The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Biz Net (WBN ) is a network of women empowering women. WBN offers monthly meetings and programs that bring relevant topics, networking opportunities and a forum for building relationships that can enhance your business aspirations and enrich your life.
“To gather professional women to inspire, enrich, empower and benefit from the unique talents of extraordinary women!”
WBN offers monthly meetings at lunch or breakfast. In September they host the ATHENA Awards, a prestigious international Leadership Award. Nominees must demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession; provide valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community; and actively assist or mentor women in achieving their leadership potential. Being nominated by your peers is a wonderful accolade.
The 2017 ATHENA Award will be presented at the WBN ATHENA luncheon on Thursday, September 28 at the Biltmore Country Club in North Barrington.
Another amazing event hosted by our WBN is the annual Holiday Bliss event, held each year at one of our first-rate banquet facilities. The event includes a delicious Holiday lunch, vendor booths for some pre-holiday shopping, guest speakers to help you prepare for the holidays, free gift bags to attendees, raffle prizes and more. Holiday Bliss this year will be held on November 16 at Wynstone Golf Club.
Women’s BizNet Committee Roster
Suzanne Corr, Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC)
Charlotte Neault, Barrington Bank & Trust Co., N.A.
Suzanne Luby, @properties | The Luby Group
Peggy Curran, Proforma Century Promotions
Annette Bochenek, Barrington Area Library
Lori Elo, Print By Numbers, LLC
Ilona House, Hoffman Estates Animal Hospital
Ellaine Sambo-Reyther, BMO Harris Bank Barrington
Melinda McElroy, billet-doux
Dawn Goerger, Suran Built, Inc.
Sandra Sobczak, M & M The Special Events Company
2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Jan 26 11:30-1:00 p.m. @ The Garlands
What Every Woman Should Know About Heart Health
Program Sponsor: Ikor
Feb 23 11:30-1:00 p.m. @ The Garlands
How Mindset/Confidence Impacts Success
Program Sponsor: Proforma Century Promotions
Mar 30 11:30-1:00 p.m. @ The Garlands
Interiors/Staging Your Home for Spring
Program Sponsor: Suran Built, Inc.
Apr 27 5:30-8:00 p.m. @ Ice House Mall
Shop | Sip | Socialize Girl’s Night Out
May 25 11:30-1:00 p.m. @ The Garlands
The Growing Threat of Lyme Disease
Program Sponsor: M & M Special Events Company
Jun 29 8:00-9:30 a.m. @ Biltmore Country Club
Creating News to Promote Your Business
Program Sponsor: The Center For Guilt-Free Success
July Christmas in July– Food Pantry Drive
Help stock the shelves at the Barrington and Cuba Township food pantries.
Drop your Donations off at the Chamber office.
Aug 31 8:00-9:30 a.m. @ Biltmore Country Club
Exploring Alternatives for a Healthier You
Program Sponsor: YWCA Lake County
Sep 28 11:30-1:30 p.m. @ Biltmore Country Club
ATHENA International Awards
Oct 26 11:30-1:00 p.m. @ The Garlands
Program Sponsor: Designed by Stacey Jewelry
Nov 16 11:30-2:00 p.m. @ Wynstone Golf Club
Holiday Bliss Luncheon