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  • Miss Manners minds your business
  • The power of negative thinking : an unconventional approach to achieving positive results
  • Contagious : why things catch on
  • The great deformation the corruption of capitalism in America
  • Who owns the future?
  • The buy side : a Wall Street trader's tale of spectacular excess
  • Die empty : unleash your best work every day
  • Compelling people : the hidden qualities that make us influential
  • Blockbusters: Hit-Making, Risk-Taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment

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August 25, 2014-

With your Barrington Area Library card, you can now receive access to free, online courses with Gale Courses. Barrington Area Library cardholders can enroll in courses ranging from beginning drawing to accounting & finance. Courses are offered once a month, span 6 weeks, and are led by an expert instructor who will be responsive to each student's learning needs. 

Business courses include topics on business communication, leadership and management, sales and marketing, starting your own business, grant writing, and more! The latest session began on Wednesday, August 20th but participants can still enroll until Wednesday, September 3.

Start learning here.  Questions? Contact us at 847.382.1300 x1 or email

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August 21, 2014-

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

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August 20, 2014-

Calling all Barrington business owners:

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 Barbara Alvarez 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 Wednesday, August 27th.


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August 18, 2014-

With your Barrington Area Library card, you can research company profiles, industry reports, the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of a business, and see how your company compares to others- all for free with your library card.

View our step-by-step directions for the different business resources that we have that can help you in your job and business research.


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August 15, 2014-

Hub 83 will be offering a free lunch and networking opportunity on Wednesday, August 20th from 11:30-1:30. Meet other professionals and get questions answered with the Barrington Advisors Group. All participants will receive a free, 7 day pass for Hub 83. Find out more details and RSVP here.


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August 12, 2014-

There are still a few spaces left for Content Marketing: Today's Key To Getting Found On the Internet co-sponsored with SCORE Chicago. Learn the "hows" and "whys" of developing and presenting information that will solve people's problems and answer their questions through content marketing. Presented by Michael Yublosky in the Zimmerman Room at 7:00 pm. Register here.

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August 8, 2014-

On Sunday, August 10th, Cook Street Coffee will donate 10% of proceeds to Read to Feed, which benefits local Barrington food pantries. They are located at 100 E Station Street in Barrington. Learn more about Read to Feed here.

Also, you still have 1 week to enter your books for the Summer Library Club! Every book that you read goes toward the goal of 1,500 total books. Once that goal is met, the local businesses listed will donate a portion of their proceeds to local Barrington food pantries. Register here.

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August 7, 2014-

The Small Business Development Center at Harper College will host a three-session marketing boot camp beginning on September 16th. View the information here.

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August 4, 2014-

Job seekers, entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals: check out and 'like' the Women's Biz Net Facebook Page for the latest WBN updates and news and connect with other dynamic business women. The Women's Biz Net Committee promotes professional and personal growth of the Barrington Area Female Workforce. Also, a random name will be picked from the pool of 'likes' for a voucher to attend a future Women's BizNet Luncheon for free! Women's Biz Net networking luncheons are held monthly with thought leaders presenting on topics that are pertinent to professional and personal growth. See complete schedule here. Contest runs through Labor Day 2014.


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August 1, 2014-

On Monday, August 4th, Bear Family McDonald's Restaurants in Barrington will donate 15% of their increase in sales that day to Read to Feed, which benefits local Barrington food pantries. This is valid at their 227 W Northwest Highway Barrington location.

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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