Thursday April 18, 2024
News & Events from BACC Members
Unlocking Homeownership: Join Compass Real Estate for an Informative Q&A Evening April 25
Do you have home owner questions about buying or selling and what to do before you need to sell your home? Are you curious about the current mortgage rates or refinancing? Do you wish you could find out more about insuring your home in today's market? Come out and join Compass Real Estate for a Q & A evening and learn about the current matters April 25 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine or spirits and some appetizers on us! Seating is limited so REGISTER soon or contact Melody Mueller at 630-567-6450.
Discover the Latest Home Design Trends: Join Advance Design's Free Workshop this Saturday
Join Advance Design at their studio on Saturday, April 20 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am to learn about current and upcoming home design trends with Award-Winning Design Experts. Whether you’re planning a simple home décor update or a full remodel, this free workshop is sure to equip and inspire you with all the information you need. We’ll talk about color trends, cabinetry, textures, storage solutions, and more. Spots are limited at these events, so let us know you’re coming so we save your seat! The studio is located at 30 Railroad Street in Gilberts. To register CLICK HERE.
Home of the Sparrow Black & White Ball
Attend Home of the Sparrow's Black & White Ball on Saturday, May 4 for a night of fine dining, cocktails, and captivating entertainment, along with auctions and raffles held throughout the evening. The Ball will take place at Avante Banquets in Fox River Grove. Embark on an unforgettable experience while forever changing the lives of families facing homelessness in our community. Immerse yourself in gorgeous Black & White decor while you indulge in a gourmet plated dinner, rock along to our Dueling Pianos Performances, & be amazed by the Live Art Creation! For more information and to purchase tickets CLICK HERE.
Run the Hills 5k Charity Race in Barrington May 18
Register early for the 3rd Annual "Run the Hills" 5k Charity Race on Saturday, May 18 at 9:00 am, hosted by The Presbyterian Church of Barrington, 6 Brinker Rd. in Barrington Hills. Runners and walkers of any age are invited to sign up, with 100% of each entry fee providing support for six area non-profits (register by April 28 and pay only $29). Participants are treated to a scenic, challenging 5k course with an aid station at the turnaround point, and awards for the top three men and top three women in each age group. For details or to register visit:
Raue Center Presents Night Owl Bike Ride Aug 3
The Raue Center For The Arts in Crystal Lake, Illinois, is excited to announce the return of the Night Owl Bike Ride on August 3, 2024. This community event encourages residents to explore Crystal Lake on bicycles, with a starting point at City Hall and check-in starting at 8:30 p.m. The ride, starting at 10:00 p.m., offers both a 20-mile route and a shorter family-friendly 9.5-mile option, with potential route adjustments for safety. Safety is paramount, with mandatory helmets, lights, and reflectors, along with the Crystal Lake Police Department bike patrol ensuring adherence to traffic laws. Registration is open with varying costs starting at $25, For more information and registration, visit
ESO to Perform Beethoven's 9th as Masterwork Celebrates 200th Anniversary May 4 & 5
Beethoven’s last symphonic work, Symphony No. 9, premiered 200 years ago on May 7, 1824, in Vienna, Austria. On the first weekend in May, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra will wrap up its 74th season with performances of this masterwork. Soprano Laura Strickling, mezzo-soprano Mary Phillips, tenor Thomas Cooley, and baritone Hadleigh Adams, along with the Elgin Master Chorale, will join the ESO for this masterpiece conducted by ESO Music Director Chad Goodman. Tickets are available at, by calling the ESO’s box office at (847) 888-4000, or 20 DuPage Court, Elgin. Tickets start at $20
Spoil Mom this Mothers Day: Indulge in Brunch & Bottomless Champagne at Avante Banquets
Treat the Mother in your life with Mother's Day brunch and bottomless champagne at Avante Banquets on Sunday, May 12. Brunch is $60 for adults and $30 for kids 10 and under. Seating times are between 10:00 am - 2:30 pm. To make reservations call (847) 286-1006.
To view the Avante Mother's Day menu CLICK HERE.
Join MaryKay Cosmetics Spring Open House
Join Ilana with MaryKay Cosmetics this May for their Spring Open House! Grab 15% off and sample the new spring line, including skin care and more! Whether you prefer to attend in person or virtually via Zoom, it's an event not to be missed. Mark your calendars for May 3rd, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, or May 4th, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. To RSVP for the in-person event or schedule a personalized appointment, please reach out to Ilana directly at (847) 624-1123.
Can't wait until then? Explore the full catalogue and conveniently place your orders online at
Nicole Sutton Photography Flash Sale
Nicole Sutton Photography is your premier destination for 360 video and photo booth services. During the month of April enjoy 30% off photo booths and 360 video services when you book 3 hours or more. To book your event call 779-378-0102. Or for pricing information and details CLICK HERE.
L.A.N Office Furnishings Releases New Catalogue
Check out the latest release from L.A.N. Office Furnishings: their new Design Catalog is packed with inspiration for modern office trends, fresh finishes, and creative idea starters. Whether you're revamping your workspace or starting from scratch, their catalog has you covered. Request a hardcopy or explore the digital version by clicking HERE.
Wine Walk Sponsorship Opportunity Available
Don't miss out on sponsoring the highly anticipated Barrington Wine Walk, the town's most beloved event! Enjoy prominent exposure with benefits like a full-page ad in the Wine Walk program distributed to nearly 400 attendees, prominent logo placement on all event signage, social media promotion, local advertising, and on the event page. Additionally, receive 8 tickets to share with staff, family, and friends. Hurry, as only 3 sponsorship spots are available! To inquire email or call the office at
(847) 381-2525 to secure your sponsorship.
Audition for Annie Jr: Dancewerks Offers the Chance to Shine on Stage April 20 and 21
Dancewerks Presents: Auditions for the musical Annie Jr. on April 20 and 21 from 9:00 - 1:00 am. Auditions are located at Dancewerks Theater Arts Space at 110 South Hager St. Experience the heartwarming tale of a little orphan's journey to a new life through song and dance. Our unique approach not only offers a chance to perform but also cultivates vocal, dramatic, and dancing skills. With named roles, costumes, and professional guidance, each performer will shine on stage, making our summer production an unforgettable experience. For audition time slots, contact for an audition packet CLICK HERE.
BARN Networking Group Open House May 1
Are you ready to build your network but not completely sure where to start? Join BARN for their group open house! Discover the benefits of networking with Barrington Area Referral Network (BARN) at their upcoming open house on Wednesday, May 1st at 12:00 pm in the BACC Conference Room. Enjoy a complimentary light lunch as you learn more about our group. This is a no-compete networking group; please check Current Members prior to registration to ensure your category is open.
To register email by April 30.
Elevate Your Spring Glow: April Specials for Facials, Massage, Hair Removal, Botox and More
Experience comprehensive care tailored to all ages at Dohr, Coll, & Gadson OB/GYN Assoc. This Spring indulge in rejuvenating treatments at their Medspa, including therapeutic massage, skincare, laser treatments, and personalized skincare products. Check out the menu of Spring specials to discover the perfect way to refresh and revitalize yourself. Browse through their Spring specials CLICK HERE.
Get Organized & Styled Join Bente Vintage April 25th
Join Bente Vintage on Thursday, April 25th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm for an Organize and Style event. Enjoy light appetizers and drinks as you learn organizing tips from Ashley Rapp, owner of Hello! Staging + Organizing, and styling secrets from Nicole Kreuz, owner of Bente Vintage. Space is limited, so RSVP by emailing Don't miss this opportunity to tidy up your space and gain valuable insights!
Membership Drive: Join the Barrington Area Chamber
in May and Save
Join us in expanding our Chamber community and fostering a robust network of businesses with 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 – refer a business to join in May, and receive a complimentary Shared Eblast worth $50. Together, let's strengthen our local business ecosystem and unlock new opportunities for growth and collaboration.
Multi-Chamber Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Broken Oar to celebrate New Outdoor Barn May 2
All are invited to the Broken Oar Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the unveiling of the brand new heated outdoor space, the "Broken Barn". The celebration is May 2 at 3:30 pm. This exciting addition to the Broken Oar promises to enhance their dining and entertainment experience like never before! The Broken Oar is located at 614 Rawson Bridge Rd, Port Barrington.
Barrington Children’s Choir Presents: A Carnegie Choir Celebration at Barrington White House June 6
Barrington Children’s Choir presents a Carnegie Choir Celebration on Thursday, June 6 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Barrington’s White HouseBCC will be going to Carnegie Hall to perform in the National Youth Series Choral Festival on June 17! This event is free and open to the public, a fun way to hear the choristers perform AND celebrate their upcoming summer tour! Refreshments available by Wild Asparagus Catering. Chamber members are invited to attend the Celebration Event. BCC is also seeking community partnerships to support the celebration via Sponsorship Opportunities. Contact Kathy Brodin at with questions or for more information. 
Come Out and Play with Sideouts this Spring; Enjoy Beach Volley Ball, Bowling, Bags, and More
Spring into action at Sideouts! Whether you're into beach volleyball, bags, bowling, or darts, there's something fun for everyone. Don't miss out on the excitement - sign up today for some thrilling games and great times. Visit to register now.
Member News Submissions must be received by noon on Wednesday in order to be considered for the next issue. Items will be included, space permitting, on a rotating basis. Priority is given to members who have not had an item run in the past month or longer. CLICK HERE for the Member News Guidelines. Questions? Call (847) 381-2525 or email: 
2024 Chairman Circle Advantage Members
To learn more about how you can participate in this program CLICK HERE.