Posts in category "Rants and Raves"

It's Back - The Spirits of Mexico on June 26

It's Back - The Spirits of Mexico on June 26
You may remember that I did some promotion for this event last year. I took a few friends with my comp passes and we had a BLAST. No really. It was a super classy event where we learned a ton and got to taste an amazing selection of tequilas. I am not lying when I... Read more »

Maker's Mark: Hit a bullseye or missed the mark?

Maker's Mark: Hit a bullseye or missed the mark?
Maybe you heard about the Maker’s Mark brew ha ha where the company announced that they would be watering down their bourbon to keep up with increasing demand – and then changed their mind. I wanted to sip on this for a while before I wrote about it. Maker’s Mark is a small-batch bourbon whisky that is... Read more »

Worst practice: Yahoo CEO shoots herself in the foot

Worst practice: Yahoo CEO shoots herself in the foot
I almost wrote this in full-on rant mode. I almost wrote this two days ago when a blog I write for asked me to cover this story. However, when I shared my point of view, it didn’t exactly mesh with theirs. So I fell back for a day or two to see if I was... Read more »
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Bloggers, Madison, managedIP – oh my!

Bloggers, Madison, managedIP – oh my!
Initially I was trying to figure out where to post this as I manage a few blogs. While I sometimes think of Madison and Milwaukee as an extension of Chicago – does a post about the TDS Blogger Event I attended in Madison really count as Successful In Chicago? I am going to go with... Read more »

The true power of beauty

The true power of beauty
In our crazy-busy world it is sometimes hard to remember to take the time to actually stop and take notice of our surroundings. When you do this and become fully present, you may start to see all the beauty around you. It could be an object, a song, or a view of nature. What it... Read more »

Support Small Business Saturday!

Support Small Business Saturday! If you don’t support local businesses, we won’t have them. Support small biz today and throughout the year. It will improve our neighborhoods, our lives, and our economy.
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Thank you, Captain Obvious

Thank you, Captain Obvious
I confess that I am a total geek about entrepreneurship, growing businesses, and that sort of thing. Even in my downtime I find myself reading blogs and watching videos about subjects that I spend a lot of my time working with clients around. You would think I might want a break after hours – but... Read more »

Nominated for Most Valuable Blogger award

Nominated for Most Valuable Blogger award
Successful In Chicago has been nominated for a Most Valuable Blogger award by CBSChicago.com! How cool is that? Honored to be included in the list since this blog is so new. If you have gotten some value from reading it, I hope you will vote for us here. And please remember that this is Chicago. You can vote... Read more »

Have you been to TechWeek yet?

I have really been enjoying the TechWeek conference and expo that started last Thursday night with a kick-off party sponsored by TECH Cocktail and Social Media Club Chicago. If you haven’t been to TechWeek yet, you still have today and Monday. It is taking place at the Merchandise Mart. FYI, the SPARK Women half-day conference is... Read more »
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