March 2016 Newsletter 
  
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Dear Chamber Members: 

And the awards go to . . . . . 

The 40th Annual Recognition Lunch, Wednesday April 6, 2016.
 
At the Lunch, we will be honoring:
 
  • Lifetime Achievement Award - Gwen Trindl
  • Woman of the Year - Jane Goldenberg, Village Trustee, Village of Northfield
  • Man of the Year - John Thomas, President, Rotary Club of Winnetka-Northfield
  • Educator of the Year - Tom Doar, Head of School, North Shore Country Day School
  • Business Leader of the Year, Lucy Callahan, Peachtree Place, Little Peach
  • Northfield Public Safety Officer of the Year, Corporal Thomas Hanus
  • Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District Employee of the Year: Jill Brassur 
  • Winnetka Public Safety Officer of the Year - Fire Captain Robert Bowne
  • Special Birthday Wishes : Crow Island School - 75 years, Hubbard Woods School - 100 years
Nominations were provided by chamber members, village residents and village administrators. Thank you for all who nominated the outstanding individuals who will be honored at the April 6 event. To purchase tickets to The  40th Annual WNCC Recognition Lunch,  CLICK HERE. It is truly a celebration of our communities.
 
The chamber calendar is always full of opportunities for you to expand your horizons. Check us out at: www.winnetkanorthfieldchamber.com,
we promise that you will not only have fun, but you will grow your network of business contacts. 
 
Warm regards,
Terry DasonTerry Dason
Executive Director | Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce
( 847) 446 - 4451  
  
THE WNCC IS OFFERING AN ALL INCLUSIVE TRIP TO
CUBA
The trip departs from Miami on Wednesday, May 11 for 8 days/7 nights first class accommodations, conducted tours throughout the island in a deluxe, air conditioned motorcoach.
40TH ANNUAL WNCC RECOGNITION LUNCH
APRIL 6, 2016
A feel good event honoring outstanding businesses, community leaders, civic employees...those who have made a difference in Winnetka and Northfield! 
There are many opportunities for you to participate in the event
and gain exposure for your business.
Click on each link below to learn more about each opportunity
IT TAKES A VILLAGE
Please help us the week of the Recognition Lunch at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnekta, IL.
Monday, 1:00pm--Stuff gift bag
Tuesday, 1:00pm--Set tables
Call the Office for details:  (847) 446-4451
LONDO MONDO 1ST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND
NEW EXPANSION RIBBON CUTTING
Thursday, March 3, 3:00pm
558 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, IL.
MONTHLY WNCC BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Tuesday, March 8., 7:30-9:00am
Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln, Winnetka
All Chamber Members welcome to attend!
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS--WHOLE FOODS MARKET NORTH EVANSTON-WILMETTE
After hours networking with Wilmette Chamber members
2748 Green Bay Road, Evanston, IL.
Wednesday, March 9, 5:30-7:00pm
BUSINESS FOR BREAKFAST
Guest Speaker: Chris Smith, Baird & Warner
Topic:  The Value of a referral
Wednesday, March 16,  7:30-9:00am
Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka,IL.
LET'S DO LUNCH
Tuesday, March 22, 11:45am-1:15pm
Location TBA,  check our weekly eblast for updates
Lunch and Networking with WNCC members!
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
Women in Transition
Tuesday, March 8, 6:30-9:00pm
The Gorton Community Center, 400 East Illinois Road, Lake Forest
VILLAGE OF WINNETKA STORMWATER ALTERNATIVE STUDY
Exploration Phase Open Houses
Thursday, March 3, 6:00-8:00pm
Saturday, March 5, 10:00am-12:00pm
The Winnetka Community House, Matz Hall, 620 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka
THE WINNETKA PARK DISTRICT
is developing its 2016 to 2021 Strategic Plan to help shape the future of Parks and Recreation facilities, programs and services most important to residents. They would like to hear from you!   Your input will measurably help the Winnetka Park District with the Strategic Plan process.
Winnetka residents, click here to take survey
STYLE TO LIVE, STYLE TO GIVE: CHILDREN'S FASHION SHOW
Presented by the French School of Winnetka, to benefit The Cradle
Sunday, March 6, 4:00-8:00pm, Exmoor Country Club,   700 Vine Ave, Highland Park, IL
THE EXCHANGE, LEVERAGING MARKETING THOUGH PARTNERING WITH THE VILLAGE OF WINNETKA
Thursday, March 31, 8:00-9:00am
The Winnetka Community House, 
620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka,  Room 211B
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE WOMEN'S EXCHANGE IN MARCH
Click on the links to each event for more information

Getting it Together Workshop, Wednesday March 2 and Wednesday, March 9
Win-Win Parenting: Easy to Use Communication Strategies, Thursday, March 3 and Thursday, March 10
THE 39th NORTHFIELD FARMERS MARKET
Opens May 21 and run 22 weeks through October 15
Become a sponsor and get your business' name in front of thousands of people through the summer!  If you have questions please call Jacquie at (847) 446-4451
 NORTHFIELD ANNOUNCES "NORTHFIELDSCAPE"
PHOTO CONTEST
Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2016
The Village of Northfield invites you to submit your best original photographs of Northfield's natural beauty, historic spots, central social settings or people, for a chance to win $450 in prizes
KIOSKS AVAILABLE
We are accepting bookings for both the West Elm and Hubbard Woods Kiosks for 2016, call Jacquie at (847) 446-4451
FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
The WNCC Social media presence is growing!!!
Have you logged onto facebook pages and checked out the latest post from both the Winnetka-Northfield Chamberr and Northfield Farmers' Market.
Our presence on Facebook and Twitter has greatly increased in the past year.  "Like" them both and you won't have to wait for our eblasts-newsletters to know what is happening in the WNCC world.
MEMBER OF THE MONTH
We are filling member of the month slots for 2016.  If you are interested in participating as a member of the month, please contact us. This is one of the best manners in which to get your business' name out there. One feature of this benefit is that your logo goes on the signature line of all emails generated out of the WNCC office...and boy, we send out emails!!!
WEBSITE REMINDER
Members please utilize marketing tools that your WNCC membership offers to you!
If you are having an " event" that has a starting-ending time, you can post it on our calendar. If your event is on our calendar, it also goes in our monthly newsletter!  If you have  "job opportunities", we have a place for those too and if you have any "hot deals", JUST POST 'EM!
WNCC MEMBERS IN THE NEWS   
 CLICK HERE to be directed to the Community News Section of the Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce Website.  You can read about our members in the news and news from our members!
If there is Community News you would like to have included on the website, please use the link to the Community News submission form which is provided on the website or send an email to: wcc@winnetkanorthfieldchamber.com
UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS AT A GLANCE

Londo Mondo 1st Anniversary Celebration and Ribbon Cutting for New Expansion, Thursday, March 3, 3:00pm, 558 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, IL.
  WNCC Monthly Board of Directors Meeting, Tuesday,March 8, 7:30-9:00am, The Winnetka Community House, Winnetka, IL.
Business After Hours--Whole Foods, North Evanston -Wilmette, Wednesday, March 9, 5:30-7:00pm, 2748 Green Bay Road, Evanston, IL.
Business for Breakfast  Member of the Month, Safe Haven IT,  Wednesday, March 16,   7:30--9:00am, The Winnetka Community House, Winnetka, IL.
 Let's Do Lunch Tuesday, March 22, 11:45am-1:15pm, Location TBA, check our weekly eblast for updates.

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