Your Chamber News for Sept. 19, 2022
Upcoming Chamber Events
RSVP for Star Cinema Grill Open House & FREE Movie Tomorrow at The Arb

Join BACC for a ribbon cutting and after hours networking tomorrow, Sept. 20 at 4:00 pm at Star Cinema Grill, 100 W. Higgins Rd in The Arboretum of South Barrington (formerly the iPic Theater).

After the ribbon cutting ceremony stay for networking, appetizers, refreshments, and a FREE movie of your choice: 4:20 Spider Man at 4:20 pm; Top Gun at 4:30 pm; Pearl at 5:00 pm; and God's Country at 5:30 pm. This is a FREE event, but an RSVP is requested.
FREE Virtual Program on Affordable Insurance Wed.

Join BACC for our next "Ask An Expert" virtual program about "Affordable Small Business Health Insurance Options" this Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 10:00-11:00 am. Steve Wilson of CBIZ will discuss the Health Benefit Alliance, now available to BACC members, which offers affordable health plans for 2+ employees; medical discount programs, and more. This virtual program is FREE to BACC members and $15 for nonmembers. 
WBN to Honor Outstanding Women Leaders on Sept. 22

BACC and the Women's Biz Net will honor four local Outstanding Women Leaders (OWLs) at an awards luncheon this Thursday, Sept. 22 from 11:30 am-1:00 pm at Biltmore Country Club.

Congratulations to our 2022 OWL Award Recipients: Monica Gurgiolo, of Kelleher & Holland, LLC, for Professional Excellence; Betsy Wintringer, of Barrington Youth & Family Services, for Non-profit Leadership; Jessica Green, of Courageous Community, for Community Impact; and Kyle Kick, of BStrong Together, for Mentorship and Education.
Tickets on Sale for Fall Wine Walk in Barrington on Oct. 8

Enjoy a "Sipping Saturday" in downtown Barrington on Oct. 8 from 2:00-6:00 pm during our Fall Wine Walk. Taste fine wines from local suppliers while exploring distinctive shops and restaurants. Attendees receive a souvenir wine glass, Wine Walk tour map, and sample tracking sheet.

Participants must be 21 or older and show proper ID. Check-in starts at Neoteca, 130 S. Hough St. at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $30 each and sell out quickly.
Legislative Breakfast Set for Oct. 11 - Register Today

Registration is open for the Barrington Area Legislative Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Barrington's White House. Hear first-hand updates from local and state officials on issues affecting our communities. Confirmed speakers include: Senate Minority Leader Dan McConchie (26th); State Representative Chris Bos (51st); and Representative Martin McLaughlin (52nd).

Registration, networking, coffee and pastries at 8:30 am; Program will begin promptly at 9:00 am. Cost to attend is $10 per person. 
TasteFest Tickets on Sale - Buy in Advance and Save

Tickets are on sale for the Barrington Area TasteFest on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 5:00-8:00 pm at Wild Onion Brewery in Lake Barrington. Tickets are $40 in advance/$45 at the door.

Enjoy a night of complimentary sampling from more than 20 area restaurants, microbrewers, wineries and distillers. The evening also includes entertainer Jimmy Nick, and a chance to grab some fast-moving cash in the Barrington Bank & Trust Co. money machine.

The first 300 attendees will receive a collectible TasteFest glass at the door. Guests are invited to cast their votes for the Best Taste Awards.
Register for Lunch Program on Women's Health Oct. 27

Ladies and Gentlemen are invited to join the BACC Women's Biz Net for a lunch program and networking on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 11:30 am-1:00 pm at Biltmore Country Club in North Barrington. Dr. Neelam Gandhi, MD, of For Her Health S.C., will discuss how hormones affect your body, your future and how those desired goals change with the phases of your life from contraception to hot flashes. Cost to attend is $35 per member/$40 per nonmember. Program sponsor is Nova Skin Facial Spa.
WBN Bliss Holiday Boutique & Luncheon is Nov. 17

Save the date and sign up today for the annual Women's Biz Net Bliss Holiday Boutique & Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm at Makray Memorial Golf Club

Gather your friends to enjoy shopping with unique vendors, live holiday entertainment, a FREE shopping bag, and a delicious lunch. Tickets are $45.
Welcome New Members
Photos from Last Week's BACC Events
BACC Member Appreciation Lunch
After Hours Networking Event at Buckley Fine Law
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Marketing Opportunities
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 details call the Chamber at (847) 381-2525 or click the link below
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 shared on BACC social media pages. To learn more email:

Space is limited and video placements are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. 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 the 1st and 15th of each month. To view the Member Marketplace CLICK HERE.
News & Resources
IL Dept. of Commerce Offers Small Business Assistance Programs

​The Illinois Dept. of Commerce Small Business Development Centers provide information, confidential business guidance, training, and other resources for start-ups and existing small businesses. Services include: One-on-one business advice and management assistance; Help with the development of business plans, accessing market information and business financing programs, assistance with financial analysis and planning, and more. For details CLICK HERE.
SBA Accepting Nominations for 2023 Small Business Week Awards

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2023 National Small Business Week Awards, including the Small Business Person of the Year. For details or to nominate a business CLICK HERE.
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Offers Vaccinations and Booster Shots

COVID-19 vaccine appointments for anyone five years and older are now being accepted at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 W. Hwy. 22 in Barrington. Anyone 6 months old and up can get vaccinated. Booster shots are also available to anyone 5 years and older who received both doses of the Pfizer, Moderna vaccine five months ago, or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine two months ago. A second booster shot is available for people 50 and older and immunocompromised people 12 and older four months after their first booster shot. Those seeking appointments do not need to be patients of the hospital. To schedule an appointment call (866) 443-2584, or CLICK HERE.
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