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January 2018

Aquaponics 101

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - February 10 @ 3:00 pm
Rebuilding Exchange, 1740 West Webster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Join Plant Chicago's Farm Technology Coordinator, Eric Weber, for this 2 hour workshop on the basic principles behind aquaponic growing. Aquaponics is a method of farming that symbiotically combines fish and plants in a continuously cycling water-based growing system. This system mimics a natural ecosystem and significantly reduces water, fertilizer, and pesticide usage. Further, the system can be based indoors, making it a year-round growing option that can be placed close to the site of consumption. The workshop will cover…

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Amazon Photography Workshop

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC), 320 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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Great photography is one of the most important aspects of an Amazon listing. Jeff Delacruz of POW Photography has worked with 1000’s of businesses delivering Amazon Ready Images. In this class, Jeff will cover Amazon’s Image Requirements, special unpublished tips for getting the most out of your listing, DIY to hiring a professional, and how to get Lifestyle photographs for you listing. About the Speaker: Jeff Delacruz is CEO & co-founders of Products On White Photography. Jeff opened POW with…

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Starting a Food Business

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC), 320 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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Follow your dreams of starting a food business with our help. The Hatchery is offering an introductory course to help you launch a successful food and beverage company. Learn all about the food entrepreneurship space as well as required licensing, certification, financing, and branding. Each attendee will receive a business basics checklist to get started on the right track. An experienced business attorney will also be joining to cover the many options for structuring your business entity: limited liability company,…

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First Bites Bash 2018

January 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Navy Pier Aon Grand Ballroom, 840 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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First Bites Bash is the official kick-off event for the 11th annual Chicago Restaurant Week, produced by Choose Chicago. Join us inside the magnificent Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier for savory and sweet food tastings from 60 of Chicago's most celebrated chefs and restaurants. Toast to the city's culinary scene with beer, wine, and cocktail pairings. Lee Wolen, executive chef and partner at BOKA restaurant in Lincoln Park, will host this year's event, from which a portion of the…

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February 2018

Your Logo’s Great! How’s Your Brand?

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC), 320 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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During this interactive session, you will discover how to fully capitalize on your brand and learn how you can effectively communicate your brand to customers, buyers, and investors by using crafty and affordable methods. Attendees will have a first-hand look at what other companies are doing to achieve branding success in the food space. About the Speaker: After years working for large advertising agencies like DraftFCB, Ogilvy & Mather, and Leo Burnett, David Kelbaugh founded Tacklebox in 2012 with the…

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