Tuesday, March 24, 2020


Join the #TheGreatChicagoTakeOut on Tuesday March 24, and order from your favorite local independent restaurant

If you're working from home or stuck in the office, you can still enjoy a tasty meal from your favorite local independent restaurant. Many are open for pickup and/or delivery. Check out the list and find a restaurant near you.

List of restaurants open for pickup/delivery: http://chicagobuffets.com/restaurants.shtml

Post any restaurants that are not on this list the these sites so they can me added or use the #TheGreatChicagoTakeOut hash tag
ChicagoBuffets on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/events/248136559693887
ChicagoBuffets on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/chicagobuffets/status/1242084535283658752

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Voice Search Meetup

SEMPO Cities Chicago Meetup on Voice Search
October 3 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

Join fellow brand, agency, and other search industry marketers for an evening of learning, sharing, and networking. The SEMPO Cities Chicago event’s topic is Voice Search and will feature a range of industry leaders providing insight, learnings, and advice. The evening will kick off with a meet and greet and wrap up with networking time as well.

Please join us at Novel Coworking The Loop on October 3rd at this great SEMPO Cities event!

 Cost: This event is complementary for members due to the generosity of sponsors! Register soon, space is limited!

Todor Krecu, SEMPO Cities Chicago Chair


Diane M Steverson
Digital SEO, Marketing and Voice Search Specialist
Voice Search Zero

Diane spent the better part of 2018 researching and studying VSO to become one of the best Voice Search Optimizers in the country. She knew this was the new frontier in SEO back in July 2018 when Google began lowering the rankings on all websites that are not optimized for voice.

Diane is also an experienced Web Designer and Developer with extensive knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 and Adobe Dreamweaver as well as experience with Adobe Illustrator, Edge Animate, Fireworks, InDesign and Photoshop. This training gives her the insights, knowledge and expertise needed to analyze a company’s website, fix any issues and lead them to the top of Google’s rankings for all searches; voice and text.

Follow Diane on LinkedIn

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Introducing Google Fi

After 3 years of growing the Project Fi community, Google announced some big news: Project Fi is now Google Fi. The service and billing won't be impacted, but you'll notice a new name, logo, and look-and-feel in places like your Google Fi app and your Google Fi account.

Sign up now and get a $20 Fi credit!

You can now also bring most Android phones and iPhones to Google Fi. While these phones get most of the Google Fi features you know and love, only phones designed for Fi, like the Pixel XL you have, unlock all of Google Fi's unique features, including seamless switching between cellular networks and automatic connection to secure Wi-Fi hotspots. Since you're already on the best Google Fi experience, you don't need to take any action for your own account. Feel free to share the news with friends or family who might be interested in bringing a phone to Google Fi.

Finally, if you're looking for a new phone, Google is celebrating the big day with one-day offers on all phones designed for Fi, from the Pixel 3 to the Moto G6. Everyone is eligible for these offers—whether you're looking for a phone for yourself or know someone you'd like to refer to Google Fi.

Sign up now and get a $20 Fi credit!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Register for Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition and save $200

Register now for IRCE and use Promo Code "IRCEAP181to receive $200 off any conference pass! 
IRCE provides all the right technologies, strategies and connections to enhance your e-commerce business, with a conference full of industry experts and an expo hall filled with 600+ top solution providers.
Don’t miss our 2018 Keynote speakers including top influencers from HouzzWarby Parker, and Eloquii, as well as our SIX dedicated workshops and TEN separate learning tracks offered across four days.
Sign up before June 3rd to take advantage of Pre-Show pricing! 

Twitter Handle: IRCE_Official
Event Hashtag: #irce18

Website: https://registration....­
Promo Code: IRCEAP181

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Video Marketing – Google Partners Event

Proceed Innovative has partnered with Google to present a digital marketing seminar on the latest trends in video marketing. In today’s digital world, Video is part of the customer journey. Make the most out of your online videos. Learn how businesses can leverage Google’s video tools to connect with customers in the right place at the right time. Space is limited so register today!

Key Takeaways

  • The power of video marketing
  • Get ahead by adjusting your advertising strategies to target consumers where they are spending their time
  • How to connect with customers in the right place and at the right time

When: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Registration
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Seminar presentation
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM – Q&A
Where: Schaumburg Corporate Center, Suite 200N
1501 East Woodfield Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Presenters: TBD (Google) / Jasmine Panayotov (Proceed Innovative)


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Experts, Insights and Innovation Converge at IRCE

Today, excelling in retail means excelling in e-retail. And that means having in place the right strategies, technologies and connections to enhance your e-commerce business. The Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) provides that and more, with a conference full of industry experts and an expo hall filled with hundreds of the top solution providers. 

Main Stage speakers for 2018 include top influencers from Houzz, Warby Parker, Eloquii. Don't miss their inspiring sessions, as well as our 6 dedicated workshops and 10 separate tracks offered across four days. 

Join IRCE in Chicago, June 5-8, at McCormick Place West, to discover the latest trends in e-commerce and improve your online strategies - plus, take advantage of the nearly 600 solution and technology providers in the expo hall. Register now and use Promo Code "IRCEAP181" to receive $200 off any conference pass and if you sign up before April 2nd, you can save up to an additional 20%!

Twitter Handle:   @IRCE_Official

Event Hashtag:     #irce18

Promo Code: IRCEAP181 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Facebook Advertising and Messenger Bots

Register today for the 

Facebook Advertising

As of the third quarter of 2017, Facebook had 2.07 billion monthly active users. In the third quarter of 2012, the number of active Facebook users had surpassed 1 billion, making it the first social network ever to do so. 
Facebook allows advertisers to reach people where they’re engaged. Facebook is on 3 of every 4 smartphones, and more than half of people on Facebook visit every day.
Most online advertising reaches only 38% of its intended audience. Facebook’s average is 89%.3 Your business gets more value from every ad.

Facebook Messenger Bots

Facebook Messenger Platform connects businesses to over 1.3 billion people each month.
Over 2 billion Facebook messages are exchanged between people and businesses each month, including both automated and people-initiated.
About 53% of people who message businesses say they are more likely to shop with a business they can message.
There are over 100,000 monthly active bots on the Messenger platform, and counting.
This is our schedule:
  • 6pm-6:30pm Registration and Networking
  • 6:30pm-7pm Nathan Garrett - Facebook Ads
  • 7pm-7:30pm Arri Bagah - Messanger Bots
  • 7:30pm-8pm Q&A, Wrap up
Nathan Garrett

For over a year now, Nathan Garrett has been managing Facebook Ads for local businesses. He was an accounting tutor for years and after creating his video tutoring website, he had to learn how to promote it online.
Ever since then, he dove right into the online marketing world learning the best strategies to help small businesses generate more leads.
From Basic Ads to Sales Funnels to Facebook Messenger bots, Nathan has an arsenal of tools to help small businesses cut through the noise and reach more customers on Facebook.
He loves to talk anything and everything online marketing so make sure to catch up with him after the presentation, he’d love to learn more about you!
Arri Bagah

Arri helps e-commerce companies generate more sales through high-ROI Facebook ad and Messenger bot campaigns.
Messenger Bots Explained:
  • What is Facebook Messenger and how it works
  • How Facebook Messenger is outperforming email marketing and why it’s the next big thing
  • The different ways of utilizing Facebook Messenger sequences
  • Setting up your own Facebook Messenger bot and the technologies involved
  • Select case studies to show you the results we’ve driven

Event organizer:
Todor Krecu

Chicago Social Media Marketing Group

Event Host:

Platform Coworking: A modern approach to the daily grind. Shared workspace for the Chicago professional.

Register today for the