Chicago, Nuns and a Red Shoe Adventure

by The Red Recruiter on September 1, 2009

Chicago Bean Smiling Nuns - RSP

A new city has entered my top 5.  I had been to Chicago before, but only for about 6 hours to meet with a company… enough to see the cool buildings, have a conversation and find a cab back to the airport.  Not enough time really.

This time around was different.

Last Monday, after finishing up with Disney Institute, I flew out to Chicago to be a part of two Red Shoe Project events.  On Monday night, Veronica Ludwig from Hire Power Solutions threw the first ever Red Shoe TweetUp at the Dragonfly Mandarin.  With only a few days notice, Veronica managed to draw in over 35 people for the event… over half of them were wearing red shoes.  Awesome job Veronica!

Here are some photos from the TweetUp!

On Tuesday, it was time for the Skilled Recruiters Network of Chicago event.  I had the honor of presenting to a large group of recruiters on Red Shoe Project.  We also briefly touched on overall recruiting strategy through the use of social media… but, time was short to get into any real detail.  Special thanks to PCRecruiter and Out of Work Chicago for sponsoring the event!

The group of recruiters that I met were fantastic!  They love their trade, they are passionate about learning and they definitely know how to have fun!  For those of you from SRNC that read this… I want you to know that I really appreciate your hospitality!

Wednesday rolled around and I finally had a chance to check out the city in more detail.  Veronica made sure that I tried the Chicago pizza and afterward brought me over to Millennium Park for a tour.  Talk about an amazing place!

We snapped a few more pictures for Red Shoe Project, including my “Michael & The Nuns” photo from above, before it was time for me to head back to San Antonio.  Here are a few “keepers” for the monthly roll.

Cloud Gate (aka "The Bean")

Cloud Gate (aka "The Bean")

Married With Children Fountain

Married With Children Fountain

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

The Crown Fountain

The Crown Fountain

I think Chicago is top-notch and I had a fantastic time meeting all the great people there.  I would have to imagine that most people have good memories of the city considering how much there is to do.

What’s your favorite Chicago memory?

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