The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce said its 2017 board of directors will be sworn in at its annual dinner and scholarship fundraiser on Jan. 19 at the Stonegate Conference & Banquet Centre in Hoffman Estates.
The 2017 board includes executive committee members: Liz Luby, @Properties The Luby Group/365Barrington.com, chairman; Tom Cramer, Wintrust Mortgage, first vice chairman of membership; Dennis Kelly, FGMK Insurance Inc., second vice chairman of events; Charlotte Neault, Barrington Bank & Trust Co. N.A., treasurer; and Past Chairman Patty Jacobsen of Jensen, Jacobsen & Associates Inc.
New leaders joining the board are John Jackson of 4ci Mgmt-Balancing Life's Challenges and Bryan McGonigal of McGonigal's Pub.
"The BACC Board drives the focus and direction of the chamber and is comprised of individuals dedicated to our mission, to help local businesses succeed and keep our communities vibrant," said Suzanne Corr, chamber president and CEO.
Board members returning for another term include Lisa Caputo, Morgan Stanley -- The Schirmann Group; Joseph Connelly, BMO Harris Bank; Steve Cook, Quintessential Media Group; Liz Donofrio, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital; Keith Hanson, Hanson Law Group LLP; Andrea Herran, Focus HR Consulting; Paul Horcher, Refined Construction; Dr. Reinhold Llerena, Amita Health Medical Group; Doug McAllister, Douglas Automotive Inc.; Jennifer Prell, Paxem/Elderwerks; Scott Ray, Daily Herald Media Group; Barry Schimmel, Microshare Intl. LLC.; and Edmund Tobias, Tobias Family Dentistry.
Advisory board members who bring their special expertise to the organization are; Peg Blanchard, Village of Barrington; Terry Jennings, Barrington Park District; Brian Harris, Barrington Community School District 220; Joyce Palmquist, Barrington Area Council on Aging and Detlev Pansch, Barrington Area Library.