BARRINGTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: BACC Celebrates 50 Years Serving Local Business at Annual Dinner & Scholarship Fundraiser January 17

Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement.

The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will celebrate 50 years of service to the business community at its “Spirit of Excellence” Annual Dinner & Scholarship Fundraiser on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Avante Banquets and Conference Center, 1050 Northwest Hwy. in Fox River Grove.

“Since 1969 BACC has stayed focused on creating opportunity for local business and building communities that thrive and prosper,” said Suzanne Corr, BACC President/CEO. “Our investment in our communities has driven our growth establishing us as one of the most vibrant, active and largest chambers in the region.”

BACC serves 11 regional communities: Barrington, Barrington Hills, Deer Park, Inverness, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Long Grove, North Barrington, Port Barrington, South Barrington and Tower Lakes; and represents nearly 900 members. Their publications and website are go-to resources for business and community information. They offer over 200 networking opportunities each year, manage large community events such as the Family Expo, Uncork Barrington, Barrington Wine Walks, Barrington Area Economic Summit, Town Hall Forum and more. Each year they field over 6,000 calls for local business and community information.

The BACC Annual Dinner & Scholarship Fundraiser attracts nearly 200 business, community and governmental leaders for a celebration of business and community achievements. Tickets to the event are $50 per member/$65 per guest, and can be purchased online at

During the event new BACC Board Leadership will be sworn in and the Annual BACC Business Awards will be announced. The event also raises money through a live and silent auction for Chamber grants and programs, as well as the Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarship fund. 

BACC awarded seven scholarships to local high school students in 2018. The fund has provided thousands of dollars in scholarship monies to local students who go on to attend universities, community college, or an accredited certification program that build future careers. Premier Sponsors of the Annual Dinner & Scholarship Fundraiser are Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and Barrington Bank & Trust.

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Source: Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce

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