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Because Two (or 16) Heads are Better Than One!May 9, 2013
Every day, day-in and day-out, we hear of problems and paradoxes burdening individuals, communities, countries… It is overwhelming to think about, let alone develop solutions for them. Where do you start? According to Kevin Conroy Smith, you build a network. Sounds so simple right? Guess what… it is! “I’m not going to change the world, but my network can.” With Smith’s devout belief in the power of networking, he set out to make a difference by connecting his astute social and professional circles with Habitat for Humanity International, where he sits on the Executive Board and is Chair for the International Young Professionals Board, to tackle poverty issues. Hence: The Habitat for Humanity Series. The Habitat … Read more
And Cheeky Chats with the BandDecember 4, 2012
The bad thing about covering events is it’s after the fact and you have to read about good times missed-out-on like last Friday’s WinterEscape at the Hard Rock Hotel. Sorry, I’m not sorry, you’re about to kick yourself. However, if you were there, let’s relive the night, eh? With a toy donation entry ensuring Ronald McDonald House tykes have a happy holiday season, guests attended a collaborative and fabulous benefit thrown by CheekyChicago and VitaminWater: A partially hosted bar with specialty VW drinks kept peeps hydrated and havin’ a hoot (mixing H2O and booze is the ultimate—healthy, yes, but totally dodges a hangover—trust!), in addition to stacked tunage for listening. Entertainment included … Read more
Alice In Wonderland in ChicagoSeptember 18, 2012
Step into the magical world of Wonderland… the most celebrated charity event of the year, the Green Tie Ball XXI was held last Saturday (September 15) at Finkl & Sons. It was a small, intimate, glitzy affair for, oh, just over 3,000 people. This year’s Alice in Wonderland theme was the perfect way to celebrate Gateway Green’s achievements in keeping Chicago’s landscape beautiful and believing that anything is possible. Windy City Live‘s male host Ryan Chiaverini, co-emcee for the event and recent Cheeky Guy of Summer, was very honored to be involved in the “best event of the year” that unites media figures, politicians, local celebs and young professionals to honor our great … Read more