The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) and Barrington 220 School District are partnering to host the first BizEd Community Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, June 14, at Barrington High School. Admission is free and attendance is open to the public.
Nearly 100 local businesses, community organizations and educational resources will showcase their products and services at the BizEd Community Expo. Plus, the S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Fair will introduce visitors to challenging career fields, with hands-on activities for all ages.
The Expo will also offer guests the opportunity to learn about the many and varied resources available right in our own backyard generating revenues that keep dollars in the Barrington community and contribute to its growth in all sectors, including education.
“We’re breaking new ground and making history here. Teaming business with education is a win/win for all of us,” said BACC President Suzanne Corr, noting that this new event replaces the Chamber’s previous community expo held last year at the Barrington Park District.
“BizEd has a new focus, teaming up business-education resources in a new partnership with Barrington 220 that will draw several hundred visitors from all over the Barrington region.”
“The school district shares a common goal with the Chamber: to promote economic and educational growth in the Barrington area,” said Dr. Jeff Arnett, Chief Communications Officer Barrington 220 School District. “Partnering the community business expo with the school district’s popular Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fair will showcase commercial enterprise alongside instructional programs that prepare students for future jobs and opportunities. With Barrington High School as the venue, this will be a fun and exciting event for the entire community.”
The BizEd Community Expo will also host a food court of local restaurants along with entertainment including youth performances, live music, robotics demonstrations and competitions and more.
For more information, visit BarringtonChamber.com or call the BACC office at 847-381-2525.
Founded in 1969, The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) is an association of nearly 900 Member businesses representing 18,500 businesspeople dedicated to the success and prosperity of the 10 regional communities it serves including Barrington, Barrington Hills, Deer Park, Inverness, 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.