Are you thinking of opening a business? Consider the Barrington area – there’s lots of prime commercial space available and you’ll be operating in one of the most affluent zip codes in the country – 60010. As an added plus, there’s a vibrant and active chamber in the region – BACC!
The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce supports local business owners by providing aggressive marketing, professional resources and networking that can lead to business connections. If you’re looking into our area to get your start, feel free to reach out to us to help you pull together some demographics and business statistics. We can also refer local commercial realtors.
The local Village Halls are another resource. Each Village will have their own requirements for opening a business. Many require an approved Certificate of Occupancy before you can open your doors.
If you’re starting from scratch, do your homework, develop a plan and learn about the community. Free consulting is often available through the Small Business Development Center at Harper College, and there are a many effective websites. Check out our Business Resource page for some ideas. SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship, helping business owners for nearly fifty years. The Barrington Area Library is also a dynamic source for information, lists and databases!
If you need some help or information on our region, call the Chamber office – we’d be happy to assist! And, when you’re ready to open, BACC will host an official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony inviting local dignitaries, BACC Directors and members for official grand opening photos that we send to local media on your behalf. These photos are often picked up giving you great exposure.
BACC membership should be part of every business marketing plan. We bring valuable resources, exposure and dedication to helping you succeed.
Village of Barrington Services for Businesses
Village of Barrington Economic & Community Development
Village of Lake Barrington Planning and Development
Village of South Barrington Building Dept.
Village of Deer Park Business Information
Village of Barrington Hills Building Dept.
Village of Long Grove Economic Development