Your Chamber News for May 6, 2024

BACC Welcomes Jenny Miller Membership Development Coordinator

Jenny Miller has joined BACC as the new Membership Development Coordinator. Jenny will focus on connecting with members to help them engage in BACC opportunities and on recruiting new members. Jenny has a background in local nonprofit leadership and marketing and entrepreneurial experience. You can reach Jenny 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'

Home Sweet Home Ryan Realty Ribbon Cutting & After Hours Networking May 9

Join Home Sweet Home Ryan Realty for a Ribbon Cutting event Thursday May 9 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at 101 S. Hough Suite 6C in Barrington. The ribbon cutting will take place at 4:45 and networking will begin at 5:00. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and refreshments while meeting the Home Sweet Home team and networking with other BACC members.

Mission Fassion Ribbon Cutting & After Hours Networking Event May 15

Join Mission Fassion for an exclusive celebration taking place Wednesday, May 15 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Discover the exciting world of fashion at Mission Fassion a fashion design academy catering to adults, teens, and kids eager to delve into the world of sewing, clothing construction, draping, fashion sketching, pattern making and more! Mission Fassion is conveniently located at 101 Lions Drive STE. 118, Barrington. Ribbon cutting is at 4:45.

To register for this event please CLICK HERE.

Membership Drive: Join the Barrington 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.

Start your Day with Caffeine and Connections Networking Event 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.

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 RB, 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.

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.

Register for the 38th Annual BACC Golf Classic

Join the Chamber 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, prizes, and an awards ceremony.

Secure your spot today as space is limited! 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 your 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.

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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

Corporate Transparency Act Requirements to Impact Small & Mid-Sized Businesses in Illinois

The Corporate Transparency Act, which took effect on Jan. 1, 2024, impacts many Illinois business owners and companies by requiring them to report Beneficial Ownership Information to the federal government in order to root out corruption and illicit activities. Under the new requirement, up to 900,000 small- to mid-sized businesses must now disclose their beneficial owners (individuals who own or control the company) to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). For details CLICK HERE.

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

Lake County Health Department

211 Social Services Phone Line 

2024 Chairman's Circle Advantage Members

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