Your Chamber News for May 20, 2024

Start your Day with Caffeine and Connections Networking Event This Wednesday May 22

Enjoy the perfect blend of networking and knowledge at Caffeine and Connections, Wednesday, May 22, from 9:00 - 10:30 am at the Hampton Inn Chicago Deer Park. Savor a complimentary light breakfast and freshly brewed coffee while engaging in conversations with fellow professionals. Gain invaluable insights as Carolyn McNamara (BACC Marketing Assistant) discusses how to leverage Chamber marketing strategies. This event is reserved for BACC members only, so secure your spot now before it fills up! To register for Caffeine and Connections CLICK HERE.

WBN Presents 'Finding Your Path to Success' This Thursday May 23

Women's Biz Net presents Finding Your Path to Success Thursday, May 23 from 8:00 - 9:30 am at Biltmore Country Club. Guest Speakers Traci Campbell, President and Founder of BIBO Worldwide, along with Elise Sigler, owner of Ambrosia Patisserie, will share their personal stories and insights on what it takes to be successful. Cost to attend is $35 for Members and $45 for Non-members and includes a delicious breakfast buffet and networking. To register CLICK HERE.

Watch for our New Series The Reel Barrington

Check out our new series, The Reel Barrington, on social media! This exciting social media series highlights local businesses, offering a platform to share your story, boost awareness, and attract new customers. Every business has a unique story, and we're here to showcase it to our followers and fellow member businesses. Don't miss out—follow us on social media to see these stories unfold!

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BACC Golf Classic Only 5 Exclusive Hole Sponsorships Remaining

Only a few sponsorship opportunities remain for the 38th Annual BACC Golf Classic, taking place at the prestigious Club at Wynstone on Monday, August 5. Exclusive Hole Sponsorship includes company signage at the hole, ability to work the hole and recognition in the program for $350. We are also seeking a Birdie Sponsor which includes a Golf package for 2, logo on the banner, print & web promotion, and a half-page ad in the program for $1,000. For more details regarding sponsorship email or to participate as a golfer REGISTER HERE.

Membership Drive: Join the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce in May and Save

Join us in expanding our Chamber community and fostering a robust network of businesses by participating in our Membership Drive. Members who join the Barrington Chamber of Commerce in May will enjoy waived processing fees, saving new members $30. Share the Benefits of Membership with others and get rewarded! Refer a business to join in May, and receive a complimentary Shared Eblast worth $50 or have your business featured in our new social media series "The Reel Barrington". Together, let's strengthen our local business ecosystem and unlock new opportunities for growth and collaboration.

Store More 365 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and After Hours Mixer May 23

Join Store More 365 for their Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Multi-Chamber Mixer May 23 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm (ribbon cutting at 5:15). Store More 365 covers all of your storage needs, conveniently located on the Wauconda / North Barrington Border. Whatever your need Big or Small they store it all! They can help with; stowing your RV, boat, or auto, your next move or home project, commercial and business needs, and so much more.

Store More 365 is located at 25250 W. Old Rand Rd, Wauconda.

Save the Date: WBN Presents 'Resources that Strengthen Our Communities' June 20

Save the date for our Women's Biz Net June event "Resources that Strengthen Our Communities". Featuring speakers Laura Matuszewski from My Density Matters and Callen Migacz with Rae of Sunshine, hear how they are representing important resources in our area. This event will take place June 20 from 8:00 - 9:30 am at Biltmore Country Club. Cost to attend is $35 for Members and $45 for Non-members and includes a delicious breakfast buffet and networking.

To register for this event 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.

Elevate Your Brand at the Annual Taste Fest - Sponsorship Opportunities Available Now

We're thrilled to announce the annual Taste Fest event 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, 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.

BACC 2024 Summer Golf League at Makray Golf Club Begins June 7

Get into the swing of things with the 2024 BACC 9-hole Golf League! Every Friday from June 7th to September 6th, we'll be hitting the greens at Makray Memorial Golf Club. Handicap Rounds are May 17, 24 and 31. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newcomer to the game, join us for some friendly competition. Chamber Members tee off for just $65, while Non-Chamber Members are welcome at $100. Don't miss out—secure your spot today! For additional details and to register for the golf league CLICK 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.

Standout From the Competition Enhance your Directory Listing and Advertise on

Stand out from the competition on with our exclusive advertising options:

  1. Directory Enhancement: Elevate your listing with your logo and website link, alongside a mini-website page
  2. Enhanced Website Advertising: Enjoy all the perks of a directory enhancement, plus a vibrant full-color banner prominently displayed on your main business category, reaching thousands of potential customers.
  3. Premium Website Advertising: All the benefits of enhanced website advertising, along with a dynamic banner ad on the business directory homepage and within your main category, including a subcategory for added exposure.

For more information log into your Chamber portal or email us at

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'

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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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