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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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Recruiters & other job seeker resources

Check out the Wall Street Journal's guide to finding recruiters in your niche to help with a job search. Also helpful are their links to guides on identifying hiring industries, building relationships with recruiters, and working with executive recruiters.

Forbes magazine has seven tips for perfecting your resume.

Mashable just posted "4 Easy Ways to Stay Prepared for a Job Search".

US News & World Report offers some advice on conquering interview jitters.

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Job Fair

Harper College will be hosting a Job Fair on Friday, October 4, 2013 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

This event is FREE and open to the public. The Job Fair will be in Building M, Wellness and Sports Center, Lower Level.

Gain the competitive edge...

Visit harpercollege.edu/jobfair to:
- Research participating employers
- View the career Center's online workshop Preparing for a Job Fair
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Discover the best way to dress for success
- Review current tips and sample resumes

Important information...
- Participating employers must have a position open to exhibit at the Job Fair
- Opportunities are available for full- and part-time positions, as well as internships
- Prepare a list of questions for employers that are of interest to you
- Bring plenty of resumes; professional attire is strongly recommended

Questions? Call Harper College at 847.925.6720

Sponsored by the Harper College Career Center in collaboration with Township School District 211 and Schaumburg, Palatine and Hoffman Estates Chambers of Commerce.

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Barrington Business: Frantonio's Italian Deli and Cafe

September 5, 2013 - The Barrington Area Library is pleased to introduce Frantonio's Italian Deli and Cafe. Frantonio's are our library neighbors! This staff favorite is located at 421 N Northwest Hwy, Barrington IL 60010. Don't miss their authentic, handmade mozzarella, Italian sausage, and tiramisu! Show your Barrington Area library card during the month of September for a 10% discount on your order.

 

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Upcoming Business Workshop: Master Internet Marketing

Don't miss this upcoming library workshop with presenter Norbert Barszczewski:

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 7 pm
Location: Barrington Village Hall, 200 S. Hough Street
Register here.

Master Internet Marketing
(Email Marketing - Social Media for Business - Online Advertising)
Internet marketing is more than creating a web site. You need to convert visitors to customers, move your company web site to the top of Google, Yahoo, and Bing search engines, and put Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter to work for your business. Learn how to create and execute an effective professional HTML based email marketing campaign. You can effectively market your products and services online without paying expensive experts. This workshop will teach current and future business owners, entrepreneurs & professionals how to stand out, and how to stay on top of the latest online marketing techniques. These tips will help you get your business noticed and close more sales.

Feel fee to contact us with any questions or comments. Thanks!

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Barrington Business: Clarke's Bakery & Deli

September 3, 2013 - The Barrington Area Library is pleased to introduce Clarke's Bakery and Deli. This family owned bakery and deli has been delighting Barrington with treats from freshly prepared deli sandwiches and coffee to Irish soda bread, cakes, cupcakes, and cookies for over twenty years. Make sure to stop by for a breakfast, lunch, or dinner treat.

You can find Clarke's Bakery and Deli at 455 W Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010 or call them at 847.381.5113.

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Show your library card for great deals and discounts!

September 2013 is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, as designated by the American Library Association. Public libraries and the endless array of resources they offer to library cardholders add tremendous value to their communities. A library card acts like a ticket to a world of literature, research, technology tools, meeting and study space, live entertainment, the fine arts, and much more.

To celebrate, the library has partnered with eighteen Barrington Area businesses - wow! - for a fun campaign that adds even more value to your library card. From September 1 - 30, 2013, displaying a Barrington Area Library card at one of these participating businesses will mean big savings. To get the details on these amazing offers, download the flyer (PDF) or stop in and pick up a copy at our public service desks (available September 1, 2013). Thank you to the Village of Barrington and the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce for their support of this year's National Library Card Sign-Up Month local business partnership!

Participating businesses include:

Accelerated Rehabilitation Center
Barrington Martial Arts
Bear Family Restaurants/Barrington McDonald's
BlueCherry Frozen Yogurt
Bravura Home & Gift Shop
Fancy Art, *NFP
Felde Chiropractic
Frantonio's Italian Cafe & Catering
Hair By Justyna Salon
Huntington Learning Center
JMK Simple Solutions, LLC
Nature's Select Super Premium Pet Products
Nieminski Robbins & Associates, CPA
Norton's U.S.A.
Signarama of Barrington
Sol Food Natural Soaps
SOLISQ - accessories by Gina Ahn
TCF Bank

Don't have a card? Stop in and register - it only takes a few minutes! The card is your passport to savings year-round, because once September has passed, you can still use it for free books, DVDs, e-books, audiobooks, song downloads, and so much more. Wondering if your old card is still valid? "Barrington Area Library cards might be black, green, blue or even yellow! As long as your information with us is current, your library card remains valid with us and with our local business partners," states Karen McBride, Head of Public Information at the library. Not sure if your card is up-to-date? Come on over and we'll be happy to help. Offer applies to Barrington Area Library cards only.

Please patronize and thank our business partners! Shopping locally really makes a difference in the community.











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"Obstacles and Opportunities" - the state of business in IL

August 30, 2013 - Some interesting facts and figures about the state of the economy in Illinois, from a presentation on 8/23/2013 at Harper College by Dan Seals, Assistant Director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Click here to download.

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Business plan workshop: 8/28/2013

August 30, 2013 - If you were unable to attend Wednesday evening's SCORE presentation on business plans, here is a recording of the presentation along with a PDF of the slides for download:

Click here to download the presentation slides.

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Barrington Business: Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers

August 13, 2013 - Meet the friendly staff of Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers in Barrington, near the center of town at 455 W Northwest Highway. Contact them for sports medicine needs, injury treatment, and a wide range of other therapy: 847.381.0372.

Accelerated "puts patients first" - to learn more, check out their new profile video!

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Affordable Care Act: Information for Small Businesses

July 23, 2013 - Small business owners & employees: make sure you are aware of upcoming Affordable Care Act dates & deadlines. Find information here:

From the Small Business Administration -
The Affordable Care Act: Dates Every Small Business Owner Should Know
Affordable Care Act 101: Weekly Webinar Series
(Free webinars from the SBA for small business owners covering federal and state provisions including small business tax credits, marketplace updates, shared responsibility, cost containment, legal tools and resources for small business owners.)

Small Business information from Healthcare.gov: Get the details about the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP), which starts October 1, 2013.

Information about tax provisions of the Affordable Care Act for individuals and employers from the IRS.

Affordable Care Act Regulations and Guidelines from the US Department of Labor.

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