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The First Annual Meet & Munch Networking BBQ - Bring Your Friends and Family!



July's Meet & Munch Networking Event has a twist: Bring the guys - and the gals - And BBQ!

We're headed to the beautiful Harold Washington Park at 5200 S Hyde Park Blvd in historic Hyde Park in Chicago.

Join us July 10th at 6pm for some spectacular summertime networking!


* A Meat (or not-meat for vegetarians) for yourself for the grill
* A Dish to share
* Your significant other And/Or family & friends!
* Business Cards!

We'll be there early, so if you have something to grill that takes a bit of extra time, feel free to show up between 5-6.

See you in the park!


NEW now has it's own Social Media-specific Logo, seen above - created in less than 24 hours thanks to NEW's awesome leadership! Come join us to celebrate on the 10th at our Networking BBQ!

Team NEW!!!

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  • Karen M.

    Great time grillin' with friends and famiy! Loved the neighborhood and learning a little history. ..

    2 · July 11, 2013

  • Maike the M.


    1 · July 10, 2013

  • Erica T. literally predicts tomorrow's weather as "Very Good for an outdoor bbq" (

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • Marianne G.

    Sorry ladies - for a few more months I have a previous commitment 2nd wed from 5:30-8pm; see you next time!

    July 5, 2013

    • Maike the M.

      no problem, that is why we also do afternoon events once a month, generally on the fourth Thursday of the month. Stay tuned for the next event location, which is being finalized this coming week!

      July 5, 2013

  • Erica T.

    I love Maike the Marveler's blog post about the upcoming NEW BBQ Meet & Munch on the 10th, Harold Washington Park where it will be held, and the Hyde Park neighborhood today. It's a great read!

    July 5, 2013

  • Erica T.

    Yesterday RedEye covered Economic Development in Hyde Park, the neighborhood where NEW's Networking BBQ will be held.

    Some highlights:
    "It is one of few neighborhoods south of the Loop with a range of independent boutique shops and grocers"

    "Hyde Park has always been known for its independent stores, coffee shops and bookish residents"

    "A movie theater opened on 53rd Street earlier this year, following a Five Guys, an Akira and a Clarke's—the only 24-hour diner for miles. By the end of 2013, developers say, 53rd Street will have a Hyatt Place Hotel, a concert venue and a new University of Chicago office building as well."

    Read more at:,0,7238463.story#ZDCZltByypxELbGl.99";

    1 · July 2, 2013

  • Karen M.

    Looking forward to another great event in a unique setting for networking! And visiting and area that I haven't seen before too. Will bring the family and plenty of food to share!

    2 · July 1, 2013

    • Maike the M.

      Hooray! I'm curious about everyone's signature BBQ dishes. I'm sure there will be recipe stories shared.

      2 · July 2, 2013

  • Erica T.

    I can't wait to network with everyone on the 10th over Barbecue! This is going to be a fun, unique event :)

    The Park where we will be holding this Barbecue is named after Chicago's first African American Mayor: Harold Washington. It's located right along Lake Shore Drive (exit 53rd Street) in the beautiful neighborhood of Hyde Park. It's easily accessible by car or Metra.

    Harold Washington Park is known around the world for some unusual residents: Monk Parakeets! The Parakeets have been in this park for 40 years. Learn more at Chicago Magazine:

    and Wikipedia:

    2 · July 1, 2013

    • Maike the M.

      I'm excited to not just be passing by a BBQ in the park, but to actually eat there! Looking forward to the birds and learning more about Hyde Park business women.

      1 · July 2, 2013

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