It’s time to plan your Spring Events


From Amber Nettles, SVP of Growth & Strategy 
All hands are on deck as we look forward to a BUSY March and April. With Best of Chicago around the corner (April 6, and announcements about the party coming soon!), it’s shaping up to a be a fun, busy, and productive spring! As I am thinking about warmer weather and getting out of the house more, I’ve been talking a lot about spring events (outdoor and indoor)! Beause of that, I thought it might be helpful to mention two lesser-known services and opportunities we offer:
The first is our free community calendar! Anyone can submit an event to our calendar online, and there are optional upgrades to “boost” the event.
The second is evvnt — we’ve partnered with evnnt to offer ticketing services to Chicago event organizers and venues. Some of the evvnt features and benefits include:
— Competitive credit card processing rate
— Collecting donations, selling memberships and processing registrations online
— Accessing customer data, reports and tracking
— Purchasing and check-in capabilities for day-of.

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Tell Your Story to our Readers
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February 23 – March 8, 2023
Vol. 52, No.10 


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