Community Manager Appreciation Day Events

Update: Today is Community Manager Appreciation Day. Due to the cold weather, SMC Chicago’s event will take place on February 3.

Looking for a place to celebrate Community Manager Appreciation Day on January 27?

Here’s a list of events to get you started.

On February 3, I’ll be celebrating with Social Media Club Chicago at Rockit Bar and Grill at an event sponsored by Sprout Social. You’ll find more information, and registration, in this post. Disclosure: I am a founding member of SMC Chicago.

If you’re looking for a place to learn about being a community manager or want to join in an ongoing discussion, check out

Founded by former fellow Social Media Club Chicago Board member and now Huffington Post’s Director of Community, Tim McDonald, the site offers resources as well as a weekly #cmgrhangout every Friday from 2:00-3:00pm est.

To track Community Manager Appreciation Day conversations on twitter, follow #CMAD.

Are you a community manager? Feel free to introduce yourself and share a tip in the comments section.

Social Media Club Chicago Community Manager Appreciation Day Event at Rockit

Note that content comes directly from the invitation site. Audrey Schroder will moderate the panel.

Join SMCC at Rockit Bar & Grill on Monday, January 27 to celebrate Community Manager Appreciation Day by networking, learning and socializing! We’ll hear from a panel of community managers and learn best practices and tools to help monitor and engage your online community. Thanks to Sprout Social for sponsoring this awesome event! Your event ticket includes passed appetizers and two drink tickets.

When: Mon., Jan. 27, 2014

Time: 5:30-7:30pm

Where: Rockit Bar & Grill

22 W. Hubbard St.

Chicago, IL 60654

Tickets: $10 in advance, $20 at the door


  • John Armstong (@JohnEQuattro), Astek Senior Community Manager

  • Sami Ari (@SamiAri), BCV Social Media Manager

  • Piper Beckwith-Collings (@thislittlepiper), GolinHarris Digital Manager

  • Stephanie (Peters) Kneisler, Zebra Technologies Global PR & Social Media Manager

About Rockit Bar & Grill

Rockit Bar & Grill serves American-style cuisine with an upscale twist in the River North neighborhood. Their famous Rockit Burger was named the best in the country by “Good Morning America.” Follow Rockit on Twitter at @Rockit.

About Sprout Social

Sprout Social is Chicago-based social media management and engagement platform for businesses. They are known for their intuitive, easy-to-use web and mobile platform. Follow Sprout Social on Twitter at @SproutSocial.

About Social Media Club Chicago

Social Media Club is a worldwide organization, with local chapters that serves as a connecting organization for anyone interested in social media. Membership is free and open to all levels, including beginners. Chicago’s SMC Chapter, launched in October 2008, presents events that mix socializing, networking, and learning. Find our blog at, on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @SMCChicago.

SMC Chicago Board of Directors

Jeff Willinger (@jwillie)

Barbara Rozgonyi (@wiredprworks)

Elly Deutch (@deutche)

Audrey Schroder (@audreyschroder)

Rebecca Otis (@RebeccaOtis)

Daliah Saper (@SaperLaw)

Mike Dwyer (@Cruiter)


How about you? Where will you be celebrating?


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