January 14, 2010

Who me, network?

Filed under: Networking — Tags: , , , — lidia @ 8:00 am

That’s what I might have said years ago too. Many business owners avoid networking events for lots of reasons: there are too many people, I feel intimidated, I won’t make useful connections, I’m shy, the food will be lousy.

We—that is, myself and Elizabeth Lulu Miranda of Mercury Organizing Professionals—started Neighborhood Networking last year with these fears and concerns in mind. We envisioned an event that would be approachable and friendly, yet provide valuable networking opportunities. We also wanted to incorporate our values of supporting and promoting local businesses and communities. And we have been thrilled with the result! We have watched business connections being made, new clients found, and even friendships form as a result of our local networking events.

Now we invite you to join us! We will be heading to the West Loop, along with our co-host BBR Chicago (Business by Referral), on Tuesday, January 26th to kick off our first Neighborhood Networking event of 2010.

Stop by Plush Restaurant & Lounge (1104 W. Madison, Chicago IL) from 5:30-8:00 pm and 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 here.

We hope to inspire you to achieve your goals of doing more networking this year!

September 16, 2009

Networking with your neighbors tonight!

Filed under: Networking — Tags: , — lidia @ 8:00 am

Join myself and my co-host Elizabeth (Lulu) Miranda of Mercury Organizing Professionals for Neighborhood Networking TONIGHT! Meet and mingle with fellow businesses and sample appetizers from Chief O’Neill’s. This month, we have again partnered with Business by Referral (BBR) to bring you twice the networking fun. (Yes, you can have fun networking!)

The event takes place at Chief O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant (3471 N Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60618) from 5:30-8:00 pm.

Register in advance until 2 pm today or pay $12 at the door.

Hosted by Lidia Varesco Design and Elizabeth (Lulu) Miranda of Mercury Organizing Professionals

September 9, 2009

Neighborhood Networking in Avondale next week

Filed under: Networking — Tags: , , , — lidia @ 4:07 pm

neighborhood-networking-logo-no-tagNeighborhood Networking is ambling to Avondale next week!

Join us, along with our co-host Business by Referral (BBR) to meet and mingle with fellow businesses after work, as well as sample appetizers from Chief O’Neill’s. As an added bonus: there’s lots of free street parking nearby!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 from 5:30-8:00 pm at Chief O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant (3471 N Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60618)

Register in advance online for $10 (or pay $12 at the door, please RSVP in advance).

Hosted by Lidia Varesco Design and Elizabeth (Lulu) Miranda of Mercury Organizing Professionals

August 3, 2009

On the (networking) road again…

Filed under: Local (Chicago),Networking — Tags: , , , — lidia @ 11:01 pm

Save the date… again! Neighborhood Networking is advancing to Avondale in September. Join us at Chief O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant on Wednesday, September 16th from 5:30-8:00 pm. Connect with other businesses, as well as sample appetizers from the charming Irish pub. Great raffle prizes from local businesses too!

Register in advance online for $10 (or pay $12 at the door).

Can’t make it to Chief O’Neill’s? Join us at The Village Tap on Wednsday, August 19th!

Neighborhood Networking is brought to you by Lidia Varesco Design and Elizabeth Lulu Miranda of Mercury Organizing Professionals.

July 26, 2009

Save the date: Neighborhood Networking on Aug. 19th

Filed under: Local (Chicago),Networking — Tags: , , , , — lidia @ 5:56 pm

neighborhood-networking-logo-no-tagSave the date! Neighborhood Networking is heading to Roscoe Village! Join us at one of my favorite Roscoe Village spots The Village Tap on Wednesday, August 19th from 5:30-8:00 pm. Connect with other businesses, as well as sample appetizers from the Tap. Great raffle prizes from local businesses too!

Register in advance online for $10 (or pay $12 at the door).

Neighborhood Networking is brought to you by Lidia Varesco Design and Elizabeth Lulu Miranda of Mercury Organizing Professionals.

June 17, 2009

Neighborhood Networking is heading south

Filed under: Networking — Tags: , , , — lidia @ 8:00 am

neighborhood-networking-logo-no-tagNeighborhood Networking is teaming up with BBR Chicago and heading to the southside this month…

Join us next Wednesday, June 24th from 5-7:30 pm at Cuatro Restaurant in the South Loop (2030 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago IL). Tickets are $10 in advance ($12 at the door). Purchase tickets here.

Hosted by Lidia Varesco Design & Elizabeth L. Miranda of Mercury Organizing Professionals. For updated information visit the Neighborhood Networking blog.

And don’t forget: business networking events are tax deductible!

May 11, 2009

Network in Lincoln Park tomorrow!

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Connect with local businesses or expand your network… join us for Neighborhood Networking!

Tue, May 12th from 5-7:30 pm at Dee’s Restaurant, 1114 W Armitage Ave. Chicago IL

Tickets: $10 in advance ($12 at the door). Purchase tickets in advance here.

Hosted by Lidia Varesco Design & Elizabeth L. Miranda of Mercury Organizing Professionals.

For updated information visit the Neighborhood Networking blog.

April 15, 2009

Join us for Neighborhood Networking on Monday!

Filed under: Networking — Tags: , , , — lidia @ 5:12 pm

neighborhood-networking-logo-no-tagJoin us after work on Monday to meet a nearby business owner or make connections in a different neighborhood — as well as sample appetizers from a local favorite for BBQ, Smokin’ Woody’s. Great raffle prizes too!

Mon, Apr. 20th from 5-7:30 pm at Smokin’ Woody’s, 4160 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago IL.

Tickets: $10 in advance / $12 at the door. Purchase tickets here.

Bring lots of business cards and/or promo materials. Share this invite with fellow business owners and friends.

Hosted by Lidia Varesco Design & Elizabeth L. Miranda of Mercury Organizing Professionals

For updated information visit our blog.