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BUSINESS AS USUAL MEANS GIVING BACK IN BIG WAYS With one of the largest concentrations of philanthropic minds, the Barrington area is rich in generosity. The community spirit here is one of kindness, compassion and duty to others. The Barrington area community has been a breeding ground for powerful nonprofit organizations that set the tone for supporting important local causes and filling local needs – with groups such as the Barrington Community Trust Foundation, Barrington Area Development Council, Barrington Youth and Family Services and many more. Following suit, the business community and BACC members realize that business as usual means giving back in big ways. Here is just a sampling of stories on how BACC members invest in our hometowns.

The Women’s Biz Net Christmas in July Food Pantry Drive

SERVING PETS AND PEOPLE IS A SOURCE OF PRIDE AT BARRINGTON ANIMAL HOSPITAL Proudly serving pets and people, Barrington Animal Hospital invests in many community projects and causes. “We chose this community to develop and grow our business and love to be involved as much as we are able,” said Dr. Barbara Stapleton. A veterinarian and owner of Barrington Animal Hospital, Stapleton bought the 80-year-old business in 1991 with a mission to provide comprehensive veterinary care in an atmosphere of healing, warmth and goodwill. Over the years, Stapleton and her veterinarians have participated in numerous community outreach projects, educating local students on pet care, offering discounts to local veterans, sponsoring community activities and more. They have provided tours and interactive sessions for Girl Scout Troops, and next school year will offer their first scholarships to Barrington High School seniors. For 25 years, Barrington Animal Hospital has been known for taking stray dogs off the streets, tending to their medical care and placing them in forever homes or reuniting them with families. Investing in your communities financially and emotionally builds a strong successful business, Stapleton believes. She feels good that investment also often leads to healthy, well-cared-for canine and feline members of the Barrington community. One of her favorite memories was taking in a 14-year-old dog with bad teeth, arthritis and a heart condition; treating him and finding him a loving home with a client’s elderly father who was grieving over the loss of his own

pet. The father had arthritis and a heart condition. “The match was perfect,” Stapleton said. “They lived out their last years taking short walks and their medication together.” “When we can give back in this way, it’s infectious,” Stapleton said. “Our entire staff gets a feeling of pride.”

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Your hometown Veterinary Clinic since the 1930’s. Maintaining the highest standards of modern veterinary medicine while providing our clients with caring, personal service. • Barbara Stapleton, DVM, FAVD, Dip, AVDC • Kimberly Ford, DVM • Alison Duke, VMD • Angie Kirkwood, DVM • Caroline Washington, DVM

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Located in the heart of Barrington 216 S. Northwest Highway

847.381.4100

Barringtonanimalhospital@yahoo.com visit us at: Barringtonanimalhospital.com

BARRINGTON AREA REGIONAL MAGAZINE & RESOURCE DIRECTORY | 2016-17 EDITION

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