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Lighthouse relaxation

Last Wednesday the Network of Entrepreneurial Women gathered at Blue Violet Body Works for networking, a lighthouse tour and mini-spa treatments. We had a lovely time learning more about the Elgin business community and its amazing entrepreneurial women. These women are doing amazing things in the Elgin community and the entrepreneurial community as a whole. […]

Syncing at Symphony’s

Last week the Network of Entrepreneurial Women enjoyed a delicious meal at Symphony’s Cafe during our progressive networking dinner event. photo courtesy NetworkHoncho, Daisy Chain Dress from Hello Holiday Evanston has so many wonderful dining options that I had not yet tried this restaurant, but I was not disappointed. Their goat cheese appetizer was a […]

Progressive dining at Symphony’s

I’m excited about my dinner out this week. On Thursday the Positively NEW ladies will gather for a Progressive Networking Dinner at Evanston’s Symphony’s Cafe. We’ll have cozy tête-à-têtes while rotating tables between appetizers, entree, and dessert to maximize the networking fun. Symphony’s Cafe, located at 1945 Central Street in Evanston, offers vegetarian and non-vegetarian […]

Brainstorming at Stella

On Wednesday the Network of Entrepreneurial Women co-founders browsed Stella Boutique on Central Street in Evanston. Stella was recently named Best Boutique for Women and a Best Gift Shop in Make It Better Magazine. photo by Networkhoncho We enjoyed brainstorming upcoming events while trying on some of Stella’s treasures. Erica in this fabulous versatile wonder woman […]

A Birthday Treasure Hunt

My fabulous birthday month is full of festivities. After Friday’s Wax(in’) Blue exhibit opening I look forward to celebrating some more with my NEW friends at our next Meet & Munch. I got to pick the venues for August, and we’ll be hunting for treasure at Stella Boutique on Central Street. Stella Boutique is a […]

Bookish fun

Remember those booklists from last week? Well, we had a lively discussion about those and other fabulous titles at the NEW Wine Women and Wellness in Hyde Park. 57th Street Bookstore is such a gem. Just looking at books is so much fun. We had the honor of talking directly to the author of A […]

NEW recommended business books

Reading biographies is inspiring, but sometimes we have to get into the nitty-gritty of business planning. We will discuss our favorite business books at tomorrow’s NEW Wine Women and Wellness event from 2-4 p.m. at 57th Street Books. RSVP on Facebook or our Meetup Group, or just pop in! Business, health and life insurance consultant Karen […]

The Gutsy Women Booklist

“I collect new books the way my friends buy designer handbags. Sometimes, I just like to know I have them and actually reading them is beside the point. … The mere act of buying them makes me happy– the world is more promising, more fulfilling.” ~ Dora in Literacy and Longing in LA This coming […]

A Hyde Park BBQ

I grill, therefore I am. ~ Alton Brown The Chillin’ and Grillin’ continues as more barbecues entered my calendar this past week. It’s been nice to go out and meet new people while being cooked for by manly men (even when the women start the grill, the men have a way to gravitate toward it). On […]

It’s BBQ season, join the next Meet & Munch!

To me, the Fourth of July always signals barbecue season, so I am thrilled to have another one on the books after yesterday’s with friends. The Network of Entrepreneurial Women is hosting our first annual Meet & Munch Networking Barbecue. Since entrepreneurship doesn’t happen in a bubble, and takes a village to support, our lovely […]