Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Free Workshop: How to Grow Your Business Online

Are you having trouble selling your products and/or services?
Or maybe you are experiencing issues driving customers to your website?
While these are common challenges that numerous business owners battle everyday, there is an effective way to solve this problem, one that can make a significant impact in monthly and even daily profits. Online marketing, or digital marketing is an effective solution that has been proven to increase ROI for small businesses, sometimes even doubling or tripling their revenue. However, it does require time and effort in order to see a profitable result. To increase your ROI, join us for an upcoming digital marketing seminar, on May 4th, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Schaumburg Corporate Center, Conference Room A (1501 East Woodfield Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173), in which the owner of Proceed Innovative, Jasmine Panayotov, will show you how to grow your business online. REGISTER NOW! Space is limited.
The following topics on how to drive customers to your website and/or your store will be discussed:
• Creating and optimizing your Google local listing
• Making your website mobile-friendly
• Developing an effective website
• How to increase conversions on your website
• How to create effective online ads
• Bonus tools

Who Should Attend

While we welcome everyone who is interested in digital marketing to grow their small business, we strongly recommend that the business owners and those who play a direct role in the marketing department of their companies to attend. This includes the following individuals:
• Marketing managers who want to increase their brand awareness online.
• Business owners who would like to see their organizations on the first page of the search engine results’ list.
• Owners of local franchises who do not have resources to increase and measure their ROI but want to use the internet to grow their business.

Don’t Miss The Opportunity – Attend The Digital Marketing Seminar

Proceed Innovative highly encourages all business owners and marketing managers to attend our latest digital marketing seminar.
When: Thursday, May 4, 2017
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Registration
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM – Seminar presentation
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM – Lunch (included)
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM – Training
Where: Schaumburg Corporate Center
REGISTER NOW! Space is limited.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Facebook Advertising Meetup

Over a billion people use Facebook to connect. Based on their location, age and more, Facebook can introduce you to the people who'll love your business.

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%. Your business gets more value from every ad on Facebook.

When: Thu, April 20, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: 127 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60603

  • 6PM-6:30pm: Registration, Networking 
  • 6:30pm-6:35pm: Introductions
  • 6:35pm-7:30pm: Presentation
  • 7:30pm-8pm: Open Q&A, announcements, wrap-up
Presentation by:

Quincy Bingham - Quincy is one of the Paid Media Account Managers at Be Found Online (BFO), and he found his way into the digital marketing industry 4 years ago with a combination of hard work, vision, and focus. Great at tackling unorthodox problems, Quincy is a bright and motivated part of the BFO team. When he’s not learning more about social and search, Quincy might be found at the gym, at the beach, or drinking an Old Fashioned. He’s a 3-time fantasy football champion who’s also passionate about space exploration. Elon Musk is his idol.

Event organizer:

You may know Todor Krecu  from his numerous community events, seminars, and Meetups in the Chicago tech industry. Todor has been educating local businesses since 2008 on all aspects of social media marketing including Facebook advertising, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. Todor is the organizer of the annual Social Media Day Chicago event where awards are presented in several categories. He is passionate about helping the local tech industry, expertly forges connections between companies and people, helps investors connect with new mobile startups, companies connect with new employees, entrepreneurs connect with each other, and brings new professionals and students into the mobile industry. Since 2011 he has helped Mobile Monday Chicago increase the size of their organization to over 1,000 members, and spent over 11 years at Career Education Corporation working on web sites, landing pages, SEO, PPC, display ads, paid social, E-mail campaigns, and lead generation.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Living Legend Sunday Brunch

The second installment of our #LivingLegends brunch is this Sunday at IO Godfrey and we're suppoting #3S4H with Habitat for Humanity Buenos Aires. Bottomless mimosas (including a brunch entrée and side) for $30 will be available and live music by Treblemonsters will keep you grooving while you network. For more info on 3S4H: http://bit.ly/2lK3mHp
When: Sunday, February 26 from 11:00am to 4pm
Where: IO Godfrey, 127 W Huron at LaSalle, Chicago, Illinois 60654
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/living-legend-sunday-brunch-tickets-32340656775
IO Godfrey is offering an optional Brunch Package for $30 per person which Includes live music, bottomless mimosas, one brunch entrée and one brunch side. Reserve your table for the optional Brunch Package for $30 per person.
IO Godfrey, a Chicago rooftop lounge offers state-of-the-art retractable roof allows the outdoor space to evoke a unique in-is-out and out-is-in vibe. Enjoy the day, revel in the night, and discover your element in the rooftop bar at IO Godfrey. Enjoy a chef crafted cocktail with friends in communal booths under the retractable roof or warm up in winter months with IO’s comfort classic dishes next to the two-level fire pit.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

MakeOffices The Loop Relaunch

Clear your calendars and come celebrate the opening of MakeOffices The Loop new floor. On Thursday, March 2 from 5-9 pm, they will be celebrating the official relaunch of MakeOffices The Loop, with a "can’t miss" party.
They are serving up tasty bites from local hotspots, and featuring signature cocktails, live entertainment, prize giveaways, and more! Mingle with Chicago's startup, business, and creative communities while touring our premier coworking space.  
Register for this event HERE

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Giftie App Office Catering Offer

As a member of this Meetup, your office may qualify for a free catering sampler for 12 people. If your company orders lunch for staff meetings and training sessions, you may qualify for a free catering sample.
To find out if your company qualifies, simply forward this message to your office manager or the person responsible for coordinating lunch for your office and ask him/her to email Rich at Giftie (rich@giftieapp.com) with their top 3 restaurant choices for a free catering sample from a list of over 100 Chicago area restaurants.
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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
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-drink-and-be-social-with-james-gray-tickets-31124962601

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
RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/momo-chicago/events/236962868/
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, Websitecheckmarx.com
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.