From the Chamber President

During COVID: Stay Educated, Informed and Involved

As we all adhere to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) offices are closed to the public until further notice.  However, as your partner and advocate, we will post periodic updates, helpful resources, and news on local businesses that continue to offer services. BACC continues to offer networking opportunities for members and the community through a number of virtual events and social media. We encourage you to “Like” our BACC Facebook page and join our interactive Facebook Groups – The Barrington Area Business Forum and The Barrington Area Take-Out, Delivery and Shop Small pages.

BACC newsletters and COVID resources are intended to educate, inform and prepare you for reopening. We just launched a new Small Business Reopening Tool Kit. We are stronger together. Stay safe and take all proper precautions to remain healthy everyone. If you are not a BACC member, join today.  — Suzanne Corr, BACC President

Chamber News

Do It For The Other Guy!

Last Thursday during our weekly Virtual Coffee Break the discussion was upbeat but cautious. With many members on the call gearing up to open their businesses there was a sense of excitement, but also a heavy load of responsibility.
 
Making adequate changes in their spaces, training staff, getting proper cleaning supplies and PPE has been approached with dedicated due diligence. But it’s what they can’t control that causes some concern.
 
What is out of their hands is the acceptance and behavior of customers towards the new norms, particularly towards the requirement for “No Mask, No Entry.”
 
According to some members who have been open and operating as “essential” businesses (although BACC passionately advocated with the Governor that all businesses are essential as they support communities and our families), dealing with customers who believe it’s their freedom to choose not to wear a mask creates uncomfortable situations for small business owners. They’re trying to save the future of their business while protecting their staff and the rest of their customers…

BACC June Membership Special

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Businesses Reopening Notes

During Phase Three of Restore Illinois many of our local restaurants now offer Al Fresco dining and all retail stores can open with 50% capacity and proper safety and cleaning measures in place.

Click here for a list of local retailers.

Click here for local dining. 

180 Pure – re-opening 5/29 in Deer Park Town Center. Hours are 11am-5pm daily. Click here for more info.

Achieve Footwear – re-opening 5/29. New hours: M-F 10 am-2 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm. Walk-ins and appointments. Masks required. Click here for more info.

All American Reclaim – re-opening 6/1. Hours: M-F 9 am-4 pm, Sat. 9am-3pm. Face masks and social distancing required in store. Click here for info.

Allegro Dance Boutique – New temporary hours: Tues-Sat. 10am-5pm; contactless pickup for phone/onlie orders; Pointe shoe fittings by appt. Delivery available. Click here for more info.

Anna Shea Chocolates & Lounge – Open 6/1. M-Th 1 am-9pm, F&Sat 11 am – 10 pm, Sun. 12 – 6pm. Click here for more info.

Apple Villa Famous Pancakes – open for outdoor seating, carryout and delivery 7 days a week 7am-2pm. Click here for info.

Avalon Salon Spa – now open. Call or book appointments online. Click here for more info.

Bamboo Spoon Frozen Yogurt Cafe – opened 5/29. M-Th 11am-10pm; Fri – Sun.  11am – 11pm. Click here for more info.

Barrington Draperies & Shutters – re-opening 6/1 with regular showroom hours. Virtual and in-home design consultations also available. Click here for more info.

Big Iron Horse BBQ – “Park Avenue Patio” Dining is Open! Click here for more info.

Buffalo Creek Brewing – resuming normal business hours for outdoor spaces on 5/29 at noon, including the Biergarten, Patio and Lawns. Click here for more info.

Calibre Coffee – Opened 5/29.  Hours 7:30 am to 6:30 pm every day. Click here for more info.

Cara Mia Medspa opens 6/2. Request appt. online or call. Click here for more info.

Cashmere & Chrome – re-opening Tuesday 6/2. Storewide sale: 20% off. Click here for more info.

Chessie’s Restaurant – outside veranda open for drinks  call for curbside carryout Tues – Sat 4 – 8 pm. Click here for more info.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant – Open 11 am -8:30 pm daily for carry out, wine and retail purchase, bottle pick up, curbside pick up, and delivery, but no dine in and not opening patio at this time. Click here for more info.

Enzo & Lucia’s Ristorante & Cafe – opening 5/29 for lunch and dinner. Patio dining only. Call to make a reservation, unable to accommodate walk-ins. Click here for more info.

Equilibrium Personal Training Studio – re-opening on 6/1 with strict and specific sanitizing protocols. Click here for more info.

Flesk Brewing Co. – outdoor beer garden open Fri. & Sat. noon – 5pm. Click here for more info.

Frantonio’s Italian Deli & Cafe is now open, hours are 10 am – 5 pm. Click here for more info.

Fresh Stack Burger Co. – opening its bar and expanded patio at 11 am on Friday 5/29. Click here for more info.

Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria and Pub – opened 5/29. Hours M-F 4 – 9 pm; Sat – Sun 12 pm – 9 pm. Click here for more info.

Gnarly Knots Pretzel Co. is now open. Click here for more info.

Good Shepherd Hospital Health & Fitness Center  will reopen 6/8 in a limited capacity, according to Phase 3 Restore Illinois Guidelines, Click here for more info.

Hart Dental is now officially open and booking appointments. Click here for more info.

Idlewood Electric – opens 6/1, M-F 9 am-5 pm, Sat. 9 am –  4pm. Masks required. Call ahead to book appt. Click here for more info.

Incontro a Tavola – Opened 5/29.  Hours: Mon-Sat 4-8, Sun 1-8. Click here for more info.

Long & Co. Jewelers – re-opening 5/29 with regular business hours. Click here for more info.

Mago Grill & Cantina – Opened 5/29.  Hours M-Th 11am -10pm; Fri/Sat 10 am-11:00 pm; Sun 10 am-9 pm Click here for more info.

Makray Memorial Golf ClubOak Terrace Grille Patio reopens 5/29 11am -7 pm daily with reservations. Click here for more info.

McGonigal’s Pub – open for outdoor dining 5/29 from 11 am – 9 pm. Sharing outdoor dining space with Big Iron Horse BBQ. Click here for info.

Mueller Garage Doors reopened 6/1. Click here for more info.

Natural Serenity – re-opening 5/29 with regular hours by appointment only. Click here for more info.

Panera Bread South Barrington– opened 5/29, 7am-8 pm daily. Curbside walkup/drive-thru. Click here for more info.

Potbelly Sandwich Works – open M-Sat 10-9 Sun 10-8. Click here for more info.

Region – re-opened Tues 6/2 at 4 pm for dinner. Click for info.

Rejuva Aesthetics and Wellness Center – seeing South Barrington clients starting 6/3. Availability with Dr. Hyder 6/13; and with Samana 6/20. Click here for more info.

Savvy Spirit Women’s Clothing and Accessories – re-opening on 6/16. Hours are: Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 am -5:30 pm; Sunday from 12 pm – 4 pm. Click here for more info.

Scratched Vinyl is now open for business. Click here for info.

Shakou Barrington will start patio service on 6/2, featuring a special expanded dining menu. Click here for more info.

Southern Belles – now open daily from 7am-2:30pm. Click here for more info.

SportClips-Fox River Grove – re-opening 6/1. Call ahead, check-in online and wear a mask. Temperature will be taken before entering for appointments. Cashless transactions are encouraged. Click here for more info.

Tootsie’s  Women’s & Children’s Shoes is now open. Click here for more info.

Vein Specialists of Illinois – now open and seeing clients. Click here for more info. 

For additional reopening information, click on the icons below.

If you have reopening news to report, send your note to Communications@BarringtonChamber.com

Upcoming Events

2020 Summer Golf League

Practice Rounds start
May 8, 2020

Virtual Coffee Break with BACC

Thursdays in June at 2:00 PM
Email Suzanne Corr to Sign Up!

BACC Virtual Membership Boot Camp - FREE!

Friday June 12
12:00 - 1:15 PM
Register on the BACC Website

Women's Biz Net Virtual Program

"Celebrating the Work of Nonprofits Supporting Women" Thursday, June 25 2020
9:00 - 10:00 AM

WBN 2020 Annual OWL Awards

Thursday, Sept 24 2020
11:30AM — 1:00 PM

Barrington Wine Walk

Saturday, July 25, 2020
2:00 - 6:00 PM
Check-in at Neoteca
130 S. Hough St.

BACC 34th Annual Golf Classic

Monday, August 3, 2020
10:00 AM — 5:30 PM
SIGNATURE EVENT

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BACC Retail Roundup

Click our video above for a virtual visit with Fancy Art, N.F.P. located at 113 E. Main St. in Barrington, IL. We’ve been in business at the same location for 25 years serving as a one-stop shop for all of your art & framing needs, without fancy prices. For an appointment call George at (847) 304-4045. We hope to see you soon! 

Take a virtual tour of Barrington Fine Rug Gallery located at the historic Ice House Mall.  You will see a selection from one of the finest curated collection in the United States consisting of over 700 antique & vintage fine hand-woven rugs and tapestries” from around the world” available at our gallery right here in Barrington, IL.

Amazing Gracie’s Children’s Boutique offers Curbside pick up. For questions call: 847-204-9312. Use code Summer30 to get 30% off everything in our Summer Set! Category! Shop Amazing Gracie’s today!

Spotlight on Business

Fresh Stack Burger Co. recently celebrated its Grand Opening with a virtual ribbon cutting event at 20413 N. Rand Rd. in Kildeer. The fast-casual spot is now open for carry out and delivery. Visit the Fresh Stack Burger website here.

BACC member Bob Finley explains why you should join the Friday morning co-ed 9-hole golf league at Makray Memorial Gold Club in Barrington, IL this summer! Sign up for the BACC Golf League today!

Congratulations to Gilded Rose Atelier on a lovely ribbon cutting ceremony in Barrington, IL to celebrate the opening of their beautiful boutique! You can visit the Gilded Rose Atelier website here.

Congratulations to Mandy Garcia and her team on the opening of their Amanda Jean Salon & Lifestyle Boutique! Please call or stop by to make an appointment at this beautiful luxury salon in downtown Barrington, IL. Follow them on Facebook.

A windy and fun ribbon cutting at Remember Charlotte’s Pizzeria to celebrate their new location in Barrington, IL! Congratulations to Brian and Dena McManus on their beautiful restaurant! Visit their website.

Congratulations to Andrew Michaelis and his team on a wonderful ribbon cutting to celebrate the new location of All American Reclaim in Lake Barrington! Visit the All American Reclaim website, or stop by to see their amazing array of reclaimed wood and salvaged products!

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