Chamber Ambassadors

The Northbrook Chamber Ambassador committee is comprised of highly visible, active volunteers who serve as important liaisons to new and prospective members. They provide valuable introductions and guidance for new and prospective members attending events for the first time. Based on their personal experience and history with the Chamber, Ambassadors work with new members to become familiar with the full range of benefits offered by the organization and advice on how to take full advantage of being involved.  The Ambassadors welcome your phone calls.

Henry FettaHenry Fetta, Director

Hunger Resource Network
Phone: (847) 814-0581
Member Since: 12/1/2013

Business Description: Hunger Resource Network is a volunteer, Northbrook-based, non-profit organization dedicated to alleviate hunger. Recently, we hired our first employee, Executive Director, Kerry Smith.  Founded in 2009, we rescue food from Farmers Markets and purchase protein to meet the needs of recipient agencies, and focus on eliminating hunger.

Gregg Gerstin, Owner

Align Wellness Center
Phone: (847) 564-9500
Member Since: 7/1/2005

Business Description: The benefits of care at Align Wellness Center go well beyond pain in the neck and lower back. We integrate high-tech with high touch to enhance wellness and eliminate pain. Within the office we provide Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Personal Training, Rehabilitation and Physiotherapies.  The Center, has a vast community outreach that serves individuals, families, religious groups, schools and businesses. As part of this involvement, wellness programs have been implemented that assist in preventing injuries while offering significant savings to individuals and employers.

Harvey Blender, President

Family-safe Biking
Phone: (847) 748-8228
Member Since: 12/1/2001

Business Description: Family -safe biking — we start where the trail ends!  We road test and share routes to get you SAFELY from here to anywhere.  Our initial focus is Northbrook, the North Shore and Northwest suburbs.  We have featured weekly maps designed to get you thinking differently about biking.  Some tours we have done: map a route through the western and the southwest suburbs to Starved Rock and  a route from the Shore to the Door (Door County, WI).  Our aim is to make biking exploration more exciting, more compelling and safer.

Ambassador Statement: “I’ve been a member of the chamber for 25 years and know how important a chamber can be to growing your business having produced a million dollars for my clients.”

Mark Brodson, Vice-President

Resource Commercial Real Estate
Phone: (773)251-3666
Member Since: 8/1/2004

Business Description: Resource Commercial is a boutique commercial real estate brokerage firm in Northbrook, IL.  The firm does both tenant representation work in the industrial and office arenas and investment sales.  Mark Brodson specializes in assisting dental, medical and conventional office tenants in finding the right space for their needs.  He also works with real estate investors who are looking to purchase and sell commercial properties off-market.

Bob Caldwell, President

Hallmark Homecare
(847) 446-5050
Member Since:

Business Description: 
Hallmark Homecare is a direct hire placement service for caregivers.  We match the needs of your loved one with the training and experience of one of our professional caregivers.

EliscoAmbassadorSteven Elisco, Principal

Elisco Design Architects LLC
Phone: (847) 562-1443
Member Since: 3/1/1991

Business Description:
In the Commercial Sector we focus on Office, Industrial and Healthcare design and Tenant Development Services for Landlords of Office and Retail Centers. In the Residential Sector, we design custom single family residences, home additions and remodeling and offer Construction Management Services. Steven Elisco is a LEED AP and consults in the area of Green Technology and Sustainable Design.

Gail Eisenberg, Owner

Gail’s Brownies
Phone: (847) 331-3978

Member Since: 10/01/2011

Business Description:
Gail’s Brownies offers unique gourmet brownies, cookies and toffee products, perfect for both business and personal gifting. Our products are beautifully packaged and can be shipped anywhere is the USA.


KarlinsWayne Karlins, Owner

Reed Social Media
Phone: (847)272-0707
Member Since: 11/1/2008

Business Description: Reed Social Media manages your social media sites including Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google Plus pages.  The challenge with social media is that if you’re in business, it’s difficult to find the time to set-up, run and manage a full-blown campaign. By hiring me, you have at your disposal a whole team of individuals, not just one perspective or point of view. I manage your social media sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, Yelp and more). I provide social media management, consultation, write social media policy and give you or your company a personal social media makeover.

Robyn Kole, CPA

The Dolins Group
Phone: (847) 498-1040 x208
Member Since: 4/1/2013

Business Description: The Dolins Group is a full service CPA firm servicing individuals and businesses for their accounting, tax and financial planning needs.

Todd Lazar, Director of Sales

Keyth Security
Phone: (847)597-8008
Member Since: 7/1/2012

Business Description: Professional sales, installation and service of visual security, access systems, phone systems, locks, safes, burglary and fire alarms for commercial or residential use.

liseLise Schleicher, Owner

Phone: (847) 559-9379
Member Since: 3/1/1998

Business Description: Locally owned, award-winning company providing customized gifts, gift baskets & themed centerpieces for both personal and business occasions. Life events – new baby, get well, birthday, sympathy. Holiday, thank you and apology gifts. Balloon bouquets. Kosher, gluten free & special diets are no problem. Chicago area delivery and nationwide shipping.

image001Marsha Schwartz, Broker/Associate

Coldwell Banker
Phone: (847) 753-6246
Member Since: 2/1/2002

Business Description: Whether you are thinking about a move across town, downtown, or to another state, Marsha Schwartz has the experience & expertise to help you make your move as easy as possible. With her personal touch, your move or your employee’s move will be well cared for. Marsha is a certified relocation trained agent. For a hassle free move, give Marsha Schwartz a call.

matt settlerMatt Settler, Agent

Dasco Insurance Agency, Inc.
Phone: (847) 440-6840
Member Since: 2/1/2014

Business Description: As a Trusted Choice, Independent Insurance Agent, we represent many different financially strong insurance companies, all with excellent reputations. We specialize in Commercial Lines – Property, General Liability, Workers Compensation, Professional Liability, Commercial Vehicles, Director’s & Officers Liability, Cyber Liability and Employment Practices Liability. We also specialize in Personal Lines – Homeowners, Auto, Jewelry/Collections, Umbrella/Excess Liability, Boats and Recreational vehicles, rental homes/condo units.

P. J. Weiland, Owner

Phone: (847)739-3079
Member Since: 12/2011

Business Description: As a Business Coach, I work with business owners in five key areas. The emphasis on each area depends on the owner’s needs, the type of business they have, and their goals. The key areas are: Sales, Marketing and Advertising, Team Building and Recruitment, Systems and Business Development, and Customer Service.