Tuesday February 11, 2020
News & Events from BACC Members
A Chamber Family Member In NEED
Dear Chamber Family: We recently learned that one of our own, Steve Warren of Barrington Exterminating Co., has been a resident at Alden Estates as a result of a stroke since July. One of our members went to visit him and saw that he has not received visitors or correspondence from anyone, as he has no immediate family. Steve has been an active BACC member and has shown up and supported many Chamber events through the years. If you can “pay one forward” and share a kindness, please send Steve a card or package, or even stop by for a visit. He is residing in Alden Estates, 1420 South Barrington Rd., Rm. 130/Bed 2; phone (847) 382-6664. Thanks for your consideration – Suzanne Corr, BACC President
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Workshop for Businesses on Stopping Hackers Feb. 12
Learn how to " Stop Hackers Before They Harm Your Business," at a FREE workshop tomorrow, Feb. 12 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at the Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Hwy. Learn about hackers, their tools and motives and how to protect yourself and your business to make you someone they are more likely to avoid. For details click here to send an email.
Galentines Day in Long Grove on Feb. 13
Celebrate friendships and fun on Galentines Day, Thursday Feb. 13 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm in historic downtown Long Grove, 308 Old McHenry Rd. Enjoy shopping and snacks at participating merchants, sip wine at Broken Earth Winery, drink beer at Buffalo Creek Brewing , and dine at Joanie's Pizzeria of Long Grove , Chatter Box of Long Grove , Enzo & Lucia's or Long Grove Village Tavern. Click here for details.
Valentine's Giveaway at Deer Park Town Center
Now through Thursday, Feb. 13, enter for a chance to win a Valentine’s Day prize package valued at $600 from Deer Park Town Center, 20530 N. Rand Rd. No purchase is necessary to win the package, which includes: One-night stay with breakfast at Hampton Inn & Suites Deer Park, a Kendra Scott jewelry gift set, a Biaggi’s $100 Gift Card, Century Theatres movie passes & concession gift card, Crate & Barrel gift basket and a gift certificate to Cold Stone Creamery & Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Click here for details.
Ciao Baby! Offers Valentine's Dinner Special
Plan a Valentine's dinner for two on Feb. 14 between 4:00 & 10:00 pm at Ciao Baby!, 232 E.Main St. in Barrington. Enjoy steak, shrimp and dessert, including two glasses of champagne, salad and coffee for $49.99. Reservations are recommended. Call (847) 381-3555.
Ron Hawking's Frank Sinatra Tribute on Feb. 14
Don't miss Grammy-nominated performer Ron Hawking as he performs a tribute to Frank Sinatra on Friday, Feb. 14 from 7:30 - 9:00 pm at Barrington's White House, 145 W. Main St. in Barrington. Tickets for the Valentine's Day concert are: $45 for general admission/$55 for VIP access. Click here to buy tickets.
Dine at Chessie's Restaurant on Valentine's Weekend
Celebrate a romantic Valentine’s lunch or dinner Feb. 14-15 at Chessie’s Restaurant, 200 Applebee St., Barrington in the Ice House Mall. Dine in a festively decorated vintage railroad dining car and enjoy a special Valentine’s menu. To make a reservation call (847) 382-5020.
Date Night at Pinot's Palette on Feb. 14
Celebrate your love with a pa inting party on Friday, Feb. 14 from 7:30 - 9:00 pm at Pinot's Palette, 100 W. Higgins Road, Suite H-80, in The Arboretum of South Barrington. Bring a date or your friends to paint a beautiful lake full of reflections of the aurora-filled night sky. Cost is $35 per person. Click here to register.
Getting Business Referrals Workshop on Feb. 18
The Illinois Small Business Development Center is offering a workshop on Getting Business Referrals on Tuesday, Feb.18 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at College of Lake County Grayslake Campus 19351 W Washington St. in Grayslake. Learn how to ask your customers for referrals and teach them how to send high value sales leads your way. Cost is $25. Click here to register.  
Little Women at The Catlow This Week
There is still time to see the movie "Little Women," nominated for 6 Academy Awards and winner of Best Costume Design, at The Catlow, 116 W. Main St. in Barrington. Showtimes are Friday & Saturday at 5:10 & 8:00 pm and Sunday thru Thursday at 7:00 pm. Click here for details.
Go Green at the Arboretum of South Barrington
Don't miss a FREE presentation hosted by Go Green Barrington on Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm at The Arboretum of South Barrington, 100 W. Higgins Rd., Suite L-1 between Georgio's Pizzeria and Cooper's Hawk. Mary Beth Schaye, Zero Waste Consultant for Collective Resource, will present. Click here for details.
Barrington Breakfast Rotary Hosts Fiesta Friday Feb. 21
Join the Barrington Breakfast Rotary for Fiesta Friday on Feb. 21 from 6:00 - 11:00 pm at Concorde Banquets, 20922 N. Rand Rd. in Kildeer. Enjoy a live salsa band, professional dance instructor and a demonstration of salsa dancing, as well as a four-course dinner, auctions, and an open bar. Cost is $100 per person. Click here to buy tickets.
Barrington Bridal Open House & Tour on Feb. 22
Register today for a FREE Bridal Open House on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Barrington’s White House, 145 W. Main St. Experience a “real wedding” in this extraordinary venue set up for a ceremony, dinner, dancing, and cocktail hour, complete with flowers, food, and the latest trends from area vendors. Guests will receive a special event map and can ride a trolley for the Barrington Bridal Tour around the village to visit various bridal shops, jewelers and photographers. Enter the raffle for a chance to win (2) Waterford Crystal Champagne Flutes courtesy of Long & Co. Jewelers . The FREE event includes caterer’s samples. R eservations are requested. Click here to RSVP .
Revere Court of South Barrington Blood Drive Feb. 25
Donors are needed for a Blood Drive to be held Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Revere Court, 215 Bartlett Rd. in South Barrington. All presenting donors will receive a Culver's "Give a Pint /Get a Pint" coupon. Walk-ins are welcome, or to make an appointment click here.
How to Get 5-Star Reviews Webinar on Feb. 27
Learn "How to Get 5-Star Reviews," at a webinar on Thursday, Feb. 27 from 10:00 - 11:00 am presented by Victoria Cook of The Center for Guilt-Free Success. Participants will find out why reviews are important; how many reviews are enough; how to use reviews in your marketing; how to deal with negative reviews, and more. Cost is $25. Click here to register.
Canlan Sportsplex Offers After School Program
Registration is now open for the K.A.R.E. program at Canlan Sportsplex, 28156 W. Northpointe Pkwy. in Lake Barrington. The Kids Academic Recreation Enrichment before- and after- school program offers children a way to balance learning and fun through academic, leisure and recreational activities. For details, dates and pricing call (847) 382-3433 or click here to register.
Chamber Networking Group Seeking New Members
The Barrington Area Resource Network (BARN) networking group is looking to recruit new members for 2020. BARN meets on the 1 st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at noon in the Chamber offices, 190 E. James St. in Barrington. The group also meets on the 4th Wed. of each month at a local BACC member restaurant. Members refer leads to other group members, share industry information, and help each other in their businesses. For additional information please contact Dennis Chvojka at (847) 800-8128 or click here to email Dennis .
Need an Affordable Office to Rent? Call BACC!
Need an office for your small business? Want to move out of your home office? Are you in transition and need space until the new office is ready? Need a Barrington address? BACC, located at 190 E. James St. in Barrington, now has an incubator office available to rent for $350 per month – must provide own phone – can access guest (unsecured) wifi only, can put signage on door only – and must be a BACC member. Rent it by the month, for 3 months, 6 months or one year.  You won’t find this deal anywhere. Call us at (847) 381-2525 – BACC makes Business Happen. Click here to send an email.
Remember to post your news, events, hot deals and job openings on the BACC website: www.BarringtonChamber.com. We will also do our best to include your announcements in our Member News once per month or so, space permitting. Questions? Call the BACC office at (847) 381-2525 or click here to send us an email.
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