business in the city dates

We have our new dates lined up for the next three months of Business in the City! The next one is this Wednesday, January 18th from 6:30-8:00 and the next two events are as follows:

As I’ve mentioned in the past, Business in the City is a meet up group I run in Chicago at Next Door once a month. The event is totally free and catered by the folks at Next Door who also do a live tweet session of the event as well for non-Chicagoans.

The format is really simple and anyone one who has a business idea or has started a business is welcome to come. We first introduce ourselves and our businesses/concepts and then open things up to Q+A. Each month we continue to grow the group – right now we are sitting around two dozen people and we also have a Facebook group for people share and connect away from the meetings as well. Please feel free to bring friends as well!

Here’s a pic of the snazzy Next Door for those who haven’t seen it yet.

I hope I see you on the 18th!

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  1. Joelle

    Oh my goodness, I am so excited! My husband and I are actually going to be in Chicago on the 14th for a conference (a school conference for him), so I can actually come! I hope it’s alright that I just stop by for one session, since I can’t come regularly. I would love to meet you, Jess, and I would love to meet the group!

    Thanks so much for this!

  2. Sadly, I can’t join in Jan or Feb since I have class those nights… but I’m planning on coming to the March meeting!

  3. Jess

    Joelle, wonderful timing! You are way more than welcome to attend once, twice, whatever you like!

    Melissa, bummer! I look forward to seeing you in March, then : ).

  4. Can’t wait to attend this month! I was at the October event and it was great, but I unfortunately had to miss November and December. I’m happy to say I’ve made a TON of progress since the October meeting thanks to the inspiration I got from the group. Thanks for organizing Jess!

    PS: I mentioned you and “midnight hustling” in my blog post today!

  5. I am very interested in attending the February event! I am making the plunge into full-time freelancing and have a new online resource for creative women entrepreneurs that will be launching (hopefully) in early April! Would love to meet everyone and bounce ideas off eachother!

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