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Arlington Heights WorkNet Center Free Workshops

July 29, 2014-

Harper College's Workforce and Economic Development Department is offering free workshops for the month of August at the Arlington Heights WorkNet Center. You can view the list of workshops here or by visiting here. Please note that pre-registration is required and on-site registration is not available.

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Read to Feed: Georgio's Chicago Pizzeria and Pub

June 28, 2014-

Georgio's Chicago Pizzeria and Pub's South Barrington location will donate 15% of proceeds for dine-in service and 10% of carry-out orders to Read to Feed, which benefits Barrington food pantries. Must bring voucher provided by the library. Georgio's Chicago Pizzeria and Pub is located at 100 W Higgins Rd in South Barrington.

For upcoming Read to Feed locations: Get details on our website or see the full list of businesses and dates in the summer Check It Out newsletter.

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8 Steps to Develop a Steady Stream of New and Repeat Business

July 22, 2014-

On Wednesday, July 23 Sasha Berson. CEO and Founder of Berson Business Development, will show you how to create your action plan in an 8-step systematic process that generates new and repeat business. The event begins at 7:00 pm at the Barrington Area Library. Registration is available here.

Questions? Feel free to get in touch with Barbara Alvarez, Business Liaison Librarian, at or 847-382-1300 x3070

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Read to Feed with Nature's Select Pet Products

July 18, 2014-

Nature's Select Pet Products will be giving a 5% discount on Saturday, July 19th from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. Additionally, 5% of proceeds will be donated to Read to Feed, which benefits Barrington food pantries.

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Market Research: What is it, how it works, and why it is essential

July 14, 2014-

On Wednesday, July 16, Bob Kaden, President of The Kaden Company, will teach you how to tap into the mind-set of your target market and make the right marketing, operational, and financial decisions that lead to success. The events begins at 7:00 pm at the Barrington Area Library. Registration is available here.

Questions? Feel free to get in touch with Barbara Alvarez, Business Liaison Librarian, at or 847-382-1300 x3070



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Library Cards for Business Owners

July 11, 2014-

Barrington business owners: did you know that you can get a library card for your local business? With a Barrington Area Library card, you will have access to all of the same library privileges that an adult resident patron receives. This includes remote access to valuable business research resources, reservations for any of our brand-new meeting spaces and media:scape centers, usage of the latest technology in the Digital Studio, MakerLab, and ability to check out e-readers, cameras, and other circulating equipment.

To obtain your Barrington Area Library card, the business owner will need to produce a photo ID and a business lease or something that shows they own or rent the building where the business resides and fill out an application available at the library. The card will be issued in the name of the business for 1 year. These accounts expire annually and may be renewed with proper ID. The library card is not transferrable to family members of the business owner.

For other questions about the business card, please contact the Circulation Department at 847.382.1300 x3

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Build Your Website With Weebly

July 10, 2014-

Librarians Barbara Alvarez and Gwyneth Stupar taught a class on July 9th called Build Your Website with Weebly. If you missed the class, you can download the handout with detailed instructions here. If you have any questions while you're getting started with your website or at any step in the process, feel free to get in touch with Barbara or Gwyn at any time.

Weebly does not require computer programming knowledge. If you would like to learn HTML, CSS, PHP, and other coding languages, you can always take free, self-paced lessons with Atomic Training, Barrington Area Library's free computer training database. To access remotely, go to, click on the Research tab, choose "Business, Careers, Technology", and select Atomic Training. Enter your library card number and choose from a variety of classes.

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Free Reputation Management Webinar

July 8, 2014-

Think Big, Go Local, a digital marketing agency in Chicago, offers free business education webinars. On July 10, they will be presenting a webinar on Reputation Management. You can learn more about the webinar and register here.

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Read to Feed: Paul's Burrito Express

July 7, 2014-

Visit Paul's Burrito Express today, July 7th. They will be donating 10% of proceeds throughout the day to Read to Feed, which benefits Barrington food pantries.  Paul's Burrito Express is located at 402 N. Hough Street in Barrington.


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