You’re invited to participate in the Google Digital Coaches Chicago, brought to you by Birk Creative in partnership with Accelerate with Google and the Google Digital Coaches Program
IMPORTANT ** PLEASE NOTE **
This workshop is for existing In-Market Small, Mid and Sole Proprietor Businesses with a website. Please bring your laptop.
DIGITAL MARKETING & ADVERTISING 101 (for Businesses with a Website)
Receive guidance on improving your business web presence, design your first online ad, social media recommendations, the importance of branding, your unique selling proposition, eligible businesses learn how to get listed on Google Maps to get a virtual "billboard." Learn how *not* to lose money and time online at this workshop.
A laptop or smart mobile device is required to get the most out of this interactive experience.
Some of the things you will learn to help you with your business marketing will include:
How and why to use social media for business
Gaining the confidence to use your voice for your business
How to find the perfect customer online
What are digital goals and why are they important?
Do I really need a website? And, what is Google Analytics (basic info)?
Learn about new digital tools that are fresh, free or inexpensive
How to grow your online reputation and digital footprint with your potential customer
How To Write A Basic Ad Headline
Set up your first online ad in real time (Required: computer or smartphone. Optional: Credit card needed to activate $100 free advertising coupon. )
JOIN US FOR NETWORKING AT FULTON MARKET KITCHENS' PRIVATE ART STUDIO!
You're invited to our next networking event at Fulton Market Kitchen. Located in the Fulton Market District, FMK is part Art, Cocktail Bar, & Restaurant.
"The place is a work of art, in and of itself."
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
4:30 - 6:30 PM
Join us for a Lunch & Learn panel discussion on the 2018 New Tax Law. We are excited to have a distinguished panel to discuss how the new tax law will impact business.
February 22, 2018 from Noon - 1:30
Join us for a panel discussion on the new tax law.
Brian A. Bernardoni, Illinois REALTORS
Ronald Kaminski , HBK Engineering, LLC
Ron Cain , Kuma's Corner
Jason S. Vanden Bosch , CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.
Tom Macejko , Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
Armando Chacon ,Century 21 S.G.R.
Click on the link below to register or RSVP.
Presented by Business Bragger
Learn how to make new connections on LinkedIn for business purposes. We will teach you how to set up your LinkedIn profile, how to make sure it is optimized so people can find you and how to make new connections to build your business.
BACP Sponsored Event
Presented by Rhea Steele, President of Blue Ocean Logic
In this workshop you will learn how to create a social media marketing plan, select resources for a social marketing team and discuss the value of social media to your marketing plan. You will also learn how to use metrics to measure the impact of a social media plan.
BACP sponsored event
Presented by Community Law Project
Attend this workshop to learn about the legal steps to becoming a charitable organization, the differences between a for profit and a nonprofit, an overview of the legal process of creating a not for profit corporation, developing a board of directors, explain bylaws, and obtaining recognition of 501c3 income tax exemption for the organization.
BACP Sponsored event
Presented by Stacey Pitts Caldwell, MBA, Center Director of SBDC at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
A lot of business comes through contacts and networking, therefore, a strong network and maintaining relationships with key contacts can help you gain new customers. In this workshop, participants will plan which networking activities to join, think about which events/activities make sense to attend, decide how to expand and use their network as well as how to keep in contact with the people that are most important to the growth of the business.
BACP Sponsored event
Presented by Rebecca Chauncey, RLC Speaks, LLC
Are you stressing over business? Do you regularly feel frustrated with customers and staff? Are you doubting your ability to create or maintain your business? If you say yes to one or more of the questions, this session is for YOU! Register now to learn how to reduce your stress in 10 minutes or less, gain power to have easier experiences with customers and staff, apply practical techniques to be more confident in yourself and your business. Bring an open mind, a willingness to learn and participate, a positive attitude, something to write notes, and your mobile phone! We look forward to seeing you there!
Presented by the City of Chicago
To operate a successful business in Chicago you need to know what it takes to maintain compliance. Officials from several City departments will provide insight on how to operate safely, stay compliant, help prepare for inspections and highlight the do's and don'ts of operating a business.
Join your neighbors and local merchants for a stroll down Madison Street to celebrate the season with fun and activities for all ages. Followed by the 7th Annual Tree Lighting celebration at Mary Bartelme Park 6 pm.
- Smitten Boutique | 1047 W. Madison Street | Activity: Letters to Santa
- Vitahl Medical Aesthetics | 1035 W. Madison Street | Activity: Build a Mini Snowman
- Cat & Mouse Games | 1112 W. Madison Street | Activity: Make & Take Ornament Party
- Pure Barre West Loop | 1170 W. Madison Street | Offering: Holiday snack, special offer [code for champagne]
- Imagination Children's Academy | 1144 W. Madison Street | Activity: Toys for Tots
- Cone Gourmet Ice Cream | 1047 W. Madison Street | Offering: Hot chocolate and/or cider
- 1018 W. Madison/Design 21 Architects | 1018 W. Madison Street | Offering: Hot Chocolate
- Tribeca Boutique | 1035 W. Madison Street | Offering: 20% off any one item + gift wrap + drinks
- Monteverde | 1020 W. Madison Street | Offering: handing out chocolate-meringue cookies known as "forgotten cookies"
- Groundswell Coffee Roasters | 1168 W. Madison Street | Offering: $2 off all whole bean coffee
- Experimac | 1127 W. Madison Street | Offering: 10% off everything in the store, 50% off phone cases, free screen wipes, and adult or kid eggnog
- Wigglyville West Loop | 1137 W. Madison Street | Offering: 15% off beds
- European Wax Center | 949 W. Madison Street | Offering: free wax cards, samples, and candy canes
- Luxe on Madison | 1222 W. Madison Street | Offering: Hot Chocolate, Special Leasing incentives
- Red Sky Capital | 1142 W. Madison Street | Offering: Pucker Powder Candy
- Jet's Pizza | 1025 W. Madison Street | Offering: Free Pizza Samples
Presented by Chicago Department of Aviation - Concessions Department
Are you interested in operating a restaurant or shop at O'Hare or Midway International Airports, but don't know where to begin? Come and learn about the Request for Proposals (RFP) process, how to operate a business at the airports, and a summary of the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) program.
Presented by Google & Birk Creative
Learn how to reach new customers and grow your business with digital advertising. Write a headline, craft your unique selling proposition, consider business goals and discover free online tools to do it all. Create and launch an online advertisement for your business in real time. What you’ll learn at this workshop will help you transform from “I’m a consumer ready to buy online” to “I’m an advertiser ready to sell online.” A fully charged laptop or tablet is highly recommended to get the most benefit from this workshop.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR
A INDEPENDENT RESTAURANT PANEL
DONNIE MADIA, ONE OFF HOSPITALITY
MEG SAHS, MONTEVERDE RESTAURANT & PASTIFCIO
EMMANUEL NONY, SEPIA/PROXI RESTAURANT
FOR A DISCUSSION ON INDEPENDENT WEST LOOP RESTAURANTS
LARRY ADELSON, CHICO & NUNES, P.C.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 P.M.
PANEL WILL BEGIN AT 6:30 P.M.
SOHO HOUSE CHICAGO
113-125 NORTH GREEN STREET
The event will take place in Soho House Chicago's cinema, therefore space is limited. Photography and videography are prohibited. Drinks and light snacks are included in ticket purchase.
TICKET PRICE: $50 (WCA Members only)
Join us for our annual meeting on October 19that Carnivale Restaurant with featured speakers Dean DeLisle, Forward Progress, and Glassdoor.
Glassdoor is one of the fastest growing jobs and recruiting websites. Learn why they selected Fulton Market for its new office location at Fulton West and it's products and service offerings for employers and employees.
October 19, 2017
Noon - 1:30 PM
- Introduction of New Members
- Reflect on successful initiatives
- Election of new/renewing directors and officers.
Dean DeLisle, CEO and Founder, Forward Progress
Learn about one of the fastest growing jobs and recruiting website!
The next community meeting for a City-led proposal to implement key zoning actions identified in the 2014 Fulton Market Innovation District plan will take place 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at the former Coyne College building, 330 N. Green St., Chicago.
The meeting’s purpose is to review the proposal to lift the Planned Manufacturing District zoning and allow additional uses in the area between Wayland, Hubbard, Halsted and Ogden. Also to be discussed will be the potential design, bulk and massing of future potential developments. The meeting will involve a short presentation by City staff with time for comments, questions and answers.
Community stakeholders unable attend in person can still provide input and participate in the implementation process in the following ways:
- View the presentations and review the Fulton Market Innovation District plan on the summary page
- Reach out on DPD’s Facebook or Twitter page
- Send an email to DPD@cityofchicago.org
Thank you for your continued interest.