Archive for June, 2009

South Loop Networking

Neighborhood Networking is a unique way of seeing Chicago and meeting the local small businesses in a fun, relaxed business networking event.

This Neighborhood Networking event organized by Mercury Organizing Professionals and Lidia Varesco Design was another great success! On June 24th, NN’s joint networking effort with BBR was held at Cuatro Restaurant in the South Loop area. Even though, there was threat of rain,  many folks came out and ventured out of their area to make new connections. The food was fantastic. Vegetarian ceviche and a variety of empanandas were served, thanks to Sara Navarro at Cuatro who went above and beyond to help us make this event the success that it was. Cynthia Slade of The Shalli Company brought the very coveted raffle prize from Microsoft; the small business software.  Other prizes donated include Urban Family ChiropracticCuatro Restaurant, Nicole’s Crackers, Melalucca, West Loop Athletic Club, Tom and Wendees Italian Ice.

And last but not least, the featured exhibitor was a not-for-profit named “The Eve Project” ; directed by Alysia Lubbers.  A board member of the program; Heidi Curran brought information and material to explain how the program works and how one can donate.

It was great to see familiar faces at the event and especially wonderful to hear how people are choosing to comeback to this event because they find it either; effective or just simply fun.  We are happy to hear that new people are attending the event because friends of friends or colleagues are passing the word along.  Thanks to all those who participated. See you at the next NN event.

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June 28, 2009 at 1:28 pm Leave a comment

Get out of the heat and network… tonight!

Need a reason to escape the heat today? Join Neighborhood Networking and BBR for cold drinks and cool networking at Cuatro Restaurant tonight!

Buy your tickets here (online ticket sales end at 2 pm) or pay at the door. See you tonight!

June 24, 2009 at 5:52 pm Leave a comment

More great raffle prizes!

We’re pleased to announce more raffle prize donors for Wednesday’s event at Cuatro: West Loop Athletic ClubMelaleuca EcoSense and Cuatro Restaurant. Thank you to all of our generous donors!

Don’t forget to register in advance for the event!

June 22, 2009 at 1:37 pm Leave a comment

Featured Exhibitor: The Eve Project

eveprojectlogoAt Neighborhood Networking in the South Loop next week, we will be featuring local nonprofit The Eve Project. Stop by their table and learn about how this North Lawndale organization is inspiring young women to become leaders, and how you can help them achieve their mission.

June 17, 2009 at 4:05 pm Leave a comment

We’ve got raffles…

Photo by alykat on flickr

Photo by alykat on flickr

Neighborhood Networking in the South Loop is just one week away… and we’ve got some great raffle prizes already! Stay for the raffle drawing (7 pm) and you’ll have a chance to win goodies from local businesses Tom and Wendee’s Homemade Italian Ice (Lincoln Park), Urban Family Chiropractic (Lakeview) and Nicole’s Crackers (downtown Chicago)—as well as our sponsor Microsoft Small Business Local.

Thank you to all of our generous raffle donors! Stay tuned for raffle updates in the next few days…

June 17, 2009 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment

We’re heading to the South Loop….

Neighborhood Networking will be joining with Business by Referral Chicago (BBR) for our June event in the South Loop! Join us at Cuatro Restaurant on Wednesday, June 24th from 5–7 pm. Connect with other businesses and, as usual, sample great food. Buy your tickets here.

Want a great opportunity to promote your business? Be a raffle donor or sponsor at the event at Cuatro. Email us for more information on how to participate!

June 6, 2009 at 12:08 am Leave a comment


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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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