Category Archives: Networking
WE ALL GET OLD. And we need to have respect for those before us, who fought for some of the rights we have today, and where we have gotten to.
SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ aging people.
SAGE offers innovative services and programs to LGBT older people nationwide—throughout New York City and through our national affiliate program, SAGENet. From arts and culture, to health and wellness, and much more, SAGE’s innovative services and programs support thousands of LGBT older people in communities around the country. Additionally, SAGE’s leading programs—such as SAGEWorks, our employment program for LGBT older people—are often expanded into various sites around the country.
On Friday, June 10th, the Chicago Steering Committee of SAGE will host its annual SAGE & Friends event. This annual affair provides a great opportunity to engage SAGE’s Chicagoland area supporters – individual and corporate donors, community partners, and policy advocates – in a fun event that showcases and supports the work which SAGE is advancing on a national level and in the Midwest. SAGE will be honoring Congressman Mike Quigley at the event. $50, open nbar and appetizers. June 10, 2016
5:30 – 6:30 PM , Wyndham Grand Hotel, 71 E Wacker Drive, downtown Chicago!
As the voice for LGBT older adults, SAGE works across the country to advocate for public policy changes that will improve the economic security, community support and health and wellness of LGBT elders. We partner with policy makers, agency heads and members of Congress, to ensure that policies and laws are inclusive of and support LGBT older adults.
Executive Assistant to Chemical Company President and CEO
Hours/Week: 50 +
Benefits: Medical, 401K, Vacation
Number of Employees in Company: 40
Job Description: Reporting directly to the President and CEO, the Executive Assistant provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship. The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact The Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Executive Support
- Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the President & CEO including: managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports;
Composing, and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.
- Plans, coordinates and ensures the CEO’s schedule is followed and respected. Provides “gatekeeper” and “gateway” role, creating win-win situations for direct access to the CEO’s time and office.
- Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the
President, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response.
- Provides a bridge for smooth communication between the President’s office and internal departments; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support with senior management staff.
- Works closely and effectively with the CEO to keep him well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately. Acts as a “barometer,” having a sense for the issues taking place in the environment and keeping the President updated.
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, and Social Media web platforms.
Send Resume with References to:
Mens speed dating July 15th
Center on Halsted!
The BIGGEST Gala of the year is just 2 weeks away!
An incredible evening to remember and raise funds!
Plan to arrive at 6 pm! You will punch your way to prizes at our interactive and celebrated punch board (details coming soon) and enter chances to win a luxury vacation to Aruba or New York City in our raffle while sipping on spirits and nibbling on hors d’oeuvres
· Amy Landecker, star in Amazon Prime’s series Transparent and former AFC staff member, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies
· Paddles will raise during our live auction for luxury vacations to Hawaii, Las Vegas and Coronado Island
· Paddles will raise again in honor of AFC’s innovative work in the community
· DJKiss will get you grooving to the best beats in town—dancing until midnight!
ALSO Save these dates!
August 15, 2015—Dance for Life
September 26, 2015—AIDS Run & Walk Chicago
December 3, 2015—World of Chocolate
The Welcoming Committee launched in Chicago in October, but it has been active in a few of the major neighborhoods and cities DC and Boston…for several years now. La and NY coming in the Spring.
TWC is a movement of LGBTQ folks that takes over typically straight bars, sports games, special events, and major travel destinations for one-time-only experiences.
BEST GAY, our brand, took over Six Flags in 2012 and OUT IN THE PARK is now an annual event. Last fall we took over Key Lime Cove for 24 hours and it was EPIC! This summer, we’ll be taking over Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and the Brookfield Zoo during June!
TWC Chicago has a really cool wine event planned for March 19th at Adler Planetarium.
LIKE them and on get on the list to see whats happening!
Chicago. Blending the allure of an exclusive cocktail lounge with the
vibrant energy of a premier nightclub, it’s become one of the most
sought-out hot spots and event spaces. Boasting a state-of-the-art
Funktion One sound system and an unrivaled audio-visual experience,
Studio Paris has hosted some of the biggest names in electronic music:
Tiesto. DeadMau5. Avicii. Kaskade. Calvin Harris.
of celebrities, top athletes and influencers from the world of fashion
and entertainment can be found partying beneath the room’s signature AMAZING retractable glass roof, making Studio Paris unlike any other venue in
& Intrigue. This Event is brought to you by “Key Host” Charles May, who creates an atmosphere filled with like minded
people to set the bar high in a comfortable environment with the latest
in Design and Music!
afternoon spent with the Entrepreneurs, Fashion Designers, Club owners,
Shop Owners, Designers in the Floral Business, Chefs, Salon Owners, The
City’s Leading Hair stylists, Restaurant Owners, Artist, DJ’s, and all
those that Contribute to this Amazing Gay Community in our Beautiful
City of Chicago. Networking is one of the key’s to great Success! You
Never Know who you might Meet!
effort to empower us All!!
Ageneau. Ageneau spent his youth in France and at the age of eighteen
set out on a whirlwind culinary tour working for some of the world’s top
chefs in France, London, Los Angeles and Chicago. Taking cues from his
French heritage, Ageneau brings a sense of whimsy to some of his
favorite traditional dishes. It truly is like a fabulous step into Paris France, without getting on a plane!
Benedict, Eggs Florentine, Parisian Crepes, Chocolate French Toast and
on and on! So many choices. Flavors and tastes are amazing and
service is always impeccable.
While I love the Lobster soft scrambled eggs – black truffled – a
variation I believe of the dinner Lobster Crostini – get one and share
it. It’s delicious – and rich.
While brunches are made for Bloody Marys – I still like my afternoon
white wine. I was pleasantly surprised at all of the affordable options.
There are not many 4 or 5 star restaurants that you can order a really
great glass of wine for $8-$12.
A group of four women authors
in Chicago were looking to share their best tips on
the collaborative publishing process with you!
Four Shy Girls
Four Big Dreams
One Awesome City
Novel 1 in the Shy-Town Girls 4- Book Series
When beautiful, but shy 24-year-old, Bobbie Bertucci, arrives at her
new digs, an elegant brownstone in Chicago’s historic Gold Coast
neighborhood, she has no idea what her new life will be like. Between
balancing her job as a modeling agent and escaping a bad relationship,
she’s hit rock bottom.
But things change when she moves into the same building as her close
friend Meryl. Additionally, her two new twenty-something roommates, Ivy
and Ella, help bring Bobbie out of her shell. Barbara, landlady and
mother-hen of the house, watches out for the girls while sharing sage
Bobbie, Meryl, Ivy, and Ella, all variations of shy girls, brave the
city of Chicago together, forming a powerful bond of friendship. Their
nighttime roof deck conversations over glasses of wine instigate
laughter and even some tears.
Bobbie takes a bold step to redesign her life completely to ensure
she doesn’t fall into the romantic trap she fell into before. But
there’s a new suitor in the picture, and she will have to decide between
an old flame or a new one, taking a risk, something hard for any
girl–even harder for a shy girl.
writing and creating a technique that you can learn to use yourself or
with other writing partners.
Listen to a recent interview
with all four authors to learn how we got started on down this writing
path. We hope you’ll gain some valuable insights on writing, publishing
and marketing your own books and products. You’ll get to know each
author individually as we’ll write from our own perspectives and share
our own experiences.
Feel free to contact us for collaboration and speaking opportunities, to talk to your book club or just a drop us a line to say hello!
Sign up now to get free updates on that latest publishing techniques and best practices for writing!”
Mariachi Salad with Guajillo-Agave Vinaigrette
Chilaquiles con Huevo a la Mexicana y Queso
Taquitos de Papa con Chorizo
Pollo a la Mexicana
Garlic-Epazote Rustic Potatoes
Salsa de 4 Chiles & Guaca Salsa
Kahlua 3 Leches Cake
Unlimited mimosas, Mexican Coffee and soft drinks
Homemade Chocolate Abuelita (Hot Chocolate)
$30 Per Person includes tax, gratuity and cash only.
BIG GAY BRUNCH CLUB Chicago
takes over Cocktail and the Gardens
favorite after brunch place is hosting us for November’s Brunch!
you didn’t know, Cocktail is one of the most
inviting playful bars & restaurants in Lakeview, appealing to a
broad-based clientele that is short on attitude and long on fun.
we all know that BGBC is LONG ON FUN!
So, it’s a perfect match. Of
course, you are invited to hang out afterwards for $1 Well-Drinks, $2
Mimosas, $2 PBR 16oz cans or $12 Cocktail Infused Vodka Carafes. The
following buffet style menu will be served with the usual bottomless
mimosas and bloody Mary’s, for just $30, including tax & tip.
Waffle Station (w/ assorted toppings)
Home style Potatoes
Make sure that you bring cash and your dancing shoes for another guaranteed fun time with BGBC.
takes over the Dana Hotel Rooftop
Sunday May 15th 12pm-2pm.
This could be their BIGGEST BRUNCH to date! Over the last 2 years, Troy Karnoff has grown BGBC into quite a monthly event! The club was even profiled in PASSPORT Magazine this month!
Troy and a small group of friends were looking to get together over brunch at somewhere new and different. So this monthly roving brunch club was launched, and this weekend, over 120 people have RSVPd! – You don’t have to RSVP – just show up at noon. The cost is $30 – cash – but it helps if you RSVP for head counts, obviously. But I know there are still one or two of you out there, who refuse to join Facebook!
Vertigo Sky Lounge at the Dana Hotel & Spa.
2 W. ERIE STREET
Come see some spectacular views of the city at one of the most elite spot downtown. The usual $30 inclusive price tag covering the tax, gratuity and of course, unlimited mimosas and bloody mary’s.
“We will be served sliced riped market fruits, cinnamon rolls, croissants, pancakes with hot maple syrup, freshly prepared scrambled eggs, nueske’s smoked apple bacon, crispy potatoes and country breakfast sausage. Come check out the view and network with some new friends for the May BGBC!”
Rooftop lounge is perched above the 26 floors of the ultra chic Dana Hotel & Spa… fire pits, champagne, food, and fun people! With an unbeatable view of Chicago’s skyline. Rest amongst the highest of Chicago’s skyscrapers while relaxing with the rest of Chicago’s most fabulous!
Big Gay Brunch Club
Join EQIL and Sidetrack for Spring Wine Tasting on May 11 from 6:00 to 9:00pm!
Tickets are now available. For just $20 you have access to over 75 wines from around the world and hors d’oeuvres provided by J&L Catering!
This super-popular event caters to all palates and budgets. Plus, those who preregister will be entered into our 3 DRAWINGS FOR 4 BOTTLES OF WINE EACH!
Due to the nature of PAC fundraising, each attendee must register and pay individually. A phone number is required to complete your online registration, but will ONLY be used as an identifier at the door at Sidetrack.
GET A TICKET NOW!
The Mission of Equality Illinois is to secure, protect and defend equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Illinois. Come show your support!
Often referred to as an LGBT LinkedIn, dot429 is a multi-platform network connecting LGBT professionals and allies online and in person.
Founded by 500 of the most successful and influential LGBT entrepreneurs, business people, designers, and entertainers, dot429 serves as a go-to destination for the LGBT professional set. dot429 provides an opportunity for this community to connect and expand their business networks, further their careers, stay current on the latest happenings in the LGBT professional community, and more.
Online members communicate through profile pages, updates, messages and online introductions. 429Magazine provides exclusive articles written by industry insiders, politicians, and key LGBTA leaders, covering everything from finance and business to leisure and entertainment. dot429 provides members with a fresh take on current issues: the queer professional perspective.
Adding to the success of the online network, dot429 hosts sophisticated monthly social events across the country for members to connect in person.
They will be hosting their next Chicago Event – April 29th at the James Hotel! Check it out on Facebook!
Over 100 people have already RSVP’d!
The Scoop –
JBar in The James Hotel
610 North Rush Street Chicago, IL 60611 ( 6:00PM – 8:00PM)
Women’s Social are going fast!
To purchase your tickets to this hot event, visit EQIL.org, or call 773-477-7173.
Presenting Sponsors include Olivia Cruises and CNA, Silver Sponsors include Dalila Fridi and Elizabeth McKnight, and food and cocktails are provided by Carnival Foods and Sidetrack.
We look foward to seeing you at Flourish Studios on April 9!
Join Equality Illinois and our friends at Sluggers Sports Bar on Thursday, March 31 from 6 to 9pm for a casual social to celebrate Opening Day 2011!
Come meet White Sox great Minnie Minoso (stay tuned for other names to be added!) and enjoy cocktails and the chance to win door prizes. Tickets, which include 2 complimentary cocktails and a drawing ticket are $10 at the door. Come meet some new friends and let’s celebrate the beginning of the 2011 baseball season!
EQIL 2011 Baseball Season Opening Social
Thursday, March 31 6 to 9pm
Sluggers Sports Bar 3540 N. Clark Street in Chicago
Tickets $10 at the door (2 complimentary cocktails and a drawing ticket)
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Equality Illinois, the state’s largest organization advocating for full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, is kicking off the 2011 baseball season with a pre-opening day social aimed at bringing together fans of the Chicago Cubs and of the White Sox.
Attendees will have the chance to mix and mingle with current and former baseball players such as White Sox great Minnie Minoso, and meet the editor of the best-selling Baseball Prospectus, Christina Kahrl. Contributing authors to the Baseball Prospectus will also be in attendance.
Attendees will have a chance to win tickets to 2011 season games, team memorabilia, copies of the newest edition of Baseball Prospectus, among other prizes.
The event will take place on Thursday, March 31st from 6–9pm at Sluggers Bar, one of Wrigleyville’s most renowned hotspots, at 3540 N. Clark Street. Tickets are $10 at the door and include 2 complimentary cocktails, light bites, and a ticket for the drawings.
For more information about Equality Illinois, visit Equality Illinois.
Kickoff for Equality
Thursday, March 31, 2011 6:00pm-9:00pm
Sluggers Bar 3540 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL 60613
OK, so I have a BIG FAVOR to ask.
I have applied for a very cool job with GayTravel.com
Out of hundreds of applications, after the first cut last week, they have narrowed it down to 54 finalists. And I have made it to the top 54!
From here, on August 1st, they will pick their top 8 finalists to go to New York City for the final selection of the winner.
The winner gets a 6 month paid job with GayTavel.com and will fly all over the US helping them build their brand with Social Media and blogging and Networking!
So here is my favor. I am asking to PLEASE go to GayTravel.com and sign up for a free profile/account for yourself. It just takes a minute.
THE VOTING HAS JUST BEGUN! And runs for 2 weeks. Till July 30th.
Look for MICHAEL – Scoll down and vote 5 STARS~!
Any help you can give me, would be GREATLY appreciated!!!
America’s Next Top GAY TRAVEL GURU!
Meeting with gay attractive men
and striking up a conversation is probably not easy for a lot of you gay men who are just starting their relationship in this particular direction. Although, for some gay men, talking to another man and being completely comfortable enough to attract attention may not be as easy as it sounds, and you may require some help. We’ll unload some burden off your shoulder by telling you that you can make it possible and even enjoyable for yourself and in your area, it won’t be that hard to find the right guy for yourself. But of course, like anything else in life, meeting gay men will require some tips and a lot of skill.
Firstly, to build the self-confidence and demeanor that you are lacking, you need to set a few goals for yourself. For instance, you can mentally tell yourself what you hope to achieve when you set out to meet gay men one evening, whether you’re looking to make a friend or looking for a much serious relationship. Then, since you will be aware of exactly what your weaknesses are, you can focus on curbing them and bringing out the qualities of yourself that truly make you who you are. Setting such goals can truly boost the self-confidence you need to meet gay men.
But let us warn you; do not in any way, set up unreasonable goals for yourself. You know yourself the best and you know exactly what you can achieve as far as meeting gay men is concerned. You also need to keep track of what exactly you want to achieve and then, set realistic goals for yourself. If you go out to a gay bar, you may expect to meet a nice guy but don’t be bent upon meeting one and finding what you want in him.
It is always a good idea to be talkative, not talkative in an annoying way but in a charming and alluring manner that brings out your personality. Make an effort to talk freely with all men, whether you like them or not and try to make your best impression on just anyone, whether in a bar or in a party. Getting yourself to talk easily and naturally is perhaps, the easiest and biggest way to meet gay men and find the one you’re attracted to.
To be better at picking up gay men and more importantly, the ones you are attracted to, being quiet and reserved is the worst thing you can do. Taking interest in everything, making light conversation with anyone and taking an interest in everyone’s concerns is something that attracts all gay men and using that can help you attract men to yourself. Such conversational and communication techniques can be much important and perhaps even more than your clothes and hair when trying to meet attractive gay men. Remember, that there are men interested in you and it is you who has to bring yourself to their attention in the most charming manner.
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Last month we told you about a couple of Alternative and off-the-beaten-path things to do, this month we have 2 new ones for those looking for something new and different!
BIG GAY BRUNCH CLUB was formed 1 year ago by a small group of friends looking to get together over brunch at somewhere new and different. The next month, more friends joined, and the next month their friends joined in the roving brunch gathering!
The group now has over 300 friends on their FaceBook page and about 50-70 people show up at their monthly traveling brunch.
BGBC is a GLBT networking group to meet new people in the GLBT Chicago community. Keep an eye out for events and updates like brunch, wine tasting, BBQ etc.
April 25th at 1:30pm is the groups 1 year anniversary which will be at Broadway Cellars, 5900 N. Broadway, the spot where the group had their first brunch gathering!
Expect fun people, food and of course, mimosas and bloody marys!
VENGA BUS CHICAGO is another group that started by accident.
Vengabus takes Chicago’s 21 and over fun seekers on adventures!
Doug Collins who manages a local bus tour company decided to get a group of friends together, a bunch of liquor, and shuttle everyone up to LA CAGE in Milwaukee for an evening of fun!
Usually $10-$20 covers the gas and the driver and bus fee. It’s a BYOB party that plans to do possible getaways to places like Six Flags, Saugatuck and maybe even somewhere over in Indy.
Doug says to join his FaceBook page and “check out the links to our past events and watch and join our upcoming events!”
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Whether you are hitting the town for a wild night or you’re heading to the theater for a play or concert, doing what you enjoy is always better when you’re with someone special. Whether that someone is a friend, a companion for the evening, or someone you’ve been with for awhile, finding that exceptional someone you want to share your passions with can be hard to do in a city of Chicago’s size.
Sure, you could try gay dating the old-fashioned way and place a personals ad in the paper or you could hit up a club every weekend – but that won’t necessarily mean you’ll find the gay heart-throb or lesbian lover of your dreams. Encountering that special homosexual someone in a large city can be hard to do in a crowded club or without even seeing their picture.
In a city like Chicago you could club every night or put in a personals ad every week and still not meet the right gay or lesbian partner for you; but at a gay dating site like PrideDating, it’s a convenient way to get together with homosexual singles in your area looking for relationships, not just hookups. The right gay dating site makes it easy for you to find the right someone for you so you can forget the drama of the club scene, and forget waiting for a personals response.
Make the most of the right gay dating site and find someone near you that will make going out in the evenings fun and pleasurable. There is so much to experience in the city of Chicago – when you find that special someone near you that enjoys the same things using a gay dating site, you’ll look so forward to going out and hitting up every hot spot in town!
My partner and I belong to a Meetup.com group here in Chicago for Gay and Lesbian Professionals. From time to time, organizers throw different events. So in an effort to reach a new audience, I thought I would share those events here, as they come up. It’s only $5 per year to be member and most of the events are very inexpensive to attend. Plus it’s a great way to network with other LGBT Professionals. So check it out!
Board Game Dating for Gay Nerd Guys
When : November 30th, 2009 7:00pm
Price $20 per person
Board Game Dating for Lesbian Nerds
When: December 3, 2009 7:00 PM
Price: $20.00 per person
Where: Fat Cat 4840 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60640 773-506-3100
Get your geek on with other smart, witty single night at our high-fun, low-pressure dating party, where trivia quizzes and ferocious board gaming wins you prizes as well as hearts.
The festivities take place from 7-10 p.m. in the mod back room at Fat Cat (4840 N. Broadway). We’ll have several rounds of small-group board games to break the ice and we’ll rotate the tables so that you can flirt with everyone in attendance over Apples to Apples, Catch Phrase, Taboo, Scattergories, Boggle, Homogenius and more.
Admission ($20 with advance registration and payment at Nerds at Heart or at Meet Up.com, or $25 at the door) also includes trivia contests, geeky prizes, theater ticket giveaways, a drawing for passes to the “Terror in the Aisles 3” fight-flick marathon at Portage Theater and a complimentary cocktail.
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