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Cushing and Seoul Taco Make a Connection Beyond Business After Hours

From membership orientation and monthly business after hours or joining a committee, the River North Business Association offers numerous opportunities to build relationships.  

That being said (well, typed) it is not always about making a sale. Leveraging what RNBA has to offer can lead to powerful connections beyond a purchase order.

I hope you’ll keep reading about…

Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: December 02, 2016 FULL STORY


We have a day for giving thanks. We have two days for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. 
On Tuesday, November 29, 2016 charities, families, businesses and organizations around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Watch for a special email next…
Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: November 22, 2016 FULL STORY

Politics & Election Law in the Workplace: "Are you seriously voting for that candidate?!"

Contributed by Noah A. Frank and Allison Sues, of Smith Amundsen


With the 2016 general election heating up, discussions about politics and candidates will inevitably enter the workplace. Employers should be aware of several critical…

Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: October 11, 2016 FULL STORY

Use Pinterest to Help Your Customers and Drive Sales

With virtual reality, Snapchat, live-streaming, Instagram Stories and tons of other updates in social media releasing constantly, it might be easy to forget about one network: Pinterest. The virtual pinboard application with a social spin might seem “so 2013” to brands always looking to jump on the next big thing.

But with 100 million active users – many of whom are pinning items they might…

Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: September 01, 2016 FULL STORY

Art Bryan Way Dedication

On what would have been his 56th birthday, a street sign honoring Art Bryan will be dedicated on September 7.

Art Bryan Way will run west on Ontario Street from State to Dearborn, past The Redhead Piano Bar, the River North icon that Bryan owned and managed for 23 years.

Bryan died on April 14. The cause of death has not been released other than he died “peacefully” in his sleep.


Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: August 23, 2016 FULL STORY

It’s Not Over Yet! Tips for Labor Day Grilling!

Summer is not over yet, and there’s no better way to continue to celebrate our favorite season than cooking over an open flame.

To get you started, The Chopping Block chefs have compiled some of their favorite grilling tips:

  • Try to control flare ups for…
Posted By: Stephanie Fallara By: August 17, 2016 FULL STORY
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