Barrington IL Regional Magazine

BACC Programs Benefit the Local Scene

BACC is dedicated to the vibrancy of our local communities. Our programs are focused on business success, and our calendar of events is a calendar of opportunity that helps our members market, network and grow.

We create these opportunities by listening to what our membership needs to thrive in the region. We frequently ask our members, “What do you want out of your BACC membership investment?” The responses have a common theme: to make connections, build relationships, get involved in the local community, expand awareness of their products and services and grow their business. BACC is a powerful investment toward achieving these goals.

Networking for Success
The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) is the largest and most influential business organization in the Barrington region. Our footprint covers 11 communities including Barrington, Barrington Hills, Lake Barrington, North Barrington, Port Barrington, South Barrington, Deer Park, Inverness, Kildeer, Long Grove and Tower Lakes. BACC serves nearly 900 members dedicated to supporting the success of one another and enhancing the quality of life in our communities.

Chamber networking events and programs bring members more than 200 opportunities each year to develop leads, prospects and new customers. These programs enable them to build lasting relationships in the community. Networking opportunities include eight networking groups that meet weekly, bi-weekly or monthly; monthly lunchtime and after-hour mixers; ribbon cuttings; signature events that welcome both Chamber members and the community-at-large; networking scrambles; professional development programs; Chamber committees and councils; and multi-Chamber events with regional Chambers. New networking groups are also in development.

As a result, BACC offers powerful networking opportunities that help members build local relationships that lead to business. We are a community of like-minded people who are interested in seeing each other succeed.

Regional Membership Marketing
BACC works constantly to promote its membership. Our aggressive membership marketing program includes two key publications, this BACC Regional Magazine & Resource Directory, and our BACC Community Guide, which together reach 30,000 residents and businesses in the broader 60010 area, putting members’ information directly in the hands of people who will use their products and services. We are the only area Chamber to produce two important publications that have become sought-after regional resources. BACC also produces a Barrington area map, which is requested by hundreds each year.

Our website is another active referral resource aggressively marketing our members. The site,, receives 3 million hits a year from residents and business members looking for business information, resources, local events, job openings, hot deal coupons and more. Our website activity includes thousands of targeted searches that put membership information in front of motivated buyers looking for those specific products and services.

Our BACC Welcome Neighbor program reaches new residents who move into the 60010 zip code area each month. The program puts Chamber member information in front of new residents just as they are developing new buying patterns. BACC gives members the marketing tools and resources to expand their awareness and make an impression in our communities.

Education and Advocacy
Throughout the year, BACC offers numerous professional development and skill building programs for our members and the public – topics run the gamut from “Community Resources You Should Know” to “Digital Detoxing,” and “Giving Your Business a Boost.” The programs help build relationships while teaching new skills.

As a voice for business in the community, the BACC Government Affairs Council monitors local issues to keep members informed and organizes important events each year to put area leaders in front of business. Our Economic Summit held each February gathers the village leaders of 11 communities; our Public Town Hall Forum in April gathers our local taxing bodies for updates; and our Legislative Breakfast in October puts us in touch with state leaders.

Making an Impact in the Community
BACC members are dedicated to serving the community, getting involved and giving back. BACC invests in many community events and awards scholarships each year to local high school students. BACC is one of the most generous chambers in the country, giving thousands of dollars each year to local groups and causes.

BACC is involved in numerous educational activities through Barrington Community School District 220. Our members partner as business mentors, bringing real-life business experience into the classroom. We also host a number of community events that benefit local business and nonprofits, such as our Barrington Wine Walks and the Uncork Barrington wine festival.

Because a broad range of local nonprofit members use BACC to promote and communicate their activities, BACC members are attuned to many service opportunities and chances to invest back, making their own local community footprint.

Restaurants in Barrington

Here is a list of restaurants inside and outside barrington

Ambrosia Euro-American Patisserie
710 W. Northwest Hwy.
Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 304-8278

Anna Shea Chocolates & Lounge
100 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. E5
South Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 428-5446

Apple Villa Famous Pancake House & Restaurant
3101 N. Barrington Rd.
Hoffman Estates, IL  60195
(847) 765-2000

Bamboo Spoon Frozen Yogurt Cafe
100 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. L5
South Barrington, IL  60010
(224) 484-8572

Barrington Bear McDonald’s
227 W. Northwest Hwy.
Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 381-4488

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano
20560 N. Rand Rd., U-512
Deer Park, IL  60010
(847) 438-1850

Big Iron Horse BBQ/Cooper’s Pizza
117 S. Hough St.
Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 842-1100

Bistro Wasabi
1578 W. Algonquin Rd.
Hoffman Estates, IL  60192
(847) 202-1577

Broken Oar
614 Rawson Bridge Rd.
Port Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 639-9468

Brunch Cafe
935 Route 22
Fox River Grove, IL  60021
(847) 516-0409

Brunch Cafe Kildeer
20393 N. Rand Rd.
Kildeer, IL  60010
Coming Soon!

Calibre Coffee
100 W. Higgins Rd., H60
South Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 551-4420

Cary Ale House & Brewing Company, LLC
208 W. Main St.
Cary, IL  60013
(847) 639-7244

Chatterbox of Long Grove
330 Old McHenry Rd.
Long Grove, IL  60047
(847) 383-5492

Chessie’s Restaurant
200 Applebee St.
Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 382-5020

Ciao Baby!
232 E. Main St.
Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 381-3555

Clarke’s Bakery & Deli
455 W. Northwest Hwy.
Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 381-5113

Cook Street Coffee
100 E. Station St.
Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 387-3768

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant
100 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. V
South Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 836-9463

Copper Fiddle Distillery
532 W. Route 22, Unit 110
Lake Zurich, IL  60047
(847) 847-7609

Covered Bridge Creamery
320 Old McHenry Rd.
Long Grove, IL  60047
(847) 383-5353

Denny’s Hoffman Estates
4690 Hoffman Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL  60192
(815) 356-8004

Egg Harbor Cafe of Barrington
125 W. Main St.
Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 304-4033

Ella Bonella
421 N. Northwest Hwy.
Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 560-1523

Enzo & Lucia’s Ristorante & Cafe
343 Old McHenry Rd.
Long Grove, IL  60047
(847) 478-8825

Farmhouse on North
117 North Ave.
Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 387-3408

Flesk Brewing
200 Applebee St., Ste. E
Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 655-7291

Francesca’s Famiglia
100 E. Station St.
Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 277-1027

600 Hart Rd., Ste. 150
Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 387-6719

Georgios Chicago Pizzeria and Pub
100 W. Higgins Rd., Ste L100
South Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 844-1988

Gnarly Knots Pretzel Company
115 S. Hough St.
Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 701-5668

High Tea with Gerri
144 Old McHenry Rd.
Long Grove, IL  60047
(847) 948-1724

Incontro A Tavola
100 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. H20
South Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 836-1700

iPic Theaters
100 W. Higgins Rd., Ste N
South Barrington, IL  60010
(224) 293-1001

Jennie and Vera’s Sweet + Savories
121A Barrington Commons
Barrington, IL  60010
(224) 848-4504

Jerseys Pizza & Grill
2360 Lakewood Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
(847) 765-0085

Joanie’s Pizzeria of Long Grove
235 Robert Parker Coffin Rd.
Long Grove, IL  60010
(847) 415-2220

La Pizza Via
914 IL Route 22
Fox River Grove, IL  60021
(224) 888-8100

Let’s Yo Frozen Yogurt
118 W. Main St.
Barrington, IL  60010
(224) 385-3963

Mago Grill and Cantina
100 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. M5
South Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 844-4400

McGonigal’s Pub
105 S. Cook St.
Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 277-7400

Meat & Potato Eatery
927 S. Rand Rd.
Lake Zurich, IL  60047
Coming Soon!

500 N. Hough St.
Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 637-0040

Moretti’s Barrington
128 Wool St.
Barrington, IL  60010
Coming Soon!

Moretti’s Hoffman Estates
2475 Higgins Rd.
Hoffman Estates, IL  60169
(847) 885-0400

Neoteca Inc.
130 S. Hough St.
Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 382-1330

No Wake Bar and Grill
99 Kazimour Rd.
Port Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 382-8866

Noodles & Company
100 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. L60
South Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 428-9400

Nothing Bundt Cakes
20413 N. Rand Rd.
Kildeer, IL  60074
(847) 404-4319

Onion Pub & Brewery
22221 Pepper Rd.
Lake Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 381-7308

Panera Bread South Barrington
100 W Higgins Rd., Ste. M80
South Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 783-0209

Pepper Park Coffee
22000 N. Pepper Rd.
Lake Barrington, IL  60010
(224) 848-4913

100 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. H5
South Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 844-9300

Potbelly Sandwich Works
100 W Higgins Rd., Ste. M20
South Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 551-1395

Rascal Flatts
100 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. C1
South Barrington, IL  60010
Coming Soon!

Remember Charlotte’s Pizza
205 Park Ave.
Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 382-3900

Rosati’s Barrington
712 S. Northwest Hwy.
Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 382-2700

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
100 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. U
South Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 551-3730

Savory Salads Inc.
215 N. Hough St.
Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 277-7800

Shakou Barrington
121 Main St.
Barrington, IL  60010
(224) 655-2853

Showtime Eatery
114 W. Main St.
Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 381-0645

Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery
100 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. H65
South Barrington, IL  60010
(224) 484-8838

Southern Belles Barrington
210 S. Cook St.
Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 387-4290

Speedway, LLC
22055 N. Kelsey Rd.
Lake Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 842-8663

The Hampton Social
100 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. C2
Barrington, IL  60010
Opening Winter 2019

The Village Tavern
135 N. Old McHenry Rd.
Long Grove, IL  60047
(847) 634-3117

Tilted Kilt Schaumburg
1140 E. Higgins Rd.
Schaumburg, IL  60173
(847) 413-2000

Wok ‘n Fire
100 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. J30
South Barrington, IL  60010
(847) 428-7192

Senior Services

BACOA Offers Programs and Services for Older Adults, Caregivers and Families
With socialization a critical component to aging well, the Barrington Area Council on Aging (BACOA) provides a host of programs and services to keep everyone connected and engaged with each other and the community.

BACOA’s “Social and Well” programming includes its Lunch and Activity Program, where every Monday, older adults can come and enjoy food, fun and lots of bingo. BACOA also provides a myriad of different trips and its special Cuisine Club that enables older adults to try local restaurants surrounded by lots of new friends.

What truly makes BACOA unique, however, is its support programs and services that provide critical resources for older adults, care partners and their families. These programs are imperative because they support clients at a time when they are at their most vulnerable. Lives change so dramatically upon learning of a devastating illness and BACOA support programs provide the information and education needed to help people through difficult life transitions. Studies demonstrate that a healthy social life is critical to aging well but BACOA finds that many older adults isolate or sever social connections at a time when those connections are most important to one’s overall well-being. BACOA social services and programs keep participants engaged while helping reduce the stress illnesses bring. Support services include groups for:

  • Alzheimer’s – For care partners of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias
  • Caregivers – For caregivers needing information, education and support
  • Low Vision – For people struggling with restricted vision
  • Support programs include:
  • “A Day Out” Respite Program – A social program for those with mild cognitive-related issues and for care partners needing a much-needed break from caregiving responsibilities.
  • Memory Café – A social program for people with mild cognitive-related issues and their care partners seeking opportunities to be together in a supportive environment.

For more information, visit or call (847) 381-5030.