Your Chamber News for Jan. 23, 2023
Upcoming Chamber Events
BACC Silent Auction is Live - Shop for Great Deals Now Thru Jan. 27

Our BACC Virtual Auction is now LIVE and will be open until Friday, January 27 at 1:00 pm. To register CLICK HERE or scan the QR code shown to start bidding on some great auction items. The BACC Annual Silent Auction supports the Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund, and programming and resources that help Small Business and Main Street Retailers develop and prosper. Funds are used to produce events that result in dollars spent in the Barrington Area.
Ribbon Cutting This Wednesday at Yogasix Barrington

Join us for Ribbon Cutting ceremony this Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 4:00 pm to celebrate the opening of Yogasix located at 110 S. Hough St. in Barrington. This is a free event to welcome and support our new BACC member.
Annual Dinner on Thursday - Only a Few Seats Remain

Only a few spots remain for our Annual Dinner Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 5:30-9:30 pm at Wild Onion Brewery in Lake Barrington. The event includes networking, recognitions, live music by the Judson Brown Band, food stations, a cash bar & raffle prizes.

Premier Sponsors are Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and Barrington Bank & Trust Co., N.A.; Entertainment Sponsor is BMO Wealth Management; and Dessert Sponsors are: GK Real Estate and Skin Wellness by Renee.
Economic Summit is Feb. 8 at Barrington's White House

Hear first-hand updates from our village leaders on the state of the Barrington region at the Economic Summit on Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 8:30-10:00 am at Barrington's White House 145 W. Main St. in Barrington. Coffee and pastries will be served and cost to attend is $10. This event is open to the public and registration is required.
After Hours Networking on Feb. 9 at M.J. Miller & Co.

Join BACC for a FREE After Hours Networking Event on Thursday, Feb. 9 starting at 5:00 pm at M.J. Miller & Co., 123 W. Main St. in Barrington. Enjoy refreshments, appetizers and a chance to catch up with other Chamber members. This is a FREE event for members, but registration is requested. 
Membership Boot Camp is Feb. 10 - 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, Feb. 10 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.
RSVP for FREE Valentine's Day Networking Lunch

Be our BACC Valentine! We love our Chamber members and plan to show our appreciation with a complimentary Valentine's Day lunch on Tuesday, Feb.14 from 12:00-1:00 pm in the BACC conference room at 190 E. James St.

Join us for networking, pizza, salads and of course chocolate! Seating is limited so please register if you plan to attend.
Welcome New Members
Photos from Last Week's Events
Ribbon Cutting at
Kiddiewinks Events in Barrington
Ribbon Cutting at
Bredwell in Barrington
WBN Lunch Program at
The Club at Wynstone
Multi-Chamber Ribbon Cutting at StretchLab in Deer Park
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
BACC Scholarship Applications Available - Deadline is March 15

BACC is now accepting applications for its 2023 Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarship. Eligible students must be from the Barrington area, or the student of an employee of a Chamber member business. BACC awards the scholarships each spring to local high school students pursuing higher education through a university, community college, or vocational/trade certification program. 
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 online at For details CLICK HERE.
SBA Offers Guaranteed Loans to Start or Grow a Small Business

Do you need funding for your business? SBA-guaranteed loans can help you purchase real estate, buy equipment, refinance debt and more. Their loans generally have rates and fees that are comparable to non-guaranteed loans and some loans come with continued support to help you start and run your business. For details CLICK HERE.
2022 Chairman Circle Advantage Members:
To learn more about how you can participate in this program CLICK HERE.
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