Home Automation Expert Expands His Business

In August, ECO Automated Designs, a leading home automation integrator serving the Chicagoland area, has agreed to assume select business assets of FortiFi Technologies, a Barrington-based home automation contractor. ECO was founded in 2015 and is owned and operated by Erick Olech. A Control4 premier dealer with a certified showroom in Mundelein, ECO is now the “dealer of record” for all the significant components in FortiFi-deployed systems. To learn more about next-level home automation, visit ecoautomateddesigns.com or call 847.475.4442.

Neighbors & Newcomers Group Now Includes a Book Club

The Neighbors & Newcomers Club of Long Grove and Kildeer have a book club now. Recently, a group gathered in the Long Grove home of Angie Underwood to plan the next year of literary appreciation.  Planners included (left-to-right) Janis Siegel, Pam Ferreira, Joann Eisenberg, Joann Ebner, Gerri Campbell, Karen Dryer and Angie Underwood. Founded more than 40 years ago, Neighbors & Newcomers welcome new and old residents all year. Interested? Please contact Membership Chair Sharon Borstein; 847-732-5218 or sharonborstein@yahoo.com.