the Northbrook Park District present their annual Touch-A-Truck event at the UL parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 14, 10:00 a.m. to noon. The event allows kids to climb aboard an assortment of construction equipment and emergency vehicles. Learn more at

Pulse Technology announced that it will relocate its corporate headquarters to Schaumburg. The company is in the process of retrofitting a 36,500 square foot facility at 201 E. Commerce Drive and plans to move later this year.

FashionBar presented a “Fashion Gives Back” show at Northbrook Court, featuring designs by up-and-coming retailers including Everything Every Girl Needs. The show collected donations for the Northfield Township Food Pantry and raised awareness of the need for local hunger relief.

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab was named the nation’s top rehabilitation hospital for adults by U.S. News & World Reports. The Chicago-based hospital has topped the national rankings in its category every year since 1991.

Covenant Living of Northbrook awarded over $10,000 in grants-in-aid to seven college-bound students currently working as waitstaff in Covenant’s dining services department. Scholarship funds are raised by Covenant’s administration, the community’s Holly Fair committee, and other resident donors.

The North Suburban YMCA presents its first-ever “Fall Fest” on October 5, 4:00 to 9:00 p.m., an all-ages event featuring kids’ activities, live music, bingo and trivia games, food, and a beer & wine tent. Details at For sponsorship opportunities, contact Kim Nyren,

Warady & Davis LLP participated in the Illinois CPA Society’s Day of Service in August. Team members packed 244 backpacks full of school supplies for children in need at the Boys & Girls Club of Lake County.

Oakton Community College offers three new Computer Applications for Business (CAB) certificates beginning this fall. These certificates demonstrate a professional understanding of Microsoft business applications, and enable students to work toward the CAB associate in applied science degree.

Basketworks has introduced new beer and wine gift packages available through their website, These unique baskets pair high-quality wines or local craft beers with complementary foods and attractive accessories.