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It’s the End of the Season

It has hard to believe that Labor Day is a mere two weeks away.  School will be starting September 4th, football season will be underway come September 5th…but not before one of the last hoorahs of the Chicago festival season – CRUSH in Old Town.  This is a don’t-miss event in Chicago; Mark even chose it as one of his top three last year, read here.

The festival celebrates the best in wine, food and art and is located on Wells St. between North Ave. to Schiller.  It has a family-friendly atmosphere with free activities for children including inflatables, crafts, and games. Continue reading

Fantastic Summer Events in Chicago

It’s been a while since we’ve posted about Chicago, and it feels high time to make the best of it.  Summer in Chicago is fantastic.  Actually, I like to call it a Chicagoan’s best kept secret.  Because we’re all about events here, I thought I would share some of our own personal top choices for summer events in Chicago.

Christi: Taste of River North  –  I never make plans for the weekend of Taste of River North.  It’s by far the best fest in the city with something to offer for everyone; scenic river views, a fabulous lineup of restaurants and bands, a kids zone around their brand new park, and the people watching is “superb”.  It’s a concert in the park, higher end taste of chicago and street fest all wrapped into one! Continue reading

Holy Cow! Cubs Bricks and Ivy Ball Raises 1.1M

Photo from NBC Chicago

On April 6th the Chicago Cubs hit a grand slam with their inaugural Bricks & Ivy Ball benefitting the Cubs Charities.  After thorough scouting, the ball club confidently chose Events.org as a first round draft pick to run the gala’s interactive auction with iBid.

Last Wednesday, my morning started like any other, but after lunch I traded in my desk and awesome phone headset for the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom and my favorite J-crew sequin skirt. Instead of working to a little streaming XRT, I watched the Freddy Jones Band rock all their greatest hits. Customer support took the form of teaching Big Z how to use a hand held bidding device, and gossip around the water-cooler sounded like, “check out Carlos Marmol’s velvet blazer…”  The entire team and front office staff were gracious and friendly, and iBid was a hit. Cubbie Blue Martinis flowed as freely as Jeff Samardzija’s locks, and bidders competed like Kerry Wood in the 9th.

Not bad for a day at “work.”

Take a look at coverage of the event below:

CSN Video Clip

NBC Photo Gallery

– Meghan

A little St. Pat’s trivia

Because Chicagoans love St. Patrick’s Day, here is a little St. Pat’s trivia for all of you.  Enjoy!

Chicago River - green for St. Patricks Day

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the most leaves ever found on a clover is 14….I’d love to see a picture of that.  Raise your hand if you’ve ever found anything but a 3 leaf clover.  I thought so.

According to legend, St. Patrick drove all of the snakes out of Ireland and into the sea….apparently Indiana Jones should move his digs to Ireland.

On the Irish flag, orange represents the North, green represents the South, and the white in the middle represents the peace that binds them.

On average, every American consumes 22 gallons of beer a year…Both sick and awesome.  Well done America.

The original Guinness Brewery in Dublin has a 9,000 year lease….Ridiculous.  Wish I was their broker.

The circle in the center of the Celtic Cross represents the sun.

We hope all of you are enjoying your St. Patrick’s Day.  Sláinte!


And they’re off…

Hello out there and thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to check us out. Hubba hubba.  This is a new experience for us at Events.org, so I think I speak for everyone when I say that we’re pretty excited to get our blog rolling.

First things first, a little about us.  Events.org is a small software company located in Chicago, IL (don’t let that fool you, we get around *wink*).  We provide on-demand solutions for event management and CRM, blah blah blah…you can go to our website to learn more about all that here http://www.events.org.  Now for the real meat: our team.  There’s only a handful of us but each of us makes our own special impact on the office.  As we go along, all of us will be posting stories about our industry, our lives, exciting events, etc.  And when I say each of us, I mean it.  They might not think they have to participate, but they will.  I promise.

So stay tuned, you may even get a shout out!

– Jordan