Women Leaders in Business: Spring Networking

  • May 23, 2024
  • 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Member: $15
  • Non-member: $22
  • GRCC
  • Indigo & Violet Studio, 1411 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613

Expand your network of leaders, entrepreneurs and artisans!

The Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce invites you to our first Women Leaders in Business event of the year! Join us Thursday, May 23 at Indigo + Violet Studio to connect with local women leaders, entrepreneurs and artisans.

Did you know that more than 55% of GRCC member businesses are women-owned? This event offers a great opportunity to strengthen your ties to this dynamic, diverse, and powerful segment of the Ravenswood community.

Attendees will enjoy small bites from Café Más, the neighborhood’s newest vegan and culinary event space, and Penelope’s Vegan Taqueria as well as craft mocktail tastings from Ravenswood’s up-and-coming mobile bartending company Chuchaqui Cocktails. We’ll also be featuring pours of Pink Boots Society’s 2024 brew release, Riveting Rouge, provided by Dovetail Brewery.

Guests will also have the opportunity to get crafty! There will be a mini wall hanging station complete with yarn and brass rings to make and take home as a memento.

Tickets include admission, small bites, and refreshments. Registration closes at noon on Tuesday, May 21st. A limited number of tickets are available.

About Indigo & Violet Studio

Indigo & Violet Studio’s owner/founder Leigh Hardy

Indigo & Violet Studio is a Chicago-based venue for craft workshops and art parties. We focus on modern projects taught in a relaxed studio environment. Our mission is to provide a creative outlet to adults in a variety of mediums – including watercolor, macramé, floral, and plant workshops. All workshops in our studio are BYOB – bring your favorite beverage and snack to enjoy while we craft!

Founded by Leigh Hardy in 2017, Indigo & Violet Studio is a unique workshop venue. Leigh has a background in Interior Design and brought those skills to the studio to create a beautiful and functional space! At Indigo & Violet Studio we’re passionate about small businesses, local creators, circular economies, sustainability, and giving back to causes in our Chicago community.

To learn more, visit indigoandvioletstudio.com.

About Chuchaqui Cocktails

Chuchaqui Cocktails owner/founder Gabriela Medina

My name is Gabriela Medina, but you can call me Gabi. I am a first-generation Latina born in Ecuador, but I grew up in Maryland, dreaming of working in the film industry. However, after some detours and outlandish decisions, I ended up in Chicago. I got work in restaurants and on film sets. Four years later, all of that came to a stretching halt thanks to a global pandemic. So, with plenty of time on my hands, I indulged in my cocktail hobby and shaped my day around creating garnishes and attempting new recipes.

Fast forward to today. I started Chuchaqui with the explicit goal of celebrating Latin American spirits and contributions to the (spirit) world at large. For example, did you know that Ecuador distills its own agave spirit? It’s called Miske and if I get my way, you’ll be hearing more about it soon.

To learn more, visit chuchaquicocktails.com.

About Café Más & Penelope’s

Café Más owners Paloma and Juan Ramirez

Café Más, the latest vegan venture under husband-and-wife duo Chef Juan Ramirez and Paloma Ramirez of Penelope’s Vegan Taqueria, introduces a novel concept in the Lincoln Square/Ravenswood neighborhood. This plant-based café seats 20 indoors and 15+ in its upcoming outdoor patio, operates seven days a week and is influenced by Modern Mexican culture in Mexico City. Café Más offers a vegan menu featuring specialty coffee drinks, sandwiches, pastries, and more.

Penelope’s is Chicago’s first plant-based taqueria in Chicago’s North Side neighborhood offering authentic plant-based Mexican cuisine. Penelope’s focus is tacos and street-style Mexican food. 

To learn more, visit cafemaschicago.com and penelopesvegantaqueria.com

About Pink Boots Society

Production brewer Brianna Levi and Pink Boots Society – Chicago Chapter

Pink Boots Society aims to assist, inspire and encourage women and non-binary individuals in the fermented/alcoholic beverage industry to advance their careers through education.

We are the movers and shakers making fermented and alcoholic beverages with the highest possible quality. We are the women and non-binary individuals that own the companies, package the product, design the labels, serve the drinks, write about our industry – and just about everything in between. Most importantly, we teach each other what we know through our own seminar programs, and we help each other advance both front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house careers by raising money for educational scholarships.

To learn more, visit pinkbootssociety.org

Special Thanks to our Event Sponsor Centered Therapy Chicago

Their generous support enables us to provide refreshments by Chuchaqui Cocktails.

Centered Therapy Chicago (CTC) is a woman-owned a group psychotherapy practice situated in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. At CTC, we firmly believe in the transformative influence of relationships and interconnectedness. Our dedicated therapists are passionately driven to support positive shifts in individuals’ lives, our local community, and broader society. Embracing principles of equality, social justice, anti-racism, and inclusivity, we offer a range of services including individual, couple, and family therapy, alongside consultations and professional presentations tailored for community settings, workplaces, and professionals. Click here to learn more about Centered Therapy Chicago.

About the Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce

GRCC is a 501c6 non-profit organization that provides resources for entrepreneurs in Ravenswood and its surrounding communities. Our partnerships with the City of Chicago include; operating a Neighborhood Business Development Center with support from the Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protections; participating in the Department of Planning & Development’s Local Industrial Retention Initiative; and managing SSA#31, which provides additional services to business and property owners along Ravenswood’s commercial corridors.

We are guided by the belief that creativity, sustainable living, and diverse industry position Ravenswood as a destination neighborhood. We create programs and provide services that connect the dots between businesses, residents, non-profit organizations, local government and area schools. Click here to learn more about who we are.

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