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The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce has created two Facebook groups in an effort to help local businesses manage the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

One is the Barrington area takeout, delivery and shop small group, a public page for restaurants and small businesses to post new hours, delivery and pickup services, along with new ways to shop for products. The other is the Barrington area business forum.

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Martin McLaughlin, president of Barrington Hills, center, speaks at the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Summit on Feb. 5, 2020, in Barrington. (Photo courtesy Kaitlin Edquist / Pioneer Press)

Leaders in the greater Barrington area say they are working this year to draw more commercial and residential development nearby and update major infrastructure, while keeping green spaces and resident happiness a priority.

The village officials highlighted 2019 accomplishments in their respective towns , answered questions about real estate, traffic and solar energy in the area and looked ahead to their 2020 goals during the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Summit Wednesday morning in downtown Barrington.

“Our annual economic summit is certainly an important opportunity to get updates and have a dialogue with area leaders that provides the kind of information that keeps us educated and engaged citizens,” said Suzanne Corr, president of BACC..

The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce serves Barrington, Barrington Hills, Deer Park, Inverness, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Long Grove, Port Barrington, South Barrington, Tower Lakes and North Barrington. Village presidents and municipal administrators represented all of these communities on the panel, except Inverness.

The full article can be found here.

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BACC-HiRes-cropSeveral officials representing schools, libraries, park districts and other local governments in the Barrington area will address the issues facing their constituents during an upcoming public forum.

Hosted by the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce, the second annual “Public Town Hall Forum” lets Barrington area residents hear from their local officials directly and under one roof, said Suzanne Corr, president and CEO of the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce.

“This public town hall forum offers residents and business leaders in the Barrington area a chance to hear firsthand vital information about how their tax dollars are being used in our communities,” Corr said in a news release.

Attendees also can submit questions to the speakers during the event, which starts at 8 a.m. April 25 at Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 S. Northwest Highway, Barrington.

To register for the event, interested residents can call 847-381-2525 or visit the chamber’s web site at www.barringtonchamber.com.

The speakers for this year’s forum include Jesse Henning, the new executive director of the Barrington Area Library; Brian Harris, superintendent of Barrington School District 220; Jim Kreher, fire chief of the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District; Dennis Kelly, treasurer of the Barrington Hills Park District; Teresa Jennings, executive director of the Barrington Park District; Jay Morgan, executive director of the South Barrington Park District; and Kenneth Ender, president of Harper College, the chamber said.

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