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 Corr, Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC)
Charlotte Neault, Barrington Bank & Trust Co., N.A.
Suzanne Luby, @properties | The Luby Group
Peggy Curran, Proforma Century Promotions
Annette Bochenek, Barrington Area Library
Lori Elo, Print By Numbers, LLC
Ilona House, Hoffman Estates Animal Hospital
Ellaine Sambo-Reyther, BMO Harris Bank Barrington
Melinda McElroy, billet-doux
Ellen Corey, Coaching By Corey LLC
Sandra Sobczak, M & M The Special Events Company
2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Jan 25 11:30-1:00 p.m. @ The Garlands
Disaster Resilience: How to Sensibly Prepare Your Family
Program Sponsor: The Center for Guilt Free Success
Feb 22 11:30-1:00 p.m. @ The Garlands
Best Social Media Practices for Expanding Your Business
Program Sponsor: LM Harrison & Assoc. CPAs PC
Mar 29 11:30-1:00 p.m. @ The Garlands
Failing Forward: Removing Obstacles Towards Success
Program Sponsor: IKOR
Apr 26 5:30-8:00 p.m. @ Ice House Mall
Shop | Sip | Socialize Girl’s Night Out
May 23 11:30-1:00 p.m. @ The Garlands
Spring Fashion Show and Scholarship Luncheon
Jun 28 8:00-9:30 a.m. @ Biltmore Country Club
Coaching: What is it and do I need one?
Program Sponsor: TBD
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 30 8:00-9:30 a.m. @ Makray Memorial Golf Club
Digital Detoxing: Breaking Away from Social Media and Constant Connectedness
Can Be Rejuvenating!
Program Sponsor: Huntington Learning Center
Sep 27 11:30-1:30 p.m. @ Biltmore Country Club
Women of Achievement Recognition Lunch – ATHENA International Awards
Oct 25 11:30-1:00 p.m. @ The Garlands
Dogs that Save Us: The Amazing Life of Therapy Animals
Program Sponsor: TBD
Nov 15 11:30-2:00 p.m. @ Wynstone Golf Club
Holiday Bliss Luncheon