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  • 6 Types of Video You Need for Social Media Success Over the Holidays

    6 Types of Video You Need for Social Media Success Over the Holidays

    Video is currently the pinnacle of visual content marketing. It can grab your audience’s attention, spark their emotions, and deliver truckloads of information all in a single content consumption experience. This holiday season, videos will also be…
    - 4 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 4:17am -
  • All hail the team of no

    All hail the team of no

    Recently, I was in a meeting where I got to brag on a coworker of mine for helping to do something great. I love those moments because I’m a firm believer that if you don’t take time to acknowledge the small things team members do that make a dif…
    - 10 Aug 17, 3:48pm -
  • Emotional intelligence the secret sauce to great social media marketing

    Emotional intelligence the secret sauce to great social media marketing

    A few years ago, if someone suggested that emotional intelligence (EI or IQ) was the secret to social media marketing success, they would be considered borderline crazy. Today, as the noise on social media increases, the opportunity to truly deliver…
    - 27 Jul 17, 9:26am -
  • All in one social platforms: One Tool to Rule Them All?

    All in one social platforms: One Tool to Rule Them All?

    There are a ton of social channels out there, seemingly more by the day. It’s hard to stay on top of it all. Of course, logging into all of those various platforms and managing them individually doesn’t make sense, so finding an all-in-one tool t…
    - 10 Jul 17, 7:13pm -
  • Top Benefits of Social Media Marketing

    Top Benefits of Social Media Marketing

    Social media started out as something that marketers and business owners questioned. Publishers and bloggers would write articles questioning whether or not we should be using social media in our marketing strategy. Then, not so slowly, the conversat…
    - 5 Jul 17, 8:22pm -
  • Optimizing and Automating 2 Powerful Twitter Marketing Methods

    Optimizing and Automating 2 Powerful Twitter Marketing Methods

    Although the majority of marketers don’t realize it, Twitter is not just another social media tool, but can be used as a powerful marketing resource. Since Twitter is so fast paced and needs quite a large number of tweets to be sent every day, it c…
    - 23 Jun 17, 12:36am -
  • How to Nurture LinkedIn Leads Manually While Maintaining Scalability

    How to Nurture LinkedIn Leads Manually While Maintaining Scalability

    Using software solutions to automate lead nurturing processes undoubtedly works. Research from Act-On shows just how powerful marketing automation can be for converting visitors to leads and improving sales conversion revenues. On the other hand, mar…
    - 30 May 17, 3:41am -
  • How to Choose the Right Online Courses Platform

    How to Choose the Right Online Courses Platform

    Outside of the traditional marketing channels of social, media buys, and SEO there are myriad ways to get your brand out there, establish yourself as an expert, and create a revenue stream. Depending on your vertical you may or may not have looked in…
    - 26 May 17, 8:00pm -
  • The Art of Building a Profitable Consulting Firm

    The Art of Building a Profitable Consulting Firm

    It is amazing how many of us overlook and undervalue what we do. We all make the assumption that we are not doing anything different, that we what we have to say isn’t of value, or that what we know is common knowledge. I see this a lot with social…
    - 19 May 17, 10:55pm -
  • Why Pinterest Still Matters & How to Reach Your Audience

    Why Pinterest Still Matters & How to Reach Your Audience

    Gone are the days of just Facebook and Twitter as the main players. Nowadays, there are countless apps popping up, and typically being born from the original pack, or at least being acquired by them. To date we have: Facebook, Twitter (yes, still her…
    - 4 Jan 17, 3:44pm -

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  • 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 -
  • Man beaten and car stolen in South Loop

    Man beaten and car stolen in South Loop

    This from DNAinfo:CHICAGO — A group of men beat a man and stole his car in the South Loop on Wednesday night, police said.At 11:19 p.m., the man was leaving work from a parking garage in the 800 block of South Wabash Avenue when five or six men swa…
    - 9 Mar 17, 8:07pm -
  • South Loop parking space needed for active duty Marine

    South Loop parking space needed for active duty Marine

    Dear readers, see the clipping of the Facebook post below. If you know of a parking space that is available, please contact Margaret Kairis via her Facebook page. To send her a message, click here. You will be taken to her Facebook page.
    - 3 Mar 17, 11:54pm -
  • 2017 Chicago Auto Show #CAS17

    2017 Chicago Auto Show #CAS17

    The Chicago Auto Show opens to the general public today, Saturday, February 11 at McCormick Place, 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL. Public show times: February 11-19 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; February 20 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.The Chicago Auto Show is the largest show…
    - 11 Feb 17, 3:59pm -
  • THINK! South Loop

    THINK! South Loop

    Park Community Church South Loop, 1550 S. State Street (Daystar Center) will be hosting THINK! South Loop for three days: January 24 – 26, 7 – 9 p.m.A lot of people have issues with Christianity. It’s common for society to see religion as out o…
    - 24 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • Free screening of classic film “Flying Down to Rio” at Second Presbyterian Church

    Free screening of classic film “Flying Down to Rio” at Second Presbyterian Church

    There will be a free screening of the classic film Flying Down to Rio (1933) at Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 South Michigan Avenue, Friday, February 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The film features Long time church member Etta Moten Barnett (1901 –200…
    - 24 Jan 17, 12:07am -

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  • Developer CMK Buys Property on South Wabash from Columbia

    Developer CMK Buys Property on South Wabash from Columbia

    Some real estate news for South Wabash (via Crains):One of the busiest residential developers in the South Loop has found another site for a big project, buying a parcel just a few blocks west of Soldier Field from Columbia College Chicago.A venture…
    - 3 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 12:57pm -
  • CPS Finalizes Plans to Convert National Teachers Academy to a Neighborhood High School; Chicago Board of Education to Vote on Plan in Early 2018

    CPS Finalizes Plans to Convert National Teachers Academy to a Neighborhood High School;  Chicago Board of Education to Vote on Plan in Early 2018

    In case you missed it last week, some news on the National Teachers Academy being converted into a neighborhood high school (via Sun-Times):An outcry from parents — and the highest possible academic rating— could not save the National Teachers Ac…
    - 3 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 1:56pm -
  • Not Just Cookies Gearing Up for Official Grand Opening

    Not Just Cookies Gearing Up for Official Grand Opening

    Back in October we heard that a new place - Not Just Cookies - was moving into 901 S. Plymouth court where a longstanding cleaners had been.  It looks like they have had a soft opening over the past couple of weeks and are gearing up for their offic…
    - 4 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 12:45pm -
  • Don't Miss the Holiday Train

    Don't Miss the Holiday Train

    Well folks - we are late our annual Holiday Train post and that means there is a decent chance you missed the festive activity rolling through our South Loop stations.  Sorry about that. Don't fret!  If you're really wanting to see it, the train w…
    - 6 days ago, 5 Dec 17, 12:09pm -
  • Pazzo's Open at 825 S. State

    Pazzo's Open at 825 S. State

    It was just a couple months ago when Pazzo's signs appeared on the vacant retail space that used to be for Jimmy Greens (825 S. State).  Fast forward to Sunday morning, and it looks like Pazzo's is officially open:As you can see in the picture above…
    - 7 days ago, 4 Dec 17, 12:04pm -
  • #ShotsAroundTheSloop: Rump

    #ShotsAroundTheSloop:  Rump

    (Hat tip: JH!)
    - 8 days ago, 3 Dec 17, 12:33pm -
  • More Residential Living Coming to Michigan Avenue: Ebony Building (820 S. Michigan) to be Converted to 150 Rental Apartments

    More Residential Living Coming to Michigan Avenue:  Ebony Building (820 S. Michigan) to be Converted to 150 Rental Apartments

    Looks like more residential living is coming to Michigan Avenue (via Curbed):Once home to Chicago-based Ebony and Jet magazines, South Michigan Avenue’s 11-story Johnson Publishing Building is preparing to start its transformation from office space…
    - 9 days ago, 1 Dec 17, 2:24pm -
  • Lobo Rey Chef Teams Up for Cannabis-Infused Supper Club Coming in December

    Lobo Rey Chef Teams Up for Cannabis-Infused Supper Club Coming in December

    Ummm, this is interesting and with one of the neighborhoods newest chefs at Lobo Rey (via Eater):Herbal Notes, a California-based supper club that serves cannabis-infused meals, is coming to Chicago next month. They’ll serve six courses with an inf…
    - 12 days ago, 29 Nov 17, 12:09pm -
  • Reader: In Search of a Natural Christmas Tree

    Reader:  In Search of a Natural Christmas Tree

    A reader writes:We live on 14th and Wabash and we are going to buy our tree tomorrow. Do you know where can we buy a natural tree this year? We were sad to see that Bob's is no longer in Printer's Row.I hope you know other options like a local church…
    - 13 days ago, 28 Nov 17, 12:15pm -
  • 8 Robberies in the last Month? WTF!

    8 Robberies in the last Month?  WTF!

    More robberies (via ABC7):Police have urged residents in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood to be on alert following eight armed robberies in the last month.The two most recent ones happened just blocks from each other on Saturday.One happened near 21…
    - 14 days ago, 27 Nov 17, 12:17pm -