Your Chamber News for July 1, 2024

Elevate Your Brand at the Annual TasteFest - Sponsorship Opportunities Available Now

We're thrilled to announce the annual Barrington Area TasteFest is returning on Wednesday, October 23, at the Wild Onion Brewery from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. This year, we're offering 2 incredible sponsorship opportunities to showcase your brand and gain exposure to the local community.

> Premium Sponsor: Feature your name on the official Taste Fest collectible glass, 10 tickets to the event, and your logo on all advertising

> Gold Sponsor: Feature your name on all napkins, receive 8 tickets to the event, and your logo on all advertising

Call or email if you are interested.

Calling all restaurants, interested in showcasing your best to a crowd of over 300 residents? REGISTER HERE.

Reserve Your Space and Connect with Hundreds of Locals at the Family Expo Saturday, August 17

Get excited for the Barrington Family Expo Saturday, August 17 from 12:00 - 4:00 pm at Citizens Park. This fun annual event attracts 700 - 900 residents from the local area each year and is a fantastic opportunity for you to connect with the community. The Expo will feature kids activities, entertainment, a magician, mini therapy horses, music, food, and much more. Business vendor space is $225 and Nonprofit space is $100. For more information and to reserve your space today CLICK HERE.

Do You Have a Job Opening? Boost Local Visibility, Post It on BACC the Website

Are you hiring and looking for local talent? Post your job opening on the BACC website to enhance your recruitment efforts, and increase local visibility. Follow these easy steps to create a job posting:

  1. Sign into the BACC portal
  2. Select 'Shortcuts' from the menu on the left side of the page
  3. Select 'Add Job Posting'
  4. Complete all of the details for your job opening
  5. Click 'Submit for Approval'

Upcoming Events and Networking Opportunities

Northwestern Mutual Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Wednesday, July 10

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Northwestern Mutual on Wednesday, July 10 from 4:00 - 4:30 PM, located at 303 E. Main St., Ste. 101 Barrington. To RSVP for this event CLICK HERE.

Barrington Boat Club Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Thursday, July 11

Come celebrate a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Barrington Boat Club on Thursday, July 11 from 4:00 - 4:30 PM. This event will take place at 99 Kazimour Dr. in Port Barrington. To RSVP please CLICK HERE.

Barrington Bourbon & Brew Crawl July 13

Sip your way through Downtown Barrington, sampling Specialty Bourbons and Brews from local Breweries! The Barrington Bourbon & Brew Crawl on Saturday, July 13 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm will feature multiple stops, each sampling a Specialty Bourbon or a local brew. 

Tickets are $35 per person and include a souvenir glass and event map. Enjoy live music while you stroll the streets of downtown Barrington, and have a chance to win a $100 local dining gift card! All attendees will be entered to win.

Check in will begin at 1:00 pm at Scratch Pastificio, 135 Park Avenue, Barrington. Attendees must be 21 or older. All IDs will be checked at registration. CLICK HERE to purchase a ticket.

Multi-Chamber Business After Hours Event at 3D Sideouts Sports Tavern July 17

Mix and mingle with professionals from multiple chambers at the Multi Chamber Business After Hours at 3D Sideouts Sports Tavern on Wednesday, July 17 from 5:00 t 7:00 pm. Make new connections, enjoy great food, cocktails and live music!


Barrington Sizzling Sale Days July 18-20

Shop the deals in Barrington during Sizzling Sale Days July 18 - 20! Sizzling Sale Days is a 3-Day sales extravaganza. You'll find markdowns on great merchandise, gifts, men's and women's clothing and accessories and more throughout town! Start shopping now for birthdays, the holidays or special occasions at Barrington's Sizzling Sale Days.

Caffeine and Connections Morning Networking Tuesday July 23

Start your day with a Boost! Join BACC for some Caffeine and Connections on Tuesday, July 23 from 9:00 - 10:30 am at the BACC Conference Room, 190 E James St., Barrington. This FREE morning event for BACC members only, includes complimentary coffee, pastries, networking and conversations; plus a "Networking with a Purpose" activity lead by Suzanne Corr, BACC President. An RSVP is required and space is limited. To register CLICK HERE.


Join Us for the 38th Annual BACC Golf Classic Monday August 5

Don't miss your chance to participate in the 38th Annual BACC Golf Classic at The Club at Wynstone on Monday, August 5th. This exciting scramble event supports the BACC Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund and small business programming.

Start your day with a buffet lunch on Wynstone’s patio, followed by practice at the driving range. The tournament kicks off with a shotgun start at noon. After a day on the greens, enjoy the 19th Hole Celebration featuring an open bar, dinner, raffle prizes, and an awards ceremony. Space is limited, to register CLICK HERE.


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Marketing Opportunities

Member Benefit, Eblast Advertising: Send Your Tailored Message to the Chamber

Did you know that one of your many Chamber benefits is the opportunity to send your sales message to nearly 1,400 fellow Chamber members?

Simply review the REQUIREMENTS, provide your ad in a jpeg or pdf format and BACC can accommodate your promotional schedule. Everyone for whom we have a valid email address receives BACC Eblasts. These Eblasts have high open rates from 25 to 30%. Sponsorships of our weekly Chamber and Member newsletters are also available. For details and pricing call the Chamber at (847) 381-2525 or email:

FREE Member Benefits: Post Your Events, Job Openings & Hot Deals on our Website

Did you know that all BACC members can post events, job openings and hot deals for FREE on our Chamber website? Members can also submit these announcements for inclusion in our weekly Member News which is emailed to the entire membership (nearly 1,400 contacts) and shared on our social media pages and website:

For instructions on how to submit a Job Posting CLICK HERE

For instructions on how to submit a Hot Deal CLICK HERE.

For instructions on how to submit an Event CLICK HERE.

For a copy of the Member News Submission Guidelines CLICK HERE.

Small Business Resources

DCEO and IMEC Launch "Made in Illinois" Grant Program to Boost Manufacturing

Gov. JB Pritzker, the Illinois Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center have launched $1 million in funding for the "Made in Illinois" Grant Program. According to the Illinois SBDC at College of Lake County, the program provides up to $50,000 in matching grant funding to small- and mid-sized Illinois manufacturers to support innovation and strategic advancements in manufacturing. For details CLICK HERE.

IL Dept. of Commerce Help for Businesses

SBA Resources for Women-Owned Businesses

Illinois Small Business Assistance

Tory Burch Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs

211 Social Services Phone Line 

2024 Chairman's Circle Advantage Members

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