A look at 303 Northbrook businesses that sought federal aid

  • The Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe was among one of the many area small businesses and nonprofits that applied for loans of at least $150,000 through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, the U.S. Treasury Department indicated this week.

    The Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe was among one of the many area small businesses and nonprofits that applied for loans of at least $150,000 through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, the U.S. Treasury Department indicated this week. Courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden

Updated 7/9/2020 4:55 PM

Pinstripes, Bell Flavors & Fragrances and Highland Baking are among 303 small businesses and nonprofits in Northbrook that applied for loans of at least $150,000 through the federal Payroll Protection Program, the U.S. Treasury Department indicated this week.

Those three businesses -- and two others, Jameson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors and Poppin' Jay -- sought loans in the top tier of the program, with each seeking $5 million to $10 million.


The program was approved by Congress this spring as a way to decrease the pandemic's impact on the economy, and the loans become forgivable, in whole or in part, if the employers refrain from cutting jobs.

In other words, for most of the businesses, the money turns into a federal grant, financed by U.S. taxpayers.

Other top tier applicants in the area include the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe and JourneyCare in Glenview.

The list of applicants released by the government did not reveal the precise amount each business sought, only ranges. Nor did it indicate whether any of the loan applications were rejected.

The amount sought by the 303 Northbrook businesses, churches and other nonprofits identified in Monday's federal document release totals somewhere between $134.3 million and $309 million.

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Based on the employee counts businesses listed in their applications, the program could protect as many as 14,308 jobs in those 303 Northbrook businesses. Several applications did not list a number of workers so the job protection actually could be slightly larger.

However, the jobs are not safeguarded once the grant program expires later this fall.

The government also offered loans for less than $150,000, but it is impossible to know how many Northbrook businesses sought those. The government so far has refused to identify those smaller-loan applicants; the secrecy is being contested in a lawsuit filed by several news organizations.

In its application, Pinstripes identified itself as limited-servuce restaurants that employ 0 people. Bell Flavors & Fragrances identified itself as organic chemical manufacturing with 350 workers. Highland Baking described itself as commercial bakeries employing 500 people.

Jamerson & Bauwens identified itself as electrical contractors with 202 workers, Poppin' Jay described itself as marketing consulting services with jobs for 234 people.


Eight Northbrook businesses sought Payroll Protection loans of $2 million to $5 million:

American Diversified Staffing, 250 workers; B & B Hospitality Staffing, 30; Digital Check Corp., 162; M. Holland Company, 0; The Levy Company, 145; Panek Precision Products, 203; PediaTrust, 245; and Plibrico Company, 123.

Another 38 Northbrook businesses applied for loans of $1 million to $2 million:

A-Z Industries, 81 workers; Acxme Alliance, 114; Architectural Textiles U.S.A., 93; Autohaus Automotive, 121; Banner Property Management, 179; Beacon Funding Corporation, 1125; BenJ. E. Sherman & Sons, 110; Bernard Woodwork, 68; Best In-Home Service, 421;

Chicago Clinical Laboratories, 263 workers; The Citadel of Northbrook, 149; CJBS, 62; Coffee & Tea Bar Holdings, 2020; Compass Health Center Chicago, 117; Compass Health Center, 139; The Cove School, 172; Covenant Home, 312; Geary Electric, 30; Glenkirk, 304; H & W Acquisition, 81; Indak Manufacturing, 117; Inoc, no worker number listed; International Test and Balance, 43;

Kemper Sports Management, 70 workers; Keshet, 264; Mark Vend Co., 134; Medical Management Professional Services, 0; MMPS of New York, 0; Moore Landscapes, 150; North Shore Companions, 0; Open Arms Northbrook, 270; Pine Tree Commercial Realty, 104;

Ramcel Precision Stamping and Manufacturing, 89 workers; Ron's Temporary Help Services, 87; Schechter Day School, 119; Total Insurance Services, 100; Vision Salon Resources, 86; and The W.J. McGuire Company, 51.

In addition, 86 Northbrook

employers sought loans to between $350,000 and $1 million, according to the federal documents:

A.W. Zengler Cleaners, 0 workers; Ace Northshore Homecare, 118; Alpha Kilo Logistics, no worker number listed; American Weathermakers, 68; Architectural Fixtures, 21; Atlas Engineering Group, 42; Atlas Fibre, 50; Aurora Logistics, 90; Bays Northbrook Hospitality, 100; Biofuels Technology, 17; Blue Sky Marketing Group, 27; Braeside Community Management, 28; Brinshore Development, 24; The Bureaus, 66;

Catholic Bishop of Chicago, 85; Central Seaway Co., 22; Chicago Whirly, no worker number listed; Coffee & Tea Bar Hospitality, 10; Congregation Beth Shalom, 56; Countryside Montessori Schools, 324; Cour Pharmaceuticals Development Company, 0; Crane Construction, 48; CTE Global, 47; Defined Learning, 23; Dermatology Partners of the North Shore, 48; Dexter Electric, 21; Direct Commerce Group, 47; The Dolins Group, 35;

ECS Financial Services, 55 workers; eTechnologies, 158; Evergreen Pharma Services, 17; Fireside Land Development, 168; Fishman Public Relations, 40; Forte CEO Services, 42; Genesis Technologies, 61; Gertrude B. Nielsen Child Care and Learning Center, 49; Global Resources, 0; GovTempsUSA, 52; Harris Potteries, 110; Helms Performance Group, 50; Hilco Merchant Resources, 32; Holy Family Ministries Foundation, no worker number listed; Home Staff Inc., 102;

Impossible Objects, Inc., 24 workers; International Computer Concepts, 20; International Millennium Consultants, 22; International Orientation Resources, 37; Iron Holdings, 34; Jet International Company, 27; Kayle Entertainment Inc DBA Ringo, 30; Levun, Goodman & Cohen, 19; Lewis Carpets, 45; Lifecare Home Health Services, 150; Lipschultz, Levin & Gray, 26; Little Steps Pediatric Physical Therapy, 44; Liventus, 24; Lund Industries, 25;

Max and Benny's Restaurant and Deli, 83 workers; Metal Parts and Equipment, 18; Michlin Metals, 15; ML Medical Billing, 75; New Medical Technology, 30; North Suburban Young Men's Christian Association, 145; O'Halloran Kosoff Geitner & Cook, 33; PBG Financial Services, 31; Performance Health Systems, 41; PPL Group, 21; Prairie Grass, 45; Prime Publishing, 41; R & L Management Co., 216; Ravinia Communities, 52;

Real Clear Politics, 47; Red's Garden Center, 43; Reproductive Genetic Innovations, 28; Rogan Corporation, 34; Rosenthal Manufacturing Co., 31; Saf-T-Gard International, 50; SAS Architects and Planners, 21; Spark Hire, 47; Sports and Ortho P.C., 80; Steve Foley Cadillac, 69; SunCloud Health, 25; Tithif Tile & Marble, 43; Torburn Management, 25; UK Abrasives, 24; and W.B. Olson, Inc., 30.

The vast majority of Northbrook applications outlined in Monday's document release were for $150,000 to $350,000:

1808 Holste Motorsports, 11 workers; 5 Stars Home Care Services, 50; A & R Katz Management, 16; AT Precision, no worker number listed; A.T.N. Inc., 11; Advanta Home Health Care, 27; Advantage Building Services, 38; Advisers Title Services, no worker number listed; Americhoice Health Care, 15; Amplivox Sound Systems, 32; Andreas Hogue, The Salon Limited, 54; Arangold Corp., 16; Arthur Goldner & Associates, 9; Associated Pediatric Partners, 20;

Aurora Home Care, 25 workers; Austin Tool & Die, no worker number listed; Autohaus Autobody, 15; The Baking Institute Bakery, 23; Banyan Two Corp., 19; Belmont Partners Sales, 15; Benjamin, Gussin & Associates, no worker number listed; Beth-El Jewish Congregation of Chicago, 13; Bill's Plumbing & Sewer, 16; Blue Vista Capital, 27; Bluewire Communications, 10; Board of Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago, 97; Brown CPA Group, 13;

Cancer Wellness Center, 16 workers; Carol's Cookies, 15; Castino Painting, 17; Center for Psycholigical Services, 15; The Chase Group, 18; CheckChangers New York, 24; Chicago Cutting Die, no worker number listed; Chicago Motor Coach, 36; Cloverleaf Real Estate Group, 7; Cobius Healthcare Solutions, 24; The Combined Group, 11; Concept Machine Co., 19; Contemporary Preschool, 20; Coordinated Claim Services, 13; Crimson AV, 23;

Daniel Creaney Co., 13 workers; Dasco Insurance Agency, 8; Diamond cellophane Products, 33; Digial Currency Systems Holdings, 12; Diversified Metal Products Inc DBA Dispense-Rite, 18; DL Houston Services, 25; Dmitry D. Sokol, DDS, 10; Dom Gallo Enterprises, 30; ECF Holdings, 26; Elite Graphic Images, 9; Elite Home Health Care, 21; Events by M, 17; Families Building Dreams, 36; The Federalist, 14; Fence Works, Inc. DBA The Guy on 41, 12; First Class Moving & Storage, 27; Fred Greenburg's Camp, 10;

George Cardenas Landscaping, no worker number listed; Glenbrook Tennis Club, 20; Glencoe Animal Hospital, 16; Grossman De Bartolo Hannon Wolens Dousman, 12; Hair It Is, 28; Harbor Bay Real Estate Advisors, 9; Hausserman USA, 16; Highgate Builders, 11; Homethrive, 0; HUR USA, no worker number listed;

Imada, Inc., DBA Hoto Instruments, 3 workers; Insurance Services HQ, 19; Interwork Architects, 18; Israel Education Resource Center, 18; Itegria, 25; Jackson Landscaping, 20; Joe & Tony Landscaping, 34; Karel & Associates, 23; Kloepfer Construction, 12; Krex, Inc., 13; La Pointe Law, 12; La Marco Systems, 20; Lawrence Development, 27; Library Furniture International, 12; Lifetime Healthcare Solutions, 46; Lovejoy Industries, 5; Lower Electric, 15; Lutheran Church Charities Fund, 26;

M I E Financial, 34 workers; Manuwest Inc., 34; Marble Emporium, 29; Marc Jacobson & Associates, 19; Marcello's Northbrook, no worker number listed; Matlin Law Group, 14; Med-Stopm 16; Michael A. Epstein, MD, 16; Microsystems, no worker number listed; Minxray, 12; MMPS of California, 0; MMPS of Pennsylvania, 0; Mosaic Construction, 14; Mosaic Management Deerfield, 16; Multi Mobile Imaging, 22; Nichols Display Group, 8; Nicolette Komie & Associates, 14; North Shore Center for Medical Aesthetics, 17; North Shore Family Pet Hospital, 0; North Shore Family Services, 19; North Shore Swimming Pool Service, 30; North Suburban Oral Surgery, 15; Northbrook Racquet Club, 32;

The Organic Gardener, 14; O'Hare-Midway Limousine Service, 52; Patterson Co., 13; Pediatric Dentistry of Northbrook, 19; Penguin Frozen Foods, 11; Pignataro Corporation, 46; Premier Luxury Suites, 25; Prestige Distribution, 16; Primary Care Psychology Associates, 17; Productworks, 9; Progressive Home Health Care Services, 20; Providence Home Health, 22; Rainbow Lighting, 12; Red Seal Development Corp., 18; Reliable Design Services, 12; Reliance Plumbing Sewer and Drainage, 20; Rhoades Levy Law Group, 10; Roberts Heating & Air Conditioning, 20; Ron of Japan Northbrook, 48; Rosenbaum IP, 9; RR Insights, 10;

Sales & Product Solutions, 19 workers, Salmon S. Goldberg MD, and David Chudwin, MD, 30; Santucci Plumbing, 10; Schwall Builders, 7; Security Enhancement Systems, 43; Shear Elegance Coiffures, 42; Shelly's Landscaping Contractors, 21; Sherwood Lake Investors, 18; Smartlogix Inc., 6; Sphere Consulting, 10; Strauss Malk & Feder, 14; Superior Solutions, 38; Sutker Advisors, 7; Swartz & Reeder, LTD, DBA Swartz Financial Management, 13;

Tele Business USA, 23 workers; The Tim T Marin Co, 3; Tralmer Construction, 17; Unitrol Electronics, 18; V Care Hospice Services of Illinois, 18; V-Man, Inc., 25; Victory Propane, 24; Warehouse Systems, 7; WellCare Home Health, 36; The Weiss Group, 15; Whirl Management, 12; Whirly Brookfield, no worker number listed; Whirly Rustic Hills LLC DBA WhirlyBall, 322; Whirly West, 15; Wiczer Sheldon & Jacobs, 9; Wireless Distributor Networks, 12; Wyse EyeCare, 32; Xpress Video Productions, 17; and Youth Services of Glenview-Northbrook, 28.

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