Jan 15, 2016

January Member of the Month - Katie Heppard

Congratulations to our January Member of the Month, Katie Heppard!!! Katie has been a HUGE help to our marketing team for Snowball 2016. Katie was able to get Snapchat to have a Snowball filter on January 30th! This means Snowball will be all over everyone's Snapchat feed! She also was able to get $200 in Facebook advertising for Snowball 2016. Not only did she get the money to do the ads but she has been creating different strategies to use that money to reach young professional in Chicago. She is now going to be able to reach a whole group on Facebook and Instragram that we have never been able to connect with before. These ads are really going to help us get the word out about Snowball 2016 and will 100% have a large impact on our sales. These ads give us a large advantage! We believe this Snowball will be are largest yet! Thank you so much, Katie! You have been amazing! We are so happy to have you on the Junior Council team!

Jan 7, 2016

Are You Ready for Snowball 2016?

In a couple of weeks, one of the most exciting events in Chicago is going to be held and for a great cause. We will be hosting our 28th Annual Snowball, a black tie event hosting 2,000 young professionals for a night of dancing, drinking, eating and socializing while raise money for the Infectious Disease Clinic at the children's hospital. It's a great opportunity for networking, making new friends and supporting a cause that will give kids a chance at life when they may not have had one before. We promise this is a night you will NOT forget! 

If you're a foodie, this is the perfect event for you! We will have some of Chicago's best restaurants there with different bites for you to eat. Restaurant sponsors for Snowball 2016 include: Frontier, Sunda, South Branch Tavern & Grille, Stella Barra, Summer House, Ra Sushi Bar & Restaurant, Mon Ami Gabi, Cafe Ba Ba Reeba, 25 Degrees, Bombay Wraps, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Mercadito Fish Co, Roti, Cemita Pueblas, Nando's Peri Peri, Barcocina, Do-Rite Donuts, Stan's Donuts, Tre Soldi, Dino BBQ, Coast Sushi, and Davanti Enoteca. We also are going to have some great late night snacks from Homeslice, Toppers Pizza and Wise Owl. Drinks will be available all night long. We have some great alcohol sponsors this year including Tito's Vodka, Barefoot Wine, Anheuser Busch, and Goose Island.

The amazing Rod Tuffcurls & The Benchpress will be back to perform throughout the night. These guys will have you jamming out all night long! Don't want to end the night at 1:00 am? Well join us for our awesome Snowball After Party at the Underground. The Chicago Trolley Company will be transporting Snowball guests to Underground for an exciting continuation the night. 

Besides great music and great food, there is also going to be a silent auction to raise money for the children's hospital. There are a ton of great items up for grabs. Some of our favorite sporting items this year will include 2015 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champions autographed hockey stick, Cubs tickets, Mike Ditka signed jersey and many more. We also have some great certificates for wine tastings, some of Chicago's best restaurants, Revolution Brewery, Barrel Run and many more. There will be some great trip items and Chicago experiences as well. 

Bought your Snowball ticket but your in need of a black tie dress or tuxedo? Ladies make an appointment at Chicago's Rent the Runway store and receive 20% off your rental for Snowball. Men drop by Formally Modern Tuxedo and receive $40 off any rental garment or 20% off any purchases! Just mention Snowball and they will apply the discounts! 

The Junior Council's 28th Annual Snowball
When: Saturday, January 30th at 8:00PM
Where: Chicago's Union Station (500 West Jackson)
Cost: $115 - $160 per person
Attire: Black Tie Optional