Archive for July, 2010
Thanks to all who joined us last night for our first green Neighborhood Networking event!
Thanks go out to the following:
- Our co-hosts Business by Referral (BBR)
- Our volunteer, CJ Jelinek of Jellyneck Solutions
- Our exhibitors, Patrick Keenan of Siding-1 and Agnes Loughlin from Nikken. If you didn’t have a chance to chat with them, make sure to visit their websites for more info on their businesses.
- Tom Besore and the Windy City Explorers who joined us at the event
- Raffle donors Tasty CMS, Urban Family Chiropractic, Up Front Presentations and Integrative Therapeutic Massage
- Rob and the staff at Uncommon Ground who provided excellent service and hospitality.
- Farmer Dave for being our tour guide of the rooftop farm, allowing us all to learn more about locally-grown foods.
See you in August in the Gold Coast! Watch the blog for date and details. Not on our mailing list? Send us an email.
Attention urban explorers: this month, the group Windy City Explorers is joining us for Neighborhood Networking at Uncommon Ground in Edgewater.
The Windy City Explorers check out neighborhoods, restaurants, parks, historical sites and other notable Chicagoland locations as a group, encouraging you to see places that you would ordinarily not see. There is a nice synergy between our groups, with both of us having the similar mission of exploring Chicago neighborhoods, so we are thrilled to have them join us at Uncommon Ground!
Last month’s Neighborhood Networking host VOLO was featured on ABC 7 News last night. VOLO’s outdoor garden was featured in the Hungry Hound segment about the best outdoor dining spaces in Chicago.
Those of you who attended Neighborhood Networking last month will remember this fabulous garden that we were fortunate enough to enjoy as our networking space. Congrats to VOLO on this mention! Make sure to put VOLO on your list of al fresco dining destinations this summer.
Our next Neighborhood Networking event is going green!
Inspired by our own efforts to be environmentally-conscious in our small businesses, as well as time spent volunteering at/attending the Chicago Green Festival, Neighborhood Networking hosts Lidia and Lulu have been busy working on a green event for our group. Thanks to Lulu’s efforts, we finally found the perfect space!
Join us after work on Tuesday, July 20th at Uncommon Ground in Edgewater, home of the country’s first certified organic roof top farm. Mix and mingle with other businesses at this certified green restaurant. Meet and learn more about featured local green businesses. Stay for the Uncommon Ground open mic after our event.
Green businesses: interested in exhibiting at the event? Email us for more info.