Women's Biz Net


Mission Statement:
“Gathering professionals to inspire, enrich and empower!”


The Barrington AreaChamber of Commerce Women’s Biz Net (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.

WBN offers monthly in-person and virtual meetings, a summer food pantry gift card drive, and other special events and fundraisers throughout the year.

The Outstanding Women Leader (OWL) Awards Luncheon is held in September to honor local women leaders who make a positive impact on the lives of others. Four women are recognized each year in the categories of: Professional Excellence; Community Impact; Nonprofit Leadership; and Mentorship and Education.

Another wonderful WBN event is the Bliss Holiday Boutique & Luncheon. Held in November, this festive event includes a delicious lunch, unique vendor booths for some pre-holiday shopping, live entertainment, free gift bags to attendees and more.  Please check the BACC website for specific dates and times of all WBN events.

Women’s BizNet Committee Roster

  • Sam Adams-Lanham, Barrington Area Library
  • Ellen Corey, Coaching By Corey LLC
  • Suzanne Corr, Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Ilona House, Hoffman Estates Animal Hospital
  • Donna Kante, Barrington Bank & Trust Co., N.A.
  • Liz Luby-Chepell, 365Barrington.com
  • Gaye Mack, Gaye F. Mack, Inc.
  • Melinda McElroy, billet-doux
  • Ellaine Sambo-Reyther, BMO Harris Bank Barrington
  • Sandra Sobczak, M & M The Special Events Company