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CHSH 11 Hotel info - Holiday Inn Mart Plaza

Info on the hotel is at this link.

Mention the Chicago(ish) Tweetup block rate when you call. Any problems, call the local sales rep listed on the hotel info page. Read more »

CHSH 2014!

CHSH 11: April 26th, 2014.

Mullen’s, Holiday Inn, and Friday/Sunday events. More details to come.

Sign up for the event now and a nametag will be waiting for you Saturday night!

CHSH 2013 - It's a Thing!

Gird your loins, nerds!

The 10th CHSH Tweetup dates are set:

April 19-20th, 2013 Read more »

Holiday Inn Reservations

More than one CHSH guest was told by reservations that the hotel is booked and the block of rooms is full. I called Diane Fuentes, the sales rep at the Holiday Inn, and she said the hotel is nowhere near booked and there are still rooms available in the block for Thursday-Sunday (we always hold a couple of rooms for early/late arrivals). Diane's direct line is 312.529.1115 if you have any problems with central reservations.

CHSH No. 9 - April 14, 2012

Save the date, book your travel, and reserve your room (click here for scoop on the 'Chicago(ish) Tweetup' group rate at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza), because CHSH Number 9 is official!

The Main Event (RSVP here) is Saturday, April 14th, but we hang out the Friday before and usually host an event or two (including arranging breakfast meetups) on Saturday during the day, too. Watch the upper right of the page as we add new events before we meet again.

If you've never attended a tweetup, particularly one of this size, join us anyway. Here are some helpful tweetup tips. Some of our best friendships have formed when one nervous nerd mustered the courage to hop a plane or take the El over to meet the rest of us. Be nervous. Show up anyway; you'll be welcomed by the organizers and regulars like family. It's just how we are.

See Ya In April!

CHSH has come to an end yet again and we've all gone back to our everyday lives but we ask you do do us one more favor. Please take a few moments to review the Chicago places you enjoyed on Yelp and mention "the Chicago(ish) Tweetup" in your review. If you don't have a Yelp account, it only takes a minute to sign up and really shows our appreciation to the places that have been so gracious to our little group of weirdos.

You can also join the CHSH Flickr group and add all your CHSH related pics.

Consider joining the Last.fm group to hear your music in next CHSH's playlist.

Thanks to everyone who made it out and everyone who helped make it awesome! See you next time!

CHSH No. 8 Operating Instructions

The August CHSH is a lower-key affair, so the only formal event we host is The Main Event, Saturday night at Mullen's Bar and Grill in Wrigleyville.

However, we spend much of the weekend in the River North neighborhood (where the Holiday Inn is located) or exploring museums or Millennium Park downtown.

Follow @chshtweetup on Twitter; organizers will post live updates of spur-of-the-moment plans throughout the weekend. Read more »

Book rooms at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza before the group rate expires!

CHSH 8 is happening on August 27th. Consider this your friendly reminder to book your rooms at the $139 block rate (a great price for peak travel season in Chicago) before it expires on Tuesday, July 26th.

Hotel info is here. Read more »

New April '11 CHSH Shirts

CHSH ShirtsWe just added new a new shirt and a new mug to the CHSH Zazzle store!

The shirts are available in all styles, colors and sizes. The logo looks great on both light and dark colored fabrics! The mugs are also available in all styles and colors - even steins and travel mugs. Read more »

Hope You Had A GREAT Time!

CHSH has come to an end yet again and we've all gone back to our everyday lives but we ask you do do us one more favor. Please take a few moments to review the Chicago places you enjoyed on Yelp and mention "the Chicago(ish) Tweetup" in your review. If you don't have a Yelp account, it only takes a minute to sign up and really shows our appreciation to the places that have been so gracious to our little group of weirdos.

You can also join the CHSH Flickr group and add all your CHSH related pics.

Thanks to everyone who made it out and everyone who helped make it awesome! See you next time!

Breakfast at Steve's Deli

There will be an earlier group going over at 9am. The original time is still good for those that were planning on going at 10. Meet in the lobby for either time.

ONE WEEK to reserve your CHSH room!

Information on the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza is here. The block of rooms is called "Chicago(ish) Tweetup."

If you call and find that the block of rooms is closed, please call Diane Fuentes at 312.529.1115. Diane is great; she's the sales rep in charge of our event and she can arrange to open more rooms if any are still available and she can also make sure you get the $129 group rate. Read more »

CHSH Google Calendar

Photo by alphabunny_photosWe've set up a Google calendar with all the times, locations and info for April 8-10th. You can see it here...

http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=chshtweetup%40gmail.com&ctz=America/Chicago

or add it to your own calendar using the iCal format...

http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/chshtweetup%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics

As with all Google calendars, it's also available in XML format...

http://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/chshtweetup%40gmail.com/public/basic

If you have any problems using the calendar, please leave a comment here.

IMPORTANT - MORE ROOMS OPENING UP @ the Holiday Inn

FYI, I called Diane Fuentes, our sales rep at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, and she is going to arrange to have 10 more rooms added to the Chicago(ish) Tweetup block (that's the reference code for the block when you call). They will add more rooms after that as more people reserve rooms.

If you call a couple of weeks from now and reservations says the block is full, please get in touch with Diane Fuentes 312.529.1115 and ask her to open up more rooms. Read more »

Points and Badges

You may have noticed a small list near the top of the home page entitled "Top Contributors" with some names, numbers and badges as well as a page of users and their points. These are 2 new features we're trying out.

Points:
Points are our way of rewarding you for participating and contributing to this community. You can earn points by...

Badges:
Awarded for...

  • Reaching certain levels of points
  • Signing up for certain events

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