Alex's Lemonade Stand: Chicago Great Chefs
Aug
13
6:30 PM18:30

Alex's Lemonade Stand: Chicago Great Chefs

A premier culinary event to fight childhood cancer. 

The Great Chefs Event Chicago, formerly known as Lemon: Chicago, is an exclusive culinary event benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. This year’s event will be held on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Revel Fulton Market, located in the heart of Chicago’s trendy, urban-chic West Loop area. Our local hosts Chef Paul Kahan, Restaurateur Donnie Madia Gianfrancisco (both of One Off Hospitality Group) and Chef Tony Mantuano (Spiaggia) have invited 30 superstar chefs to come together under one roof and serve their signature tasting dishes!

In addition to the delicious food, the evening will feature fabulous live and silent auctions with words from Liz and Jay Scott (parents of ALSF founder Alexandra “Alex” Scott) about the importance of funding childhood cancer research. Since its inception in 2014, The Great Chefs Event Chicago has raised over $1 million to fight childhood cancer.

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Pilot Light Chefs Feed Your Mind Gala
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

Pilot Light Chefs Feed Your Mind Gala

NOVEMBER 2ND, 2018
6PM - 10PM

REVEL FULTON MARKET

Join Pilot Light Chefs for a special gala evening on November 2nd.  Choose a seat at the table of Paul Kahan, Matthias Merges, Jason Hammel or 19 other chefs from Chicago as they prepare an unforgettable three course meal, with wine.

The black tie optional event will begin with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner, live auction hosted by Chef Auctioneer Graham Elliot and a dessert mixer to follow with Chicago's best pastry chefs. 

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Open Provisions: A Culinary Marketplace
Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

Open Provisions: A Culinary Marketplace

We hear local is the best.  That it tastes fresh; that it is more responsible.  But some of the best stuff out there isn’t sold in your neighborhood grocer.   

 

Blame it on business, scalability, hours in the day.  But the truth remains - usually, the best is small batch, locally loved, and made right under your nose.

On Father's Day weekend, we're hosting a locally owned, locally produced selection of up and coming pantry necessities curated by our friends at Presence Agency.

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Ace Coffee Talks: Kellie Fitzgerald
Jun
6
2:00 PM14:00

Ace Coffee Talks: Kellie Fitzgerald

Presenting Coffee Talk: a weekly roundtable led by the city's best doers curated by Presence Agency.

Every Wednesday at 2pm we'll be sipping Stumptown coffee in the lobby while we chat with some of our favorite people in town about what they're doing.

This week's installment celebrates Tech Month at Ace and features Kellie Fitzgerald of Google. She'll be with us discussing her experiences in the tech industry throughout her career. 

Kellie leads a YouTube advertising sales team at Google. She's been at Google for nearly 12 years but still pinches herself about it at least once a week. Kellie started her career in 1999 at Anderson Consulting when the dress code for women actually included pantyhose and close-toed shoes.

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Ace Coffee Talks: Julie Schumacher
May
16
2:00 PM14:00

Ace Coffee Talks: Julie Schumacher

Presenting Coffee Talk: a weekly roundtable led by the city's best doers curated by Presence Agency.

Every Wednesday at 2pm we'll be sipping Stumptown coffee in the lobby while we chat with some of our favorite people in town about what they're doing.

Our next installment features Julie Schumacher of Well Turned Words, a wordsmithing studio, and Forth, an organization committed to creating events to celebrate community and connect people. She'll be with us discussing how to build out your work to fit your lifestyle.

Julie runs a words & ideas studio - Well Turned Words. She partners with design studios as well as directly with businesses and organizations to project voice and story with meaning, context and intention. She's also co-founder of Forth Chicago, a community of creative women entrepreneurs. She and her husband have structured their work and family life to encourage an in-depth exploration of all the world has to offer. Both independent creatives, they take extended working sabbaticals with their young daughter. They've lived & worked in Reykjavik, rural France, San Francisco, southern New Zealand, Washington, D.C., Vienna and soon Cape Town.

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Ace Coffee Talks: Claire Lew
Apr
25
2:00 PM14:00

Ace Coffee Talks: Claire Lew

COFFEE TALK: CLAIRE LEW

2PM - WED APR 25, 2018

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - LOBBY, CHICAGO

Presenting Coffee Talk: a weekly roundtable led by the city's best doers curated by Presence Agency.

Every Wednesday at 2pm we'll be sipping Stumptown coffee in the lobby while we chat with some of our favorite people in town about what they're doing.

Our next installment features Claire Lew, the CEO of Know Your Company, a software tool that helps business owners overcome company growing pains and get honest, ongoing feedback from employees.Claire will be with us discussing effective leadership.

Claire Lew is the CEO of Know Your Company, a software tool that helps business owners overcome company growing pains and get honest, ongoing feedback from employees. Her company, Know Your Company, has helped over 15,000 people in 25 countries at companies like Airbnb and Kickstarter. Know Your Company also runs an online leadership community called The Watercooler with 500+ leaders and 1,000+ conversations on hiring, firing, business growth and more. Claire’s mission in life is to help people become happier at work. She speaks internationally on how to create more open, honest workplace environments, and has been published in Harvard Business Review, CNBC, Inc, Fortune, among others. Claire is also an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at her alma mater, Northwestern University.

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Passport to Pilot Light
Apr
21
12:00 PM12:00

Passport to Pilot Light

Don't miss the 3rd annual Passport to Pilot Light on Saturday, 4/21 from 12-5 pm - this year in the #westloop - supported by Flowers For Dreams and Metric Coffee. Pick up your passport Soho House Chicago and follow the restaurants along the way as you eat and drink up for a great cause! End your journey at the Waydown afterparty

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Ace Coffee Talks: Dean Rendaud
Apr
11
2:00 PM14:00

Ace Coffee Talks: Dean Rendaud

Presenting Coffee Talk: a weekly roundtable led by the city's best doers curated by Presence Agency.

Every Wednesday at 2pm we'll be sipping Stumptown coffee in the lobby while we chat with some of our favorite people in town about what they're doing.

Our eighth installment features Dean Renaud of South & Social Home. She'll be with us discussing the work of a multilevel creative. 

Dean Renaud is a Designer who specializes in producing unique visual spaces and immersive experiences. Born in Kentucky, Dean spent her formative years in Los Angeles before establishing herself in Chicago.  She finds inspiration through adventure and travel, loves collaboration, and is always game to get a little weird.

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Go Forth Panel: Finances, Pricing, & Transparency
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Go Forth Panel: Finances, Pricing, & Transparency

Join Forth Chicago at Ace Hotel Chicago for a panel on business finances, pricing, and transparency for creative entrepreneurs!

To kick off season three of the Go Forth podcast, we're hosting a conversation on everything from start-up costs to salary negotiation. We'll have a few formal questions and time for Q+A, then we'll all head up to Waydown for drinks and networking.

Panelists:
Mallory Ulaszek-Tews + Kelsey Kreiling of Presence Agency
Elise Metzger of Forward Fruit
L'Oreal Thompson Payton of LT in the City

Hosts:
Amanda Glandon + Amelia Hruby of Forth Chicago

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Ace Coffee Talks: Steve Larosiliere of Stoked
Apr
4
2:00 PM14:00

Ace Coffee Talks: Steve Larosiliere of Stoked

Presenting Coffee Talk: a weekly roundtable led by the city's best doers curated by Presence Agency.

Every Wednesday at 2pm we'll be sipping Stumptown coffee in the lobby while we chat with some of our favorite people in town about what they're doing.

Our seventh installment features Steve Larosiliere Founder and President of STOKED, an award-winning youth development program empowering through mentorship and action sports culture. He'll be with us discussing how the benefits of change-making.

Steve Larosiliere is a social entrepreneur, marketer, and thought leader who loves working businesses with a purpose. As a passionate youth advocate, Steve is the Founder and President of STOKED, an award-winning youth development program voted to the 100 (100 most innovative businesses in NY), and named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Black MBA Association.

Honored as a Hometown Hero by Metro NY, his work has appeared on the Today Show, GOOD Magazine, NBC Chicago, Modern Luxury, New Yorker Magazine, ESPN, Huffington Post, Nylon Magazine, Fuel TV, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, and Transworld Business. Steve’s been named a United Way Senior Fellow and was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Pace University’s Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

Steve began his career starting an independent marketing firm working with clients such as Sony Music, Reader’s Digest, and Rock the Vote where he helped pioneer ninja marketing. He also hosts the Stoked Lifestyle podcast which interviews entrepreneurs and athletes on how to live your best life while giving back. Steve holds a degree in History from Stony Brook University and an MPA in Nonprofit Management from Baruch College.

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Ace Coffee Talks: Ashley Novoa of Chicago Period Project
Mar
28
2:00 PM14:00

Ace Coffee Talks: Ashley Novoa of Chicago Period Project

Presenting Coffee Talk: a weekly roundtable led by the city's best doers curated by Presence Agency.

Every Wednesday at 2pm we'll be sipping Stumptown coffee in the lobby while we chat with some of our favorite people in town about what they're doing.

Our sixth installment features Ashley Novoa, founder of the Chicago Period Project, a feminist, grassroots organization that works to empower homeless and in-need people to experience their periods with dignity. She'll be with us discussing her path to CPP and how leveraging the bad to do good.

Ashley Novoa is the founder of Chicago Period Project. She was raised in Pilsen by her father, a Mexican immigrant, and her mother, a first-generation Mexican immigrant. Her parents struggled and worked long hours to provide her and her two siblings with their humble upbringing and to send Ashley to private high school and two years at DePaul University. Provoked by the election this November, Ashley and some internet moms banded together to begin Chicago Period Project, and since then have collected tens of thousands of menstrual hygiene products. Ashley is also a stay-at-home mom to a three-year-old boy, who she’s teaching all about normal bodily functions — including periods. 

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Ace Coffee Talks: Greta Linde of Lululemon Chicago
Mar
21
2:00 PM14:00

Ace Coffee Talks: Greta Linde of Lululemon Chicago

Presenting Coffee Talk: a weekly roundtable led by the city's best doers curated by Presence Agency.

Every Wednesday at 2pm we'll be sipping Stumptown coffee in the lobby while we chat with some of our favorite people in town about what they're doing.

Our fifth installment features Lululemon's brand and community maven, Greta Linde. Greta will be with us discussing how to carve out your own market and generating meaningful marketing in a fast-changing environment.

Greta Linde is a Chicago-based people developer, curator and creator of transformational experiences who specializes in community and brand with a background in art + design and marketing. She's community connector who loves finding, curating, coaching and empowering great people to make amazing things happen.

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