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Event Schedule

Monthly Creative Sip
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Monthly Creative Sip

Happening every 4th Thursday of the summer, these intimate, fireside chats will bring trending topics within creative and entrepreneurial spaces to an in-person forum where attendees and friends of Brand Chicago’s community can commune, collaborate, and converse; thus initiating dialogue that will inspire and serve as catalysts for next level innovation.

Topics and location to be revealed the week before each creative sip. This is a free event.

We'll provide wine, hookah, and appetizers. You may also bring a drink of your choice.

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The Social Network
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

The Social Network

This informative workshop is for entrepreneurs, bloggers, influencers, and social media strategist who heavily rely on social media to market their businesses. Attendees will hear from social media experts from companies including Twitter, FB, Google, and others to learn best practices for marketing on their networks. Each participant will leave tips and tricks to be successful at social networking and management.

More details to come.

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Monthly Creative Sip
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Monthly Creative Sip

Happening every 4th Wednesday of the summer, these intimate, creative community chats will bring trending topics within creative and entrepreneurial spaces to an in-person forum where attendees and friends of Brand Chicago and ILA Creative Studio's communities can commune, collaborate, and converse; thus initiating dialogue that will inspire and serve as catalysts for next level innovation.

JULY TOPIC: The Power of Creative Collaboration

Drinks and appetizers available til exhausted. You may also bring a drink of your choice.

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Small Business Mentorship Lounge
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Small Business Mentorship Lounge

The entrepreneurial journey can be tough and lonely at times, and we can always use a mentor for guidance and answers based on experience. But even finding and building a relationship with a mentor is a task in itself. So we made it easy for you with the small business mentorship lounge. This event is for small business owners in their first 1-3 years of business seeking guidance, clarity, and mentorship from seasoned professionals with more than 5 years of success as entrepreneurs.

How it works:

  • Based on pre-submitted questions, you will be matched with 1-3 mentors who will provide one-on-one mentoring on site based on your business challenges and questions.
  • Within your 1-on-1 session, your mentors will have the answers to your questions, and will know about you and your business prior to meeting, so you can get down to business.
  • You will have 15 minutes to meet with each mentor assigned to you, and then you will switch. While you wait for your chance to speak with your mentor, you’ll have the opportunity to network with other like-minded entrepreneurs, thus building peer-to-peer relationships which as just as powerful.

MENTORS:

  • Patrice Perkins, Principal Attorney & Founder of Creative Genius Law
  • Charles Johnson, CEO of Ideal Concept Group & Investor
  • Shaniqua Davis, CEO and Founder, Noirefy
  • Jeff Badu, CEO of Badu Tax Services
  • Britt Savage, Business Advisor at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
  • Jeffrey Beckham, Founder of Black Box Creative
  • Jason Johnson, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Aaja Corrine Magee, Brand Consultant & Strategist
  • Taylor Barrington-Booker, CEO & Founder of Cliquish
  • Jen Gist, CEO & Founder of The Frock Shop and Co-Owner of Floral + Frock
  • Alicia August-Wright, Event Creative & Founder of A'Vents by August and Co-Owner of Floral + Frock
  • Eric Seals, Founder of Digife (Video Production Company)
  • Dara Jackson, CEO of Queensview Creative Studios
  • Jeri Toliver, CEO of Flyy Credit Solutions
  • Johnnie Lovett, Brand Strategist at Ten35
  • Kris D. Christian, CEO of FAME Enterprises
  • Danielle Mitchell, International Marketing Strategist + Founder of Average Black Girl
  • Terrand Smith, CEO of 37 Oaks Consulting (Retail)
  • Larvetta Loftin, CEO of the L3 Agency
  • and many more!

Each “mentee” will walk away with their questions answered, valuable information applicable directly to their business, and new, lasting connections! Drinks and Appetizers will be provided. Click "TICKETS" for a list of participating mentors!

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Monthly Creative Sip
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Monthly Creative Sip

Happening every 4th Thursday of the summer, these intimate, fireside chats will bring trending topics within creative and entrepreneurial spaces to an in-person forum where attendees and friends of Brand Chicago’s community can commune, collaborate, and converse; thus initiating dialogue that will inspire and serve as catalysts for next level innovation.

Topics and location to be revealed the week before each creative sip. This is a free event.

We'll provide wine, hookah, and appetizers. You may also bring a drink of your choice.

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Brand Strategy Bootcamp
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Brand Strategy Bootcamp

This engaging 3-hour mini brand camp is for developing entrepreneurs in the beginning stages of their business who lack brand strategy and visibility. In partnership with Moxe, a black-owned co-working space in the South Loop, attendees will participate actively learn branding best practices while actively mastering their own brand strategies.

Each participant will receive an on-site brand audit by Moxe’s business coaches and brand knowledge applicable to their specific business industry.

The Brand Building Blocks include:

  • Identifying Your Most Valuable Customer

  • Finding What Makes You Stand Out In A Saturated Market

  • Defining the Why and What of Your Brand Communications

  • Establishing Brand Goals

  • Building A Powerful Brand Strategy

  • Elevating the Experience

*Dinner + Refreshments will be served.


Brand Strategy Coach:

Brittany Applegate is the founder of Brand Chicago. When she's not uniting Chicago's creative community, she works as a Sr. Account Manager and producer at Digital Cafe, a minority-owned video production company in the heart of Chicago. Driven by passion, in Brittany's spare time, she serves as a brand consultant, working with small businesses owners in the beginning stages of their development to create powerful marketing and digital strategies to position their brands to stand out and become successful in the marketplace and digital space.

About Moxe:

Moxe is one of the first shared work sites in Chicago's South Loop. Located at 1550 S. State St, Moxe offers both a common work area and dedicated desk space in a vibrant, professional environment. Included with your work space is a host of amenities to help you work more effectively, including supportive technology, conference rooms, on-site coffee shop, etc. Moxe offers different membership packages to suit your needs, as well as opportunities to help you launch or grow your business. Try it out on a day-to-day basis or jump right in. It’s designed with you in mind to foster the nerve, the strength and determination you’ll need to succeed. Learn More Here: http://www.entrenuity.com/moxe/membership

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Professionals In Bloom: Resume & LinkedIn Development Workshop
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Professionals In Bloom: Resume & LinkedIn Development Workshop

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This interactive workshop is for entry- to mid-level professionals across all industries who are interesting in seeking new job opportunities, transitioning careers, or becoming more visible in the spaces where recruiters search the most. You will learn how to write eye-catching, modern resumes and revamp their LInkedIn profiles to attract new career opportunities.

Each attendee will away with a new resume template and a free 3-Day Online LinkedIn Course from Average Black Girl!

This event is taught by Brittany Applegate, Founder of Brand Chicago, and Danielle Mitchell of Average Black Girl!

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Brand Like A Boss w/ Epic Fab Girl
Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

Brand Like A Boss w/ Epic Fab Girl

Brand Chicago is proud to sponsor Epic Fab Girl's “Brand Like A Boss” VIP event at the highly anticipated Go Getter Conference. Ill be contributing to a powerful discussion around the art of branding and marketing your business for maximum impact! Learn more at www.gogetterconference.com and buy your VIP ticket today!

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