IN Chicago Business and Social Blog

The IN Chicago Business and Social Blog is an information sharing forum for the Chicago IN Community. We invite social, artistic and businesses organizations or individuals (established, newly arrived or soon-to-arrive) to submit short blog postings to get their word out. We especially welcome postings from businesses looking to hire and new arrivals in Chicago looking for career opportunities. We  will also post information about upcoming events that are of interest to our members (please submit event posts at least two weeks in advance of event). 


All posts are moderated and IN Chicago ultimately decides what is posted. No product sales pitches please!


To submit a blog post, please email us the text exactly as you should appear (150 words max). Include an email address in the post if you wish to be contacted (resumes in pdf format can be attached to posts on request).

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  • 17 Mar 2015 11:52 AM | Anonymous

    We wish you all a special day, and hope that while the world goes green today, you'll stick with us to stay green in support of Ireland everyday.

    That's why, this St. Patrick's Day we ask for you to join with us to help grow Irish Network USA by reaching out to your friends, family and professional contacts who might be interested in Irish Network's mission. 

    Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by sharing this link on social media and by email to help spread the word about Irish Network USA:


    Deirdre Woodbyrne 

    Executive Director


  • 11 Mar 2015 10:27 PM | Anonymous
    A city that dyes its river green, hosts three Irish parades and celebrates St. Patrick’s Day like no other clearly is committed to showcasing its strong Irish influence. No wonder we are the “GREENest City in the World.”

    In 2015, ShamROCK Chicago will protect Chicago’s title as the GREENest City in the World with “Five Days of GREENing Chicago.” From Friday, March 13th through Tuesday, March 17th, iconic buildings, monuments and streets in the City of Chicago will light up GREEN. We will also project a video celebration of the GREENing Project and individual Chicago participants onto the Block Thirty Seven building, which can be viewed nightly from 7:00-8:00pm from State Street just outside Macy’s.

    More details of this and other activities are available at

  • 07 Mar 2015 2:20 PM | Anonymous


    My name is Rory, I am seeking a role within financial services in Chicago, I have over six years of international experience having worked in Ireland, Australia and the UK. My previous roles range from working at large multi national organisations to boutique investment firms. I would be grateful if you could take the time to look over my resume and contact me if you are aware of any open positions which would match my background/skill set. Thank you for taking the time to read my post.

    RM Resume 2015.pdf




  • 06 Mar 2015 6:00 PM | Anonymous

    IN Chicago March FF at Johnny O'Hagans (3374 N Clark, take Red, Brown or Purple line to Belmont and walk two blocks north on Sheffield). 


    Complimentary refreshments will be available to Subscribed Members. Appetizers will be served and all are welcome. As always, you can join or renew your membership on the night.
  • 04 Mar 2015 8:01 PM | Anonymous

    A true story of life in the aftermath of the Famine;  Thorpe walks her grandmother through everyday life in the chaos of the  Red Light District Dublin and the unfolding history of the 1916 Easter Rising and the War of Independence .

    Thorpe compellingly incorporates history into her grandmothers story making sure to bring the narrative back to Bridget’s life and personal experience. This is a compelling story of a strong capable woman who managed to keep herself and her seven children out of the workhouse; when her husband died at the very young age 36years; as it encapsulates the unfolding history that surrounds her.

  • 03 Mar 2015 5:38 PM | Anonymous

    Only four days left in the 16th Chicago Irish Film Festival at the Music Box Theater (3733 N Southport Ave) and at the Gallery Theatre(1112 N Milwaukee Ave).  The festival runs through  March 7th. More details at

  • 26 Feb 2015 10:54 PM | Anonymous
    Critically acclaimed author and story teller David McDonnell will be at Uncharted Books in Chicago to discuss his book, talk about Irish history, and tell a few entertaining stories about an ancient Celtic clan. The session is on Tuesday, March 10th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Uncharted Books is at 2620, North Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago’s Logan Square.

    McDonnell is an accomplished storyteller who blends true stories of Ireland with both wit and blarney. His book, ClanDonnell: A Storied History of Ireland, tells the stories of people in the Celtic Irish McDonnell clan and their subsequent descendants. Since the first McDonnells were mercenaries, they were called into service in all corners of Ireland and interacted – often violently – with other Irish clans.

    Over time, the McDonnells faced the same troubling forces as all Irish – brutal clan wars, religious strife, subjugation by the English, confiscation of lands, famine and starvation, mass emigration, struggles for national identity and independence … and much more. Thus the stories of the McDonnells reflect the stories of all Irish, from any clan.

    More information is at, or email
  • 23 Feb 2015 5:09 PM | Anonymous

    Each year Cork City and County liaise with Cook County on a trade mission to Chicago around the St. Patrick’s Day festivities. This year Cork Convention Bureau is lucky enough to be joining this group and we are looking to meet with meeting and event planners that have an interest in Ireland.


    As part of our #CorkNeedsYou Conference & Event Ambassador Programme we are also looking for Corkonians who can influence international events to come to Cork. This could be through their membership of an international association – scouts, firefighters, karate etc, through their profession or through their academic work .


    Cork is a great new exciting and authentic option for your clients. Maybe the following will whet your appetite


    If you know of an event you would like to bring to Cork or would like more information on what the Cork region has to offer we would love to meet you. Our Chairman, Seamus Heaney, will be visiting Illinois the week before St. Patrick’s Day, from March 9th, and is available to meet throughout this time. Please email for more details.
  • 22 Feb 2015 3:38 PM | Anonymous
    Join some fellow IN Chicago members on Sunday, March 1 at North Avenue Beach for the 15th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Chicago!  Whether you go knee high, waist high or take the full Plunge, all are welcome! We're delighted to support 5,000+ special needs athletes in this great city - to help us, visit, click "Register" and then "Join a Team" - select the IRELAND NETWORK team and the 11AM wave start!  To make the day even more fun, we'll meet first at Johnny's O'Hagan's Pub (3374 N Clark St) around 10AM. Contact Katie Hardiman with questions at  

  • 14 Feb 2015 1:29 PM | Anonymous

    WYCC Chicago Channel (Channel 20-3) is now showing Irish TV programs most days between 1pm and 3pm including Tonight with Vincent Browne. And Six-One News airs weekdays at 5pm. More details at  

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