April 7, 2015-

You may know about our wonderful business, careers, and technology databases that you can use with your Barrington Area Library Card. But did you know that we also have a page with links to community resources and other websites that can help you in your job search? Check them out here.

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March 25, 2015-


The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) Women's Biz Net (WBN) will host Shop|Sip|Socialize, a Girl's Night Out, shopping adventure and fundraiser, on Thursday, April 30 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Ice House Mall, 200 Applebee Street, Barrington.

The event is a fundraiser for the BACC's Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarship. BACC offers several scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000 to high school students who plan to attend a college, university or technical school following graduation to study marketing, communications or a business-related field. The scholarship is named after the Chamber's former Head of Communications, Lauren Brown, who died at the age of 29 of ovarian cancer.

The Shop|Sip|Socialize event starts at Chessie's Restaurant in the Ice House Mall, where attendees register and pick up their complimentary drink ticket and Shop|Sip|Socialize card to visit stores throughout the mall. Retailers will be hosting specials, treats and promotions, complimentary appetizers will be served throughout the evening and raffle prizes will be awarded. The cost is $25 per "Girl," attendees must be 21 and over. Friends encouraged!

The Ice House Mall is a historic landmark that once served as a dairy in the early 1900s and features beautiful turn of the century architecture and unique specialty stores.


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. The group's Mission Statement is: "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. Each May they host the ATHENA Awards, a prestigious international Leadership Award. The 2015 ATHENA Award will be presented at the WBN ATHENA luncheon on Thursday, May 28 at the Biltmore Country Club in North Barrington. WBN is currently accepting ATHENA nominations.


About the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC): The BACC (www.BarringtonChamber.com), founded in 1969, is an association of 800+ member businesses representing more than 18,000 business people dedicated to the success and prosperity of the 11 regional communities it serves: Barrington, Barrington Hills, Deer Park, Inverness, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Long Grove, North Barrington, Port Barrington, South Barrington and Tower Lakes. BACC promotes economic opportunities, advocates the interests of business, offers programs for professional development and leadership, and works to foster a robust regional economy.

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March 21, 2015

Today Morningstar is hosting the Morningstar Individual Investor Conference- a free, virtual conference to help you with your portfolio, mutual funds, stocks, and other investments. Register for free here.

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March 18, 2015-

Harper College is hosting free Workforce and Economic Development workshops in April at Arlington Heights WorkNet Center. Registration is required. You can view and register for workshops here.

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March 5, 2015-

 Do you know of an exceptional woman who has made significant contributions to her business/organization, community, and to other women? The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce's Women's BizNet Committee will be honoring a Barrington area woman with the Athena Award in May. Nominations are due April 10, 2015 and are available at the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Lauren Brown Scholarship honors the memory of Lauren Brown, an employee of the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce. Local area high school seniors will be awarded scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000 to help with costs in higher education. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2015. More information is available here.

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March 2, 2015-

There is still some space to register for the workshop Create a Podcast: For Beginners,  tomorrow March 3 at 7:00 PM. You don't have to be a major radio personality to broadcast your message – just learn how to podcast. This beginner class will show you how to easily create audio recordings to promote your business, share your expertise, or talk about your favorite hobby – for free. Register. Conference Room.

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February 27, 2015-

Do you or someone you know want a career in Information Technology? The Illinois WorkNet in Arlington Heights and Harper College are offering an career readiness program complete with certification and a paid internship. See this flyer for more information.

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