February 2017 Newsletter 
  
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What's going on in our Villages--Here are the links to these organization's calendars
 
 
Dear Chamber Members;

Winnetka Hires First Full-Time Economic Development Coordinator

The Village of Winnetka is pleased to announce the engagement of Winnetka's first full-time Economic Development Coordinator, Michael Martella.  Mr. Martella joins Winnetka from the Village of Bensenville, where for the last seven years he was the Marketing & Business Development Administrator.   Mr. Martella is tasked with developing and administering the Village's economic development and business relations programs.  He will be a crucial liaison to the business community and is expected to play an important role in the implementation of Winnetka's Downtown Master Plan.  Mr. Martella has the requisite experience and skills to develop strategies to enhance the Village's business base, encourage sustainable long-term commercial growth, and to promote the Downtown Master Plan's vision of Winnetka's three business districts.
 
The office of Economic Development Coordinator is under the purview of the Village Manager's Office; however, Mr. Martella's office will be located in the Community Development Department, to facilitate availability and access to the business community.  Please join the Village in welcoming him to Winnetka. Further information is available on the Village website.  Mr. Martella's direct contact is 847-716-3528 or contact him via email: MMartella@winnetka.org.
 
Have you thought about how to grow your business this year?  Have you thought about networking?  While you are networking, your number one goal should be...read Terry's entire message...

Terry Dason
Terry Dason
Executive Director | Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce
( 847) 446 - 4451  
  
PLEASE REVIEW AND UPDATE YOUR BUSINESS PROFILE INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE
your business information will appear in the 2017 WNCC Community Guide.  The info for that publication is generated from our data base.
Please review your company name, address, phone number,and website info to be certain it is correct.
YOUR 2017 MEMBERSHIP STATUS MUST BE ACTIVE IN ORDER TO SECURE A LISTING IN OUR GUIDE.
Call our office if you have questions, 847-446-4451
2017 CHAMBER TRIPS
The WNCC is offering TWO exotic trips in 2017-18
  11 days--September 27, 2017 departure
Prague, Vienna and Budapest--9 days--March 7, 2018 departure
Call Terry for details
CHAMBER LUNCH AND RE-LAUNCH
 New Year, New Posstibilities-lunch and a panel discussion
Friday, February 10, 11:45am-1:15pm
The Happ Inn, 305 S. Happ Road, Northfield
$25 members, $30 guests
WNCC MONTHLY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Tuesday, February 14, 7:30-9:00am
Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka
BUSINESS FOR BREAKFAST
Sponsored by Member of the Month: 
Wednesday, February 15, 7:30-9:00am
Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka
if you would like your info included on the attendee handout, please rsvp and pay by noon, Tuesday, February 14
Use your enhanced membership breakfast passes to attend at no charge  (Platinum-4,  Gold-2, Silver-2) Call us to register
SPRING BANNERS
It's a sign that spring is right around the corner!
Winnetka Businesses, 
We are now offering the option to have your banners automatically displayed seasonally (for those you own) and your credit card charged at that time. Call Jacquie....847-446-4451
Deadline is March 1
MULTI CHAMBER NETWORKING BREAKFAST
with 11 other local chambers!
Thursday, February 23, 7:30-9:30am
Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore
5300 W. Touhy Avenue, Skokie, IL
41TH ANNUAL WNCC RECOGNITION LUNCH--
APRIL 12, 2017
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
2017 WNCC COMMUNITY GUIDE
We will be partnering with Make it Better again this year to create 
The 2017 WNCC Community Guide!
Don't miss this opportunity to get your business/organization's name out to all residents of 60093 in this all inclusive, community guide!
MEMBER OF THE MONTH
We are filling member of the month slots for 2017  If you are interested in participating as a member of the month, please contact us. They are going quickly so be certain to talk to Terry asap if you are interested.
WINNETKA AND NORTHFIELD MONTAGES-
commemorative art posters of Winnetka and Northfield
Community Creations along with artist Bruce Loeschen have completed this montage and they are for sale at the Chamber office.
Posters are $20.... A great gift!
VILLAGE OF WINNETKA WINTER PARKING RESTRICTIONS
When it snows, two inches or more, the rules change!
                                     winter parking restritions 
KIOSKS AVAILABLE
We are accepting bookings for both the West Elm and Hubbard Woods Kiosks for 2016-17, call Jacquie at (847) 446-4451
WHAT'S GOING ON IN OUR VILLAGES?
GO GREEN WINNETKA HAS SEVERAL EVENTS THIS MONTH
ILLINOIS COMPETITIVE COUNCIL--CUTTING THE RED TAPE
seeking input from the public on which rules and regulations are the biggest hindrance to people and businesses
read the entire article
FEBRUARY IS RESTAURANT MONTH ON THE NORTH SHORE
Wednesday, February 1 through Tuesday, February 28, close to 100 North Shore restaurants will be participating in North Shore Restaurant Month
SUPPORT A WINNETKA-NORTHFIELD RESTAURNT
A GUIDE FOR BUSINESS OWNERS WHO WANT TO SUCCEED IN 2017
This article was submitted to our chamber by Julie Morris, a life coach. and a good read for all business owners
 WOMEN'S EXCHANGE HAS A FULL MONTH OF PROGRAMS
Check their website for a listing of all their programs
Women's Exchange Website

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
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 Chamber 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.

UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS AT A GLANCE

Chamber Lunch and Re Launch , Friday, February 10, 11:45am-1:15pm, Happ Inn, 305 S. Happ Road, Northfield, IL.
WNCC Monthly Board of Directors Meeting, Tuesday,February 14 , 7:30-9:00am, The Winnetka Community House, Winnetka, IL.
Business for Breakfast , Wednesday, February 15,
 7:30--9:00am, WinnetkaCommunityHouseWinnetka,  IL.
Multi Chamber Networking Breakfast, Thursday, February 23, 7:30-9L30 am, Chicago Holiday Inn North Shore, 5300 W. Touhy Avenue, Skokie, IL.  
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