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What makes a business newsworthy? Learn how to generate media interest that attracts more customers to your business. Sue Masaracchia-Roberts of MASS! Communications demonstrates how to leverage current, high impact news in your business' media coverage. Come on over to the library on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 PM! Register here!

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This Thursday, September 17, join us as Bonita Richter discusses how to find new customers with a marketing and sales system in her program Three Keys to Generating a Steady Stream of Business. This event runs from 7-8:30pm in the Zimmerman room at the library. Register here and we'll see you Thursday!

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On September 10, Michael Yublosky, a SCORE Chicago volunteer, will discuss developing online content to help you be found online! This even is co-sponsored by SCORE Chicago and Barrington Bank & Trust. To Register or get more information, click here.

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July 22, 2015-

 Welcome to Night School, where local business owners and professionals share their expertise in a fun, hands-on program. This July we hosted Night School at The Pink Geranium & Co. and had a great time learning about ways to repurpose furniture and accessories to make a unique environment in your home. Are you a local business that would like to host a library workshop or program at your place of business? Contact Liz Kirchhoff at for more information.


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July 21, 2015-

Calling local Barrington businesses: we want YOU to participate in Library Card Sign Up Month.


Throughout the month of September, the Barrington Area Library will hand out mini tote bags filled with coupons from local Barrington businesses to patrons who register or renew their Barrington Area Library Card. An additional 50 tote bags will be raffled off to current library card holders. A total of 250 tote bags will be distributed.

If you are interested in submitting a coupon, you can drop them off (250 total) at the Barrington Area Library for Kate Mills or email a master copy to and we can do the printing. It can be any coupon of your choice, so long as it is a deal or discount of some type. Coupons must be received by August 3rd.


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On Wednesday, July 22, Morningstar Investment Research Center will host a free educational workshop that will discuss the key components to be aware of when investing for your retirement. Register here and watch it on your computer.

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June 9, 2015-

Meet the latest addition to our Business: It's Better in Barrington video series, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Health and Fitness Center. Watch the video and hear their story!


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June 7, 2015-

Join us on Thursday, June 11th at 7:00 PM for a workshop for business owners looking to venture onto the web for the first time or who want a more effective presence. David Beasley, multimedia web designer and presentation specialist, discusses key concepts and concerns facing business owners, and the importance of social media. Co-sponsored with SCORE Chicago. Register.

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May 26, 2015-

St. Huberts Job and Networking Ministry provides free, non-denominational seminars, resume reviews, and networking events for job seekers in any career industry. See events through September here.

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May 20, 2015-

We had a great time at tonight's workshop Create Your Own Business Video. Access the slides complete with helpful links and resources here.

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