Archive for January, 2010

See Neighborhood Networking in action…

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Didn’t make it to our recent event at Plush in the West Loop this week? See Neighborhood Networking in action here.

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January 29, 2010 at 5:03 am Leave a comment

A great way to kick off 2010!

A round of applause goes out to everyone who joined us for Neighborhood Networking: West Loop at Plush Restaurant & Bar last night. Your participation helped make our first event of 2010 our biggest event yet! We hope everyone walked away with at least one valuable business connection, or perhaps a referral to a West Loop business or shop to check out.

A big thanks to our hosts, Billy and the staff of Plush for helping the night run smoothly and keeping us fed. Also, our featured exhibitor, The Ignite the Spirit Fund. If you didn’t have a chance to chat with Sam or see the calendar, please visit their site and see how you can help this great local organization.

And let’s not forget the generous raffle donors: Illinois Nut and CandyDouble Happiness Feng Shui Studio, Mercury Organizing Professionals, and West Loop businesses The Oprah Store, and Tribeca.

Next month, we are heading to Wishbone in Lakeview. Stay tuned for details! Not on our mailing list? Send us an email.

January 27, 2010 at 10:41 pm Leave a comment

New connections are truly the best gift

Even though we are all winners whether we walk away with a nice raffle prize or not. Who doesn’t like to win the raffle?

It sure feels good to win a lil’ something from the local area businesses. This month’s gift offerings are from all over Chicago but mostly from the local West Loop area. You’ll find gifts and gift certificates from Illinois Nut and CandyDouble Happiness Feng Shui Studio, Mercury Organizing Professionals, and West Loop businesses The Oprah Store, and Tribeca.

Looks like we’ll be having a great turn out this month and what a great way to start the new year. There is still time to purchase your ticket online or to RSVP if you are paying at the door.

January 23, 2010 at 10:20 pm Leave a comment

Got tickets?

Do you have your tickets for Neighborhood Networking: West Loop on Tuesday at Plush Restaurant & Lounge? Buy tickets in advance and make your check-in process faster and easier… which means more time for networking!

Buy tickets now ($10, or $12 at the door). See you there!

January 21, 2010 at 4:14 pm 1 comment

Featured Exhibitor: The Ignite the Spirit Fund

At Neighborhood Networking in the West Loop next week, we will be featuring The Ignite the Spirit Fund. The northwest side group was created to raise funds for Chicago firefighters and their families in times of need. By supporting the Ignite the Spirit Fund, you’ll be helping the firefighters take care of their own. It’s your chance to give something back to them for doing so much for the communities in which we live.

The Ignite the Spirit 2010 Chicago Firefighter Calendar features 12 male Chicago Firefighters and their stories. Sam Holloway (Mr. January) will be at Neighborhood Networking on Tuesday, January 26th at Plush Restaurant & Lounge to sign calendars and raise funds for the local organization.

By tickets for Neighborhood Networking on Tuesday, January 26th here.

January 19, 2010 at 11:02 pm 1 comment

Kick off 2010 with Neighborhood Networking!

A new year, a new opportunity to improve your business—as well as your local community. Join us, along with our co-host BBR Chicago (Business by Referral), for our first Neighborhood Networking event of 2010!

Stop by Plush Restaurant & Lounge in the West Loop on Tuesday, January 26th from 5:30-8:00 pm (1104 W. Madison, Chicago IL, metered street parking available). Mix and mingle with other businesses— as well as sample great appetizers from this local favorite. As usual, we’ll also have great raffle prizes from local businesses and our other generous raffle donors.

Buy tickets in advance for $10 ($12 at the door)
If you choose to pay at the door, please RSVP via email.

Forward this invite to friends and colleagues. Bring lots of business cards and/or promotional materials to share. See you in the West Loop!

For updates, follow us on Twitter by searching #NeighborhoodNetworking

January 13, 2010 at 5:21 pm Leave a comment

January 2010 Networking

Neighborhood Networking 2010: This month’s event is gearing up for Tues. January 26th. Save the date. Details will be provided.

January 13, 2010 at 3:19 am Leave a comment

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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