Monday July 27, 2020
Chamber News
BACC President's Message: Your Messages Travel On Social Media

I recently shared a post for two reasons: it was both ridiculous and funny.

The post showed a gentleman wearing his version of a mask as he stared through the clear plastic cover of a Krispy Kreme doughnut box he had placed over his head - and apparently just finished. It was surely staged to bring about some laughs, as it would prove most ineffective. The post brought a laugh - humor is often considered the best medicine, especially in stressful times. But what happened next shows the power of social media.

After sharing, a Chamber member friend called to tell me how the post traveled from there.

He shared the post to his wife, who works in food research and development and had worked on projects with Krispy Kreme. The post wound up on the screens of the company's upper management, and the company's leadership reached out to the gentleman. It's likely he will enjoy some free donuts in his future!

There is a lot of noise on social media and I have seen many people "take a break" from the negativity and divisiveness. I often try to share posts that are humorous, inspirational, beautiful, and full of awe, as well as those that may be educational/informative for others to draw their own conclusions. What we share travels. Let's have some balance, some humor, some beauty and some awe!

Many thanks to all those who attended Saturday's Barrington Wine Walk. Many thanks to our merchants who participated in the event and in Sizzling Sale Days. Shop and support local - our local business owners need you more than ever!
-- Suz anne Corr, BACC President/CEO
WBN Drive to Benefit Food Pantries - Last Week to Donate!
Please consider making a $10 donation to help families in need through the BACC Women's Biz Net "Christmas in July" drive to support local food pantries. Click the link below to donate $10 or more to be used for the purchase of grocery gift cards that will be distributed to the Barrington and Cuba Township food pantries for families to use. The Chamber will be accepting donations on behalf of the Women's Biz Net Group through this Friday, July 31. Thank you in advance for any support you can provide!
BYP Happy Hour at Neoteca on July 28 - Register Online
Join the Barrington Young Professionals (BYP) for Happy Hour on Tuesday, July 28 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at Neoteca, Inc., 130 S. Hough St. in Barrington. The BYP group consists of Chamber members under 40 who meet to network, provide peer support and build business. Attendees pay for their own refreshments. Below are photos from the BYP Happy Hour on July 14 at The Hampton Social.
WBN Girls Night Out is This Thursday at McGonigal's Pub
Space is limited for the Women's Biz Net Girl's Night Out this Thursday, July 30 from 5:00-7:00 pm at McGonigal's Pub, 105 S. Cook St. in Barrington. Cost is $30 and includes a complimentary drink ticket, appetizers and mini-pampering services.

Proceeds from the event, which is sponsored by Hart Dental, support the Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund. Must be 21 or over to attend.
Last Chance to Sign Up for the BACC Golf Classic on Aug. 3
Only a few spots remain to play in the BACC Golf Classic at The Club at Wynstone next Monday, Aug. 3. The event includes a round of golf, lunch & dinner on the patio, 19th hole celebration, awards and raffle prizes. Click the link to register.

Many thanks to our Eagle Sponsor Idealease, Inc. ; Birdie Sponsors Barrington Heating and Air and Shake Guys ; Putting Sponsor Barrington Bank & Trust Co., N.A. ; Scoreboard Sponsor Connie Antoniou - Jameson Sotheby's International Realty; Scorecard Sponsor The Garlands ; and 19th Hole Sponsor McMaid Home Services.
Register for WBN Virtual Program Aug. 6: "A Matter of Media"
Join the Women's Biz Net on Thursday Aug. 6 from 9:00 - 10:00 am for a virtual presentation from Annette Bochenek of the Barrington Area Library on "A Matter of Media: How We Respond to Different Media/Materials and What That Says About Us." Cost is $15/member and $25/guest, which includes: Around the "screen" intros, networking and the presentation.
Next Midday Meetup is Aug. 12 at Brunch Cafe in Kildeer
Join us for an informal monthly networking opportunity on Wednesday, Aug. 12 from noon - 1:15 p.m. at Brunch Cafe, 20393 N. Rand Rd. in Kildeer. Enjoy a delicious lunch while connecting with other Chamber members and meeting new prospects. Bring your business card and 30-second intro. Cost is $30 for members/$40 for guests.
Ask An Expert Zoom Event: "Understanding COVID" Aug. 26
BACC presents: "Ask An Expert: Understanding COVID" on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 2:00 pm via Zoom. Don't miss this informative presentation and Q&A with Dr. Reinhold Llerena, of AMITA, who will discuss: Common and uncommon symptoms of COVID; What the virus does; Current tests; and Potential vaccines. Cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members.
Employee Sexual Harassment Prevention Training on Sept. 8
BACC will host an Employee Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Zoom Seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm led by Andrea Herran of Focus HR. Register your staff to meet the annual State training requirement. All attendees will receive a printed certificate of completion, and examples will be provided on how to craft the written policy required in your employee manual. A second session will be held Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 10:00 am. Cost is $15 per person.
Promote Your Business as an OWL Awards Sponsor Sept. 24
Show your support as a sponsor for the WBN Outstanding Women Leaders (OWL) Awards on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Biltmore Country Club in North Barrington. The Annual OWL Awards recognize four amazing women in the categories of: Professional Excellence, Community Impact, Nonprofit Leadership, and Mentorship and Education. This is a hybrid event that offers a chance to highlight your business at the awards ceremony and luncheon at Biltmore, as well as during the live-stream Facebook event. To learn about sponsorship opportunities click here to email Suzanne.
BACC Golf League Members Enjoy Fridays at Makray
Our BACC Friday Golf League has been a great success for members and guests at beautiful Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 S. Northwest Hwy. in Barrington. Golfers have been enjoying early tee times to play, network and get back to the office early. League play continues through Sept. 11. Click here for details.
Photos from the Barrington Wine Walk & Sizzling Sale Days!
Many thanks to the wonderful merchants, volunteers, wine walkers and shoppers who made the Barrington Wine Walk and Sizzling Sale Days a successful event! For more photos visit our Facebook and Instagram pages by clicking the icons below:
COVID News & Resources
IDES Offers Tips on Protection from PUA Fraud Schemes
The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) is taking steps to crack down on fraud schemes involving the state’s federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) programs. Anyone who has not filed an unemployment claim, but has erroneously received an unemployment debit card or unemployment insurance (UI) finding letter should immediately call IDES at (800) 814-0513. Click here for more information.
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