The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Biz Net (WBN) is a network of women empowering women. WBN offers monthly meetings and programs that bring relevant topics, networking opportunities and a forum for building relationships that can enhance your business aspirations and enrich your life.
“To gather professional women to inspire, enrich, empower and benefit from the unique talents of extraordinary women!”
WBN offers monthly meetings at lunch or breakfast. In September they host the ATHENA Awards, a prestigious international Leadership Award. Nominees must 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 actively assist or mentor women in achieving their leadership potential. Being nominated by your peers is a wonderful accolade.
The 2017 ATHENA Award will be presented at the WBN ATHENA luncheon on Thursday, September 28 at the Biltmore Country Club in North Barrington.
Another amazing event hosted by our WBN is the annual Holiday Bliss event, held each year at one of our first-rate banquet facilities. The event includes a delicious Holiday lunch, vendor booths for some pre-holiday shopping, guest speakers to help you prepare for the holidays, free gift bags to attendees, raffle prizes and more. Holiday Bliss this year will be held on November 16 at Wynstone Golf Club.
Women’s BizNet Committee Roster
Suzanne Luby, @properties | The Luby Group, WBN Chairman
Suzanne Corr, Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC)
Annette Bochenek, Barrington Area Library
Ellen Corey, Coaching By Corey LLC
Peggy Curran, Proforma Century Promotions
Lori Elo, Print By Numbers, LLC
Ilona House, Hoffman Estates Animal Hospital
Melinda McElroy, billet-doux
Charlotte Neault, Barrington Bank & Trust Co., N.A.
Ellaine Sambo-Reyther, BMO Harris Bank Barrington
Sandra Sobczak, M & M The Special Events Company
2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Jan 31 11:30-1:00 p.m. @ The Garlands
Productivity Secrets for Business Success
Program Sponsor: Hart Dental
Feb 28 11:30-1:00 p.m. @ The Garlands
Meal Prep and Recipes for Healthy Living
Mar 21 5:30-8:00 p.m. @ Ice House Mall
Girl’s Night Out: Shop | Sip | Socialize
Apr 25 11:30-1:00 p.m. @ Biltmore Country Club
May 30 11:30-1:00 p.m. @ The Garlands
Professionalize Your Presence
Jun 27 8:00-9:30 a.m. @ Biltmore Country Club
Charities That Serve Our Children
July Christmas in July– Food Pantry Drive
Help stock the shelves at the Barrington and Cuba Township food pantries.
Drop your Donations off at the Chamber office.
Aug 29 8:00-9:30 a.m. @ Biltmore Country Club
The Secret to Getting Along with Difficult People
Sep 26 11:30-1:00 p.m. @ Biltmore Country Club
Outstanding Women Leaders (OWL) Awards
Oct 24 11:30-1:00 p.m. @ The Garlands
Home Design Trends and Forecast
Nov 14 11:30-2:00 p.m. @ Wynstone Golf Club
Holiday Bliss Luncheon