Elaine Frei: Do It Now! Take the Leap to Start Your Business.
Feb
27
1:00 PM13:00

Elaine Frei: Do It Now! Take the Leap to Start Your Business.

Presenting Coffee Talk: a weekly roundtable led by the city's best doers curated by Presence Agency.

Every Wednesday at 1pm we'll be sipping Stumptown Coffee in the lobby while we chat with some of our favorite people in town about what they're doing.

Our next installment features Elaine Frei, Founder of Luft Balloons. Elaine will be with us discussing how to take the leap to start your business.

We do a lot over here at LUFT in Chicago. We make balloon art. We have a helium shop at Festive Collective in Logan Square. And we sell our product online for you to purchase and make your own creations. So join in and bring the joy.

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Chloe Cucinotta: Creating a Year-Long Marketing Strategy
Mar
6
1:00 PM13:00

Chloe Cucinotta: Creating a Year-Long Marketing Strategy

Presenting Coffee Talk: a weekly roundtable led by the city's best doers curated by Presence Agency.

Every Wednesday at 1pm we'll be sipping Stumptown Coffee in the lobby while we chat with some of our favorite people in town about what they're doing.

Our next installment features Chloe Cucinotta, the Marketing Manager at EXPO CHICAGO. Chloe will be with us to discuss the process of implementing a one-year marketing plan leading up to EXPO CHICAGO, drawing 40,000 arts professionals and enthusiasts to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall every September. Touching on advertising, print material, social media, institutional alignments, influencer partnerships, and more, Chloe will lead a discussion about planning, executing, monitoring, and reflecting upon the multiple moving parts of a cohesive, gradual, and sometimes expedited marketing plan.

Opening the fall art season each September, EXPO CHICAGO hosts leading international art galleries presented alongside one of the highest quality platforms for global contemporary art and culture. Chloe is the Marketing Manager organizing all advertising and social media partnerships, and more!

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Parissa Behnia: Accountability in 5 Critical Steps
Mar
13
1:00 PM13:00

Parissa Behnia: Accountability in 5 Critical Steps

Presenting Coffee Talk: a weekly roundtable led by the city's best doers curated by Presence Agency.

Every Wednesday at 1pm we'll be sipping Stumptown Coffee in the lobby while we chat with some of our favorite people in town about what they're doing.

Our next installment features Parissa Begnia, CEO of Sixense Strategy. Parissa will be discussing the topic of accountability.

Parissa is the CEO & Business Whisperer of Sixense Strategy. She offers executive and strategy coaching as well as strategy consulting services to high will-high skill leaders who want to go from what's now in the status quo to what's possible for them. She helps her clients become the best GPS for their role as leaders and the best GPS for their businesses.

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Donna Spiegel
Mar
20
1:00 PM13:00

Donna Spiegel

Presenting Coffee Talk: a weekly roundtable led by the city's best doers curated by Presence Agency.

Every Wednesday at 1pm we'll be sipping Stumptown Coffee in the lobby while we chat with some of our favorite people in town about what they're doing.

Our next installment features Donna Spiegel, best known for being the voice of Crate and Barrel, and years of professional experience and expertise in brand Identity and voice, creative strategy, content.

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Shannon O'Brien: Managing Personalities
Apr
24
1:00 PM13:00

Shannon O'Brien: Managing Personalities

Presenting Coffee Talk: a weekly roundtable led by the city's best doers curated by Presence Agency.

Every Wednesday at 1pm we'll be sipping Stumptown Coffee in the lobby while we chat with some of our favorite people in town about what they're doing.

Our next installment features Makeup Artist Shannon O’Brien. Shannon will be with us discussing how to manage personalities.

Shannon O'Brien is a Chicago-based make-up artist specializing in print, television, bridal, and runway make-up.  Shannon got her start 11 years ago with M.A.C. Cosmetics but her passion for makeup and aritstry goes back to her teens.  Working in such a competitive industry helped her to perfect her artistry skill.   She quickly learned the value of  building meaningful relationships with clients and co-workers alike.

Now, as a freelance make-up artist, Shannon uses those skills to not only deliver impeccable make-up looks for her clients, but develop a rapport with each person she works with.  Shannon is extremely passionate about her clients.  This is especially evident in her high demand in the wedding field.

Shannon's work has been featured in CS, Refinery29, national ad campaigns, as well as The Rosie Show, Around the Horn, and Pardon the Interupption.  From weddings to photo-shoots, Shannon will undoubtedly go above and beyond. 

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Sarah Barnhardt: Just Give Us a Chance!
May
8
1:00 PM13:00

Sarah Barnhardt: Just Give Us a Chance!

Presenting Coffee Talk: a weekly roundtable led by the city's best doers curated by Presence Agency.

Every Wednesday at 1pm we'll be sipping Stumptown Coffee in the lobby while we chat with some of our favorite people in town about what they're doing.

Our next installment features Sarah Barnhardt of Comedy Dance Chicago. Sarah will be with us discussing how to handle clients that are having a hard time giving your business a chance.

Comedy Dance Chicago is a group of current, former, and almost dancers. They combine sketch comedy, physical comedy, and dance to tell stories in feel-good and visually-hilarious ways.

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Shulamis Rouzaud: How to Affect Public Policy in a Real Way
Feb
13
1:00 PM13:00

Shulamis Rouzaud: How to Affect Public Policy in a Real Way

Presenting Coffee Talk: a weekly roundtable led by the city's best doers curated by Presence Agency.

Every Wednesday at 1pm we'll be sipping Stumptown Coffee in the lobby while we chat with some of our favorite people in town about what they're doing.

Our next installment features Shulamis Rouzaud, Founder of Chicago Bread Club. Shulamis will be with us discussing how to affect public policy in a real way.

The mission of the Chicago Bread Club is to share the art and knowledge of bread and to promote the regional grain economy. We meet the last Monday of every month at 6:30 pm at local bars and breweries that allow outside food. We usually have a guest host, and guest hosts can be farmers, millers, bakers, extension agents, researchers, brewers, etc, anyone who is connected with our regional grain economy. About 40-50 people show up to our meetings every month (about 15-20 are the same and 25-30 are new faces), and they are so appreciative that the Chicago Bread Club exists.

In addition to running the Chicago Bread Club monthly meeting programming, the other major goal is to connect our regional grain growers and millers with small, mid-size, and large food firms. Big Food is looking to innovate, meet consumer demand, and match government nutrition standards, and our goal is to help them meet their goals by making connections that put good grain in the their supply chains (with strong contracts in place of course). I have my undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics and I know that not enough Americans are getting at least half of theirs grains as whole, and I’d like to be a part of changing that.

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Jim Snediker + Tim Tierney: Recognizing Opportunity
Feb
6
1:00 PM13:00

Jim Snediker + Tim Tierney: Recognizing Opportunity

Presenting Coffee Talk: a weekly roundtable led by the city's best doers curated by Presence Agency.

Every Wednesday at 1pm we'll be sipping Stumptown Coffee in the lobby while we chat with some of our favorite people in town about what they're doing.

Our next installment features Jim Snediker and Tim Tierney from Stock Mfg. Co.. Jim and Tim will discuss the importance of allowing your business to evolve, and understanding how to know when you should stick to the plan, and when you should make the hard decision to change directions.

Stock is an apparel design and manufacturing company producing the majority of our garments in the heart of Chicago. Founded in 2012 as a menswear brand, we've leveraged our cutting edge design and manufacturing expertise to become the outfitter of choice for some of the finest hospitality establishments in the world. Clients include Alinea, Soho House, Chicago Athletic Association, Momotaro and, of course, Ace Hotel. In our 6+ years in business, Stock has maintained a commitment to quality, innovation and collaboration at every level of our business.

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Samantha Lee of Hopewell Brewing Company: How we integrate an ethical standpoint into Hopewell Brewing's business practices and initiatives.
Jan
23
1:00 PM13:00

Samantha Lee of Hopewell Brewing Company: How we integrate an ethical standpoint into Hopewell Brewing's business practices and initiatives.

Presenting Coffee Talk: a weekly roundtable led by the city's best doers curated by Presence Agency.

Every Wednesday at 1pm we'll be sipping Stumptown Coffee in the lobby while we chat with some of our favorite people in town about what they're doing.

Our next installment features Samantha Lee of Hopewell Brewing Company. Samantha will be with us discussing how they integrate an ethical standpoint into Hopewell Brewing's business practices and initiatives.

Hopewell Brewing Company is a progressive craft brewery and taproom in Logan Square that is in the business of making bright, clean and modern beer. Recognizing that beer is just as much about the company you keep as the liquid in the glass, Hopewell Brewing Company takes a thoughtful approach to brewing balanced and accessible beer. Hopewell’s welcoming minimalist aesthetic extends to the taproom’s clean design, featuring blond wood, floor-to-ceiling windows and communal tables.

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Carly Martin: Navigating Entrepreneurship as an Introvert
Jan
16
1:00 PM13:00

Carly Martin: Navigating Entrepreneurship as an Introvert

Presenting Coffee Talk: a weekly roundtable led by the city's best doers curated by Presence Agency.

Every Wednesday at 1pm we'll be sipping Stumptown Coffee in the lobby while we chat with some of our favorite people in town about what they're doing.

Our next installment features Carly Martin of Clementine Studio. Carly will be with us discussing the navigating of entrepreneurship as an introvert.

Clementine Studio is an illustration and design studio that specializes in custom watercolor paintings for wedding invitations, textiles, stationery and branding.

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Keewah Nurullah of Kido Chicago:  How motherhood benefits your business.
Jan
9
1:00 PM13:00

Keewah Nurullah of Kido Chicago:  How motherhood benefits your business.

Presenting Coffee Talk: a weekly roundtable led by the city's best doers curated by Presence Agency.

Every Wednesday at 1pm we'll be sipping Stumptown coffee in the lobby while we chat with some of our favorite people in town about what they're doing.

Our next installment features Keewa Nurullah of Kido. Keewa will be with us discussing how motherhood benefits your business.

About Kido
We are a children's clothing brand. We are dedicated to promoting positivity through kid's apparel. We are especially invested in uplifting underrepresented children through our products, and increasing the offerings for diverse families on the Southside of Chicago.

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