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Shop & Support Local at the BACC Silent Auction!

Connect virtually and in person this winter with a variety of events and programs offered by the Chamber! On Tuesday, Jan. 18 our BACC Silent Auction will go live online with many amazing items, gift certificates and special deals to bid on! Then, all Nonprofits can join our Community Forum on Wednesday, Jan. 19; and the virtual Women’s Biz Net program is Thursday, Jan. 20. Next month we will host our Virtual Economic Summit on Feb. 9, and a Virtual Membership Boot Camp on Feb. 11. For details or to register scroll down to UPCOMING EVENTS

In-person events this month include ribbon cuttings, as well as our Annual Dinner & Fundraiser on Thursday, January 27 at Avante, with proceeds supporting our Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund & Small Business Programming. This signature event includes great food, networking, live music, and a silent auction with fabulous items for bidding at the event, and online in advance!

We hope you can join us for any or all of these wonderful events designed to support local business and keep us all connected! For details, click the link below to read this week’s Chamber News…

Thank You BACC Chairman's Circle Members!

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Upcoming Events

Virtual Nonprofit Community Forum

Wednesday, Jan.. 19
10:00-11:00 AM
Open to Nonprofits Only

Women's Biz Net Virtual Program

Thursday, Jan. 20
12:00 - 1:00 PM
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Annual Dinner & Silent Auction

Thursday, Jan..27
5:30-9:30 PM
Avante Banquets

Virtual Economic Summit 2022

Wednesday, Feb.9
8:30-10:00 AM
Open to the Public

Virtual Membership Boot Camp - FREE

Friday, Feb.11
12:00-1:00 PM

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BACC Ribbon Cuttings

Congratulations to Melissa Hawkins and her team on a wonderful ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of Athletico, located at 5069 Shoreline Rd. in Lake Barrington! To learn more about their beautiful physical therapy facility CLICK HERE.

Members of BACC and officials from the Village of Barrington gathered for a fun & fragrant ribbon cutting event to celebrate the opening of Kamala’s Own Perfumery in downtown Barrington! Stop by soon to meet owner Dana Brown. To visit her website CLICK HERE.

Congratulations to the team at Cocolotte Maison du Chocolat on the opening of their new store in The Arboretum of South Barrington! To view some of their hand-crafted chocolates, specialty bonbons, cupcakes and other delicious creations CLICK HERE.

The Chamber and Village of Barrington gathered for a ribbon cutting to celebrate with owner Doug Pekarek on the new location of Tootsie’s Shoes at 122 W. Main St. in Barrington! Please stop by soon to see his new store and selection of shoes and accessories for all ages. For details CLICK HERE.

Congratulations to the team at Organic Rootz on a happy & healthy ribbon cutting in downtown Barrington! Be sure to stop by to try their smoothie and juice bar vegetarian and vegan foods, vitamins and supplements. To learn more about their new health food business CLICK HERE.

What a beautiful fall day for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of Barrington Excavating LLC at SOUL Harbour Ranch! Congratulations to owner Scott Sinnett and thanks to all who attended, including the SOULbuddies from Barrington High School. For more information about Barrington Excavating CLICK HERE.

Spotlight on Business & Networking

Meet Melissa Hawkins, Facility Manager of Athletico Physical Therapy in Lake Barrington, as she explains a little about what their rehab facility has to offer! For more information about the physical therapy, rehabilitation and work comp services they provide CLICK HERE.

Meet Dana Brown, owner of Kamala’s Own Perfumery located at 125 East Main St. in downtown Barrington. In this video she shares how and why she started her business that specializes in designing perfume oil blends and aromatherapy potions for body, mind, and spirit. For more info CLICK HERE.

Meet Cocolotte co-owner Antoinette Andrade as she talks about their new store in The Arboretum of South Barrington that offers hand-crafted chocolates and so much more! Stop by soon to sample some of their delicious treats. To learn more CLICK HERE.

Congratulations to Doug Pekarek, owner of Tootsie’s Shoes, as he celebrates the move to his new location on Main St. in downtown Barrington! Listen as he shares about his inventory of shoes and accessories, and learn why he attracts customers from around the state. To visit Tootsie’s website CLICK HERE.

Meet Organic Rootz Owner Umar Ahmed as he shares the story of why he and his family started their health food business, which has now expanded to a second location at 215 N. Hough St. in Barrington! To learn more about their store, smoothie & juice bar, menu, and all the healthy products they offer CLICK HERE.

Congratulations to our BACC 2021 Outstanding Women Leaders who were recently honored at an awards program and luncheon hosted by the Women’s Biz Net at Biltmore Country Club in North Barrington. To view the awards ceremony and hear our honorees share their stories CLICK HERE.

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