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Canright Calendar


Collin Canright

Feb 7, 2021

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Selfies and Fishing at Navy Pier

Selfies and Fishing at Navy Pier

The Canright Calendar is a weekly email of networking events in Chicago. View all of our events here. Sign up for the list here. If you have any other suggestions you’d like us to consider, send them to Alexandra at

WEEK OF 11-27-2023

At our featured events, redefine digital skills for tech success, understand how to open doors and unlock innovation, hear six founders pitch for VC, and network with other business professionals.

Opening Doors – Unlocking Innovation
Friday, December 1, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago

Enter the future of innovation! Network with industry professionals, sample from West Side’s emerging brands, and engage with trending topics. All funds support our non-profit mission of helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses, and enhancing economic development and job creation on Chicago’s West Side. Each ticket purchased gives a free ticket to a West Side resident. Speakers and panelists include Howard Migdal, Chief Executive Officer, Grubhub; Taylor Mason, Owner, Taylor’s Tacos; Jeremy Joyce, Founder and CEO, Black People Eats, LLC, and Kristen Ashley, Owner, Cleo’s Southern Cuisine.

TechRise Season 3 Finale Pitch Competition
Tuesday, December 5, 4:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Moonlight Studios, 1446 W. Kinzie St., Chicago

Join P33 Live & In Person for the TechRise Season 3 Finale Pitch Competition! TechRise by P33 hosts weekly virtual pitch competitions for Chicago’s early-stage underrepresented tech founders, awarding $25-$50k throughout the year. Six of 2023’s top TechRise Startups will pitch onstage for the chance to win $100,000 in capital. Celebrating the over 300 Founders who’ve taken the TechRise stage since 2021, along with our community of investors and ecosystem leaders. Ana Belaval, “Around Town” reporter for WGN Morning News, will emcee the event.
Vote Here for the founders you’d like to see pitch onstage!

Holiday Connections – Progressive Networking
Wednesday, December 13, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago

Celebrate the holidays with the Professional Women’s Club of Chicago! Come to their most popular event of the year – the annual December luncheon, and enjoy getting together with old friends while you make new ones. This holiday event features a “progressive luncheon” format, during which attendees switch tables at each course to optimize networking.

Native American Heritage Month
November 2023
November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.

Recommended Resources:
National Congress of American Indians
Why Indigenous Literatures Matter by Daniel Heath Justice
2022 American Indian Youth Literature Award Books
8 Indigenous Horror Books to Haunt Your Shelves 
Why acknowledge territory?
All My Relations, a podcast by Matika Wilbur, Desi Small-Rodriguez & Adrienne Keene

Arts Corner
Canright account manager Alexandra Sulack is an opera singer and voice teacher. She curates arts and wellness recommendations for you.

‘Twas The Night Before…by Cirque du Soleil
Dec 7 – Dec 28
‘Twas the Night Before… is Cirque du Soleil’s first holiday show, based on the classic poem “A Visit from Saint Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore. Memorable lines from this cherished classic inspired Cirque’s story about a jaded young girl who rediscovers the magic of the holidays. A festive flurry of love and cheer created especially for families, ‘Twas the Night Before… features thrilling acrobatics, lovable characters – and a soundtrack including holiday classics re-invented by Cirque du Soleil.
More Information & Tickets

If you have any other suggestions you’d like us to consider, send them to Alexandra at