Your Chamber News for May 9, 2022
Upcoming Chamber Events
May Ribbon Cutting Events & Mixers

Join us for ribbon cutting events in May to celebrate our BACC members. For details click on the name of the businesses below:

  • Tuesday, May 10 at 4:45 pm - XGolf, 20771 N. Rand Rd., Ste. I-4 in Kildeer. Open Mixer following ribbon cutting 5:00-7:00 pm.

  • Thursday, May 19 from 5:00-7:00 pm Avalon Salon Spa, 1201 S. Rand Rd. in Lake Zurich; Multi-Chamber After Hours Event.

  • Wednesday, May 25 4:00 pm Sure Shot Laser, 22272 Pepper Rd. in Lake Barrington
XGolf Kildeer Ribbon Cutting & Open Mixer Tomorrow

Join BACC for a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting and Open House Mixer tomorrow, May 10 at XGolf, 20771 N Rand Rd., Ste. I-4 in Kildeer.

Enjoy food, golf, drinks and giveaways while connecting with other Chamber members at this FREE event. Ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:45 pm; Open House Mixer from 5:00-7:00 pm.
Get a FREE Shared eblast: Refer a New Member in May

Now is a great time to encourage an area business to join BACC. If they join in May and mention you referred them, you will receive a FREE shared eblast ($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!
Multi-Chamber After Hours at Avalon in Lake Zurich May 19

Join us for a Multi-Chamber After Hours Mixer and Ribbon Cutting on Thursday May 19, from 5:00-7:00 pm to celebrate the new location of Avalon Salon Spa at 1201 S. Rand Rd. in Lake Zurich.

Enjoy appetizers and drinks while connecting with members from BACC and the Lake Zurich Chamber.
WBN Virtual Program in May on "Google My Business"

Ladies and gentlemen are invited to join the Women's Biz Net for some virtual networking and a "Google My Business Masterclass," presented by Kate Himes, founder of Kateify, on Thursday, May 26 from 12:00-1:00 pm.

The program includes "Around the Screen Intros" and a presentation on how to make the most out of your Google business listing. Attendees will also receive a complimentary 30-min. virtual session with Kate. Program sponsor is Katherine Elizabeth Designs/Katherine Elizabeth at Home. Cost to attend is: FREE to BACC members and $15 for nonmembers.
Mixer at Nine Pixels Studios in The Arboretum on May 26

Join BACC for our Mixer of the Month on Thursday May 26, from 5:00-7:00 pm hosted by Nine Pixels Studios at 100 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. Q-40 in The Arboretum of South Barrington.

Enjoy complimentary refreshments while connecting with other Chamber members and exploring Nine Pixels beautiful new photography studio.
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. 
Register for the BACC 9-hole
Friday Golf League at Makray

There's still time to register for the BACC Golf League at Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington. Men and women of all skill levels are welcome to play in this fun 9-hole league that tees off weekly on Fridays between 6:30 and 7:15 am, getting you back in the office early.

BACC members and nonmembers are invited to join. Cost is $65 for members and $100 for nonmembers. Handicap rounds are May 13, 20 & 27; League play begins June 3, finishing with a final round and awards luncheon on Sept. 9.
Classic Car Show is June 25 - Nominate a Car for Display

Back by popular demand our BACC Classic Collectors Car Show is set for Saturday, June 25 from 12:00-4:00 pm in downtown Barrington. Bring out the family to view an array of classic cars, listen to music and enjoy outdoor food and refreshments for purchase from local vendors. This is a FREE event in support of small business.

We are still accepting car show entries. Cars must be accepted in advance, no day-of registration. To nominate your car email: communications@barringtonchamber.com and include the car owner's name, street address, and telephone number (cell); as well as the vehicle year, make, model and a photo.
Sign Up to Sponsor or Play at the BACC Golf Classic Aug. 1

Sign up to sponsor or play in the BACC Golf Classic on Monday Aug. 1 at The Club at Wynstone in North Barrington.
 
Enjoy a day of golf, networking, delicious meals, contests, awards and raffle prizes. Sign up as a single golfer or register your foursome for this fun annual event.
 
Sponsorships are available but fill up quickly so reserve your spot today! Email: communications@BarringtonChamber.com to inquire about select sponsorships.
Family Expo is August 20 - Reserve Your Space Today

Reserve your spot today as a vendor or sponsor at the Family Expo on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 12:00-4:00 pm in Citizens Park 511 N. Lake Zurich Rd. Barrington. This fun event is FREE to the community and a great way to connect and promote your business or organization.

Business Vendor Space is $225; and Nonprofit Space is $100. Two levels of sponsorships are also available. Space is limited, so sign up soon! Questions call (847) 381-2525 or email: communications@barringtonchamber.com
Photos from Last Week's Events
Ribbon Cutting at Nekter Juice
in Barrington
Spring Wine Walk in
Downtown Barrington
To visit and view more BACC photos & posts on our Facebook page CLICK HERE.
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: www.BarringtonChamber.com. New videos are also shared on BACC social media pages. To learn more email: marketing@barringtonchamber.com.

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
FREE Webinar: SBA Financing Options to Start or Scale Your Business on May 12

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will host a FREE Money Smart series webinar this Thursday, May 12 at 1:00 pm about financing options and tips for starting and managing a business. The program will include an overview of SBA's funding programs. For details or to register CLICK HERE.
Illinois DCFS to Host Virtual Employment Workshop on May 19
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will host a Virtual Employment Workshop on Thursday, May 19 from 12:00-1:00 pm. For details or to register CLICK HERE.
IL Small Businesses Required to Offer Retirement Savings Programs

Illinois Secure Choice is a state-facilitated savings retirement program that was launched in 2018. As of 2022, every Illinois employer with five or more employees is required to offer their own retirement program or facilitate Secure Choice. Program deadlines are based on employer size, and employers who do not meet their required deadlines may be subject to enforcement, including financial penalties. The deadline for employers with 5-15 employees is Nov. 1, 2023. For details 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. Booster shots are also available to anyone 12 years and older who received both doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 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.
2022 Chairman Circle Advantage Members:
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