Archive for 2011

Keep On Keeping On The Ledge Skydeck

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Last week, I hosted an event on The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago benefitting the Keep On Keeping On Foundation.  I met Mike Berkson and Tim Wambach when I first moved to Chicago and we have been friends ever since.  Mike is the inspiration behind the foundation and Tim is the founder and fearless leader of... Read more »

Picture Day at The Ledge

Looking for a chance to donate to a nonprofit organization while taking in the Chicago view? Look no further, on Friday September 2nd join others and myself at The Willis Tower Skydeck for an event you can’t miss out! It cost $17 to go to The Ledge and just for you, you can also get... Read more »

Zealous Good: The Marketplace for GOOD in Chicago

There’s a new donation connector in town called Zealous Good.  Zealous Good helps non-profits and donors connect with each other.  The CEO and Founder, Brittany Lin Martin, shares the genesis of the organization when she came by to pick up my donations.

WGN's Cubs Corner at Wildfire

I was fortunate enough to attend this month’s WGN Cubs Corner at Wildfire.  (They are excellent on Twitter, you should follow them)  I didn’t know what to expect  and I didn’t know the Cubs players until that day, but it was a delightful experience! Lunch by Wildfire was delicious, the room was energized with fans, and... Read more »

JenChicago's weekend picks: May 26

Hi Y’all!  Here are my picks for what to do in Chicago this weekend, beginning Thursday, May 26 THURSDAY: Dale Talde from Top Chef Season 4 and Top Chef All Stars will be speaking about his experiences at the University of Chicago tonight at 8 pm followed by a meet and greet.  The event is free... Read more »

JenChicago's weekend picks: May 18

Hey Chicago! This video includes picks for things to do in Chicago this weekend! Find more information and links below: THURSDAY: To kick things off, you can Rock the Boat with Lincoln Park Young Professionals at the Columbia Yacht Club. They are going to have a fashion show, spa services, martinis, dj…  Tickets are $20 online... Read more »

Zombie Prom Chicago 2011

On Friday, May 13th, 2011 Zombie Army Productions, Q101 & Elevate Chicago brought CHICAGO ZOMBIE PROM 2011 to downtown Chicago.  The ghoulish bash was the Third Annual Zombie Prom at the famously haunted Vision Nightclub located downtown in a large, gothic building that originally started out as the home of the Chicago Historical Society.  Combined... Read more »

US Air Guitar 2011 Regionals

Last Thursday, I was officially introduced to the world of US Air Guitar. It rocked! The regional competition took place at the Double Doorand the house was packed. Though many competed, only Justin “Nordic Thunder” Howard will represent this region at the national championships on July 23rd, here in Chicago at Metro. There, Justin and other regional champs... Read more »

Picks for this weekend in Chicago: May 12

Hey Chicago! This video includes my picks for things to do in Chicago this weekend! Find links to everything I talked about in the video below: On Thursday, check out free nights at The Art Institute and use the money you saved across the street at The Gage.  If you wanna release your inner rock star, head over... Read more »

Social Media Club welcomes SOBCon to The Drake Hotel

On Thursday, April 28, 2011 SMC (Social Media Club) Chicago welcomed SOBCon (Successful Online Bloggers Conference) to Chicago in the Gold Coast Room at The Drake.  SOBCon co-founders Liz Strauss and Terry Starbucker explain the genesis of the conference to correspondent Jen Knoedl of JenChicago.  Attendees included Chris Brogan, Carol Roth and next month’s SMC speaker, Tim Sanders.  Sponsors of the event were The Drake Hotel, GMC, Citrix and Eventbrite. Social Media Club [SMC] is... Read more »