Your Chamber News for March 25, 2024
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The Garden Dojo in Barrington April 11
Join us for a celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony at The Garden Dojo Barrington on Thursday April 11 at 4:00. The Garden Dojo in Barrington offers traditional karate classes for all ages and experience levels, beginner through black belt, as well as classes for elite competitors. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate. The Garden Dojo is located at 455 W Northwest Hwy Barrington.
Connect with Local Leaders at the Town Hall Forum Wednesday April 17
Take the opportunity to connect with local leaders from all around the Barrington area, find out how your tax dollars are actively shaping our community, and discuss key issues that impact our region. This forum will cover a diverse range of topics relevant to residents, businesses and the overall well-being of the community. Tickets can be purchased for $15, and includes coffee and pastries. Be sure to register ahead of time to secure your spot for this event. To register CLICK HERE.
Unlock the Power of Your Membership: Join Us for the BACC Membership Bootcamp April 19
Discover the full potential of your BACC membership at our upcoming Membership Bootcamp! Whether you're a new member eager to learn the ropes or a seasoned member looking to refresh your knowledge, this event is designed for you. Join us on Friday, April 19th from 12:00 to 1:15 pm, and ensure you're making the most of your membership benefits. Don't miss out—reserve your spot today. To register CLICK HERE.
Honor Our Scholarship Recipients at the BACC Scholarships Awards Luncheon April 25
Mark your calendars for a special occasion on Thursday, April 25 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Come to the beautiful Biltmore Country Club in North Barrington as we celebrate the outstanding achievements of our scholarship recipients. Tickets are priced at $45 per person. For additional details or to register CLICK HERE.
Raise Your Glass: The Beloved Barrington Wine Walk Returns May 11
Don't miss out on one of the most highly anticipated events of the year—the Barrington Wine Walk! Taking place on Saturday, May 11th, from 2:00 to 6:00 pm, this popular event is a wonderful opportunity to experience the shops and restaurants in downtown Barrington. Tickets are $40 each and include a souvenir wine glass, a map of participating locations, and access to over 20 wine walk stops. Tickets are now available for purchase. For more information and to purchase tickets CLICK HERE.
BACC 2024 Summer Golf League at Makray Golf Club starts June 7
Get into the swing of things with the 2025 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 leage CLICK HERE.
Register Now for the 38th Annual BACC Golf Classic
Join us for a day of golf and philanthropy at the 38th Annual BACC Golf Classic, taking place at the prestigious Club at Wynstone on Monday, August 5. This scramble event supports the BACC Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarship fund and small business programming, making a meaningful impact in our community. Golfers will enjoy a buffet lunch on the patio, followed by practice at the driving range. The shotgun tee-off starts at noon, culminating in the lively 19th Hole Celebration featuring an open bar, dinner, raffle prizes, and awards ceremony. Secure your spot now as space is limited! REGISTER 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 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.
2024 Chairman Circle Advantage Members:
To learn more about how you can participate in this program CLICK HERE.