Since last year's Creative Freelancer Conference was held in Chicago, I'll bet there are lots of freelancers out there who need to know about this new networking opportunity organized by lidia varesco, of lidia varesco design who attended last year's conference:
I recently started hosting networking events with a fellow small biz owner friend and wanted to share the information with you, in case you have Chicago-dwelling friends or colleagues in your network.
It's called Neighborhood Networking and our concept is to visit different Chicago neighborhoods each month and bring together local businesses and shops, as well as to encourage businesses to explore and make connections in neighborhoods they may be unfamiliar with. We've had a great response from our first 2 events. Updated info can be found on our blog: http://neighborhoodnetworking.wordpress.com/
So if you're in Chicago, show up and network!