Annual Member Meeting
7 pm, Jan. 10
637 S. Dearborn
Our annual meeting will consist of our annual roundup of new development coming to the South Loop, followed by the annual election of Board members for the South Loop Neighbors. Board members help set the course for the organization in terms of planned activities and informational meetings and a well rounded board ensures the planning process is comprehensive in nature. Please consider volunteering to serve in one of these intrinsically rewarding position! If you are interested, please email Jim Wales
and he will guide you through the necessary steps.
Speaker's Series: Author Night
Social hour 6-7 pm
Panel discussion: 7-8 pm
755 S. Clark
Also by Zoom
Join us and hear from four local authors:
Beth Finke, Writing Out Loud
Amy Bizzarri, 111 Places in Chicago that You Must Not Miss
Sylvester Boyd, The Road from Money
Greg Borzo, Chicago's Fabulous Fountains
Amy Bizzarri has written four books focused on Chicago history, but her experiences don't stop there. She's a teacher, tour guide and certified wine expert. She lived in Rome for five years and has hosted radio and TV segments. Oh, yes, her great, great grandparents met in Chicago the night of the Great Fire!
Beth Finke is an accomplished author, teacher and columnist, familiar to many South Loop residents because she's a regular contributor to the Dearborn Express, our local online newspaper. She teaches memoir writing, is an NPR commentator and moderates a blog for Easterseals' National Headquarters.
Sylvester Boyd Jr. was born in Chicago and in 1981 founded one of the largest minority owned advertising specialty companies in southwest Michigan, selling products to major corporations, businesses, colleges and universities. He has worked as a movie extra, motivational speaker and substitute teacher for CPS.
Greg Borzo has written several books about Chicago history, including Chicago's Fabulous Fountain, which features the Printers Row Park Fountain -- a water tosser that currently being renovated. He's also a tour guide, pickleball player, avid cyclist and member of the South Loop Neighbors' board.