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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

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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