Testimonials"I hate to call Around Chicago Live simply a networking event, but yes, you will probably pass out your business cards to potential clients, BUT firstly, mostly, funly, itís a gathering of peeps at fun places where you mix and mingle and hang out with the kinds of people who are lovely to be with. "
- Jon-David, Mafia Hairdresser
"One of the best and most consistent networking events in town! Around Chicago LIVE! always fills the room with great contacts. Bring some business cards, a smile and have fun! Website and newsletter always keep me informed so thank you, Nicole."
- Courtney Cawley, Sales Manager, Levy Restaurants at U.S. Cellular Field
"Your events are always a wonderful mixture of people; thank you for organizing such wonderful opportunities!"
- Bill Van Berschot, Corporate Concierge Services, Director of Marketing and Events at Chicago Union Station
"It was the first time I was at ACL and I was BLOWN AWAY! The value of the drinks, location and apps alone was far in excess of the fee. And I have three sales calls from it. GREAT event! IDK about my November schedule yet, but will make every effort to attend the next one. Thanks!"
- Jill Houk, Consultant, Jill Houk Culinary Consulting
"It was a pleasure meeting you last week at [Around Chicago LIVE!]. I met many interesting and friendly people. In fact I have communicated with two individuals in particular since the event and am working on helping them to reach their goals. Your networking event was particularly special because it was so easy to meet complete strangers and discuss ways in which we can help each other and grow."
- Donna Mitsos, Sales Coordinator, Midwest US; The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd.
"I love your newsletter! You do such an amazing job!"
- Valerie Beck, President and Founder, Chicago Chocolate Tours
"Around Chicago LIVE! was great. You had an awesome turnout and always draw such a high caliber crowd."
- Julie Ullrich, Parties and Special Events by Lettuce Entertain You
"We love your event. Last month we really met such a wonderful gentleman and we are working with them for Camp for our children. How fun. Thank you Ė You do good work."
- Jan Bryan Rohacik , Director of Individual Gifts, Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago
"LOVE your networking events!!! Cool venues every time! Complimentary drinks & apps are always offered during the entire event too, which is a big plus that you won’t find at most other events. And, the best part is, I’ve met some really amazing people who I’ve remained in contact with ever since the first time I met them. Great mix of fun professionals - large enough to meet new people every time but not too large to feel overwhelming. Thanks for organizing! Two thumbs up, these events are really great! "
- Sonia Neameyer, Life Coach
"This is great and thank you for sharing it with me. Do you do this???? IT IS FANTASTIC! "
- Kelly McGrath, Events Director at Mastro’s Steakhouse
"You are such a great networker and your events really bring together interesting professionals. Keep up the amazing work and donít forget to keep me informed on future events."
- Javier Macias, Development Specialist, Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago
"I love the newsletter I look forward to it always!"
- Sandra Sobczak, CERP, Senior Sales Consultant, Classic Party Rentals
"Nicole is an example of a professional with a heart of gold. Her Around Chicago events are interesting, cheerful and fun. When you attend, you tend to let loose and be yourself. Whether you are seeking employment or branding your business, you true self should always show. She seems to know how to choose the best locations, awesome venues with good food and great people. I highly recommend you visit an Around Chicago event and meet Nicole for yourself. Seeing is believing."
- Antoine Simpson, Accounts Receivable Specialist, Xcel hc, LLC
"I rely on Around Chicagoís newsletter to be in my in-box! The list of upcoming events is perfect for reminding me which networking outings and events I could be attending each week around the city, beyond of my regular stops. A great resource for a busy bee!"
- Nicole Salerno, Partner/Director of Events & Catering for Rockit Ranch Productions
"Around Chicago is the best comprehensive list of networking events for Chicago! I look forward to reading it every other Tuesday to see what new events to attend."
- Melissa L. Garski, CMP, National Sales Director, US Poker and Casino Parties
"I love that you send these emails out. They are informative and help me plan my networking events. Keep them coming."
- Yolanda Clark-Ruiz, Group Sales Manager; Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile
"I get all of my networking plans from Around Chicago; it helps me to plan my schedule and know what is going on in the business community."
- Lisa Lutz, Director of Tournament Sales, Ruffled Feathers Golf Club
"I appreciate the announcements. :D Itís a great E-mail blast Ė good information and no filler nonsense."
- Tricia Goldberg, Marketing Coordinator, N9NE Group Chicago
"I have a new e-mail address and I realized something is missing from my life.....your AROUND CHICAGO emails!!! Please add my new address to the distribution and I look forward to seeing you soon!!"
- Margot Feves, Sales Director, Digital Menubox
"Your newsletter is fantastic! Thanks for the work you do to keep Chicagoís event industry interconnected."
- Sara Kmitch, Banquet Sales Manager, KDK Restaurants: Marche, Red Light, Gioco & Opera
"Thanks! This newsletter is great- I rely on it! To make sure Iím hitting events!"
- Tara Hippensteel, Regional Sales & Marketing Manager-West Division, Hard Rock International
"I look forward to the Around Chicago newsletter every week! It is a great resource to find some of the best events Chicago has to offer. It takes the work out of planning my week; I just check the newsletter and can find all of the events I need to go to! Simply put, a fantastic resource."
- Erin Wasson, Marketing Manager & Event Planner, Launch Events
"Absolutely add me! You really do your homework!! Wow! This is so helpful and concise!!"
- Meghan McMeel, Product Liability Assistant, Schiff Hardin
"I always love your newsletter, it really helps me motivate myself to go out there and network."
- Molly Schemper, FIG Catering, For Intimate Gatherings
"Your newsletter is awesome and a great idea. I bet people love you for it!"
- Christina Riordan, Owner/CEO, REP Chicago
"I love this newsletter!!"
- Judson Kinnucan, Bin Donated
"Love your feature!"
- Abby Baine Dunn, PR Director, Blast Marketing
"I am a recent college graduate pursuing a career in the events services industry. I am relocating back to Chicago in March, and I would love to be added to your list! I will be attending as many networking events as I can once I arrive and am excited to be a part of your network."
- Julie Schnidman, Recent College Graduate
"Please add me to the subscriber list of your awesome publishing."
- Grigory Pekarsky, Real Estate Consultant, Homescout Realty