Medline provides gift to the Lake County Forest Preserves
Medline gives grant to Lake County Forest Preserves
LIBERTYVILLE -- Medline, a global health care manufacturer and distributor based in Northfield, provided a $50,000 grant to the Lake County Forest Preserves to help fund construction of a net-zero energy facility.
The grant is the first naming gift to support a new environmental education facility at Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area in Riverwoods. The grant, which was funded through Medline CARES, a philanthropic initiative that invests resources to strengthen communities and support health equity, was made to the Preservation Foundation, which is the 501(c)(3) charitable partner of the Forest Preserves, based in Libertyville.
Ryerson has been a center of the Forest Preserves environmental education and programming since it was acquired in 1972. Programs offered here are all based on nature and the environment and designed for all ages. The new facility is designed to produce enough renewable energy to meet its own annual energy consumption.
"We are grateful for Medline's support as we work to adopt and promote sustainable building technologies and net-zero energy," said Alex Ty Kovach, executive director of the Lake County Forest Preserves.
"Sustainability is core to our mission as a land conservation organization, and reducing energy use across all District operations is identified in our 100-Year Vision for Lake County as a priority for both organizational sustainability and environmental benefits. We hope to work with other corporate leaders in developing similar partnerships to support this and other important projects," Kovach added.
CORFAC International adds six firms
DES PLAINES -- CORFAC International, the premier global network for independently owned commercial real estate firms, is pleased to announce that its membership grew by six firms in 2021, building on the addition of four new firms in 2020. The organization now has more than 75 affiliate offices around the world, including in North America, Central America, Europe and Asia.
The firms that joined CORFAC International in 2021 include Tenant Advisors, Inc./CORFAC International in Schaumburg.
PM Music Center acquired by 76T
AURORA -- PM Music Center of Aurora, a NAMM "Top 100 Dealer," announced that 76T LLC, based in Chicago, has purchased a controlling interest in the company. Founded by Frank and Julie Pampenella in 1982, PM Music Center is the leading provider of high-quality band and orchestra instruments to students, music directors and schools throughout the Chicago area and beyond. Frank and Julie Pampenella will remain with the company. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Meet Chicago Northwest revamps website
SCHAUMBURG -- Meet Chicago Northwest, the official destination marketing organization for eight vibrant and sophisticated communities in Chicago's Northwest suburbs, announced the launch of its newly redesigned website, ChicagoNorthwest.com. MCNW partnered with Simpleview, a CRM and CMS company devoted to destination marketing organizations. After many months of comprehensive planning, designing, and refining with Simpleview, the new version of ChicagoNorthwest.com is ready for visitors and residents to enjoy. As online trends continue to evolve, Meet Chicago Northwest strives to keep up with the latest in the digital world.
The new site features a modern design with a user-friendly outline and more content loaded with a wealth of information. Looking for something to do? Check out the robust calendar of events featuring activities across our eight communities. Chicago Northwest has hundreds of restaurants but picking one will be easy with our multitude of cuisine filters. Users will be able to browse through attractions for the entire family or find a romantic spot for the best date night. Additionally, a new booking widget has been added to allow users the ability to book directly at no additional cost. Visitors can check out our revamped blog where engaging content will help visitors better understand all the Northwest Suburbs has to offer.
Brown Commercial Group negotiates building sales
ELK GROVE VILLAGE -- Brown Commercial Group President Dan Brown negotiated two industrial building sales totaling 54,128 square feet in Chicago's Kane County submarket. Brown represented a private investor in selling a 38,128-square-foot building at 1700-1730 Todd Farm Drive in Elgin for $3.25 million.
The four-unit building is fully leased and had been recently updated. The buyer was a private investor who bought the building in 2018 for $2.85 million in a transaction that was also negotiated by Brown.
Brown also represented a private investment group in selling a 16,000-square-foot industrial building at 275 Sola Drive in Gilberts. The property has five acres of fenced, outdoor storage, which is a coveted feature in today's industrial market. Brown secured a 10-year lease in the building with MacCarb, an industrial gas supplier to the food and beverage and other industries. The tenant is expanding and combining warehouse and office facilities from other locations. The outdoor storage will be used for the company's tanker trucks.
Baird & Warner wins awards
Baird & Warner, Illinois' largest family-owned independent real estate services company, announced its corporate relocation team recently won two awards at the 2021 Worldwide ERC's Global Workforce Symposium, the premier international conference for the corporate relocation industry. Baird & Warner was recognized by two leading global corporate relocation management firms for excellence in service.
Management consultant firm Altair Global recognized Baird & Warner as the winner of the All Star Award for Real Estate Broker Services, and global mobility firm Sterling Lexicon named Baird & Warner as winner of its Platinum Service Award, one of only two brokerages to receive that award for 2021.
Bloomingdale Chamber expands scholarships
The Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing a connection from classroom to career by developing tomorrow's leaders through their annual scholarship program. Applicants must be either a member (or child of a member) of the Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce or a current resident of Bloomingdale. Multiple scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,500 are available to students graduating high school or currently enrolled in postsecondary school who are planning to continue their education.
New this year, money is being set aside for a Trade School Scholarship for students enrolling in a trade school or certification program such as cosmetology, car mechanics, HVAC, et