Wine, Women & Wellness: with a twist..... Cocktails, Costumes and Connections!

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Network over Halloween-themed sushi and cocktails with us at Ra Sushi!

We're having Halloween fun with our networking on the 24th in lovely Lombard. Costumes encouraged (but not required)!

This event has an unusual twist...we will bring some fun in to networking with a special event called Cocktails, Costumes and Connections at Ra Sushi in Lombard on THURSDAY OCT. 24th.

Ra Sushi promises Halloween themed cocktails and sushi (but other menu options are available). While costumes are not required, we ask that participants consider wearing a costume representing networking in the past, present or future; use your creativity and imagination to represent what it was like to network at the turn of the century...or what it will look like in 100 years!

Ample parking can be found adjacent to Ra, which is connected to the YorkTown Shopping Mall. Yorktown is also accessible via Pace buses 313, 322, 715, 877, 888, 776, 779, and 834. Several of these lines connect with CTA and Metra lines. Visit: PACE ( for additional information on the individual routes.

Ra is located in Lombard, which has vibrant business community, and was the home of Ellen Martin, the first woman in Illinois to vote. "On April 6, 1891, Ellen Martin led a group of women to the voting place at the general store. She demanded that the three male election judges allow the women to vote. The judges were so surprised that one of them had a "spasm," one leaned against the wall for support, and the other fell backwards into a barrel of flour! They did not want to let the women vote, so a county judge was asked to decide. He agreed that the women were right. Ellen Martin then became the first woman in Illinois to vote. In 1916 Illinois women could vote in national elections, but the 19th Amendment (the Women's Suffrage Amendment) was not passed until 1920" (Wikipedia (,_Illinois))