Neighborhood Networking; its a collaborative effort

Lidia Varesco Racoma and Elizabeth Lulu Miranda started Neighborhood Networking in 2009. Using a grassroots style, progressive networking event. They travel throughout the city of Chicago to meet other local business owners and services. Since then, they have grown the networking group on LinkedIn and Twitter. Currently Neighborhood Networking meets annually and expect to have an event in summer 2014. Join the LinkedIn Neighborhood Networking group page for updated event dates.

Lidia Varesco Racoma is a graphic designer and t-shirt company owner called Type Baby; creating stylish t-shirts for children. Elizabeth Lulu Miranda owner of Mercury Organizing Professionals is a professional organizer helping both individuals and businesses create efficient systems in their homes and offices using organizing methods and procedures.


May 9, 2014 at 10:38 pm Leave a comment

Neighborhood Networking this Spring

Please join Neighborhood Networking, along with Bernie Small from Business “Mix ‘n Mingle” and Bountiful Eatery to meet and mingle with fellow businesses.

Monday, April 21, 2014
6 pm-8 pm
Bountiful Eatery
3312 N. Broadway, Chicago, Illinois

FREE admission.

Public transportation and metered street parking available

April 7, 2014 at 1:51 am Leave a comment

Top 3 reasons to network in the West Loop!

  1. The West Loop is one of the fastest growing areas in Chicago—it was voted “one of the 6 hottest emerging neighborhoods in the world’s greatest cities” by Details magazine!
  2. You’ll really enjoy Jaks Tap list of beers.
  3. Neighborhood Networking will be there February 27th.

Join us on Wednesday, February 27 from 5:00–8:00 pm at Jaks Tap (901 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago IL). Meet fellow businesses, particpate in progressive networking and sample a brew from Jaks extensive beer selection.

Register in advance for $15. $20 at the door. 

Metered street parking is available. The Halsted bus and Blue Line is also nearby.

We hope to see you there!

February 13, 2013 at 9:16 pm Leave a comment

Neighborhood Networking heads to Logan Square on 12/5!

Neighborhood Networking is heading to Logan Square…

Pivotal ChicagoJoin us, along with our co-host Pivotal Chicago, at the sustainable retail and office marketplace Green Exchange.

Register in advance for $15 here. ($20 at the door. If you choose to pay at the door, please RSVP)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
5:30-7:30 pm
Green Exchange 
2545 West Diversey Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

Street parking and Green Exchange parking lot available (south of Diversey). The building is wheelchair-accessible.

See you there!

November 14, 2012 at 11:39 pm Leave a comment

Thanks for joining us at Clover in River West

Pizza-themed networking and appetizers from Toni’s

Neighborhood Networking visited Clover Sports & Leisure in River West last night. We had a nice group of regulars and new faces—not to mention a popular pizza-themed progressive networking session, inspired by nearby restaurant Toni’s Pizza & Organic Pasta who provided food for the event. (thanks to Lulu for coming up with the idea!)

Thank you

Thanks to Clover for hosting us and providing great service. Clover is located at 722 W Grand Ave. Stop by for their Trivia Nights on Tuesdays or other daily specials.

Thanks to Toni’s for providing the yummy appetizers. Stop by Toni’s Pizza & Organic Pasta at 455 North Milwaukee Avenue for great lunch or dinner options (it’s one of our favorites).

Lidia and Lulu are currently planning our next few events, so follow our blog and twitter @NNChicago to hear first!

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October 17, 2012 at 3:43 pm Leave a comment

Neighborhood Networking in River West on Oct. 16

Join us after work in River West at Clover Sports & Leisure to meet and mingle with fellow businesses and sample appetizers from the popular Toni’s Pizza & Organic Pasta.

Register in advance for $15 here. ($20 at the door. If you choose to pay at the door, please RSVP)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
5:30-7:30 pm
Clover Sports & Leisure
722 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60654

Close to the Blue Line (Milwaukee) & Halsted bus. Metered street parking is available.

We hope to see you there!

October 7, 2012 at 3:53 pm Leave a comment

Neighborhood Networking is back!

My, how time flies. You may have noticed that it’s been a year since our last event (we can’t believe it either!) Neighborhood Networking hostesses Lidia and Lulu have been busy this past year…

Lidia and her husband welcomed a baby boy to their family last July. In addition to juggling new motherhood and her graphic design business, she started a blog sharing found typography in Chicago and is working on a line of typographic goods for baby & mama.

Lulu has been busy branding and growing her business, Mercury Organizing Professionals. Lulu’s blog features guest organizers and shares great tips for organizing. She was recently interviewed by a high-profile company to share her organizing solutions. But the other news is that our next event is happening soon!


Neighborhood Networking is pleased to be sponsoring

Networking Nights at Flourish
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
6:00-8:00 pm
3020 N. Lincoln
Chicago, Illinois 60657

Register in advance for $20 here
Please make sure to enter “Neighborhood Networking” in the “How did you hear about us” box.

This monthly event draws up to 75 people and is held in a unique creative space.

We hope to see you there!

July 24, 2012 at 10:28 pm Leave a comment

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About the Hostesses

Lidia Varesco Design helps small businesses and organizations brand and market themselves more effectively. She also writes a blog called Biz Mama.

Mercury Organizing Professionals helps individuals and businesses gain control of their space, reduce the stress and relieve the pain caused by disorganization, saving you time and money.

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