SMC Chicago Delivers Sugar and Spice to the Holiday Party Scene

social-media-club-chicago-mad-menThere is only place and one time every year where you can have much as this. Fly into into Chicago if you must. Whatever it takes, don’t miss Social Media Club Chicago’s Sugar and Spice holiday party on December 13 at the Chicago Tribune Museum. [Disclosure: I am honored to serve on the Social Media Club Chicago board, which means it’s our job to invite everyone to cool parties every month since October 2008!!!] Will you be there?

See how much fun we had at our 2010 SMC Chicago Mad Men party at CME group? Here’s the official invitation.

Join Social Media Club Chicago for traditional our largest event of the year, and arguably the most fun. To spice things up this year, we wanted to sweeten the pot by inviting two of Chicago finest when it comes to social media.

Social Media Club Chicago Sugar and Spice Holiday Party Tickets

Join Social Media Club Chicago for traditional our largest event of the year, and arguably the most fun. To spice things up this year, we wanted to sweeten the pot by inviting several of Chicago’s finest when it comes to social media.

Social Media Program Panelists: Todd Carpenter, Mari Luangrath, Ernest Wilkins and Amy Guth

 Event Details

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Time: 5:30 pm- 8:30pm

Location: Chicago Tribune Museum

435 N. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL

After Party: Bull & Bear 431 N. Wells (inlcudes 1 Free Drink)

Tickets: $20 Advance/$25.00 at the door

Price includes: Program, food and drinks.

Food: @Ramon_DeLeon Domino’s Pizza, Hot Aisan Buns from Bao Wow, and catered appetizers from Cafe Bella.

Drinks: Beer, wine, water and specialty mixed cocktails to match our sugar and spice theme, thanks to Google Places!

Tickets include: Program, food and drinks.

SMCChicago is proud to be once again partnering with TweetDrive this holiday season. How can you help? Bring a toy or clothing item to the event! 

What is TweetDrive (@TweetDriveHQ):

The mission of Tweet Drive is to form communities in the real world through the tools and culture of social media in order to help under privileged children around the globe. This year is the 2nd annual Tweet Drive, with more than 25 ‘communities’ nationwide participating over a two-week span in December. To learn more about the nationwide TweetDrive efforts, visit

About the Chicago Tweet Drive (@CHITweetDrive):

This will be the second year the Chicago Tweet Drive will partner with @SMCChicago to host the wonderful event. The @CHITweetDrive has also selected Shelter, Inc., as the charity of choice again for this year’s toy drive. Based in Arlington Heights, Shelter, Inc (@ShelterInc) provides community based, emergency and longer-term housing for children and adolescents who are abused, neglected, dependent or in need of supervision throughout the Chicago-area. To learn more about Shelter, Inc., visit

So please, bring a toy or clothing item for the @CHITweetDrive efforts to the December SMC Chicago event. Any bit helps! And remember, give back this holiday season, one tweet at a time!

SMC Chicago Board Members

–  Barbara Rozgonyi [@wiredprworks], Founder

–  Jeff Willinger [@jwillie], President, Chicago SMC chapter.

–  Amy Korin [@interactiveamy], Coordinates Volunteers 

–  Tim McDonald [@tamcdonald]Manages Communications

–  Jeannie Walters [@jeanniecw], Oversees Logistics

–  Carolyn Martin [@syncsocialmedia], Online Marketing




–  @smcchicago on twitter


– 630.207.7530 or 312-970-0846

 SMC Chicago Chapter Mission

Social Media Club’s primary mission is to expand digital media literacy, promote standard technologies, encourage ethical behavior and share best practices. We bring together journalists, publishers, communications professionals, artists, amateur media creators, citizen journalists, teachers, students, tool makers, and other interested collaborators. Essentially the people who create and consume media who have an interest in seeing the ‘media industry’ evolve for everyone’s benefit. We are more than just USERS, we are the reason the tools exist – we are the people who communicate our thoughts and ideas near and far. Join us and let’s shape the future together!

Image: left to right Kim Redd Johnson @reddsmitty, Amy Ravit Korin @interactiveamy, Allan Schoenberg @allanschoenberg, Xan Pearson @xanpearson and Barbara Rozgonyi @wiredprworks

How do you add sugar and spice to your social media communications – or parties?

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