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Free Workshops with Harper College's Workforce and Development Center

June 16, 2014-

These free workshops are available through the Harper College Workforce and Development Center. You can view event details here. Please note that pre-registration is required and there will be no on-site registration.

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BizEd Community Expo on Saturday, June 14

Tuesday, June 10-

This Saturday, June 14 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm, the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce and Barrington 220 will be hosting BizEd Community Expo. 100 booths will have information on local businesses, community partners, and educational opportunities. Click here for more information.

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Lunch and Learn at Georgio’s Pizza

Saturday, May 31-

Georgio’s Pizza in The Arboretum in South Barrington will be hosting a Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, June 4th from 11:00-12:30 pm. Julia Kline, best-selling author of The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Sleaze-Free Selling will be speaking. Tickets are $32/person.

More details, including registration, are available here.

 

 

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Access Wall Street Journal and WSJ magazine

May 21, 2014-

Access daily, full-text articles from Wall Street Journal and monthly articles from WSJ magazine. All you need is your Barrington Area Library card to get started!

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Athena Award Luncheon with the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce

May 19, 2014-

From the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce:

Register today for the 2014 BACC Women's Biz Net Athena Award Luncheon on May 29th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Biltmore Country Club in North Barrington.

The Athena Leadership Award celebrates exemplary leadership and is presented to women across professional sectors who have accomplished the following: demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession; provide valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community, and activity assist women in achieving their full leadership potential. The Athena Leadership Award's rich history, international scope and focus on mentorship, distinguishes it as one of the most prestigious leadership awards that one can receive.

Join us in honoring the following seven women who are nominated for their distinguished contributions: Bonnie Conte, Marlene Frykman, Karrie Gibson, Dee Dee Johnson, Eleanor Sweet McDonnell, Ellaine Sambo-Reyther and Jane Svensson Washburn. The Athena Leadership Award recipient will be announced at the luncheon.

To register, visit Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce or complete this registration form and fax it to 847-381-2540.

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QuickBooks for Entrepreneurs

May 16, 2014-

From the Small Business Development Center at Harper College:

Hands-on class designed for entrepreneurs with little experience working with QuickBooks. Topics include: setting up a new company, accounts receivable and accounts payable transactions, bank reconciliation, credit card reconciliation, running basic financial reports, tracking and paying sales tax. Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to work on their QuickBooks file during the session.

Saturday, June 7 from 8:30 am- 2:30 pm

650 East Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, in the Harper Professional Center, (not on main campus) Suite 18N

$150 per person, includes lunch and QuickBooks manual

Click here to register.

 

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Small Business Social Media Boot Camp

May 15, 2014-

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering a Social Media Boot Camp on June 3, 10, 17, 24 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Harper College. See image for more details.

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Free Job Search Resources

May 14, 2014-

The Careers College, job search training and career resource center, is a great resource to help you at any step of your job search process. With The Careers College, you can take classes about overcoming job loss, preparing for an interview, and starting a new job. You can also find out what careers best match your skillsets and work history, as well as formulate your Return On Investment to negotiate for a higher salary. This resource is free with your Barrington Area Library card. Access it here.

Another resource to keep in mind is JobScout. JobScout is designed to improve your job search skills, build a resume, and network with other job seekers. It is free once you create an account. Access JobScout here.

 

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Free Veteran Hiring Expo

May 13, 2014-

From the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce newsletter:

 

Leaders The Keeling Family Foundation-VetTech US, Support All Veterans Equally, Illinois Department of Employment Security, 85th Support Command, Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, Pritzker Military Museum & Library and HandsOn Suburban Chicago are collaborating to host the Veteran Hiring Expo: Welcome Home to Careers & Resources event on May 15, 10am-4pm at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. The event connects military, veterans and families to benefits, education, employment, housing, legal, disability, mental health, family/children services and much more. The expo provides a networking for employers and veteran support organizations which enhances quality support programs and services, and in turn helps point thousands of attendees to future paths. FREE, open to the public. For more information, visit www.VeteranHiringExpo.org.

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Free Courses and Webinars in Business, Economics, and Social Media

May 12, 2014-

Coursera.org offers hundreds of free online courses taught by professors from all over the world. Here is a list of upcoming courses in Business & Management, as well as Economics & Finance, that you can take for free- all you need is a login and password.

Think Big, Go Local, a digital marketing agency in Chicago, offers free webinars on topics ranging from social media to SEO. Take a look at their upcoming webinar schedule or visit their website.

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