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I Can't Wait for JoomlaDay Chicago 2015

I Can't Wait for JoomlaDay Chicago 2015

This year, I had the privilege of working with the volunteers for the JoomlaDay Chicago event held August 9th at the Microsoft Technology Center in the AON Center building in downtown Chicago.  It was also my first time attending.  Going into the event I didn’t know what to expect and I have to admit I was a little awestruck.  I have been using Joomla for many years and a lot of the speakers and guests were names I’ve seen over and over on whitepapers, articles, extensions, etc.  To see them in-person was a little surreal.  

 
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Congrats to The Bridge on a Successful Golf Event

On Monday, we had the privilege of providing event services (registration, check-out and auction services) for The Bridge Youth & Family Services of Palatine.  If you are a regular visitor of our site, you may have noticed that we are a huge supporter of The Bridge, which provides programs and services to children and their families in northwest suburban Chicago, regardless on one's ability to pay.  

The event was their annual Peter D. Cunneen Memorial Golf Classic, named for past executive director Peter D. Cunneen.  At the Inverness Golf Club, nearly 200 golfers and dinner guests. bid on live and silent auction items, entered a raffle for a chance to win some cool prizes (iPad, 60" Smart HDTV, Bose Headphones, or One Week Vacation for 4) and best of all, participated in goodhearted competition in Fund-a-Cause (you may know it as a paddle raise).  

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Eat for Change

Eat for Change

Do you need another reason to go to The Streets of Woodfield?  Here you go...  

On Thursday, July 31st from 11 am to 2 pm,  grab lunch at Chipotle at The Streets of Woodfield, 601 N. Martingale Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173 and 50% of the proceeds will go to The Bridge Youth & Family Services, a non-profit organization in Palatine, IL.  The Bridge’s mission is "to help young people and their families achieve social and emotional health”.  They provide services to all Palatine Township residents regardless of ability to pay.  The Bridge has been serving the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago for nearly 50 years, focused on children 0 to 17 and their families. 

To participate is simple, take in this flyer (printed or on your mobile device) or tell the cashier, you're there to Eat for Change to Support The Bridge. For more information about The Bridge, check out their website: www.bridgeyouth.org  Download your flyer NOW
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JoomlaDay Chicago Aug 9th

JoomlaDay Chicago Aug 9th
JoomlaDayChicago Diamond Sponsor Arc Technology Group
JoomlaDayChicago Silver Sponsor OpenSourceMatters

If you want to know why Joomla! is a favorite Content Management System (CMS) attend JoomlaDay Chicago hosted at the Microsoft Technology Center, located in the Aon Building at the north end of Grant Park in downtown Chicago.  JoomlaDay Chicago is Saturday, August 9th, a full day of Joomla! discussion, panels and presentations from top Joomla experts and community leaders.  

It is a great why to get acquainted with what Joomla! can do and meet a great bunch of people, local and beyond.  This event is brought together by a group of passionate volunteers and brings together all levels from newbies to experts.  

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Save Time and Money, Hire a Maid

Save Time and Money, Hire a Maid

Today’s time is money tip comes from Perry Marshall’s article The 80/20 Rule of Time Management: Stop Wasting Time on Entrepreneur.com.  In his article, he reminds entrepreneurs of the need to follow the 80/20 Rule, not only when it comes to sales but also in how we work.  Remembering that our time is valuable and spending it on higher revenue activities makes sense.  Of the five tips in the article:

Hire a maidGet rid of your $10 an hour stuffHire a personal assistantDon’t feel guilty about relaxingFocus on your most productive time slot

#5 I think is one that is often forget especially if that time slot falls outside of the typical 9-to-5.  As a morning person, I prefer 6 am to 9 am.  My family laughs at me because some days I’m so productive that by lunch time, I’m ready for a cat nap.  The point is that if you stop fighting your natural rhythm, you will reap the benefits.  

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