The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) has announced its 2019 slate of business leaders who will be officially sworn in at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner & Scholarship Fundraiser on Thursday, January 17 at Avante Banquets and Conference Center, 1050 Northwest Hwy. in Fox River Grove.
The new BACC Board will begin serving as the Chamber celebrates its 50th year of service to the Barrington area, which includes 11 regional communities. Members of the BACC Board represent a broad cross-section of business and industry in the Barrington area, contributing their time and expertise throughout the year in guiding the Chamber, serving the business interests of BACC members and supporting the prosperity of the region.
“The BACC Board drives the focus and direction of the Chamber and is comprised of individuals dedicated to our mission - to help local businesses succeed and keep our communities vibrant,” said Suzanne Corr, BACC President/CEO.
The 2019 Board includes Executive Committee members: Dennis Kelly, FGMK Insurance – Chairman; Andrea Herran, Focus HR Consulting - First-Vice Chairman; Keith Hanson, Hanson Law Group LLP - Second-Vice Chairman; Char Neault, Barrington Bank & Trust – Treasurer; and Tom Cramer, Wintrust Mortgage - Past Chairman. A new leader joining the Board is Norm May, Full Service Office Solutions, Inc.
Board members returning for another term include: Joseph Connelly, BMO Harris Bank; Steve Cook, Quintessential Barrington Magazine; Jen Frey, Good Shepherd Hospital Health & Fitness Center; Paul Horcher, Refined Construction; Amber Luczak, Edward Jones; Liz Luby, @properties | The Luby Group and 365Barrington.com; John Jackson, 4ci Mgmt – Balancing Life’s Challenges; Doug McAllister, Douglas Automotive Inc.; Dr. Robert MacDonald, AMITA Health Medical Group - Family Practice & OBGYN; Bryan McGonigal, McGonigal’s Pub; Jennifer Prell, Elderwerks/Paxem; Scott Ray, Daily Herald Media Group; and Kathleen Scott, Lake Barrington Motorsports/Pepper Park Coffee.
Advisory Board Members who bring their special expertise to the organization are: Peg Blanchard of the Village of Barrington, Brian Harris of Barrington 220, Jesse Hennings of the Barrington Area Library, Robert Palmer of the Village of South Barrington, and Michele' Smith of Harper College.
About the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce / BACC: The BACC (www.BarringtonChamber.com), founded in 1969, is an association of nearly 900 member businesses representing more than 1,800 business people dedicated to the success and prosperity of the 11 regional communities it serves: Barrington, Barrington Hills, Deer Park, Inverness, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Long Grove, North Barrington, Port Barrington, South Barrington and Tower Lakes. The BACC promotes economic opportunities, advocates the interests of business, offers programs for professional development and leadership, and works with and through its Members to foster a robust regional economy.