Your Chamber News for May 22, 2023
Chamber News & Events
Only 2 Weeks Left to Get a FREE Shared eblast for Recruiting a New Member
Only two weeks left to get a free Shared eBlast by recruiting a new BACC member! If they join in May and mention you referred them, you will receive the shared eblast (a $50 value) to our list of nearly 1400 contacts!
Click the button below to download and share our special offer: Join BACC by May 31 and save $30 off the membership fee. When you help grow our wonderful Chamber, we all benefit!
Register for Lunch Program & Networking This Thursday

Join the Women's Biz Net for networking and a lunch program this Thursday, May 25 from 11:30 am-1:00 pm at the Barrington Area Library. Dana Garretson, Nursery Sales and Landscape Designer at Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery & Garden Center will give a presentation on "Planting Herb Gardens & Containers."

Cost to attend is $35 for members and $50 for nonmembers, which includes networking, lunch, the program and two herbs to take home. Program Sponsor is Patrick A. Finn, LTD.
Ribbon Cuttings in June
Please join us for Ribbon Cutting ceremonies in June as we celebrate and support our BACC members. Click on the business name for event details.
Tuesday, June 6 at 4:00 pm - Sugaring NYC at 100 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. Q25 in The Arboretum of South Barrington.

Thursday, June 8 at 4:00 pm - Majestic Fitness at 910 IL Rt. 22 in Fox River Grove.

Tuesday, June 27 at 4:00 pm - Club Pilates at 100 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. E1 in The Arboretum of South Barrington.
RSVP for Virtual Nonprofit Check-in Meeting on June 7

All local non-profit organizations are invited to join BACC for a virtual check-in meeting on Wednesday, June 7 from 10:00-11:00 am to share ideas, resources, and inspiration.

We will hear about recent highlights and upcoming events, as well as pressing challenges and solutions. This is a FREE event for nonprofits, but an RSVP is required to receive your Zoom link.
Register for Membership Boot Camp at BACC June 9
Learn how to get the most out of your BACC membership while networking with other members at our FREE Boot Camp this Friday, June 9 from 12:00-1:15 pm at the Chamber office, 190 E. James St. in Barrington.
A complimentary lunch will be provided. Seating is limited to 15 and priority is given to first-time attendees. Registration is required. CLICK HERE TO REGIST
BACC After Hours Mixer at Jovie Childcare on June 13
Join us for a BACC After Hours Networking Event on Tuesday, June 13 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Jovie Childcare in Barrington.
Enjoy complimentary appetizers and refreshments while networking with other Chamber members and learning about what Jovie has to offer.

This is a FREE event for BACC members, but registration is requested.
Reserve Your Ad Space in the Next Barrington Area Community Guide

The BACC Regional Magazine & Resource Directory was delivered in February to nearly 20,000 mailboxes - now it's time for phase two! Our second annual publication, The Barrington Area Community Guide, will be published in October and delivered to residents through The Daily Herald, posted online, and distributed throughout the year to businesses, residences, and in Welcome Neighbor Bags. Sign up to advertise in this valuable publication that is used by residents as a handy reference tool to shop, dine, buy and go. To reserve your ad space email: or call (847) 582-0047 today!
Promote Your Business as a Classic Car Show Sponsor

Take advantage of a great opportunity to promote your business to hundreds of community members, families, and car enthusiasts from the Barrington area and beyond, at our Classic Collectors Car Show in downtown Barrington on Saturday, July 15. Sign up early for an Elite ($1,500), Premier ($1,000), or VIP ($500) Sponsorship.

Sponsorships include: Your logo on printed promotional materials, in local newspaper ads, on the BACC website event page, social media posts, our Chamber E-News and Event Eblasts, and more, depending on the sponsorship level. For details CLICK HERE.
Register to Play or Be a Golf Classic Sponsor on Aug. 7

Sign up to play or be a sponsor for our 37th Annual Golf Classic at The Club at Wynstone on Monday, August 7. The scramble event, which helps support the BACC Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarship fund, includes lunch, contests, raffle prizes, a celebratory dinner, and awards. Golfers begin the day’s events with a buffet lunch on Wynstone’s patio and practice at the driving range. Shotgun tee off begins at noon, concluding with the 19th Hole Celebration with open bar, dinner, raffle prizes and awards ceremony.

Registration is open for golfers and some sponsorships are still available. Premier Sponsor is Idealease, Inc.
Reserve Your Vendor Space for Family Expo on Aug. 19

Connect with hundreds of families in the Barrington area as a vendor at our Family Expo on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 12:00-4:00 pm in Citizens Park.

Vendor space is available for businesses ($225), or nonprofit organizations ($100). Fees include assigned space on park grounds. All vendors must supply their own setup, canopy, weights, tables etc.

Limited Premier ($1,000) and VIP ($500) Sponsorship opportunities are also available. To inquire email:
New Members
Photos from Around the Chamber
Friday Morning Golf League at Makray Memorial Golf Club
To view more photos from BACC events on our Facebook page CLICK HERE.
Marketing Opportunities
Member Benefit: Post Your Job Openings on the BACC Website
Did you know that all BACC members can post job openings for free on the Chamber website? Members can also submit events, job openings and hot deals for inclusion in our weekly Member News, which is emailed to the entire membership (nearly 1,400 contacts) and shared on our social media pages and website

  • For instructions on how to submit a Job Posting CLICK HERE.
  • For a copy of the Member News Submission Guidelines CLICK HERE.
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 more information call the Chamber at (847) 381-2525 or email:
News & Resources
Virtual Program on Sales Tax Requirements for Small Business Tomorrow

Sign up for a FREE virtual program about Illinois Dept. of Revenue Sales Tax Requirements for Small Business on Tuesday, May 23 from 9:00–10:00 am hosted by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at College of Lake County. The program will cover calculating, collecting, reporting, and paying sales tax online; taxable goods, sales tax exemptions, figuring sales tax rates and amounts due; and when, how, and why, to register with the Illinois Dept. of Revenue for a sales tax account. To register CLICK HERE.
Free Narcan Training at Good Shepherd Hospital on Wednesday

Learn about the signs and symptoms of an overdose, and how to use Narcan to save lives at a training event at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital this Wednesday, May 24 from 1:30-2:30 pm. This is a free training and attendees will receive NARCAN kits and meet deflection professionals. For more information contact Suzanne Martinez (847) 842-4285. To register email:
2023 Chairman Circle Advantage Members:
To learn more about how you can participate in this program CLICK HERE.
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