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Upcoming events

    • 06/08/2023
    • Multiple Locations

    CFE's highly anticipated Neighborhood Dinners are back! Specifics for each location will be listed and updated on this page. Details are still being finalized for some locations. Select your venue during registration.

    Locations and Details:

    Downtown - Hosted by Kim Rice
    Location: Miru located inside the St. Regis Hotel
    Time: 6:00 pm
    Attendees will split the bill

    Andersonville - Hosted by Jan Promer
    Location: Tanoshii, 5547 N. Clark Street
    Time: 6:00 pm
    This is an Omakase style Japanese sushi restaurant. Attendees will share items and split the bill. The venue is BYOB. Street parking is available.

    Milwaukee - Hosted by Sarah Schneider
    Location: Harbor House, 550 N. Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI
    Time: 5:00 pm
    Attendees will split the bill.
    Gorgeous location on Lake Michigan.  Easy travel on Amtrak’s Hiawatha service to Milwaukee.  Train arrives MKE at 4:44pm and you could be home at Union Station by 9:04pm. https://amtrakhiawatha.com/amtrak/schedules.php

    North/Northwest Suburbs - Hosted by Cathy Hamilton & Kim Clark
    Location: Eddie Merlot's,
    185 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Lincolnshire
    Time: 6:00 pm
    Attendees will split the bill.

    Hyde Park - Hosted by Dana Earles
    Location: BarDavid, 1201 E. 60th Street, Hyde Park
    Time: 6:30 pm
    This venue offers a sophisticated dining experience; serving an exclusively curated wine list and handcrafted cocktail program with a menu featuring Mediterranean-influenced cuisine. Attendees will split the bill.

    Lincoln Park - Hosted by Gennell Jefferson
    Location: Earl's, 1538 N. Clybourn
    Time: 6:00 pm
    The venue will provide individual tickets. The reservation is for outdoor seating. An indoor option is available if needed.
    Parking is available at New City Parking Garage w/validation from Earl's. Street meters are also located in the area.

    Western Suburbs - Hosted by Maddie Hall
    Location: Francesca Amici, 174 N York Street, Elmhurst
    Time: 6:30 pm
    Francesca’s is a neighborhood Trattoria offering classic Italian favorites in an ambiance of sophisticated comfort. Parking is readily available in the area.  The restaurant is also a short walk from the train.

    • 06/15/2023
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TBD

    CFE members will gather on Thursday, June 15, for dinner and a social discussion on the book West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge.

    Location TBD. 

    • 06/22/2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (Old Post Office), 433 W. Van Buren, Suite 501

    The Finance and Investments Exchange will host a Mid-Year Economic Update on Thursday, June 22nd. Join CFE members for lunch and a discussion on the economic outlook for the second half of 2023 with guest speaker, James Hotchkiss, VP and Senior Director for Member Strategy & Solutions at Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. CFE member, Marie Winters, CPA, CAIA, will moderate the conversation.

    This is an in-person event with the option to join virutally. Box lunches will be provided for in-person attendees.

    11:30 am - 12 noon: Check-in, networking, get lunch
    12 noon - 1pm: Presentation and discussion

    • 07/27/2023
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Saddle & Cycle Club, 900 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

    CFE's Summer Social returns to the Saddle & Cycle Club this summer.

    Join fellow CFE members at one of Chicago's hidden gems. We will enjoy food, drink, and good conversation on the large outdoor terrace that overlooks 18 acres of beautifully manicured landscape. Valet service and parking is available on the club property.

    • 09/10/2023
    • 11:00 AM
    • Barbara Best's Home
    • 25

    CFE member Barbara Best invites you to a lakeside brunch on Sunday, September 10, in Buchanan, Michigan. Enjoy one last summer hurrah on a relaxing and fun afternoon with CFE friends.

    The brunch is a potluck. You will be asked to select the type of dish you will provide during registration. Quantities for each ticket type are limited to ensure a variety of options. 

    Registration is capped at 25 attendees. A wait list will be established should the event reach capacity. Note the start time is 11:00 am Central Time/Noon Eastern Time.

Past events

05/11/2023 Annual Civic Luncheon w/Peyton Manning
04/27/2023 Joffrey Ballet Women's Night
04/26/2023 West Suburban Book Club
04/25/2023 Downtown Book Club
04/06/2023 Bubbles-n-Bites at Maria Pinto's M2057 Studio
03/28/2023 Dinner Program featuring Ilene Gordon & Bram Bluestein
03/14/2023 West Suburban Book Club
03/02/2023 Downtown Book Club
02/23/2023 Joffrey Ballet Women's Night
02/01/2023 West Suburban Book Club
01/19/2023 Winter Social & Annual Meeting
01/11/2023 Downtown Book Club
12/11/2022 Holiday Brunch
12/06/2022 Corporate Board Chat
11/23/2022 Giving Back Exchange: New Moms Operation Santa
11/17/2022 Dinner Program featuring Maria Tabrizi and Amy Fahey, First Women's Bank
11/01/2022 Downtown Book Club
10/13/2022 Restore Your Health Reserves, Rejuvenate Your Life & Career
10/04/2022 Networking Event at Dominican University
09/29/2022 West Suburban Book Club
09/29/2022 Corporate Board Chat
09/20/2022 Downtown Book Club
09/13/2022 Conversation Circle - Executive Coaching
08/21/2022 Summer Brunch
08/16/2022 Ravinia Festival Outing: Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes
08/10/2022 How to Lead in a Hybrid Environment
08/03/2022 Financial Strategies to Support your Brilliant Life
07/28/2022 Summer Social
07/28/2022 Head Shot Photo Session at Summer Social
07/19/2022 Corporate Board Chat
07/12/2022 Downtown Book Club
06/07/2022 Neighborhood Dinners
05/26/2022 Dinner Program with Guest Lori Goltermann
05/19/2022 The Post-COVID Office Takes Shape
05/17/2022 The New Frontier of Digital Assets - Part II
05/12/2022 Member Engagement Conversation Circle
05/05/2022 Geopolitical Trends & Issues
04/26/2022 Downtown Book Club
04/21/2022 Bubbles-n-Bites at Maria Pinto's M2057 Studio
04/20/2022 Becoming an Empowered Label Reader
03/30/2022 The New Frontier of Digital Assets
03/29/2022 West Suburban Book Club
03/24/2022 Corporate Board Chat
03/17/2022 Encore Presentation: Seize the Moment (because it's finally here)
03/17/2022 Lunch-n-Learn: Seize the Moment (because it's finally here)
03/03/2022 Downtown Book Club
02/25/2022 Capital Markets Economic Update
02/24/2022 West Suburban Book Club
02/10/2022 Winter Social & Annual Meeting
02/07/2022 Conversation Circle - How the Cannabis Industry is Evolving
02/05/2022 Ladder Up Tax Volunteer Day
01/27/2022 Ladder Up Training for CFE
01/20/2022 Downtown Book Club
12/12/2021 Virtual Holiday Brunch
12/12/2021 Holiday Brunch
12/01/2021 West Suburban Book Club
11/18/2021 November Dinner Event
11/16/2021 Downtown Book Club
11/16/2021 Philanthropy Partner Panel: Lunch-n-Learn
11/09/2021 The Likability Dilemma
10/27/2021 Money, Power, and Purpose: Aligning your Finances with Your Future
10/12/2021 West Suburban Book Club
10/08/2021 Bright Endeavors Volunteer Event
09/29/2021 Downtown Book Club
09/23/2021 Dinner Program with Guest Speaker Linda Coberly
09/23/2021 Member Engagement Mini-Mixer
09/16/2021 Bubbles-n-Bites with Maria Pinto
08/30/2021 Yoga for CFE
08/19/2021 West Suburban Book Club
08/02/2021 Downtown Book Club
07/27/2021 Summer Social
07/11/2021 Summer Brunch
06/24/2021 Neighborhood Dinners
06/17/2021 Empathy in Leadership: Why it Matters
06/14/2021 Downtown Book Club
06/10/2021 West Suburban Book Club
06/02/2021 Lunch-n-Learn with Dr. Maria Carrillo, Alzheimer's Association
05/19/2021 A Survivors Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions
05/13/2021 May Dinner Program: Guest Speaker Dr. Vicki Medvec
04/29/2021 Pizza Party with Steve Dolinsky
04/22/2021 West Suburban Book Club
04/14/2021 Flowers for Dreams: Floral Arranging Workshop
04/07/2021 Downtown Book Club
03/18/2021 Spring Break Happy Hour
03/09/2021 Leadership & Culture with Frances Frei: An L&PD Exchange Event
02/25/2021 How Private Company Investors Leverage Networks and Operating Talent to Drive Exponential Growth
02/18/2021 Downtown Book Club
02/17/2021 Leadership & Professional Development Exchange TED Talk Roundtable
02/11/2021 West Suburban Book Club
01/27/2021 Annual Market Outlook: In Transition - Opportunities Emerge from the Disruption
01/21/2021 Annual Meeting & Winter Social
01/14/2021 Downtown Book Club
12/13/2020 Holiday Brunch
12/10/2020 West Suburban Book Club
12/09/2020 Château de Pommard Wine Tasting
11/19/2020 Downtown Book Club
11/18/2020 Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn
11/12/2020 November Program with Guest Speaker Lt. General Nina Armagno
11/05/2020 Leading and Managing Remotely: A Best Practices Exchange
10/29/2020 West Suburban Book Club
10/28/2020 Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn
10/15/2020 Live Virtual Cooking Experience with Truffle Shuffle
10/01/2020 Downtown Book Club
09/23/2020 Creating a Paycheck in Retirement
09/17/2020 September Program with Guest Speaker Julie Howard
09/10/2020 An Evening with Maria Pinto
08/26/2020 West Suburban Book Club
08/18/2020 Summer Social at the Chicago Yacht Club
07/27/2020 Downtown Book Club
07/15/2020 Your “Personal Marketing Plan” for Long Term Career Success
07/08/2020 The Rise of Cryptocurrency
06/30/2020 Virtual Neighborhood Dinners
06/25/2020 West Suburban Book Club
06/11/2020 Downtown Book Club
06/03/2020 Sensory Wine Tasting Experience with Master Sommelier Alpana Singh
05/27/2020 Aging Care: A Member-to-Member Roundtable Discussion
05/20/2020 Wealth Management for Women: Key Concepts to Consider
05/13/2020 Downtown Book Club
05/07/2020 Wine & Wills Virtual Event
05/04/2020 Take Care of Your Heart Virtual Program
04/29/2020 West Suburban Book Club Event
04/24/2020 Economic and Market Outlook Update
04/23/2020 Women Owned Businesses: The Financing Dilemma Key Points
04/15/2020 Downtown Book Club Event
03/13/2020 CFO Placement Statistics and Fundamentals
02/26/2020 West Suburban Book Club Event
02/22/2020 Ladder Up Volunteer Day
02/12/2020 Downtown Book Club Event
01/29/2020 2020 Capital Markets Update - Breakfast
01/28/2020 The Next Ten Years Part II - A Transitions Exchange Conversation
01/22/2020 Andy Warhol Lecture and Exhibit
01/16/2020 2020 Winter Social & Annual Meeting
01/16/2020 Ladder Up Training for CFE
12/18/2019 West Suburban Book Club: Holiday Sparkling Pairing Dinner
12/15/2019 Annual Holiday Brunch
12/10/2019 Downtown Book Club Event
11/14/2019 November Dinner Program
10/29/2019 The Next Ten Years - A Transitions Exchange Conversation
10/11/2019 Bright Endeavors Volunteer Event
10/10/2019 Crash Course in Crisis and Conflict Communication for Business Leaders – High Stress Negotiation
09/25/2019 West Suburban Book Club
09/25/2019 Drinks with CFE Leadership
09/16/2019 2019 September Dinner Program

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