Speednetworking with chocolate

We had a blast closing out Galentine’s month at Anna Shea’s Chocolate Lounge last week.

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In spite of another polar vortex front several suburban ladies were lured by the chocolate bar, and we cozied up to the fireplace to imbibe.

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The Pistachio Pomegranate cupcake was delicious, and I opted for a Bailey’s Chocolate cocktail this time.

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Erica and I had done some chocolate research and found some great nuggets to present as chocolate trivia.

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Then Karen launched us into speed networking, which was energizing and inspirational. Due to an odd number of attendees I sat out most rounds, which introverted me didn’t mind at all. It was great watching the energy build and connections grow.

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We are super-duper excited to celebrate Women’s History Month with a women’s history expert, Barbara Joan Zeitz for our Meet & Munch on Wednesday, March 12.

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Spending time with my Galentines is always so uplifting.

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Seeing Curly Girl Design represented was a bonus surprise.

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Here’s to a delightful week for everyone.

Photos by Maike’s Marvels and NetworkHoncho.com

Closing out the NEW year

The Network of Entrepreneurial Women closed out the year with a lovely party at Anna Shae’s Chocolate Lounge in Barrington last week.

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We warmed ourselves by the fireplace as we enjoyed the whimsical and girly setting.

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Chocolates are made on site here, and we couldn’t resist sampling pieces.

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I imbibed in the delectable S’mores Martini.

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We exchanged business cards as we discussed what’s new and big in our businesses.

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Then we had fun with a pub-style trivia quiz on which both teams did quite well.

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They didn’t go home empty-handed.

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After wishing each other happy holidays we were on our way to more merry-making.

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The three NEW cofounders crafted our fun and varied calendar for 2014.

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The recipe exchange continued with a buttered rum demonstration.

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It was delicious.

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We will see you in January for our next event!

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NEW – The Network of Entrepreneurial Women
is a group of Chicagoland business women who are upgrading business networking with fun and creative events that inspire attendees to work together, refer each other and most of all cheer each other on as the membership succeeds. Events rotate around various suburbs on a semimonthly basis, usually the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Thursday of the month.  RSVP for our upcoming events at Meetup or like us on Facebook, where the events will be listed as well.

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