Your Chamber News for July 19, 2021
BACC President's Message
Just Roll With It!

If 2020 taught us anything, it showed us that the best laid plans may have to shift and adapt to constantly changing circumstances. Sometimes, you just have to Roll With It!

That’s the theme for this week as we feature events that were adjusted due to unexpected circumstances. This Wednesday, July 21, we will host our BACC Summer Concert Mixer starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Arboretum of South Barrington in their lovely Main Street Plaza. (Last week's concert got rained out.) Bring out your co-workers, family and friends and your lawn chairs to join us for the sounds of Libido Funk Circus – a great band that covers music from the 70s, 80s and 90s. The band begins at 6:00 p.m. This event is free.

On Saturday, July 25, from noon until 4:00 p.m. we will host the Classic Collectors Car Show in downtown Barrington. Our original June date got rained out. Join us for some amazing cars. Display cars will be parked on Cook Street from Station to Lake Sts., and in the BMO parking lot. Those areas will be closed to public parking, but there is plenty of public parking on nearby streets, and in the Metra lots (free on the weekend). This event is free to the community.

Another great event this week, our July 22 “Stepping Out” event from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in downtown Barrington. July 22 is the first day of Sizzling Sale Days. Merchants will be offering great merchandise at Sidewalk Sale prices throughout town. Stepping out tickets can be purchased for $25 and include premier shopping, special store activities and giveaways, a drink ticket for a wine/beer/cocktail at one of five participating locations – Big Iron Horse, Francesca’s, McGonigal’s Pub, Moretti’s Barrington, Neoteca, and Shirley’s Piano Bar, and a complimentary metallic shopping bag. To get your Stepping Out ticket, CLICK HERE.

Hope you will join us and just "Roll With It" this week. See you soon!
-- Suzanne Corr, BACC President
Upcoming Chamber Events
Summer Concert Mixer at The Arboretum Wednesday

All BACC members are invited to bring their family and friends for our rescheduled Summer Mixer this Wednesday, July 21 starting at 5:00 pm at Main Street Plaza (between Georgio’s Pizzeria and Mago Grill) in The Arboretum of South Barrington located at 100 W. Higgins Rd.

Enjoy a FREE concert by Libido Funk Circus, along with complimentary light refreshments while networking with fellow BACC members. If you're hungry for more, plan to order food for pick up from one of The Arboretum's great restaurants!
Sip/Shop/Socialize with WBN in Barrington July 22

Join the BACC Women's Biz Net for a fun night out in Downtown Barrington on Thursday, July 22 starting at 4:00 pm! Get a shopping preview of Sizzling Sale Days and more. Enjoy special in-store activities, giveaways, a complimentary drink ticket and a FREE shopping bag to the first 100 attendees! Drink ticket is redeemable at participating restaurants, including: Big Iron Horse BBQ, Francesca's Famiglia, McGonigal's Pub, Moretti's, Neoteca and Shirley's Piano Bar. Tickets are $25. Proceeds benefit our Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Don't Miss The Classic Car Show Sunday in Barrington!

Plan to bring your family and friends to our Classic Collectors Car Show this Sunday, July 25 from noon to 4:00 pm in downtown Barrington! View an array of amazing cars, listen to live music from DJ Kathy, and enjoy outdoor food and refreshments from local vendors.

Many thanks to our sponsors: Wickstrom Auto Group; Motor Werks Porsche Barrington; Lake Barrington Motorsports; Barrington Bank & Trust Co.; Brightway Insurance-The Janicki Agency; Buckley Fine LLC; Christian Brothers Automotive; Douglas Automotive; Highgate Motors of Barrington; ilumen Solar; State Farm Insurance-Amber Nelson-Wolfe Agency; and Virtue Asset Management.
Midday Mix at pl8 Simply Asian Restaurant on July 28

Join us for lunch and an informal networking opportunity on Wednesday, July 28 from noon - 1:15 pm at pl8 Simply Asian Restaurant, 736 W. NW Hwy. in the Foundry of Barrington!

Enjoy delicious lunch selections and remember to bring your business card and 30-second intro!

Cost to attend is $30/member and $40/nonmember. Register online or call the Chamber office at (847) 381-2525.
Ribbon Cutting at Eggology Cafe on Wednesday July 28

We will celebrate the grand opening of new BACC member Eggology Cafe at 100 W. Higgins Rd., Ste Q1 in The Arboretum of South Barrington on Wednesday, July 28 at 3:30 pm with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Please join us!
BACC Golf Classic at The Club at Wynstone Aug. 2 is Sold Out

Our BACC Golf Classic at The Club at Wynstone is now SOLD OUT. Looking forward to a great event on August 2nd!

Many thanks to our generous sponsors: Idealease, Inc.; McGrath Volvo of Barrington; Motor Werks Porsche; Barrington Heating and Air; Master Service Group; The Garlands of Barrington; Connie Antoniou Luxury Lifestyles - Jameson Sotheby's Intl. Realty; Barrington Bank & Trust; Marquardt of Barrington Buick GMC; Hanson Law Group; Advance Design Studio, Ltd.; The Bruning Law Firm; Elite Home Restoration; Fox Valley Orthopedics; The Hart Professional Center; PRP Wine International Chicago; Ruth's Chris Steak House; Amber Nelson-Wolfe-State Farm Insurance Agent; Virtue Asset Management; Style Exteriors, Inc. by Carden.
Reserve Your Spot for the Family Expo-Space is Limited

Vendor space is limited and going fast for the Barrington Family Expo to be held at Citizens Park on Saturday, August 21 from noon to 4:00 pm. Reserve your spot today to promote your businiess ($225 per space), or nonprofit organiization ($150 per space), to hundreds of local attendees as they enjoy food, music, kids activities and more at this FREE event!

Photos from Around the Chamber
Barrington Young Professionals Networking at Mago Grill
BACC Golf League at
Makray Memorial Golf Club
Marketing Opportunities
Member Benefit: eBlast Your 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. Sponsorships of our weekly Chamber and Member newsletters are also available. For details call the Chamber at (847) 381-2525 or click the link below
Showcase Your Business Video on the BACC Website!

Showcase your business to thousands of website visitors on the new BACC Member Marketplace! Videos are needed 2-3 days prior. For just $100 your promotional video will be displayed on the BACC website for a three-month period. New videos are also shared on BACC social media pages.

Space is limited and video placements are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Videos must be three minutes or less in length, and will include a link to your business website or social media page. New videos are posted the 1st and 15th of each month. To view the Member Marketplace CLICK HERE.
Say "Welcome Neighbor!" to New Residents in 2021

Target residents moving into the 60010 area just as they are developing new buying habits with our Welcome Neighbor program! There are three ways to participate:

  • Receive monthly New Resident Lists for your own marketing efforts (Cost:$150);
  • Include a flyer, trinket or coupon only (1,000 items) in the Welcome Neighbor Bags (Cost: $150);
  • Participate in both option #1 and #2 and save (Cost: $275).
News & Resources
Five things to know about the COVID-19 Delta variant

The highly contagious Delta variant is concerning and leading to surges of cases around the globe. Dr. Robert Citronberg, executive medical director of infectious disease and prevention for Advocate Aurora Health, shares the top five things you need to know about the contagious Delta COVID 19 variant and how the COVID 19 vaccine is the best defense. To find out answers to the five questions below, CLICK HERE.

  1. How concerning is the Delta variant?
  2. Who is at risk?
  3. How important is it to be fully vaccinated?
  4. Are our vaccination rates good enough in Illinois and Wisconsin?
  5. What's the message to people who haven’t yet gotten vaccinated?
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Accepting Vaccine Appointments

COVID-19 vaccine appointments for people 12 and older are now being accepted at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 W. Hwy. 22 in Barrington. Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are being administered and those seeking appointments do not need to be patients of the hospital. To schedule an appointment call (866) 443-2584, or CLICK HERE.
Phase 5: Illinois Restored

The State of Illinois is now in Phase 5 of its mitigation plan. For details about what Phase 5 looks like CLICK HERE
PPP Loan Forgiveness Eligibility

Did you receive a Paycheck Protection Program loan? If so your business may be eligible for loan forgiveness, according to the U.S. Small Business Administraction. To learn more follow these four steps:
  1. Contact your lender and complete the correct form
  2. Compile documentation
  3. Submit the forgiveness form and documentation to your lender
  4. Communicate with your lender throughout the process
For details CLICK HERE.
2021 Chairman Circle Advantage Members:
To learn more about how you can participate in this program CLICK HERE.
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