Thursday, April 6, 2017

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 60661
When: May 9, 2017
Time: 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 stuff to do? too many ideas that never get accomplished?

Stop taking this productivity tip and that efficiency trick and never making progress.  Learn to develop a productivity system from two local, social entrepreneurs who have become experts at productivity.

Running a nonprofit and a business, Brandon and Amanda Neely owners of Overflow Coffee Bar, L3C had to figure out how to be productive and keep their sanity in the process. They were able to create tactics and overcome the obstacles of being overwhelmed. They were able to control their inbox rather than their inbox controlling them.

Productivity is so individualized. What works for 1 person won't work always for another.
During this workshop, attendees will learn:

• The step-by-step process for developing your own unique productivity system.
• How to defeat the piles and the over abundance of too many options and too much on
your to-do list.
• About the tools you need and how to control them (rather than let them control you).
• How to setting up a digital command center.
• How to tame your inbox instead of it eating at your time.

More details and registration are available at overflowyourproductivity.eventbrite.com. Save $10 by registering before May 2.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

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 swarmed around his car and blocked the exit, police said. The men beat the victim and one of them got into the car and drove away.
The victim was treated for injuries at the police station, police said.
The man in the car, who was 18, was found and taken into custody, police said, but the others got away. Charges were pending. 

Friday, March 3, 2017

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.




Saturday, February 11, 2017

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 of its kind in North America. First held in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 108th edition. The Chicago Auto Show utilizes more than 1 million square feet in the North and South Exhibit Halls of the McCormick Place complex.

Collier’s Magazine piece promoting the 1939 Chicago Auto Show.

McCormick Place is easily reached by car or public transportation. Extensive shuttle bus service from all area parking lots to and from McCormick Place. Weekend-only shuttle service from the Millennium Park and East Monroe underground garages. Shuttles stop in 10-15 minute intervals near Columbus/Upper and Lower Randolph and at Gate 3 at McCormick Place.

Scooter and Wheelchair rentals are available by contacting Scootaround toll-free at (773) 439-9940.

Scooter rentals are $50.00 a day and wheelchair rentals are $20.00 a day. Scootaround accepts all major credit cards. Scootaround is located at Gate 4 of McCormick Place (west end of the Grand Concourse). While Scootaround will make every effort to accommodate all needs, you are encouraged to reserve in advance.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro from this year’s Chicago Auto Show 
McCormick Place is easily reached by car or public transportation. Extensive shuttle bus service from all area parking lots to and from McCormick Place. Weekend-only shuttle service from the Millennium Park and East Monroe underground garages. Shuttles stop in 10-15 minute intervals near Columbus/Upper and Lower Randolph and at Gate 3 at McCormick Place.

Scooter and Wheelchair rentals are available by contacting Scootaround toll-free at (773) 439-9940.

Scooter rentals are $50.00 a day and wheelchair rentals are $20.00 a day. Scootaround accepts all major credit cards. Scootaround is located at Gate 4 of McCormick Place (west end of the Grand Concourse). While Scootaround will make every effort to accommodate all needs, you are encouraged to reserve in advance.

Tickets are available at our McCormick Place ticket booths on public show days or online at ChicagoAutoShow.com and https://tickets.drivechicago.com. (Show box office closes one hour before the show closes.)

$13 for adults

$7 for seniors aged 62 and older

$7 for children 7-12

Free Admission for children 6 and younger when accompanied by a paying adult. Family members only.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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 of touch with reality, regressive, irrelevant. Has science proved Christianity wrong? Why is the church so concerned with human sexuality? If there is a God, why is there so much evil? Whether you’ve been a Christian for a long time and have asked some of these questions or are skeptical of religion, you are invited to join the conversation. Register online at thinksouthloop.com. This event it free, but RSVPs are appreciated. To RSVP click here.

Monday, January 23, 2017

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 –2004).

Etta Moten Barnett was an American actress and singer. She performed on stage in a revival of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, which became a signature role. On film she appeared in Pre-Code classics Ladies They Talk About (1933) starring Barbara Stanwyck and Gold Diggers of 1933 where she sang the classic “My Forgotten Man” with the film’s star Joan Blondell. In addition to appearing in films, her singing voice was dubbed for African American actress Theresa Harris in the film Professional Sweetheart starring Ginger Rogers (1933).

Flying Down to Rio features Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire in their first film together, although Dolores del Rio and Gene Raymond are top-billed. Moten Barnett sings “The Carioca” while Rogers and Astaire performs the dance of the same name.

Etta Moten Barnett
Besides her connection to Second Presbyterian Church, Moten Barnett was active in the National Council of Negro Women, the Chicago Lyric Opera, Field and DuSable Museums, and the South Side Community Center.

Barnett Moten died of pancreatic cancer in 2004 at the age of 102.

The screening of this film is A Black History Month Event presented in celebration of the 175th Anniversary of Second Presbyterian Church. Free popcorn and soft drinks will be served at the movie screening.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Free Coffee at Stan's Donuts Today - January 17

To celebrate their new coffee provider, La Colombe, Stan’s Donuts will be offering a free small house roast with any purchase all day.


According to the press release, “My vision for Stan’s has always been to make great donuts, of course, but also to serve great coffee,” says Chief Doughboy, Rich Labriola.



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