News and Updates

From Levi: Exciting news – we are being joined by two awesome people to come on as part-time community managers to help with the growth of our space…please meet Grace and Josh! Starting out you’ll see them here Tues/Thurs and they will be the point of contact when I’m not here. You’ll find them working from my Community Manager desk, so be sure to stop by and say hi!

We have also been nominated for a Chicago Innovation Award. Join us at the Nominee Reception at the Park West on Sept 6!

From our recent event, The 10(0) Things Entrepreneurs Should Always/Never Do led by Second Shift member Danny Schuman.


Featured Events

Highlighted events sponsored/hosted by Second Shift

Time Salon: Expanding Social Capital Exchange Thru Timebanking

Thursday August 31, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Lead by Mike Strode of The Kola Nut CollaborativeCoworking spaces are designed to offer a tremendous opportunity for creatives, skilled professionals and entrepreneurs to collaborate on their ideas and projects in real-time in order to locate the most fitting solution to a problem. While these creative, social and intellectual assets may be present, the high saturation can be overwhelming to recall, categorize or track when we need to employ them in the future. Timebanking offers a natural complement for coworking tenants to develop a skills marketplace alongside a time based digital ledger where hours exchanged can be recorded and traded for services in a broader network of members. In this event, we will learn how to map and gain greater access to the social capital in your coworking space with the Kola Nut Collaborative as we develop a timebanking solution which can connect innovators throughout the Chicagoland area. The Time Salon is a facilitated gathering offered by the Kola Nut Collaborative which guides participants through dialogue and practice in communal asset mapping, social economy and non-monetary exchange.

Chicago Events

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

This Thursday, Aug 17, 9am-12pm join our friends The Venture Hub NFP for a dynamic panel on engaging your audience through social media and marketing. Grab your spot here.

NetSquared Chicago  (multiple non-profit tech-related events)
August 22
 Idea Potluck
August 26 Coffee & Conversation
October 7 Logan Square Beer Festival
October 14-15 Chi Architecture Federation Open House Chicago

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