Chicago, Nuns and a Red Shoe Adventure

by The Red Recruiter on September 1, 2009

Chicago Bean Smiling Nuns - RSPA new city has entered my top 5. I had been to Chicago before, but only for about 6 hours to meet with a company… enough to see the cool buildings, have a conversation and find a cab back to the airport. Not enough time really.

This time around was different.

Last Monday, after finishing up with Disney Institute, I flew out to Chicago to be a part of two Red Shoe Project events. On Monday night, Veronica Ludwig from Hire Power Solutions threw the first ever Red Shoe TweetUp at the Dragonfly Mandarin. With only a few days notice, Veronica managed to draw in over 35 people for the event… over half of them were wearing red shoes. Awesome job Veronica!

Here are some photos from the TweetUp!

On Tuesday, it was time for the Skilled Recruiters Network of Chicago event. I had the honor of presenting to a large group of recruiters on Red Shoe Project. We also briefly touched on overall recruiting strategy through the use of social media… but, time was short to get into any real detail. Special thanks to PCRecruiter and Out of Work Chicago for sponsoring the event!

The group of recruiters that I met were fantastic! They love their trade, they are passionate about learning and

they definitely know how to have fun! For those of you from SRNC that read this… I want you to know that I really appreciate your hospitality!

Wednesday rolled around and I finally had a chance to check out the city in more detail. Veronica made sure that I tried the Chicago pizza and afterward brought me over to Millennium Park for a tour. Talk about an amazing place!

We snapped a few more pictures for Red Shoe Project, including my “Michael & The Nuns” photo from above, before it was time for me to head back to San Antonio. Here are a few “keepers” for the monthly roll.

Chicago FountainHead Texting

The Crown Fountain

Chicago Bean Stern

Cloud Gate (aka "The Bean")

Chicago Auditorium Stern

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Married With Children Fountain

Married With Children Fountain

I think Chicago is top-notch and I had a fantastic time meeting all the great people there. I would have to imagine that most people have good memories of the city considering how much there is to do.

What’s your favorite Chicago memory?

  • Shennee

    Great Job Michael!

  • Shennee

    Great Job Michael!

  • Joan E. Ginsberg

    Great pictures, Michael! Chicago is a wonderful town; those red shoes just add even more class!

    Because Chicago is an easy trip from Detroit, I have been many, many times and have lots of good memories. My daughter started on her career path (writer, journalist, editor) after a visit to the Field Museum. She wrote her first major story about that visit – she was 10 years old.

    One time I left my planner in the back of a cab. The driver found it hours later, looked on the calendar where I was (at the restaurant show at McCormick), and then called and had me paged so I could retrieve my planner. Great people in that city!

    I feel a trip coming on . . .

  • Joan E. Ginsberg

    Great pictures, Michael! Chicago is a wonderful town; those red shoes just add even more class!

    Because Chicago is an easy trip from Detroit, I have been many, many times and have lots of good memories. My daughter started on her career path (writer, journalist, editor) after a visit to the Field Museum. She wrote her first major story about that visit – she was 10 years old.

    One time I left my planner in the back of a cab. The driver found it hours later, looked on the calendar where I was (at the restaurant show at McCormick), and then called and had me paged so I could retrieve my planner. Great people in that city!

    I feel a trip coming on . . .

  • http://theredrecruiter.com/ The Red Recruiter

    @Shennee – Thank you! 😉
    @Joan – That’s an excellent Chicago memory! Isn’t interesting where, how and when people draw inspiration? Pretty cool about your daughter!

  • http://theredrecruiter.com The Red Recruiter

    @Shennee – Thank you! 😉
    @Joan – That’s an excellent Chicago memory! Isn’t interesting where, how and when people draw inspiration? Pretty cool about your daughter!

  • http://www.talentculture.com/ Meghan M. Biro

    You have been on the road tour! I’ve enjoyed taking in the adventure.

    Chicago places top 5 on my favorite US city list – simply love the culture + people. Favorite memory so far: staying at the Ambassador East and strolling down memory lane at the Pump Room: http://www.pumproom.com/history.html

  • http://www.talentculture.com/ Meghan M. Biro

    You have been on the road tour! I’ve enjoyed taking in the adventure.

    Chicago places top 5 on my favorite US city list – simply love the culture + people. Favorite memory so far: staying at the Ambassador East and strolling down memory lane at the Pump Room: http://www.pumproom.com/history.html

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