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  • Celebrate A Decade of Growth With Social Media Club

    Celebrate A Decade of Growth With Social Media Club

    If your timelines are anything like ours, you’ve seen plenty of 10 year challenge posts popping up in the last couple weeks.  Now that we have seen just how much we’ve aged in the last decade, let’s take a few moments today to celebrate…
    - 23 Jan 19, 5:24pm -
  • Top 10 Reasons to Join SMC

    Top 10 Reasons to Join SMC

    While we’re celebrating 10 years of SMC, here’s a list of top 10 reasons to join Social Media Club.  Together we will make the next 10 years even better! 10) Grow your knowledge of social media. Social Media Club hosts both online and in pe…
    - 23 Jan 19, 5:21pm -
  • We’re All Interns

    We’re All Interns

    The big hullabaloo the past few weeks was a snark tweet about ConEd and the “intern” handling the Twitter account. Interns don’t run the social media accounts of major corporations, especially not in the middle of a communications crisis. I wil…
    - 14 Jan 19, 2:57am -
  • How the Movies Reflect the Social Media Habits of Millennials

    How the Movies Reflect the Social Media Habits of Millennials

    When was the last time you saw a movie in theaters? By statistics, it was likely within the last year, maybe even within the last few months. Although many of us love to veg out on the couch and binge movies on Netflix, the real home for blockbusters…
    - 25 Jul 18, 1:55pm -
  • Wayne Reilly’s Tips to Viral Marketing and Trend Marketing with Social Media

    Wayne Reilly’s Tips to Viral Marketing and Trend Marketing with Social Media

    You’ve most likely heard of the fidget spinner, the hoverboard, or even the selfie stick. These are all examples of the most viral products that have hit social media. Today I’m sitting down with social media titan, Wayne Andrew Reilly. Wayne has…
    - 13 Jun 18, 3:51am -
  • How to Ensure Your Key B2B Marketing Presences Align With Your Branding

    How to Ensure Your Key B2B Marketing Presences Align With Your Branding

    With B2B brands active on so many channels on social and elsewhere, it can be hard to ensure that you’re driving the maximum branding impact with each asset on each presence. In your best-case scenario, your marketing ssets will get downloaded, for…
    - 16 May 18, 5:35pm -
  • Finding Killer Influencers For Your Drop Dead Marketing Campaign
    In a world full of advertising noise, arguably the biggest problem marketers have is breaking through. One method that’s becoming increasingly more successful is finding influencers to help give you the marketing boost you need. According to a repo…
    - 24 Feb 18, 9:30pm -
  • Fake Social Media Accounts

    Fake Social Media Accounts

    We’ve all experienced it. You get a friend request on Facebook for someone you are already friends with. You check and you are friends with them but this is a new account with the same photo and almost no friends. Then your friend suddenly posts on…
    - 18 Feb 18, 6:06pm -
  • Five Ways to Prepare for Digital Success in 2018

    Five Ways to Prepare for Digital Success in 2018

    With a new year, brands may have their budgets set—but must determine how to spend their marketing budgets to ensure they reach their annual digital goals. This includes but is not limited to digital, which entails SEM, Paid Social, Media, CRM, an…
    - 11 Feb 18, 8:47pm -
  • 3 Ways You Should Be Using Social Media for PR

    3 Ways You Should Be Using Social Media for PR

    Public relations and social media are logical bedfellows. At its best, social media marketing is about brand engagement and conversation, while PR is about keeping your brand in the front and center of the mass media conversation. With organic reach…
    - 29 Jan 18, 9:43pm -

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  • Film Noir classic “Mystery Street” to screen at Glessner House Museum March 29

    Film Noir classic “Mystery Street” to screen at Glessner House Museum March 29

    The film noir classic Mystery Street (1950) will screen at Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie Ave., on March 29 at 7 p.m. The screening is part of the Glessner House’s birthday celebration for Frances (Fanny) Glessner Lee, a multi-day celebra…
    - 24 Feb 19, 9:38pm -
  • Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show Opens Today

    Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show Opens Today

    Progressive Chicago Boat, RV and Sail Show opens today and runs through January 13 at McCormick Place (South Loop) Chicago, Illinois. The annual event features more than 150 hourly sailing seminars, as well as exhibits featuring sail boats, power boa…
    - 9 Jan 19, 11:36pm -
  • Chicago Auto Show February 9 – 18, 2019 at McCormick Place

    Chicago Auto Show February 9 – 18, 2019 at McCormick Place

    First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 111th edition of the Chicago Auto Show.Ford Mustang from the 2017…
    - 27 Dec 18, 6:24pm -
  • Loft Walk Saturday, December 15

    Loft Walk Saturday, December 15

    Loft Walk  Saturday, December 15Noon- 5:00 pm​Join your South Loop neighbors for the 20th annual Loft Walk. To celebrate the occasion, the walk features a special “Deck the Halls” version of the event. This highly anticipated event offers vis…
    - 15 Dec 18, 3:42am -
  • “American Street Kid” debuts in Chicago December 11

    “American Street Kid” debuts in Chicago December 11

    In American Street Kid, filmmaker Michael Leoni takes you on a journey into a world that most people don’t know exists. A world where in order to survive, kids are forced to sell drugs, beg for money or sell their bodies. Their powerful stories ar…
    - 11 Dec 18, 2:47pm -
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark at Daniel Webster Park, Chicago July 17, 2017

    Raiders of the Lost Ark at Daniel Webster Park, Chicago July 17, 2017

    The Greater South Loop Association is presenting Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) free of charge at Daniel Webster Park, 1357 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60605. The movie starts at dusk.Raiders of the Lost Ark is the first (and best) movie in the I…
    - 17 Jul 17, 1:58pm -
  • Happy Fourth of July!

    Happy Fourth of July!

    Stay safe!
    - 4 Jul 17, 10:30am -
  • Free movie in Grant Park: “Jumanji” June 13

    Free movie in Grant Park: “Jumanji” June 13

    The Greater South Loop Association (GSLA) and Century 21 SGR will present Jumanji (1995) in Grant Park (near the Logan monument, Michigan and 9th St.). The fantasy stars Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bradley Pierce.What’s it about?A magical boa…
    - 12 Jun 17, 2:54pm -
  • A Walk Through Time—Sunday, June 11, 2017

    A Walk Through Time—Sunday, June 11, 2017

    1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Glessner House MuseumThis very special tour provides attendees with the rare opportunity to visit the interiors of several historic homes in the Prairie Avenue Historic District. Following the tour, attendees are invited to ret…
    - 10 Jun 17, 9:44pm -
  • Personal and Professional Productivity in the Digital Age A Workshop at Catalyst Ranch on Tuesday, May 9

    Personal and Professional Productivity in the Digital Age  A Workshop at Catalyst Ranch on Tuesday, May 9

    Where: Catalyst Ranch, 656 West Randolph Street #3W, Chicago, IL 60661When: May 9, 2017Time: 6 - 9 p.m.Are you… drowning in piles? feeling overwhelmed?  under-valued?  in over your head? Is your life characterized by… busyness? too much stu…
    - 6 Apr 17, 11:30am -

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  • Columbia Park at 11th and Wabash to Open By End of August?

    Columbia Park at 11th and Wabash to Open By End of August?

    A reader writes about the "Columbia park" at the NE corner of 11th and Wabash:Spoke to an employee on the parks grounds today and its due to open in aprox'  two weeks whilst the grass [its real!] settles AND IS POOCH FRIENDLY!!!Go Columbia!!As a rem…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 2:16pm -
  • Chipotle Build-out Starts at 1136 S. Wabash?

    Chipotle Build-out Starts at 1136 S. Wabash?

    It's been awhile since we've seen or heard anything about the rumored Chipotle coming to 1136 S. Wabash.  As you may recall back in December of 2018 a reader tipped us to "coming soon" location on Chipotle's website.Just recently another reader sent…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 11:30am -
  • Old Town School of Folk Music Takes Over Sherwood Community Music School at 1312 S. Michigan

    Old Town School of Folk Music Takes Over Sherwood Community Music School at 1312 S. Michigan

    Interesting article about some changes to the music community in the Sloop (via WBEZ):Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music, based on the city’s North Side, is taking over Sherwood Community Music School in the South Loop.In the arrangement, sc…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Aug 19, 1:18pm -
  • Il Culaccino Opens in Motor Row Entertainment District Area

    Il Culaccino Opens in Motor Row Entertainment District Area

    In case you missed it last week, the Motor Row entertainment district had another restaurant open (via Eater):McCormick Place’s dining scene received a boost over the weekend when a new Italian restaurant, Il Culaccino, debuted. The restaurant is f…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Aug 19, 1:13pm -
  • Developing the South Brand of the Chicago River to Spur Economic Development on the South Side Makes Sense to Us

    Developing the South Brand of the Chicago River to Spur Economic Development on the South Side Makes Sense to Us

    My work crew has rented one of those small boats on the Chicago River today and ironically we stumbled upon this thought-provoking Chicago Tribune Editorial.  It makes an interesting case - use the South Branch of the Chicago River to benefit the So…
    - 10 days ago, 8 Aug 19, 11:20am -
  • Lips Chicago Getting Ready for Grand Opening on August 23rd in Motor Row

    Lips Chicago Getting Ready for Grand Opening on August 23rd in Motor Row

    Sponsored PostThe Ladies of Lips are excited to announce the opening of their opulent and glamorous show palace at 2229 South Michigan Ave in the heart of Motor Row in the South Loop! Lips has been serving up dinner, drinks and fabulous drag shows a…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Aug 19, 1:45pm -
  • Is Not Just Cookies Still Open?

    Is Not Just Cookies Still Open?

    A reader writes:Do you know if this is permanently closed? I went by around noon today and no activity and limited signage?I know they probably suffered due to scaffolding in front that covered the entrance, but enjoyed their baked goods.This locatio…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Aug 19, 1:19pm -
  • Harold's #88 Chicken Shack Moving Into Space at 1450 S. Michigan

    Harold's #88 Chicken Shack Moving Into Space at 1450 S. Michigan

    A reader sends us the following picture:It's slightly surprising that another Harold's is coming to 1450 S. Michigan given that there is one at Michigan and Cermak.  That said, we believe they all have different owners.  It's also interesting that…
    - 12 days ago, 6 Aug 19, 1:22pm -
  • Friday at Lollapalooza - Hard to Top a Perfect Day...but Then Sunday Morning Hit

    Friday at Lollapalooza - Hard to Top a Perfect Day...but Then Sunday Morning Hit

    Photo credit Charles Reagen StudiosNot gonna lie - Friday at Lolla was one for the books.  Why was it so great?  Hopefully some of these observations and random thoughts can answer that: The Weather!Wow - the one thing organizers can't control - t…
    - 13 days ago, 5 Aug 19, 11:29am -
  • #ShotsAroundTheSloop: Looked like Jesus

    #ShotsAroundTheSloop:  Looked like Jesus

    Image from Rolling StoneFrom Forbes(!!!!!):With a black-robed choir of around five or seven singers to support him, and a variety of dancers of different sizes, he told a narrative of summertime and kicked the night off with "Altavista," as he stood…
    - 14 days ago, 4 Aug 19, 3:56pm -