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A Message from the Chairman

I joined the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) in 2000, because I recognized it was an important step in growing my business. Much like joining a fitness center, I knew that I would get the most value out of my membership, if I took advantage of all the benefits the Chamber has to offer. Growing up and living in the Barrington area, I found the BACC an excellent way to be further connected to my community on a professional level.

Through the BACC, I joined a business networking group, attended special events, and have built professional relationships which have all positively contributed to my professional growth and development for the last 17 years. My connections to Chamber members have also led to strong friendships, referral partners and introductions to company decision-makers.

From the tremendous benefits I have received from the Chamber, it is also important to me to give back to this organization and to other members building their businesses. My involvement has led to joining the Diplomats Council, followed by becoming a Board Member four years ago. Now, I have the honor of serving as the BACC Chairman for 2018.

BACC membership is an excellent tool for promoting your business interests. It builds strong professional relationships that lead to business growth. Membership connects you with hundreds of other business owners that can be an extension of your sales force.

Plus, the Chamber roster is a valuable referral resource that can help deepen your value to your clients. For example, when my clients are buying a house, they may need a realtor, attorney, accountant, financial advisor, architect, interior designer, carpet cleaner, painter, mover, etc. I have the names of Chamber members I know and trust to refer to them.

Being a Chamber member, listed on the BACC website, and in publications such as this Community Guide gives your business enhanced credibility. As a member, using the Chamber resources will help build your business, while supporting the businesses who care about our community.

Save this handy reference guide as a great resource for finding goods and products, services and places to go, that will enhance your life, your business and support the Barrington Area community. Visit our website at for mobile-ready access to local resources.

Warm regards,

Tom Cramer
BACC Chairman 2018
Sr. Mortgage Loan Originator
Wintrust Mortgage

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