Yves needs help with a venue for the Chicago meetup, which is Friday July 6, from 5 to 8 PM. Last year, the event attracted about 75 people. This year she expects fewer, probably 50, due to this being right after the Fourth of July..
Last year, readers met at the Marriott Residence at 11 LaSalle. The room was ample and the noise level was good. But the hotel has changed its policy, and she can’t use any space in the hotel unless she signs a contract and pays a space rental fee. Of course, the lobby bar area is so large that NC readers could try the force majeure approach and just show up. However, it would probably be preferable to do what we normally do and find a bar or restaurant where we can reserve a large enough area. We’ve had good luck with Irish pubs, but any suggestions are welcome. All things being equal, not far from the hotel is preferable.
She is also doing a brunch meetup in Green Bay on Sunday July 8, a first “flyover” event. But she hasn’t booked a hotel yet for Green Bay.
Please pipe up with any suggestions in comments. Thanks so much!
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