Your Chamber News for September 13, 2021
Upcoming Chamber Events
RSVP by Tomorrow for Mixer at Barrington Bank & Trust Wed.
Please RSVP by tomorrow for the FREE Outdoor Mixer this Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Barrington Bank & Trust Co., N.A., 201 S. Hough St. in Barrington.

Catch up with fellow Chamber members and network with new contacts while enjoying complimentary drinks, as well as appetizers provided by Wild Asparagus Catering.

Click the link below to RSVP by Sept. 14.
Midday Mix at Eggology Cafe in The Arboretum on Sept. 22
Join us for lunch and an informal networking opportunity on Wednesday, Sept. 22 from noon - 1:15 pm at Eggology Cafe, 100 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. Q1 in The Arboretum of South Barrington.

Bring your business card and 30-second intro to share while enjoying delicious menu selections. Cost is: $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Please register below.
Register Today for the WBN Outstanding Women Leaders Awards Luncheon Sept. 23

Show your support as an attendee at the BACC Women's Biz Net Outstanding Women Leaders (OWL) Awards Luncheon to be held Thursday, Sept. 23 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Biltmore Country Club in North Barrington. There are a few more seats left for the program and luncheon Cost to attend is $40.

2021 OWL Award Recipients are: Stephanie Marquardt of Marquardt of Barrington Buick GMC for Community Impact; Bonnie Conte, Avalon Salon Spa for Mentorship and Education; Sharmila Wijeyakumar-Ramos, Rahab’s Daughters for Nonprofit Leadership; and Katie Kuempel of Angelina and Social Design Club for Professional Excellence.

Many thanks to our generous Diamond OWL Event Sponsors: Barrington Bank & Trust Co., N.A., BMO Harris Bank Barrington, and Style Exteriors, Inc. by Carden.
BYP Networking Happy Hour at Shirley's Piano Bar on Sept. 29

Join the Barrington Young Professionals (BYP) for a Networking Happy Hour on Wed. Sept. 29 from 4:30-6:30 pm at Shirley's Piano Bar in Barrington. The BYP group consists of BACC Members under 40 who meet to network with one another, provide peer support, and build business.

Members pay for their own refreshments. Questions, email: rfinley@virtueam.com.
To RSVP click the link below. To visit the BYP Facebook page CLICK HERE.
Tickets on Sale for the Wine Walk in Barrington on Oct. 9

Tickets are on sale for the Fall Wine Walk on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 2:00-6:00 pm in downtown Barrington. This popular event provides an opportunity to enjoy fine wines from local suppliers, while exploring distinctive shops and restaurants. As an added attraction during the day, watch artists paint in the streets as part of the Plein Air Art Festival hosted by the Barrington Cultural Commission. Wine Walk tickets are $25 and sell out quickly. Must be 21 or older and show ID to participate. Check-in is at Neoteca, 130 S. Hough St. in Barrington.
FREE Virtual Coffee Break with BACC on Oct. 13

Mark your calendar to join BACC for a FREE Virtual Coffee Break on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 2:00 pm.

Let's reconnect, network and share ideas.
 
This is a FREE event for BACC members, but you must register in advance online to receive a zoom link.
Save the Date: WBN Bliss Holiday Boutique & Luncheon is Nov. 11 at Makray

Mark your calendar and sign up early for the Women's Biz Net Bliss Holiday Boutique & Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 11 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington.

Gather your friends to enjoy holiday shopping with unique vendors, festive entertainment, a FREE metallic shopping bag, and a delicious buffet luncheon. Tickets are on sale now, click below to register.
BACC Member Anniversaries
Marketing Opportunities
The 2021-22 Barrington Area Community Guide is Here!

The 2021/2022 Barrigton Area Comunity Guide has been delivered to 8,000 residents through the Daily Herald, posted online, and will be distributed throughout the year to businesses, residences and in our Welcome Neighbor Bags! All BACC members should have received a copy in the mail. To pick up extra copies, stop by the Chamber office, 190 E. James St. in Barrington, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday.
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 new BACC Member Marketplace! Videos are needed 2-3 days prior. For just $100 your promotional video will be displayed on the BACC website www.BarringtonChamber.com for a three-month period. New videos are also shared on BACC social media pages.

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.
Say "Welcome Neighbor" to New Residents in 2021

Target residents moving into the 60010 area just as they are developing new buying habits with our Welcome Neighbor program! There are three ways to participate:

  • Receive monthly New Resident Lists for your own marketing efforts (Cost:$150);
  • Include a flyer, trinket or coupon only (1,000 items) in the Welcome Neighbor Bags (Cost: $150);
  • Participate in both option #1 and #2 and save (Cost: $275).
News & Resources
Answers to FAQ on IL Face Covering & Vaccination Requirements

An Executive Order signed on Sept. 3, 2021 by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, requires all individuals over the age of 2 (who can medically tolerate a face covering) to wear a face covering when in indoor public places. The order also requires health care workers, school personnel, higher education personnel and students, and employees and contractors of state-owned or operated congregate facilities to be fully vaccinated. For details and answers to related Frequently Asked Questions CLICK HERE.
SBA Hosts FREE Virtual Summit for Small Businesses This Week

As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a Virtual Summit today, Sept. 13 through Wednesday, Sept. 15. There is still time to register for this FREE online event that includes: educational webinars, updates on resources for small businesses, and a networking chat room for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. To register CLICK HERE.
Small Business Owners Can Apply for Illinois B2B Grants Through Oct. 13

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis, now through Wednesday, Oct. 13, for The Back to Business (B2B) grant program. The B2B program is designed to maximize the impact of American Rescue Plan Act funds provided to Illinois. It sets forth $250 Million for businesses that have experienced losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic to support them in their recovery. For details CLICK HERE.
Five things to know about the COVID-19 Delta Variant

The highly contagious Delta variant is concerning and leading to surges of cases around the globe. Dr. Robert Citronberg, executive medical director of infectious disease and prevention for Advocate Aurora Health, shares the top five things you need to know about the contagious Delta COVID 19 variant and how the COVID 19 vaccine is the best defense. To find out answers to the five questions below, CLICK HERE.

  1. How concerning is the Delta variant?
  2. Who is at risk?
  3. How important is it to be fully vaccinated?
  4. Are our vaccination rates good enough in Illinois and Wisconsin?
  5. What's the message to people who haven’t yet gotten vaccinated?
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Accepting Vaccine Appointments

COVID-19 vaccine appointments for people 12 and older are now being accepted at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 W. Hwy. 22 in Barrington. Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are being administered and 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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