Thursday January 7, 2021
News & Events from BACC Members
Member News Submissions must be received by noon on Wednesday in order to be considered for a future issue. We will include items, space permitting, on a rotating basis. Priority is given to members who have not had an item run in the past month or longer. For a copy of the Member News Guidelines CLICK HERE. Questions? Call (847) 381-2525 or email: marketing@BarringtonChamber.com 
FREE Virtual History of the Blues Tomorrow Night
The Barrington Area Library will host guitarist and music historian Joey Leone via zoom in its "History of Blues in America," program on Friday, Jan. 8 at 7:00 pm. The FREE event covers the history, influence, and social impact of American blues music through songs, stories, and historical facts with Leone playing a variety of songs on multiple guitars from his personal collection. To register CLICK HERE. 
Meet the Real Mae West at Barrington’s White House
Join Barrington’s White House for a historical virtual presentation of Mae West by Martina Mathisen on Tuesday, Jan. 12 from 1:00 -2:30 pm. Visit the old stages of vaudeville and Broadway during the golden age of Hollywood to meet the woman behind the wit. A live Q&A will follow the afternoon performance.  Tickets are $10. Click here to register.
BCC Needs Food Packing Volunteers on Jan. 12
Barrington Children's Charities is in need of volunteers to help pack more than 2,000 food bags on a monthly basis for its Packs of Plenty (POP) program to support District 220 food insecure students. Packers are still needed on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at Moretti’s Unique Events, 2525 W. Higgins Rd. in Hoffman Estates. Openings at the 9:30-11:00 am and 11:00 am-12:30 pm timeslots are available. To volunteer CLICK HERE.
"Benefits of Laughter" & Virtual Networking Jan. 12
Start 2021 off with laughter and networking at the next BACC "Ask An Expert" virtual program on Tuesday, Jan. 12 from 2:00-3:00 pm. Explore "The Benefits of Laughter" presented by Christine Petrik RN, BS, Certified Dementia Expert and Training Specialist from Elderwerks Educational Services. The program is FREE to BACC members and $15 for nonmembers. Click here to register.
FREE Virtual Foster Care 101 with Let It Be Us
If you are considering being foster or adoptive parents, sign up for the next "Learn More with Let It Be Us," event on Thursday Jan. 12 from 7:00-8:30 pm. The FREE virtual program is led by a Let It Be Us Foster Care Expert and a licensed foster parent. Learn how to obtain a foster care license, what it means to be a foster parent, how to navigate adoption through foster care, and much more. Live Q&A will be included. Click here to register.
CASA of McHenry County Seeking Volunteers
CASA of McHenry County announced it has moved to a new location at 630 N. IL Route 31 in Crystal Lake, and will hold volunteer training sessions four times in 2021. CASA advocates on behalf of abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system. Volunteer applications for the April class are available on their website. Call (779) 994-4398 or click here for details.
District 220 Hybrid Classes Begin Jan. 19
Distance learning resumes today for Barrington Community School District 220 students, and the District's Hybrid 2.0 plan will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 19. To promote a safe environment all schools will continue using the COVID-19 Symptom Screening app, which allows families and staff to quickly and easily report current COVID-19 symptoms. Click here for details.
Top 10 Things to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine
While there may be minimal risks associated with the vaccine, Dr. Robert Citronberg of Advocate Good Shephed Hospital says, “There is no doubt that receiving the vaccine is safer than the alternative, which is getting COVID.” To read the Top 10 Things You Need to Know About the COVID19 Vaccine CLICK HERE. 
Stimulus Bill Highlights from Barrington Bank & Trust
Many questions remain unanswered related to the new stimulus bill, namely what the application looks like and details about when processing will open up. According to Barrington Bank & Trust Co., N.A., the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance deduction against final PPP Forgiveness is to be rescinded under the new bill. This will be applied retroactively. If you have applied for forgiveness and had your final forgiven amount reduced by an EIDL advance, you will be reimbursed for any payments that have been made, and the remaining balance will be forgiven. For more updates CLICK HERE.
Lavelle Law Summarizes Updates to IL Laws
Many of the new laws for 2021 are modified existing statutes that are meant to provide provisions related to the pandemic, according to Lavelle Law, Ltd. For a summary of new Illinois laws pertaining to: Remote Witnessing and Notorization, Coronavirus Business Interruption Grant Program, License to Work Act, Income Tax Act, Pension Code and more, CLICK HERE.
Job Opening at Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat
Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, 420 W. County Line Rd. in Barrington, is seeking an enthusiastic, organized, and detail-oriented self-starter to serve as an Office Coordinator. This person will have a passion for faith-based work, a fun and welcoming spirit, and proven success working in a professional environment. For details or to apply CLICK HERE.
Celebrate 2021 with Broken Earth Winery
Start the year off by celebrating with some flavorful, savory, fruit-forward wines at Broken Earth Winery, 219 Robert Parker Coffin Rd. in Long Grove. Enjoy Wednesday Wine Flights for $12, Thirsty Thursday Pull Wines for $5 and Estates for $7 from 3:00 - 9:00 pm, TGIF from 12:30 -9:00 pm, Saturday Vibes from 12:30 -10:30 pm and Sunday Funday from 12:30 - 6:30 pm. Click here for details.
Mexican Fare To Go from Tacos Guanajuato
Order some fresh and delicious mexican fare for pick up or delivery from Tacos Guanajuato at 20771 N. Rand Rd. in Kildeer. Choose from their full menu of finely-crafted Mexican street food served on freshly made tortillas. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 11:00 am-8:00 pm. Call (847) 847-1056 or to order online CLICK HERE.
January Chef's Features at Biaggi's Deer Park
Try these tantalizing January Chef's features from Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano, 20560 N. Rand Rd. in Deer Park: Portobello Mushroom Fries, Chicken & Sausage Vesuvio, and Tuscan Farmer's Market Salad. To order for carry out or curbside pick up call (847) 438-1850 or click here to order online.
After Christmas Sale at Treetime Creations
There's still time to shop the "After-Christmas Sale" at Treetime Christmas Creations at 22102 N. Pepper Rd. in Lake Barrington. Stock up now and save on trees, wreaths, garland and more. For extra savings, use bonus Code: BAG29 at checkout for $29.95 off Tree Bags. Click here for details.
Post-Holiday Savings at DIBI Menswear
Now through January 31 get 30% off all sweaters, scarves and beanies at DIBI Menswear, 28686 W. Northwest Hwy. in Lake Barrington. The offer is valid in-store and to redeem online enter code COZY30 at checkout. DIBI is open weekdays 11:00 am - 7:00 pm and weekends 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Click here for details.
Offer for New Customers at ANUYU Boutique
Receive 20% off your first order as a new customer when you create an account at ANUYU Boutique, 571 N. Rand Rd. in Lake Zurich. Choose from their highly curated collection of clothing from the U.S., Canada and Italian designers at price points to meet everyone's budget. To redeem your discount use code WELCOME20. Click here for details.
New Collection of Shoes & More at Tootsie's
Stop in to check out the new in-store collection of shoes, handbags, apparel and more at Tootsies Women's & Children's Shoes 150 S. Cook St. in Barrington. They're open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am-5:00 pm (until 6:00 pm on Thursdays), and on Sunday from noon-4:00 pm. Click here for details.
Barrington Draperies & Shutters 30th Anniversary
Congratulations to BACC Member Barrington Draperies & Shutters on celebrating their 30th Anniversary serving the Barrington community! They have operated for the past 20 years at their current location, 220 S. Cook St., and another 10 years at 113 S. Cook St. They are very grateful for all of the wonderful support they have received from their customers over the last 30 years. To visit their website CLICK HERE.
February Special from Mindful Medispa & Mediclinic
Plan to treat yourself or a friend in February with this special from Mindful Medispa & Mediclinic, 1626 W. Algonquin Rd. in Hoffman Estates. Purchase a lip filler and receive one FREE Hydrafacial Lip Perk treatment and PCA Lip Peptide product. Call (224) 634-1500 or click here for details.
2021 Chairman Circle Advantage Members:
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