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March 21, 2015

Today Morningstar is hosting the Morningstar Individual Investor Conference- a free, virtual conference to help you with your portfolio, mutual funds, stocks, and other investments. Register for free here.

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March 18, 2015-

Harper College is hosting free Workforce and Economic Development workshops in April at Arlington Heights WorkNet Center. Registration is required. You can view and register for workshops here.

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March 5, 2015-

 Do you know of an exceptional woman who has made significant contributions to her business/organization, community, and to other women? The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce's Women's BizNet Committee will be honoring a Barrington area woman with the Athena Award in May. Nominations are due April 10, 2015 and are available at the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Lauren Brown Scholarship honors the memory of Lauren Brown, an employee of the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce. Local area high school seniors will be awarded scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000 to help with costs in higher education. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2015. More information is available here.

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March 2, 2015-

There is still some space to register for the workshop Create a Podcast: For Beginners,  tomorrow March 3 at 7:00 PM. You don't have to be a major radio personality to broadcast your message – just learn how to podcast. This beginner class will show you how to easily create audio recordings to promote your business, share your expertise, or talk about your favorite hobby – for free. Register. Conference Room.

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February 27, 2015-

Do you or someone you know want a career in Information Technology? The Illinois WorkNet in Arlington Heights and Harper College are offering an career readiness program complete with certification and a paid internship. See this flyer for more information.

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February 26, 2015-

Meet Sue Foley, owner of Posh Services LLC, and the next speaker in the ongoing Business Podcast Series. Posh Services is a personal concierge service that helps you plan, organize, and simplify your busy life so you can spend time doing the things that you love. Posh Services works with professionals, parents, senior citizens, realtors, and anyone with limited time. Learn more at



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February 25, 2015-

There's still some space to register for Using YouTube to Market Your Business: Video is a powerful tool for building relationships with prospects and customers. Mark Goodman, president and CEO of e-Conversation Solutions, shows you how integrating YouTube into your marketing and selling process can help grow your business. Co-sponsored with SCORE Chicago. Register. Zimmerman Room.

This program will be tomorrow, February 26th at 7:00 PM.

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February 24, 2015-

Harper College is offering free workshops related to the work place and economic development- great for job seekers! Some of the workshops will be held at the Arlington Heights WorkNet Center and others will be at the Harper Professional Center in Schaumburg. See this flyer for more information. Please note that pre-registration is required for all workshops.



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February 18, 2015-

Meet Lisa Stamos, President and Publisher of Quintessential Media Group, Inc. Lisa Stamos launched Quintessential Barrington in 2005, which has become the "voice of Barrington," capturing the stories of neighbors, friends, businesses, and organizations in the Barrington area. Today Lisa talks to us about her path to starting a Barrington business and building a brand. Learn more about Quintessential Barrington at


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