News and Updates

Summer is in full swing here at Second Shift HQ. In case you hadn’t heard, we just got voted Best Coworking Space in the Reader’s 2017 Best of Poll.Huzzah!

We also met a lot of you at the Logan Square Arts Festival last week, so a warm welcome to our new newsletter subscribers. We know there’s a lot going on through the summer months, but take a look below at our upcoming events. Beat the heat at our air-conditioned space and connect with our ever-growing community of members.

Featured Events

Highlighted events sponsored/hosted by Second Shift

July 17: Women Who Dare – A Panel-Cast and Vision Boarding Party
Kerry Gross is a liftUPlift Ally who is bicycling across America this summer to interview inspirational women for her podcast, “Women Who Dare.”

Kerry will be in Chicago July 17-18. liftUPlift and Second Shift in Logan Square are hosting a celebratory event to welcome her to the Women Power capital of the world and give her a chance to interview our most daring and inspirational Chicago Allies.

More info

July 21: Shared Walls by IPaintMyMind at Second Shift
Second Shift is excited to announce a partnership with IPaintMyMind, a nonprofit organization whose mission to make art accesible to everyone.

We are proud to be a host to their Shared Walls (TM) program, which offers rotating art rentals to businesses then uses that revenue to put FREE art exhibitions to underserved community spaces like schools, parks, and libraries across Chicago.

They have brighted our coworking space with an ecclectic mix of visual art!

Please join us in celebrating with an evening of art, drinks, and community!

Learn more about Shared Walls at

July 28: Board Game Playtest Night
Join us at Second Shift to playtest unpublished board games that are still in development. Ben Rosset, a local Chicago game designer, will be bring in his latest creations. Learn about the board game design and development process and help Ben to improve his games by playing them and providing feedback. Ben is the designer of Between Two Cities, Brew Crafters, and others.

A fun evening for those who love the behind the scenes of game creation and love brainstorming and sharing ideas.

Other game designers are welcome to bring prototypes for playtesting and feedback as well!

Chicago Events

Other upcoming events of interest to our community and beyond. If you have an event to share, e-mail us: [email protected]

July 12-14 Glappitnova
July 15 Figment Chicago 
July 15-16 Galvanize Conference

Deep Links
Things we’re reading and paying attention to here at SS HQ

Summer Reading For Your Woke Kid
The ‘End Of Loyalty’ And The Decline Of Good Jobs In America
Co-living startup plunges into Chicago

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