Monday Sept. 14, 2020
Chamber News
BACC President's Message: A Weekend of Remembrance

Last Friday, September 11, was a somber, reflective day for our country. No matter where you were in 2001, the memory of 9/11 comes flooding back to us.

Last Friday on September 11 we held a BACC Boot Camp on Zoom and in tribute to the 2,977 people who died that day, we all shared where we were when the Twin Towers came crumbling down. As we shared our stories, the American spirit of resiliency, courage, determination and compassion for others shined through. It was particularly meaningful to hear the stories from members of varying ages, and the different perspectives we held that day.

One member was in their 4th grade class enjoying an outdoor recess when the planes hit the towers. They remember teachers frantically calling them inside and sensing a protective fear in their voices. Another member remembers getting ready for work but when the towers were struck, they decided to stay home, close to family and love ones.

Another member was at school when teachers starting yelling in the hallways to get inside your room. She looks back on this day as a real lesson in patriotism and love for our country. Finally, one of our members was working in the Twin Towers when 9/11 happened and would have been there except that morning she was delayed for work. If she had been on her normal schedule, she would have been walking into the building with a cup of coffee when the towers were struck. Instead, she was safely at home.

We will always remember and never forget the crisis of 9/11. But more than that, we will remember the human spirit that defines our country. Undaunted by the panic and unknown, heroes rushed in to help others with little regard for themselves. Caravans of people came from around the country to help complete strangers. It didn't matter, because that's what good humans do.
-- Suzanne Corr, BACC President/CEO.
Mixer at All American Reclaim Tomorrow - RSVP Required!
Join us for our Mixer of the Month tomorrow, Sept. 15 from 5:00-7:00 pm at All American Reclaim, 990 W. Northwest Hwy. in Lake Barrington.

Catch up with fellow Chamber members while enjoying complimentary appetizers and refreshments at this COVID-Conscious event. Masks must be worn and temperatures will be taken at the door. This is a FREE event for BACC members, but space is limited and an RSVP is required by 1:00 pm Tuesday. No WALK-INS will be accepted!
September Virtual Ribbon Cuttings

Show your support for BACC members by viewing and sharing their ribbon cutting photos and videos posted on our BACC website and social media pages! To view them, simply click on the Facebook, Instagram and YouTube icons shown here.

Mark your calendar for these upcoming Virtual Ribbon Cutting events that begin at 4:00 pm:

Last Call to Register for Interactive Networking Event Sept. 17
Don't miss the chance to race around the screen and network with BACC on Thursday, Sept. 17 at noon! Register today for "Ready - Set - Network!" a fun virtual interactive networking event that lets you:

  • Spotlight your business in less than two minutes - go over and you owe $5 to our Scholarship Fund;
  • Work the Chat Room to schedule one-on-one follow-up meetings with power partners;
  • Document your one-on-one networking on the BACC FB page & win Chamber Bucks to redeem for future events or dues;
  • Receive a full list of attendees for building relationships!

Cost is: $20/member or $30/guest.
Happy Anniversary to These Chamber Members!
10 Years of Chamber Membership

Five Years of Chamber Membership

One Year of Chamber Membership
Sign Up to View OWL Hybrid Live-Stream Awards on Sept. 24
The BACC Women's Biz Net will honor four local women during its Outstanding Women Leaders (OWL) Awards on Thursday, Sept. 24 at Biltmore Country Club. WBN's OWL Awards will be a hybrid event this year! The in-person luncheon to honor the recipients and hear their personal stories has very limited seating and is now SOLD OUT.

However registration is now open for viewing the OWL Awards Ceremony live on Zoom! The cost to view the livestream event is $15, and all WBN programming benefits the BACC Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The 2020 WBN OWL Award Recipients are: Mary Roesch, RN, BSN, Chief Nursing Officer of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, OWL Recipient for Professional Excellence; Rebecca Darr President/CEO of Wings Program, Inc., the OWL Recipient for Non-profit Leadership: Darby Hills of Barrington Children’s Charities, the OWL Recipient for Community Impact; and Reverend Dr. Zina Jacque of the Community Church of Barrington, the OWL Recipient for Mentorship and Education.
Ask An Expert: How To Handle the Room on Zoom Sept. 29
Learn "How to Handle the Room When You're on Zoom!" Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 2:00 pm via Zoom! Don't miss this informative presentation hosted by BACC with Jared Silver of At-A-Glance Marketing. Create your on-screen brilliance by learning: Which buttons to push; Primary roles during a Zoom event; Planning your presentation/writing your script; and Secrets for crisp, sound and clean lighting.

Cost is $15 for members/$25 for guests. Register today to receive your zoom link!
Barrington Area State Legislators Virtual Town Forum Oct. 7
Mark your calendar for the Barrington Area State Legislators Virtual Town Forum on Wednesday Oct. 7 from 8:30 - 10:30 am. Join us on zoom for an update on State issues, followed by a Q&A session with State Legislators. Invited speakers include: State Senators Christina Castro, Dan McConchie and Ann Gillespie; and State Representatives Anna Moeller,Mary Edly-Allen, David McSweeney and Tom Morrison. This FREE program is open to the pubic and co-hosted by BACC, BACOG and Barrington 220 Community School District. 
Photos from Last Week's Chamber Events
SOUL Harbour Ranch Ribbon Cutting & Open House
Final BACC Golf League Day

The BACC Golf League wrapped up its 2020 season on Friday at Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington. Many thanks to all who participated, to Makray for hosting, and to Bob Finley of Virtue Asset Management for organizing the league! Golfers receiving awards on Friday included: Jeff Caroll - Best Gross Average for the Season and Best Gross Score; Janice Long - Best Net Score; Jim Thompson - Longest Drive; and John Dini and Bob Finley - Closest to the Pin.
The IRS Issues Guidance for Employers
On Executive Action Deferring Payroll Taxes
The IRS has issued much-anticipated guidance on the payroll tax deferral that was ordered by President Donald Trump in a presidential memorandum on Aug. 8 (Notice 2020-65). The notice allows employers to defer withholding on affected employees’ compensation during the last four months of 2020 and then withhold those deferred amounts during the first four months of 2021. Under the guidance, employers can defer the withholding, deposit, and payment of certain payroll taxes on wages paid from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020. For information CLICK HERE.
Nonprofit Charitable Trust Grant Application Deadline is Sept. 30
In response to the unprecedented and widespread challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois State Treasurer's Charitable Trust Grant program is doubling the total number of grants to be awarded (up to $12,500 maximum). Applications are being accepted now through Sept. 30 to help small nonprofits with annual budgets of $1 million or less in two categories: Food Programs and Housing Programs. Click here for details.
Lake County Shows Warning Signs of
Increased COVID-19 Risk
Residents are being asked to remain vigilant to slow spread of the virus in Lake County. The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) risk level in Lake County has changed from blue to orange on the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) County Level Risk Metrics Map. An orange designation indicates warning signs of increased COVID-19 risk in the community. An increase in case rates and deaths from August 23–29 have led to the change to an orange 'Warning' designation for Lake County.
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