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Glenview Chamber Salutes Organizations Going Above and Beyond During Covid

January 1, 2021

Contact: Betsy Baer

Glenview Chamber Salutes Organizations Going Above and Beyond During Covid

With you For you Glenview is the mantra guiding the way for the Chamber of Commerce in 2021, and it was inspired by actions taken in 2020 by Glenview organizations who reached out, reinvented themselves, and served the community in response to the novel Covid virus. That’s why the Glenview Chamber of Commerce has set aside its tradition of selecting a single Business of the Year and has formally recognized a group of organizations. While these are by no means the only businesses in Glenview who have stepped to the front, we wanted to acknowledge extraordinary efforts made by Family Service Center, the Glenview Park District, Northfield Township Food Pantry, NorthShore University HealthSystem/Glenbrook Hospital and all staff therein, Village of Glenview, Wesley Child Care Center and Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook. 

 “Together they are an amazing asset and have had significant impact in our Village,” said Chamber President Chris Falcon. “Their leadership, their energy, moved our Village forward in unprecedented circumstances.”

Additionally, Craig Solomon, executive director of Wesley Child Care Center, has been awarded 2020 Business Person of the Year.  Active on Leadership Glenview Advisory board, Kiwanis Board, and as Chair of the Glenview 4th of July Committee, Solomon also volunteers with Character Counts, Glenview Values Committee, Social Services, Glenbrook Hospital Community Advisory, and the Glenview Chamber Board of Directors.

This year, in response to the pandemic, Craig and Park District Executive Director Michael McCarty, enacted the REC program to assist local families negotiate the shifts, changes, and pivots necessary in these challenging times

Falcon summarized, “Craig is a leader who inspires all.”

The Chamber will hold a live recognition ceremony when it is safe to do so.  In the meantime, please help us celebrate these great people and organizations who epitomize With you, For you, Glenview.

 A 95+ year old nonprofit, the Glenview Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to ensuring that Glenview is a great place to live, work, and own a business. The Chamber sponsors community events, runs business-building programs, offers leadership and other training, and generates several community publications. More information is available on our website at www.glenviewchamber.com. #