So much going on and so much to do!
So let me start off by saying CONGRATULATIONS To James Cerdan for stepping up and starting a new chapter for the Chicago Entrepreneur Meetup Group!
James will be running our Chapter meetings down in the Southwest Suburbs which covers the Bolingbrook, Naperville, Lisle, and more area! James is an excellent candidate for this as he's well connected and his company, HDI-Print, is something all entrepreneurs can use (business cards, postcards, brochures - they got what you need).
The Bolingbrook/Naperville chapter will meet every Second Thursday (First one's October 14th, so be on the lookout for the event announcement) right before our monthly Schaumburg Meetings every Third Tuesday (Next one's this Coming Tuesday, September 21st and then again on October 19th). And for all of you downtowner's don't worry, we're working on setting up some meetings down there too starting in November!
Keeping in alignment of our current purpose and mission, I'm working with James to ensure we provided great value to all our members and bring high quality speakers when appropriate. This is great for all you members as we continue to grow and develop this group making this the ONE place for all entrepreneurs!
So Congrats again to James for taking the initiative and making this happen!
In other news, there are a lot of upcoming events! As mentioned, Things just keep getting better and better!
First, don't forget our Monthly Meeting in Schaumburg is on Tuesday, September 21st. We'll be answering All your questions about Social Media. As we are advertising this via multiple avenues, registration is on eventbrite. Go there now to register. http://chicagoentreprenuermeetup0921.eventbrite.com/
Second, Wednesday, September 22nd, I'll be at my weekly Networking Lunch somewhere in Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates area. This week we'll be at Jersey's Pizza and Grill at 11:30 am. For more information, go to http://www.meetup.com/KeyConceptNetworking
Wednesday evening, I'll be at a Jaycee Coffee social at the corner of Golf and Roselle Road - again in Hoffman Estates. If you're interested in finding out more about the Jaycees, this is a great place to show up. For more information, go to http://www.meetup.com/HoffmanEstatesJaycees
Next, If you haven't checked out our discussion board yet, please do so periodically and make sure you introduce yourself. And if you've got an upcoming event, feel free to post it there (under the "UPCOMING EVENTS" section of course). Make sure you check out the events like the upcoming More Life Personal Transformation Experience September 24-26, 2010. I sat down and met with Jillian Eichel and this seems like it's going to be a super event you want to get out to. I'd attend myself except I'll be at a Speaker bootcamp during those days rubbing elbows with other speakers. If you're open though, check it out at http://www.morelifetraining.com/ or contact Jillian (she's one of our members!) for more information!
And don't forget the 30 days of free Real Estate Training coming up. Tim Mai's done hundreds of deals and he's looking to train you for FREE for 30 days with a step-by-step game plan you don't want to miss. Get registered for this amazing event at http://www.bit.ly/1000deals
There are a LOT more events coming up in October as well, so stay tuned!
P.S. Do not let all these events overwhelm you. While I believe that your Network is your NetWorth, I also believe in getting things done. Depending on your schedule, I recommend you attend at least 1 event per week (to get out the door and meet people) only do not over do it. The fortune is in the follow-up, so attend an event and then schedule follow-up meetings. Do this once a week and you're golden. Attending 3 - 5 or more events and not following up may be fun only it's not advancing your business. Make sure you attend enough events to meet people and then schedule the follow-up meetings!
P.S.S. If you're looking for more events to attend as you cannot attend any of the one's listed above, let me know. The only events I share here are the one's where I've been to, I know the organizer, or I know and trust someone who personally recommends the event. I want to ensure that I am only referring high quality events which provide value to you and the other members of this group. I am aware of several more events which I do not share as I do not know anyone associated with those events - and if you are interested in them, contact me directly and I'm more than happy to share.