Archive for November 2012

This Friday: "Pour" Features Tastings, Toy Drive For Children In Need

This Friday: "Pour" Features Tastings, Toy Drive For Children In Need
I got the idea to name an event “Pour” for a few reasons.   I love to attend tastings, and I love the idea of combining what I love to actually bring awareness to a number of causes. Originally named “Wine For A Cause” two years ago we held a drive for wish list items for... Read more »

The Great Chicago Wine Bar Search: After 18 Years, Webster's Is Still Pouring Good Times

The Great Chicago Wine Bar Search: After 18 Years, Webster's Is Still Pouring Good Times
Finally, after a year of great wine bar searches my journey leads me to the “granddaddy of them all” Webster’s Wine Bar (1480 W Webster Ave), while  trendy wine establishments come and go, this north side staple has been here since 1994.  It is by far Chicago’s oldest and has become the place when Chicago... Read more »

Not Your Usual Business Book- "The Entrepreneur Within You" Is a Mind Body and Soul Journey to Entrepreneurship

Not Your Usual Business Book- "The Entrepreneur Within You" Is a Mind Body and Soul Journey to Entrepreneurship
Earlier this year I was approached with a great idea.  An anthology of entrepreneurs sharing ideas and anecdotes about their careers and what led them on their respective paths.   Sort of a not so secret secrets of entrepreneurs.   Graphic designer and marketing Julie Holloway (the person who’s brainchild the idea belonged to) was the perfect... Read more »
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Tonight's "Cool Nights, Hot Jazz" Fundraiser Supports Important Social Service Non Profit.

Tonight's "Cool Nights, Hot Jazz"  Fundraiser Supports Important Social Service Non Profit.
Tonight at Close Up 2  (416 South Clark)  I get to host “Cool Nights, Hot Jazz” A Fundraiser for South Central Community Services.  I like to call it a celebration for Democrats and a Soul Soothing Evening for Republicans. An evening of unity if you will.. In all seriousness the event will featue  drinks, food,... Read more »