Community News

The Community News Page’s purpose is to inform readers of important issues and news that are occurring within our community. Announcements regarding promotions, honors received, change of location or hours, sales promo, etc. should be submitted in word document format along with corresponding photos under sized 50Kb to: wcc@winnetkanorthfieldchamber.com

A Ribbon Cutting is Held by the WNCC for CIBC Banking Center

The PrivateBank is now CIBC. Their name may have changed but their commitment to you and our communities hasn’t. They value the trust you’ve put in them over the years, and they are excited about how they can expand & improve your banking experience with the global resources of CIBC behind them.

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A Ribbon Cutting is Held by the WNCC for CrushContracts

The WNCC celebrated with a ribbon cutting on Saturday, September 16, to welcome new business CrushContracts, located at 150 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2800, Chicago, IL 60601. CrushContracts is operated by Roma Khan, CEO (Winnetka resident), Tyler Chafey, COO (Winnetka resident), and Martha Gillis, CLO (Evanston resident, and grew up in Winnetka).

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Calling all Non-Profit Organizations throughout the North Shore!

You are invited to kick-off the fall season at the Northfield Farmers’ Market with the Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce at our annual Harvest Fest & Not for Profit Day. The event will take place on September 23, 2017 from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm, 6 Happ Road (across from New Trier High School’s Northfield Campus).

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HEART CERTIFIED AUTO CARE EXPANDS THROUGH FRANCHISES

HEART Certified Auto Care is pleased to announce that franchises are now available throughout the United States.
HEART is an acronym for Helping Everyone Achieve Reliable Transportation. Through HEART, the auto repair industry has been redefined with the introduction
of a 2-year or 24,000-mile warranty on any repair, a turnaround…

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WNCC Board Development Report

The following report is from Executive Service Board working with the Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce on Board Development.

The deliverables for this project were:

1.Roles and Responsibilities of the Board defined.

2. Board structural issues addressed and recommendations made.

3. Board member composition reviewed and recommendations made.

4. Internal operation of the Board and Board – Staff relations reviewed and […]

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Ad specialty pro earns the industry’s most prestigious education award

July 14, 2017 – The Advertising Specialty Institute has awarded Abby Clark ofAbsolutely Creative Promotions with a Bachelor of Advertising Specialty Information (BASI) certification – the industry equivalent of a bachelor’s degree.

BASI holders are recognized as industry experts who have the knowledge they need to thoroughly understand and navigate the promotional products marketplace profitably, and […]

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Northfield and Winnetka in Top 50 Safest Cities in Illinois

The SafeWise Report has released its 50 Safest Cities in Illinois for 2017. Northfield (#25) and Winnetka (#33) ranked among the top safest in the state.

How did they get their results:

To identify the safest cities in Illinois, SafeWise reviewed the 2015 FBI Crime Report statistics and population data. They eliminated all […]

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Chamber Golf Outing

The Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce hosts a golf outing and networking dinner every year. This year’s event was held with the Skokie Chamber of Commerce at Evanston Golf Club.

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Winnetka Community House Names Robert J. Thomas as Executive Director

Winnetka Community House announces the appointment of Robert J. (Bob) Thomas as its Executive Director effective immediately. A longtime resident of Lake Forest, IL, Bob brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in the business and nonprofit sectors to Winnetka Community House, a community center providing educational, cultural, social and recreational opportunities to people […]

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Attorney William J. Cadigan leads Illinois State Board of Elections

Attorney William J. Cadigan was named chairman of the Illinois State Board of Elections during a meeting of the Board’s members held on July 3rd in Springfield. He was previously appointed to the Board by Governor Bruce Rauner in 2015, and will serve as chairman for two years.

The State Board of Elections is an independent […]

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Duxler Complete Auto Care Is Now HEART Certified Auto Care

Duxler Complete Auto Care, a Chicago area leader in car repair
and automotive services, is now HEART Certified Auto Care.

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‘Make it Better’ best of 2017 winners announced

Congratulations to our Winnetka-Northfield area businesses and Chamber members!

Best Lashes: The ’60s Beauty Lash
Best Haircut: Teddie Kossof Salon
Best Blow Out (Tie): Teddie Kossof Salon, BloOuts 
Best Yoga Studio: CorePower Yoga
Best Handyman: Get Dwell
Best Builder: A. Perry Homes
Best Groomer: Wags on Willow
Best Real Estate Company: @properties
Best Eyewear: Spex/MyEyeDr

For the seventh year, our readers of “Make It Better’ have […]

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A Ribbon Cutting is Held by the WNCC for Grateful Bites Pizza Shoppe

The WNCC celebrated with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, July 6, to welcome Grateful Bites Pizza Shoppe, LLC to their new location at 899 Green Bay Road, Winnetka.

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Northfield’s Touch a Truck at the Farmers’ Market

Saturday, July 8, Touch a Truck Day: Take a close-up look at big trucks from 10:00am-12:00pm while at the Northfield Farmers Market! Kids and adults alike will be able to touch and even climb aboard many super-sized vehicles in a safe environment.

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Winnetka-Northfield Sidewalk Sale

Northfield: Wednesday, July 12 through Saturday, July 15
Winnetka: Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15…
The Winnetka-Northfield Chamber Sidewalk Sale is the North Shore’s most well-known and well-attended sidewalk sale.  Visitors browse the unique wares the shops, boutiques, salons, and vendors have to offer at incredible prices. Along with specialty merchandise, shoppers can browse food vendors, charity organizations, and other professional services as they enjoy the day.

Questions, please call the WNCC office at (847) 446-4451

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Grateful Bites Pizza Shoppe Opens Restaurant in Hubbard Woods

The Village of Winnetka is excited to welcome Grateful Bites Pizza Shoppe into the Hubbard Woods Business District.

Located at 899 Green Bay Road in Hubbard Woods, Grateful Bites Pizza Shoppe is the spin off, brick and mortar restaurant of Grateful Bites Catering which is family owned by Matt & Sarah Halack. They cook from scratch using […]

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