Summer gathering wrap-up

Thanks to everyone who joined us at our summer gathering at Katerina’s in NorthCenter. We welcomed the arrival of summer by catching up with old friends, as well as those new to Neighborhood Networking.

Thank you to Katerina for hosting the event and providing appetizers.

And if you haven’t already, plan to visit Katerina’s this summer to enjoy delicious food and eclectic live music. See the website for the upcoming music line-up.

Stay tuned to the blog and follow Neighborhood Networking on twitter to hear about our next event!


June 17, 2011 at 9:24 pm Leave a comment

Summer Xocial

Why doesn’t this summer gathering feel like your typical networking event?  This won’t be your ordinary Neighborhood Networking…it  won’t ‘t feel like a networking event because we are putting a twist to the usual NN events. It will be a casual breezy summer social. Come join us, sit at the bar with us and let’s catch up. You can bring your business cards along just in case.

This event is FREE to attend- please RSVP (click to register)

Cash bar available and appetizers may be purchased.

Thursday, June 9, 2011
6:00-8:00 pm
1920 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60657

Irving Park Brown Line stop nearby. Metered street parking.

Hope to see you there,

Lidia & Lulu

Neighborhood Networking Hostesses

Stay after Neighborhood Networking for featured music at Katerina’s:
The Rose Colella Trio – 8:30pm / $8 Cover
Rose Colella – vocals,  Joe Policastro – upright bass, Dan Effland – guitar

June 6, 2011 at 11:29 pm Leave a comment

Y Bar event recap…and thank you!

Great to see everyone at our event last week at Y Bar!

In collaboration with BTSocial (Business Traveler Social) and Sound Bar Group, we brought together a great group of networkers—including familiar faces and new friends.

Thanks and shoutouts

Thanks to our exhibitors, Sara G. Navarro from SendOutCards and The UNICEF Tap Project—not to mention photographers ActionBooth (see the event gallery here!) Also to our raffle prize donors: Red Cup Learning, Illinois Nut and CandyCreative Apartment RentalTasty CMSY Bar and Halo For Men.

Big thanks to our generous food and drink sponsors Absolut Wild Tea, Cafe 28 and Domino’s Pizza.

Last but not least, a shoutout to our co-hosts BTSocial and Sound Bar Group!

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March 15, 2011 at 5:24 pm Leave a comment

Did we mention there will be some great raffle prizes?

Photo by alykat on flickr

Don’t forget to drop your business card on your way in to Neighborhood Networking Thursday March 10th… we’ll have great raffle prizes from  Red Cup Learning, Illinois Nut and Candy, Creative Apartment Rental, Tasty CMS and Halo For Men.

See you at Y Bar on Thursday!

Buy tickets in advance here.

March 6, 2011 at 5:56 pm Leave a comment

Featured exhibitors at our March 10th event

At our next event at Y Bar on Thursday, March 10, we’ll be featuring the following local businesses and organizations:


Based in the West Loop, ActionBooth is dynamic event photography. We capture guests in motion.

* ActionBooth will be taking photographs at the event from 8–10 pm *

My Drink On (MDO) is an innovative approach to group buying for the top nightlife venues in the Windy City that incorporates socializing, networking and philanthropy into a single experience. What does this mean!? We have great drink deals and specials to the hottest bars, clubs, restaurants and lounges. We will also be hosting some great events, accompanied by a great drink deal and offer charity events including a great drink special.


Sara G. Navarro from SendOutCards will be representing this online service which helps you send personalized, printed greeting cards and gifts as a way to make a difference in the lives of others.

The UNICEF Tap Project

The UNICEF Tap Project was born in New York City based on a simple concept: restaurants would ask their patrons to donate $1 or more for the tap water they usually enjoy for free, and all funds raised would support UNICEF’s efforts to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world.

Make sure to stop by their table and learn more about their businesses!

March 1, 2011 at 3:20 pm Leave a comment

Want to promote your business at our March 10th event?

Neighborhood Networking is seeking exhibitors for our event at Y Bar on Thursday, March 10.

In addition to receiving an assigned table at the event, you will have the opportunity to share information about your business with a captive audience during the entire evening (6–10 pm).

Email us for more info and an Exhibitor Form.

February 26, 2011 at 6:26 pm Leave a comment

Why network? “Build your Rolodex” Event at Y Bar on March 10

Neighborhood Networking is back with its first event for 2011!

We are collaborating with fellow local networking group BTSocial (Business Traveler Social) and Sound Bar Group to bring you an exciting event at Y Bar in River North.

Join us at Y Bar (224 W. Ontario) on Thursday, March 10 from 6–10 pm to meet and mingle with fellow businesses.

Complimentary Absolut Wild Tea cocktails and appetizers from 6–8 pm. Stay for the great raffle prizes and more surprises!

We’ll be featuring several local businesses at the event, as well as our Featured Organization, The UNICEF Tap Project. Stay tuned to the blog for more details.

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

Buy advance tickets here.

Hope to see you there!

February 19, 2011 at 11:00 am 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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