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LeapLiving Launch Party at the Gallery Bar

Tina, a Chicago Loop Happy Hour member and a Chicago entrepreneur, is hosting a launch party for her business, LeapLiving, at the Gallery Bar in River North. The event is free, and there are two free sponsored cocktails, free food, and a DJ.

Why: FREE food, drink specials, raffle prizes, free art work, and a live crowd-funding event... all from local businesses

Who: You, and your friends, family, significant others, co-workers--anyone interested in having a nice evening out, supporting local businesses, and learning about how to live the life you want (we promise we won't grand stand for longer than 5-10 minutes!).

The night will include TWO custom-made FREE cocktails with Premiere Distillery's Real Russian Vodka and Tanteo Tequila, along with FREE food specials from Gallery Bar’s unique take on international street food fusion cuisine (made entirely from organic, local, freshly sourced ingredients).

Co-Sponsoring this evening, FunderHut, a new Chicago crowdfunding start-up, will be present to help kick off a new campaign for LeapLiving! This evening only, we will be offering additional kudos to crowdfunders who donate on 8/22 during the day or that evening (and are present to win). Including a glass of champagne for anyone who donates!

To follow sneak peeks & posts about what's going to be happening throughout the evening, go here: http://on.fb.me/1e8ucx1

What else can you expect from this evening?!

- A 50/50 raffle lottery! Throughout the night you can buy $2 raffle tickets. At the end of the night, we will draw out the winning lottery raffle ticket. The 1st prize winner will receive half of the lottery cash; 2nd prize winner will receive a bottle of Real Russian Vodka; and 3rd prize winner will receive a $25 voucher to Gallery Bar.

- Portrait Artist Jaime Reda (articulatestudios.com) will be on hand offering FREE caricature in her classic rabbit style (suggested donation to the artist is $5)

- Meet two other artists who will be present to sign and give out their donated art work

- Full cash bar for all of Gallery Bar's amazing crafted Beer Cocktails & Cocktails (for when the free two cocktails run out!)

- Also in attendance this evening will be a group of individuals who have already engaged LeapLiving's two services and have volunteered to share their honest experiences with the services.

Come out and support a fellow CLHH member with her startup!

Cheers,

Bryan

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you everyone for an incredible launch last night! We had approximately 230 people, such great conversations, and new friends. You all made it a wonderful evening, and I cannot thank you enough for coming out for the night.

    August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you everyone for an incredible launch last night! We had approximately 230 people, such great conversations, and new friends. You all made it a wonderful evening, and I cannot thank you enough for coming out for the night.

    August 23, 2013

  • Tom

    Bar at legal capacity?!

    August 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    FYI there is metered street parking. Public Parking lot just south of the bar on Clark. Chicago Red & Brownline stops are just a couple blocks away. Clark Bus, Chicago Bus. See you all tonight!

    August 22, 2013

  • Alisa

    Really sad but can't make it

    August 22, 2013

  • Scott M.

    Disregard that last statement.

    August 19, 2013

  • Scott M.

    I'm going to be about an hour late.

    August 19, 2013

  • Mandee

    I can't go to this and Bryan's dive bar meetup at the same time!

    August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    RAFFLE SNEAK PEEK: We are doing a 50/50 split pot, and 3 prizes too!!! What's that mean you ask? Buy raffle tickets for $2/ticket or $8/10 tickets throughout the night. Then at 8ish (you must be present), we will call 4 raffle numbers for 1st place is 50% of the money in the pot!!! 2nd place is a bottle of Premiere Distillery's bottle of Real Russian, 3rd place is bottle of Tanteo Tequila's bottle of Tequila, and NEW to the raffle is 4th place is a gift certificate to Noel Labak's http://www.sportsmassagechicago.com/index.html

    1 · August 16, 2013

  • Arjun K.

    I will need a drink after my vacation.

    August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    And the final group of highlighted entrepreneurs you can expect to meet include: Jaime Reda (Articulate Studios, artist), Polly Williams (tattoo artist), Benjamin J. Gonzales (GoPho Studios, photographer, videographer), & Johanna Van Dorf (Defloured Bakery), and of course Dan Salganik & Alan Salganik (FunderHut, crowdfunding)! Excited to supported all of these entrepreneurs for pursuing the lives they want to live today, not tomorrow!

    August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I didn't forget...here are more of the special entrepreneurs highlighted at the 8/22 launch party: Jen Bachelder (trashy art/ist), Ramin Khamsei (Gentle Giant's Quintet, Jazz), Shelly Elfstrom (Urban Mischief Shop), Kristina Koenig (fotoeffect.com, artist), & Bill Sacco (Motion Emotion Productions, videographer, post production)...more tomorrow!

    August 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So who are some of the 15 special entrepreneurs joining us on 8/22? Well here's a few: Brook Woolf (Thai Massage), Rani Woolpert (Girl Detective, rock band), Melissa Calabrese (Event Planner), Sara Cherny (Big City Blues, dancing), Erin King (Francis Ellis Candles)...more later!

    August 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So I can't tag the photos of the art, you'll just have to go to the facebook event wall, nonetheless: WARNING SNEAK PEAK: So yesterday I defined crowdfunding, and that I'm doing it with FunderHut (more about them specifically soon).
    Yet part of the reason I did so was to introduce the participation & contribution of fotoeffect.com. These two Portland artists, Kristina Koenig & Vilem Stosek-Hamzsek have donated 25 prints each (ie 50!) as part of the rewards for donating to the crowdfunding campaign! Even more impressive, is Kristina will be flying out to Chicago to sign and give you her particular print IN PERSON at the launch party (Vilem unfortunately cannot make it, but will be sending his art ahead with Kristina which she will hand to you on his behalf)!!! Check out their work here: www.fotoeffect.com. I've watched Kristina grow into the artist she is today for over 15 years, and I have gained so much wisdom into how I view my world from Vilem for 8 years!

    August 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I feel like you are left out of the sneek peaks! So that said...you can either follow them here: https://www.facebook.com/events/... OR I'll try to make a point of posting them here too so you can see what's going on that night!

    August 2, 2013

  • marianne n.

    Would you like me to publish an article about the event?

    August 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That would be amazing, and I would be incredibly grateful. What can I do to help you in return?

      August 2, 2013

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