Women's Biz Net


Mission Statement:
“To gather professional women to inspire, enrich, empower and benefit from the unique talents of extraordinary women!”


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.

WBN offers monthly meetings at lunch or breakfast, a “Christmas in July” food pantry drive, and other special events and fundraisers during 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 Holiday Bliss & Boutique Luncheon. Held in November, this festive event includes a delicious Holiday lunch, vendor booths for some pre-holiday shopping, live entertainment, free gift bags to attendees, raffle prizes and more.  Please check the BACC website for specific dates and times of all WBN events.

BACC WBN-food-drive

Women’s BizNet Committee Roster

  • Suzanne Luby, @properties | The Luby Group, WBN Chairman
  • Suzanne Corr, Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC)
  • Annette Bochenek, Barrington Area Library
  • Ellen Corey, Coaching By Corey LLC
  • Peggy Curran, Proforma Century Promotions
  • Lori Elo, Print By Numbers, LLC
  • Ilona House, Hoffman Estates Animal Hospital
  • Melinda McElroy, billet-doux
  • Charlotte Neault, Barrington Bank & Trust Co., N.A.
  • Ellaine Sambo-Reyther, BMO Harris Bank Barrington
  • Sandra Sobczak, M & M The Special Events Company