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April 25, 2014-

Harper College's Workforce and Economic Development Department is offering free workshops for the month of May at the Arlington Heights WorkNet Center. Read here for event details. You can also view their calendar to see upcoming workshops. Please note that pre-registration is required and there will not be on-site registration available.

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April 24, 2014-

If you missed the LinkedIn for Small Business Networking and Marketing program with Michael Yublosky from SCORE Chicago, make sure to take a look at this handout.

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April 24, 2014-

From the Daily Herald. See original article here.

The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its seven nominees for the 2014 Athena Leadership Award, which recognizes women who have exemplified excellence in their business or profession.

The nominees are Bonnie Conte, of the Avalon Salon & Day Spa; Marlene Frykman, of Aardvark Webworks; Karrie Gibson, of Vintage Tech Recyclers; Dee Dee Johnson, of Bataille Academie of the Danse; Eleanor Sweet McDonnell, of The Remington Group; Ellaine Sambo-Reyther, of BMO Harris Bank; and Jane Svensson Washburn, of Barrington Corporate Townhomes.

The winner will be named during an awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on May 29 at the Biltmore Country Club of North Barrington. To attend the event, make your reservations with the Barrington Chamber at (847) 381-2525. Tickets are $35 for Chamber members and $45 for nonmembers.

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April 23, 2014-

The Women's BizNet Committee of the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a luncheon, Mobilizing Women to Affect Change, on Thursday, April 24 at 11:30 a.m. at The Garlands of Barrington.

In 1990, Vicky Wauterlak founded Hands of Hope to globally respond to the needs of women and children. Vicky will share her experiences and insights with attendees. To register, click here or  call 847-381-2525.

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April 22, 2014-

The Barrington Area Library will host "LinkedIn Networking and Marketing" for small business with Michael Yublosky from SCORE Chicago on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Michael will show you the ten steps that you can take to build your  brand with the features and tools that LinkedIn offers. This program will take place at 7 pm at the Barrington Village Hall (200 S. Hough Street, Barrington, IL 60010). Parking is available in the lot on the west side of the Village Hall.

Please click here to attend this free event. Space is limited.

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April 17, 2014-

Small business owners: Harper College's Small Business Development Center will be hosting Financial Boot Camp for Small Business Owners in May. This series will help business owners manage their finances to optimize performance and successfully grow a business.

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April 17, 2014-

Last month, Morningstar Investment Research Center hosted a workshop about retirement portfolio planning. If you missed the event, you can access the audio and slides here.

The Morningstar Financial Literacy Series will continue on June 19th with Dividend Paying Stocks at 5 pm. Register for free here.

 

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April 14, 2014-

On Sunday, April 13, the Barrington Area Library hosted Keith Weber of Emvion Inc. to discuss starting a tech business in Chicago. With experience in various start-ups, robotics labs, grants for small businesses, and pitch competitions, Weber discussed how technology and business meet.

Keith shared this list of networking groups in the Chicago-area that he recommends for those interested in startups. You can also reach Keith at keith@proofx.co

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April 10, 2014-

If you have an idea of a business model and want to learn some tools and tips on how to build a successful startup, check out this free course offered through Udacity.

 

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April 8, 2014-

Located at 215 S. Northwest Highway in Barrington, Barrington Acupuncture Clinic is a holistic healing center that provides natural and gentle treatment. Barrie Hinman, owner and practitioner of Barrington Acupuncture Clinic, shares her story here:

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