Monday April 5, 2021
BACC President's Message:
Small Business May Be Eligible for More Tax Credits
 
This week on Thursday, April 8, join us for an “Ask An Expert” session and find out if you might be eligible for thousands of dollars in tax credits.
 
Brent Motl, of Motl Accounting, will discuss the Employee Retentions Tax Credit (ERTC), which can provide up to $5,000 per employee in 2020 and up to $14,000 per employee in 2021. It's one of the latest COVID-19 tax credits created as part of the newly-amended CARES ACT.
 
The Zoom seminar, “Tax Credit Relief for Small Business,” will be held on April 8 at 2:00 p.m. and is free to BACC members. To register: CLICK HERE.
 
We started our “Ask An Expert” series during the pandemic to provide you with free programming designed to help you weather the challenges, stay informed, and access resources. Topics have included cyber security, the benefits of laughter, and how to handle the room when you’re on zoom. If you are looking for specific topics this year, send your suggestions by emailing me at: Suzanne@barringtonchamber.com.
 
Did you know you can post your events, seminars, open houses, and special promotions on our BACC website using our Hot Deals and BACC Calendar? Join us for our free Boot Camp at noon on Friday, April 16. We will cover what you can do to promote your events and activities using BACC resources, such as our website and email communications to enhance your own marketing efforts. -- Suzanne Corr, BACC President/CEO
Upcoming Events
Program on Extra Tax Credit Relief for Your Small Business

Even if your small business has received a PPP loan, you may still qualify for more stimulus money. Learn more at our Ask An Expert virtual program on "Tax Credit Relief for Small Business" this Thursday, April 8, at 2:00 pm. Hear the latest on COVID-19 tax credits; how to identify and retrieve the maximum COVID financial relief for your business; and ways your business can benefit from ERTC refunds. Presenters are Motl Accounting, LLC and Payroll Vault. FREE to BACC members/$15 for nonmembers.
Join the Barrington Young Professionals on April 15

Join the Barrington Young Professionals (BYP) for a Networking Happy Hour on Thursday, April 15 from 4:00-6:00 pm at Francesca's Famiglia, 100 E. Station St. in Barrington. Barrington Young Professionals is a networking group of BACC members, age 40 years or younger, who are committed to developing positive busiess relationships in our community. Members pay for their own refreshments. Sign up online or to visit the BYP Facebook page CLICK HERE.
FREE BACC Membership Boot Camp April 16 - Sign Up Today!

Get the training you need to maximize your BACC membership benefits at our Virtual Boot Camp on Friday, April 16 from noon - 1:15 pm. This Boot Camp is for any BACC member who wants to:
  • Use BACC resources to expand their presence
  • Market their products, services and events
  • Network to build relationships

This is a FREE training, but you must sign up to receive your ZOOM link.
Support Our BACC Scholars at Awards Luncheon on April 22

Join the BACC Women's Biz Net for the 2021 Scholarship Awards Luncheon on Thursday, April 22 at Biltmore Country Club, 160 Biltmore Dr. in North Barrington. Sign up to attend and support our scholars at this important event that includes: a delicious lunch, awards presentation, and the opportunity to hear from our Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarship Recipients. Tickets are $45 per person.

FREE Check-in for Nonprofits with BACC on April 27

Local nonprofits are invited to attend a FREE virtual check-in with BACC on Tuesday, April 27 from 2:00-3:00 pm. This Zoom event is designed for nonprofits to gather virtually to share ideas, resources, and inspiration.

Please click below to RSVP so that you can receive your link to attend.
BACC Friday Golf League at Makray - Register Early & Save!

Registration is now open for the 2021 BACC 9-hole Golf League at Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 S. Northwest Hwy. in Barrington.
Men and women of all skill levels are invited to join this fun Friday morning league starting in May with 6:30-7:15 am tee times. League fees are: $45/Early Bird Golfer (before May 1); $65/Chamber Member (after May 1); $100/Non-Member. Weekly Green Fees are: $24/Golfer (no cart), $34/Golfer (with cart).
Buy Your Tickets for the Spring Wine Walk in Barrington May 8

Tickets are now on sale for the Barrington Spring Wine Walk on Saturday, May 8 from 2:00 - 6:00 pm in downtown Barrington! Enjoy a "Sipping Saturday" on Mother's Day weekend at this popular event that provides an opportunity to enjoy fine wines from local suppliers while exploring distinctive shops and restaurants. Cost to attend is $25, which includes a souvenir wine glass, Wine Walk tour map and sample tracking sheet. Buy tickets in advance, and check in at Neoteca, 130 S. Hough St. Must 21 or over to attend.
Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor at the Classic Car Show on June 26

Mark your calendar for our first Classic Car Show in downton Barrington on Saturday, June 26! The public is invited to view amazing cars from noon-4:00 pm, then stay for food, adult refreshments and live music on the VIP Patio until 10:00 pm.

To nominate a car for display, email communications@barringtonchamber.com and include: the car wwner's name, street address, telephone number and e-mail address; along with vehicle information, year, make, model, and a photo of the car.

Awards will be given for a variety of categories and cars must be accepted in advance, no day-of registration.

This community event supports Small Business and Main Street Retailers. For sponsorship info email: suzanne@barringtonchamber.com
Member Updates
Marketing Opportunities
Showcase Your Business Video on the BACC Website!

Showcase your business to thousands of website visitors on the new BACC Member Marketplace! The next opportunity to post is this Thursday, Apri 1. For just $100 your promotional video will be displayed on the BACC website www.BarringtonChamber.com 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 3 minutes or less in length, and will include a link to your business website. New videos are posted the 1st and 15th of each month.
Next opportunity to post is April 15!
Member Benefit: eBlast Your Message to the Chamber!

One of your many Chamber benefits is the opportunity to send your sales message to nearly 1,400 fellow Chamber members! BACC regularly sends member eblasts and can accommodate your promotional schedule and events.

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 here to send an email.
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
Illinois Moves Toward Reopening with Bridge to Phase 5

Illinois is moving toward the final phase of the Restore Illinois reopening plan, in which all sectors of the economy reopen with businesses and recreation resuming normal operations. A dial-like approach will be used between the mitigations in Phase 4 and the post-pandemic new normal of Phase 5. This transition will allow for higher capacity limits and increased business operations prior to Phase 5. For details CLICK HERE.
PPP deadline extended to May 31

President Biden signed the PPP Extension Act of 2021 into law last week, extending the Paycheck Protection Program for an additional two months through May 31, 2021. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the law also allows an additional 30-day period for the SBA to process applications that are still pending. 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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