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Sipping Tea at Peaceful Parlour

Before Thanksgiving the Network of Entrepreneurial Women gathered in Geneva for a lovely afternoon of chatting, tea-sipping and getting to know each other. Members from the neighborhood as well as Winfield, the O’Hare area, Elgin, St. Charles, Barrington, Hyde Park, Evanston and Downers Grove introduced their respective businesses. We sampled the delicious teas and chais […]

Learning and growing with NEW

NEW’s Crain’s Small Business Day was a blast, and full of nuggets of wisdom by our fabulous guest speakers. During our meet and greet ladies mingled and were introduced to NetworkHoncho.com with their pop-up of a new small business networking tool that is currently in beta launch. Members and visitors also perused my wares at […]

Masterminding Roundtables on Wednesday

Next week is Crain’s Small Business Week, and once again the Network of Entrepreneurial Women is participating in the event. On Wednesday, October 8 we will host three guest speakers at Shannon’s Irish Pub in Glen Ellyn. First, we’ll have a pop-up trunk show, at which I’ll have some pieces and other members will showcase […]

Emergency Vehicle Night in Lemont

Last Wednesday The Network of Entrepreneurial Women met in Lemont to peruse Emergency Vehicle Night. Organized by Lemont Legends, Cruise Nights are held during the summer on Wednesday evenings in Downtown Historic Lemont. We gathered at Aurora Rose Boutique for some small talk and browsing. Megan K’s dress also had an EMS theme. We then […]

Biomechanics and the World’s Fair

Last week I took another field trip to the Field Museum. I was supposed to meet NEW in the afternoon so I made a day of it. A seagull decided to pose at his best angles as I admired the glorious day and Chicago’s skyline. The Field currently has a Biomechanics exhibit called The Machine […]

Busse Woods BBQ

July was full of fun summer adventures, including a wonderful barbecue with NEW. We claimed a pavilion at Busse Woods and brought salad, sweets and meat to grill. It was lovely to listen to nature right in the middle of a large suburb. Nature was quite close as we had a defensive pair of bird […]

Stressbusting at Meet & Munch

Last Wednesday we had a lovely time de-stressing at Hub83 in South Barrington. Hub83 is a co-working space where start-ups, entrepreneurs, freelancers, telecommuters, and small or previously home-based businesses can work in a collaborative office space and get access to resources that can help grow their business. The company provides commercial shared office space which […]

Bragging about each other

“If we can’t self-market, we’re inhibiting ourselves.” ~ Erica Thomas Last week the Network of Entrepreneurial Women gathered at 57th Street Books in Hyde Park to discuss How to Brag. NEW Co-Founder Erica Thomas led the discussion with research on how women are conditioned to not boast about their achievements, since if they do they […]

NEW’s fantastic Birthday Party

Last week we had a fabulous NEW birthday party at Avalon Salon and Spa in Deer Park. Familiar faces and new members joined us in our celebration, which also honored Ruth McBride and Girls in the Game. It is lovely to connect with a charity that has a personal resonance with one of our members. […]

NEW’s first Birthday

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” ~ Albert Schweitzer Last year, an inner fire went out on a group I was a part of. […]