Thorne Communications, a promotional products marketing company in the Chicagoland area, will be participating in two fall/holiday networking opportunities in 2011 in Chicago’s western suburbs.
Networking 2.0 – Hosted by the Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce, Networking 2.0 will be a F2F (face-to-face) meetup of Chicago area networkers on Thursday, November 17, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Carol Stream. Whether they’ve connected on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus or through chamber of commerce events, this is an opportunity to meet your online network IRL (in real life). Smartphone users will have the opportunity to learn more about QR codes and how to use them. There will also be an accelerated networking opportunity (think “speed dating” for networking). The main feature of the evening will be a panel discussion with these social media experts:
Brian Basilico, B2b Interactive Marketing – Nationally recognized speaker on social networking
Promotional products and social media marketing expert, Heidi Thorne, president and founder of Thorne Communications and the PromoWithPurposeToday.com blog, will be speaking at the Five Star Business Expo “Booth Camp” on Thursday, January 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Bloomingdale Golf Club, to help exhibitors make their Expo booths successful. Heidi will be discussing tradeshow etiquette and in-booth tips, as well as how to use social media to build booth traffic. In the speaking lineup, she will be joined by Mary Beth Bittel, of American Slide Chart, who will be discussing how to use promotional products and booth success tips.
The Five Star Business Expo and Booth Camp are sponsored by five west suburban Chicago chambers including Addison, Bartlett, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, and Glendale Heights. While the event is targeting Five Star Expo exhibitors, Booth Camp is open to any business who wants to better their tradeshow experience. Booth Camp will also include a Vendor Fair featuring companies that provide products and services for exhibitors such as signage, printing, promotional products, websites, and more.
While waiting to attend a tradeshow, I caught up with former Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce member Laura Heffron, who was a sales representative for Quick Delivery in Schaumburg, Illinois. She talks about some ways to go green by using a delivery service for your local packages and freight.
In summary, you save the planet, your time and budget by…
Eliminating the cost of purchasing and maintaining your own vehicle fleet… and the cost to hire drivers and maintenance crews.
Eliminating your fleet of vehicles means less total vehicles on the road.
Fewer total vehicles means less fossil fuel use, less pollution.
During construction season in Chicago, fewer vehicles means less congestion and less drive time, as well as less emissions from idling vehicles.
Online delivery ordering eliminates paper and staff time for paperwork.
To find out how you can make your operations greener by hiring a local delivery service, visit QuickDelivery.com.