Your Chamber News for March 13, 2023
Chamber Events
Ribbon Cutting Tomorrow at Dawg Park in The Arboretum

Please join BACC for a ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow, March 14 at 4:00 pm to welcome new Chamber member Dawg Park, located at 100 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. 60 in The Arboretum of South Barrington.
Women's Wellness Expo & Mixer on March 30 in SB

Gather your friends and co-workers to enjoy a fun after-hours outing at our BACC Women's Wellness Expo & Mixer on Thursday, March 30 from 5:00-7:00 pm at The South Barrington Club, 3 Tennis Club Ln. in South Barrington.

Network and gather information from select health & wellness vendors, while enjoying pampering services, wine tasting, giveaways, cash bar, raffles, free drink ticket, refreshments and appetizers. Cost to attend is $15.
BACC Scramble & Spirits on April 13 - Space is Limited

Space is limited, so register today for our Scramble & Spirits event on Thursday, April 13 from 3:30-7:00 pm at Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington. Connect during three rounds of networking with a group of noncompetitors, sharing answers to focused discussion questions, followed by a chance to connect with everyone else over drinks and appetizers.

Registration is limited to 4 professionals per industry and no more than 2 reps from the same company. Cost to attend is $40 per member/$50 per nonmember, which includes networking, refreshments and appetizers. Cash bar.

Limited sponsorship opportunity (for $250), includes your logo on all table signage, one 6-ft table to set up literature or display, and one ticket to event.
Barrington Area Town Hall Forum at BPD is April 19

Hear the latest updates from our local taxing bodies at the Barrington Area Town Hall Forum on Wednesday, April 19 from 9:00-10:30 am at the Barrington Park District, 235 Lions Dr. in Barrington.

Cost to attend is $10, which includes coffee, pastries, networking and the program. This event is open to the public and registration is required. 
Membership Boot Camp is April 21 - Seating is Limited
Learn how to get the most out of your BACC membership while networking with other members at our FREE Boot Camp on Friday, April 21 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.
Sign Up to Sponsor the BACC April Scholarship Luncheon

Sign up to support our BACC Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarship recipients at the WBN Scholarship Luncheon on April 27 at Biltmore Country Club.

Sponsorships include: Luncheon Event Sponsor ($1,000 - Limit 4): Includes table of 8; full page ad in program; logo on event banner and signage; photo with scholarship recipients for publicity purposes; recognition in live announcements; Gold Sponsor ($500) - includes 4 tickets to the event; 1/2 page ad; logo on event signage; recognition in live announcements; or Full-Page Ad in the Luncheon Program ($200).
To inquire email:
Sign Up for the BACC Golf League at Makray

Registration is now open for the 2023 BACC 9-hole Golf League at Makray Memorial Golf Club. Golfers tee off weekly on Fridays between 6:30 and 7:15 am, allowing them time to get back to the office by 9:30 am. Men and women of all skill levels are welcome, non Chamber members can join the league too.

Handicap rounds are May 12, 19 & 26; and league play is June 2 through Sept. 8. Lake Zurich Chamber members are welcome to join at the BACC member rate. Please call our office at (847) 381-2525 to process this special discount.
Nominate an Outstanding Leader for WBN OWL Awards
Each year the BACC Women's Biz Net honors four local women as Outstanding Women Leaders (OWLs) at an awards luncheon in September. The award was created to recognize women for their inspiring work in one of four categories: Community Impact – giving back and making an impact on the Barrington Area community; Mentorship and Education – mentoring and improving the lives of others through education; Nonprofit Leadership – working to provide important resources to the community and excelling an important cause; and Professional Excellence – excelling in their profession and setting the standard in their field. To nominate a local woman leader, click the link to download a form.
Photos from Last Week's Mixer
Mixer at Equilibrium PT
To view more photos from Chamber events on our Facebook page CLICK HERE.
Marketing Opportunities
Showcase Your Business Video on the BACC Website
Showcase your business to thousands of website visitors on the BACC Member Marketplace! For just $100 your promotional video will be displayed for a three-month period on the BACC website: New videos are also announced and shared on BACC social media pages.
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 on the 1st and 15th of each month. To view the Member Marketplace 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
Deadline to Apply for a BACC Scholarship is Wednesday

The deadline to apply for a BACC 2023 Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarship is this Wednesday, March 15. Eligible students must be from the Barrington area, or the student of an employee of a Chamber member business.

Completed applications and all supporting documents must be received by March 15, 2023. Application forms are available at the Chamber office, 190 E. James St., or on the BACC website. For details CLICK HERE.
FREE Webinar: Small Business Program & Policy Updates This Thursday

The Illinois SBDC at College of Lake County will host a FREE webinar for small businesses this Thursday, March 16 from 10:00-11:15 am. A second webinar will take place on Thursday, June 15. Representatives from the Small Business Administration, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, Internal Revenue Service, and the Small Business Advocacy Council will provide updates on agency funding programs, policies, and legislation affecting small businesses. To register CLICK HERE.
Chamber Administrator Opening

The Chamber world is fast-paced and service oriented. BACC has an opening for a Chamber Administrator to work directly with the President/CEO and help with day-to-day Chamber activities, event planning, membership services, public information, marketing and more.

Approximate hours are 25 to 30+, some evening event hours. Excellent computer and people skills required. Must be able to juggle many projects, accuracy is critical. Customer service is a priority. Computer skills and social media. Must be a team player. Bookkeeping skills a plus. Great people and great place to working serving your business community. Send resume to Suzanne Corr, BACC President/CEO, 190 E. James St., Barrington, IL 60010, or email to:
2023 Chairman Circle Advantage Members:
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