Paxem Celebrates 15 years in Business

Paxem is celebrating 15 years of business this May! Paxem offers a wide range of moving-related services from moving your belongings to helping you sell items on consignment. The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce and the Palatine Chamber of Commerce will be joining together for a fun few hours of networking, drinks and Hubby’s Dog House to celebrate the Paxem anniversary. Join them for a celebratory toast on May 10, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Paxem Showroom, 345 North Eric Drive in Palatine. For more information, contact Jennifer Prell at 847.829.4437.

Carlson Gracie Team Opens New Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Studio

Carlson Gracie Team, a new Brazilian jiu jitsu studio in Lake Zurich at 100 Oakwood, Suite H, has won more trophies than they can track, but are about more than just winning. Their website describes how they are about helping you develop into the best version of yourself, assisting you in pushing past your mental and physical boundaries to accomplish goals you wouldn’t have dared to reach for on your own. They’re proud to help generate lifetime bonds, eternal memories and self-motivated growth. Note: Due to a technical glitch, an incorrect phone number was published in the April Business Directory for Carlson Gracie Team; the correct phone number is 847.899.3251. We regret the error and encourage readers to learn more by visiting

Chicago Master Singers hosts Annual Benefit Gala

Chicago Master Singers will host its annual Benefit Gala at the Grove Country Club in Long Grove, IL, on Saturday evening, at 5:30 p.m., The gala includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner, open bar, a silent auction and live entertainment.

This year’s gala, themed “A Night on Broadway,” will feature performances by rising young singers, soprano Grace Wipfli (pictured) and tenor Jesus Alfredo Jimenez, accompanied by Northwestern University pianist and vocal coach Jason Carlson. Invitations are available at Tickets are $150; companies may purchase discounted tables of 8-10 persons by calling 877.825.5267.

Lake County Announces $100 Million in Projects for 2018 Construction

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) is gearing up for a busy road construction season. In 2018, Lake County will have nearly $100 million in road projects under construction, including 30 new projects such as the Quentin Road widening project near Lake Zurich and the intersection improvement and reconstruction of Old McHenry Road in Long Grove. There will also be several resurfacing projects, culvert replacements, signal modernizations, and enhancements to the non-motorized network. For real-time traffic impacts and information, please visit Lake County Passage online at