2017 River North Business Expo and Business After Hours

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Name: 2017 River North Business Expo and Business After Hours
Date: April 19, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
Event Description:


From start-ups to hospitality to national brands, River North is the heart of innovation and business in Chicago. Bring plenty of business cards and join fellow business owners and entrepreneurs at the 2017 RNBA Business Expo, occurring at the Metropolitan Club in Willis Tower!  Through educational workshops and exhibitor displays, this year’s Expo will help you learn, grow, and elevate your business to the next level.  Whether you are in the process of forming your business, your business is new, or your business is well established, the Expo is the premiere place to meet experienced businesses that will provide the assistance, guidance, and resources for your business needs.  Exhibitors include businesses in the legal, technology, financial, marketing, hospitality, printing industries.

RNBA Members - Help us make the 2017 Business Expo  the most successful yet!
In order to accomplish this goal, the Chairs of the committee are offering a limited time promotion.  The RNBA member who has the most guests attend the Expo will win a two hour happy hour at the Metropolitan Club that consists of appetizers, two bottles of wine, and music for you and a guest, courtesy of Marty Padilla and Meghan Stokes.  To be eligible for this promotion, your guests must register and indicate that they are your guest.  Please forward the registration link to business professionals in your network.  Guests must be registered in advance; walk-ins are not eligible.  The winner will be notified by email after the Expo and must use this promotional offer within 60 days. Offer is good only for a Thursday or Friday from 5-7 PM. 

All attendees will be able to hear the presentation on "How to Work the Expo Room" presented by Fred Siegman at 6 PM in the main Expo Hall.

Please note - All other educational workshops are filled.

Don't forget your photo identification for Willis Tower entry.

The Metropolitan Club
67th Floor - Willis Tower
Date/Time Information:

Wednesday, April 19

Schedule of Events
5:00 – 8:00          Expo and Open Networking

6:00 PM -         Keynote Speaker - "How To Work the Expo Room" 
                                    presented by Fred Siegman
​                                (In main Expo Hall - no registration required)

             6:00 – 6:30          Session 1 - CLOSED
                                            Meghan Stokes – Attorney
                                           Marty Padilla  - SPOT, Inc.
                                          “Art of Closing - Negotiation Workshop”
                6:40 – 7:10          Session 2 - CLOSED
                                            Mark Canak – Sommelier, Metropolitan Club
                                           “Wine Etiquette for Business Entertaining”
                7:20 – 7:50         Session 3 - CLOSED
                                         Mark Canak – Sommelier, Metropolitan Club
                                           “Wine Etiquette for Business Entertaining”
7:50                        Business Card Drawing (must be present to win)

Contact Information:
Meghan Stokes or Marty Padilla
This event is April's Business After Hours event but will be complimentary for all attendees. No coupons or cash will be needed for admittance but please register in advance for planning purposes.
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