The Skokie Public Library recently opened a new resource for small business owners in the Skokie area. The business center is a joint venture between the library and the Skokie Chamber of Commerce.
The library is offering three suites that can be used to hold annual meetings, conferences or training sessions, among other things.
The “Program Room” is a self-service suite and is the largest of the three rooms; it can accommodate up to 45 people. The room has a projector, Internet hookups, microphone and conference table that can host 18 to 45 people.
Another room, dubbed the “Committee Room,” is equipped with a SMART board, microphone and conference table for six to 16 people.
There is also a conference room with similar features but for a smaller group. That one is simply titled "Conference Room."
A library card is needed for using the business center and booking is done either through the library or the chamber.
"The main purpose is to provide a meeting space for smaller or medium sized businesses who may not otherwise have a professionally equipped space in their facilities," said Skokie chamber president Howard Meyer.