Monday, January 16, 2017

Eat, Drink and be Social in 2017

Join us for our first event in 2017. We will discuss our plans for the year including Social Media Day Chicago in June and Social Media Week in November. We are always looking for new presenters, panel discussions, sponsors, hosts, volunteers, etc.

Where: Olive Mediterranean Grill in River North
When: Wed, January 18, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Todor Krecu 

Chicago Social Media Marketing Group, LLC

Mobile Application Security

What: Mobile Application Security
When: Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The mobile application industry is growing at an explosive pace, yet security issues of mobile applications are lagging behind. Incidents of mobile application hacking have increased exponentially as attackers and attacks have evolved, using both new and well-known methods of attack to infiltrate. The impact on businesses and end-users is exponentially growing. With more than 1.5 million apps available in the two main app stores, Apple and Android, and hundreds of billions of downloads to date, the mobile landscape has quickly become the main playground for hackers and attackers. Join Igor Matlin and others in a discussion focused on incorporating security into your mobile application development.
Presentation by:
Igor Matlin, Checkmarx Director, Solutions Architect,
Developer, traveler, mobile technology junkie...and over 20 years of technical experience in high-tech companies as a software engineer and technical lead. Prior to joining Checkmarx as a Senior Solutions Architect, I worked on mobile technologies at Myriad Group, a leading mobile software company, and mobile browser developer Novarra, acquired by Nokia in 2010. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Eat, Drink and be Social with James Gray at Olive Mediterranean Grill

Join us for an Eat, Drink and be Social event with James Gray at Olive Mediterranean Grill.

James Gray is VP of Operations at Olive Mediterranean Grill.

James started with his first business in 2006, Dozen Bake Shop, a multi unit bakery/cafe concept sold in 2011. He then oversaw Glazed and Infused Doughnuts for 2 years. Consulted on a project with Mindy Segal of Hot Chocolate. Then served as Director of Operations for The Goddess Restaurant Group where he spent one last year. James has a BA in English and an MEd in Education.

About  Olive Mediterranean Grill: 

Olive invites you to travel to the Mediterranean with us on a journey rich in taste with natural ingredients, bold flavors, authentic spices and fresh homemade pita bread. We strive to artfully blend our innovative approach and delicious food in a modern and tranquil space. At Olive, efficient service that fits into your active lifestyle and customer satisfaction is our passion. We pride ourselves on making your dining destination a truly memorable OMG experience.

We believe in feeding your family the same way we feed ours. At Olive, our ingredients are premium quality, natural and responsibly-sourced. Satiate your palate with our juicy tender meats, blended with authentic Mediterranean spices. Since we believe in equal opportunity eating, our vegetarian options are always fresh and crisp in each bite. Our pita bread is hand-crafted, freshly baked each day.



Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

I would like to wish you a joyous Holiday Season and all the best in the coming New Year.

As a member of this group you are entitled to a special treat so you can enjoy Giftie for free using my personal promo code "todor" which will get you 3 free local restaurant gift cards on me.

Download Giftie from the Google Play Store or from the iTunes App Store

Giftie provides food enthusiasts a wallet-friendly way to experience the most exciting restaurants Chicago has to offer while supporting the local culinary scene. Giftie provides members with a personalized, self-guided, culinary tour of Chicago allowing them to redeem "digital dollars" at local restaurants around Chicago.

Todor Krecu

Monday, December 19, 2016

Linkedin Profinder

LinkedIn ProFinder is a new professional services marketplace that LinkedIn introduced across the U.S. that helps you find the best freelance or independent professionals in your local area.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Chicago Local Guides Volunteer Day

Google has declared Dec 10 as Local Guides Volunteer Day. We would like to help Open Books on Dec 10.

Where: Open Books, 651 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60661
When: Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)

About Open Books

Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for tens of thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and the creative capitalization of books.

Through our Instructional Programs, we cultivate the literacy skills of thousands of children and youth each year, from those who need intervention to those who desire enrichment.

Through our Book Programs, we provide readers of all ages with engaging, appropriate, and high-quality books. Each week, we deliver thousands of books to schools and nonprofits across Chicagoland.

About Chicago Local Guides

Chicago Local Guides is the unofficial community for #LocalGuides in Chicago. Local Guides, an official Google program, is a global community of explorers who seek out and celebrate local experiences. Through the contributions you add to Google Maps, you help others feel at home in the world, anywhere they go.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Social Media Week Chicago Sessions

Which of our 3 sessions during Social Media Week Chicago 2016 will you be attending?

Local Marketing with Social Media
When: Tue Nov 15 from 6pm to 8pm
Where: MakeOffices at River North Point, Chicago, IL
Panel Discussion With:
* Debbie Littmann Marchok, Vice President of Marketing, Eli's Cheesecake Company
* Steve Thode, CEO, Klusster Media Inc.
* John Yi, Co-founder, NextME
* Richard Levy, Founder, GiftieApp
* James Gray, VP of Operations, Olive Mediterranean Grill
Learn more about the session on Local Marketing with Social Media:

Getting Social with Photos and Video
When: Wed Nov 16 from 6pm to 8pm
Where: Swoon Staffing, Chicago, IL
Panel Discussion With:
* Johanna M. Cook, President, Momma Cuisine, Inc.
* Jonathan Zuluaga, Social Media Coordinator, Doejo
* Genesis Villarreal, Social Media Strategist and Marketing Coordinator, The Eli’s Cheesecake Company
Taryn Rosenberg, Social Media Director, Gossip Genie
Learn more about the session on Getting Social with Photos and Video:

Social Media Advertising
When: Thur Nov 17 from 6pm to 8pm
Where: WeWork Fulton Market, Chicago, IL
Panel Discussion With:
* Quincy Bingham, Paid Media Account Manager, BFO
* Ian Kooperman, Head of Social Media, Rise Interactive
* Anshul Mangal, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Idea Kitchen
Learn more about the session on Social Media Advertising:

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Todor Krecu
Chicago Social Media Marketing Group