Your Chamber News for August 1, 2022
Upcoming Chamber Events
Last Call for Family Expo Vendor Spots - Register Today!

Vendor spaces are going fast for our Family Expo on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 12:00-4:00 pm at beautiful Citizens Park in 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. Sign up for a space on the BACC website. Call (847) 381-2525 or email: communications@barringtonchamber.com
Donate in August to WBN Gift Card Drive for Food Pantries

The BACC Women's Biz Net is requesting donations for its annual Food Pantry Gift Card Drive from August 1-31. Please consider helping families in need by donating $10 or more to be used for purchasing grocery gift cards that will be distributed to local food pantries.

The Chamber is accepting donations on behalf of the Women's Biz Net Group. Thank you for any support you can provide!
Multi-Chamber Mixer at the Windy City Bulls on Aug. 10

Catch up with fellow BACC members and connect with new prospects at a fun Multi-Chamber Mixer on Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 4:00-6:00 pm hosted by the Windy City Bulls at NOW Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy. in Hoffman Estates.

Enjoy appetizers, refreshments, and live entertainment, get an update on the Windy City Bulls organization and shoot some hoops. This is a FREE event to Chamber members, but an RSVP is requested.
FREE Membership Boot Camp at the Chamber on Aug. 12

Learn how to get the most out of your BACC membership while networking with other members at our FREE Boot Camp on Friday, Aug. 12 from 12:00-1:15 pm at the Chamber, 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. An RSVP is requested.
Sign up for "Ask An Expert" Virtual Program on Aug. 17

Join BACC for our next "Ask An Expert" virtual program on Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 10:00-11:00 am to hear a presentation from Chris Geissler of Asgard Data

Learn how to tap into data that your organization or nonprofit is already collecting to build success, new revenue streams, and stronger relationships with your clients and customers. The program is free to BACC members and $15 for nonmembers.
"Young at Heart" Networking Event at Flesk on Aug. 18

Join us for a "Young at Heart" Networking Event on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 4:30-6:30 pm at the Flesk Brewing, 200 Applebee St., Ste. E in Barrington. All BACC members are welcome to attend this informal gathering of BYP and other "young souls". Attendees pay for their own refreshments.
Virtual Nonprofit Check-in on Aug. 30 - RSVP Today
 
Join BACC for a Zoom check-in with local nonprofits on Tuesday, Aug. 31 from 4:00-5:00 pm. Let's connect to share your recent highlights, successes and upcoming events; as well as the most pressing challenges your organization faces, and solutions and resources that have worked for you.
 
This is a FREE event for nonprofits only. Please register to receive your zoom link.
Mixer of the Month at Lake Barrington Shores Aug. 31

All BACC members are invited to attend our FREE Mixer of the Month on Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 4:30-6:30 pm at the Lake Barrington Shores Fireside Lounge and Patio.

Enjoy complimentary appetizers and refreshments, while connecting with other BACC members. This is a FREE event, but an RSVP is requested.
Restaurant & Spirit Vendors Wanted for TasteFest in Oct.

Reserve your spot today for the Barrington Area TasteFest on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 5:00-8:00 pm at Wild Onion Brewery in Lake Barrington.

Restaurant & Spirit Vendors are invited to showcase their best to a crowd of over 300 area residents, while mingling with other chefs, brew masters, vintners and distillers. For $50 your vendor spot includes: One 6-ft table ($200 value); a half-page ad in the program ($200 value); and Two TasteFest admission tickets ($80 value). Tasting vendors must provide 300 complimentary samples for guests and secure proper health department certificate for food.
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 Online Business Courses from SBA

Learn how to start a small business, or expand a current one, at a free online learning program from the U.S Small Business Administration. Topics include entrepreneurial best practices, available financing options, and much more. For details CLICK HERE.
Small Business Digital Alliance Offers Online Marketing Resources, Coaching

As part of the Small Business Digital Alliance, Fortune 500 companies have provided free tools and resources to help small businesses go digital and grow. Small business owners are invited to explore resources to help market their business, set up an online store, get digital coaching and more. To access the Digital Tool Library 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 5 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:
To learn more about how you can participate in this program CLICK HERE.
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