In your hands is the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) annual publication, the 2013 Barrington Regional Magazine: Celebrating Living, Working & Doing Business in the Greater Barrington Region.
The stories and photographs for this premier publication were carefully selected to portray the “true” Barrington: a community rich in cultural and geographic diversity; and, a community that has been coined “unique” by our visitors, residents and business leaders alike. Discover just why the Barrington region is a wonderful place to live, work and do business and, by all means, tell others!
Live. Whether you visit for days, or have lived in our community for years, friendly neighbors, accommodating businesses and green spaces contribute to the charmed essence of our villages.
Work. Businesses are located in historic homes rich in history dating back to the early 1800s in the heart of Barrington and Long Grove; along with modern-day shopping districts offering everything from large department stores to small specialty shops to top quality professional services. Tying the region together are many transportation options such as Metra rail and PACE bus services, and major highways that help businesses attract and retain a highly qualified and diverse workforce, which also provide visitors easily, reliable access to the region to engage in our many cultural and entertainment venues and events.
Do Business. The Chamber has created a powerful workplan, designed by our members to offer rich resources that give businesses of all sizes the necessary assistance and connections to accelerate business growth throughout the region. With our community and municipal partners, we are TOGETHER acting as change agents preparing for the next wave of economic progress.
BACC stands committed to supporting the recruitment of new businesses to our region in 2012-13. Some will choose to occupy a storefront; others to lease space in one of our many corporate office complexes; and still others open home-based businesses. BACC is steadfast in reaching out to the many partners located in our region and state to develop ways for businesses to be innovative, which will only increase economic opportunities for all businesses and residents.
The Barrington Regional Magazine includes the BACC membership directory, listing all of our nearly 1,000 members both alphabetically and by business category. Local Chamber members offer you:
• Preferred discounts to our Barrington and area residents with the purchase of our Preferred Discounts key fob for just $10, available from the Chamber office; call 847-381-2525.
• Chamber Buck “Gift Certificates,” available in values of $5 to $100.
Remember to SUPPORT & SHOP LOCAL – we’re your neighbors! For every $100 you spend here, $68 to $43 is returned to our community. If you spend it in another community.... nothing comes home!
On behalf of the BACC Board of Directors and the entire membership, thank you for choosing to live, work and/or do business in the Barrington region. If you don’t currently reside here, we invite you to visit us soon. If your business isn’t a member of the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce, we hope you’ll join us soon.
Village of Lake Barrington
Barrington Bank & Trust
The UPS Store
Raue Center for the Arts
Barington Artz Center
Midwest Bone & Joint
Barrington Youth and Family Services
Oral Facial & Implant Specialists
Core Orthopedics and Sports
Couture Cupcake Cafe'