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EconWise App from Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

September 27, 2012 - From the Federal Reserve of St. Louis:

"With EconWise, a new mobile publications app, the St. Louis Fed continues its long history of publishing information on economic concepts, helping users to understand current issues and even make better decisions with their personal finances. Now users have "anywhere access" to the Fed's unbiased content, expert research, and down-to-earth commentary in the fields of macroeconomics, microeconomics, monetary policy, banking, finance, and personal finance.

The free app can be used to browse the most recent publications, and filter by publication name or by level of expertise. The available materials range from the most accessible to the most technical. Users can read content immediately, save it for later, share their favorites by email or by posting directly to Twitter or Facebook accounts. EconWise is available through the Apple app store or directly from".

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Business Program: Video Marketing on Oct. 2

Bring your video editing questions and ask the expert! Register here.

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Mastering Options Trading

August 31, 2012 - Options Trading with Dan Keegan / The Chicago School of Business

Workshop Date: Wednesday, Sept 19
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Barrington Area Library, Zimmerman Room

Options expert Keegan will present an interactive workshop on stock options: review the basics, learn about covered calls, long only positions and basic spread positions. Bring your questions to ask the expert.

About the presenter:

Dan Keegan earned an Economics degree from Marquette University. He started out in the options business in 1978 and worked his way up in the Chicago tradition, including 20+ years as an independent market maker on the floor of the CBOE. He is a founder and current President of the Chicago Floor Traders Alumni Association and a frequent contributor to Futures Magazine and Options News Network.

Register here.

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Advance Your Career with LinkedIn

September 20, 2012 - LinkedIn for Job Seekers (Library Workshop)

Workshop Date: Monday, October 29
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Barrington Area Library, Zimmerman Room

Join us for a workshop with LinkedIn expert Dan Piva and learn how to optimize your profile to further your career! Dan has worked with hundreds of job seekers across the country (entry level to C-suite level) and helped them find jobs at Kraft Foods, United Airlines, Staples, CVS, and more. This program will help you maximize your use of LinkedIn and also show you ways for potential employers to contact you with job opportunities.

Dan Piva is a job search consultant for BPI, focusing on helping people use social media to gain traction in their job search. He demonstrates how "listening to the market" can help match job seeker's skills and expertise with the skills and expertise employers are looking for.

Free workshop. Register here.

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Standard and Poor's Capital IQ NetAdvantage


August 23, 2012 - S&P Database Workshop

Workshop Date: Monday, Sept 17
Time: 10 AM, 2 PM (repeat), or 7 PM (repeat)
Location: Barrington Area Library, Zimmerman Room

The library is pleased to present a workshop on NetAdvantage, a database available for patrons with a Barrington Area Library card. Dan Sovocool, the S&P Capital IQ repesentative for Illinois, has nearly twenty years experience on Wall Street. He will introduce NetAdvantage and how it may help you:

- make better investment and business decisions

- understand business, personal finance, and economic maters more effectively

- assist in preparing for job inteviews as well as developing business plans.

This session is intended to help everyone understand NetAdvantage; questions will be encouraged. Limited number of laptops available for hands-on learning, or bring your own and connect to the library's wi-fi.

Register here.

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Barrington Business Survey 2012

July 30, 2012 - Your thoughts and suggestions are important to us! Please fill out the survey below so that we can schedule workshop topics based on your business needs. Thank you!

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For Job Seekers: Job Search Board

July 24, 2012 - Currently in career transition? Check out Job Search Board for more tips on finding a job:

"Job Search Board is a strategic job search management system that:

Organizes and Manages the job search
Provides a research proven Process
Establishes Focus & Clarity to the job search
Delivers Strategies to gain interviews and job offers
Effectively incorporates the seeker’s social network in a relevant way
Connects the seeker with their job coach/counselor (if applicable)

Today’s job seekers need to be on a level playing field with the employer/recruiter forces that sometimes work against them. Job Seekers need a job search management system." 

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Shop Local! Barrington Sidewalk Days are July 26-28, 2012

July 23, 2012 - Just a reminder to add Sidewalk Day shopping to your calendar. Shop Barrington businesses and don't miss spectacular summer sales. See you there!

More information at the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Barrington Business: Aardvark Web Works

July 18, 2012 - We are pleased to introduce you to Aardvark Web Works, a full-service web design company located in Barrington, IL.

Check out their company profile:

Read about how Delack Media Group created this video here.

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