How to Properly Interact with Your Neighborhood Pups

The nice weather is here and you know what that means- dogs are everywhere. They’re bringing their dogs to the park, to restaurants, to the coffee shop. Whether you like dogs or not, here’s a few tips for interacting with dogs to avoid an awkward moment or two. One of our interns here at Five to Nine happens to be a Dog Walker and a handler, so this is based off of her experience.   [Read more…]

How Can You Make Your Community a Better Place?

Do you have extra time on your hands but don’t know what to do with it? Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community. We’ve gather a few different charities to look into depending on the causes that you’re interested in.   Animal Shelters If you’re an animal lover, volunteering at an animal shelter can be a great way to give back. Paws and the Anti-Cruelty Society are great shelters in Chicago [Read more…]

Don’t Sleep on these 8 Millennial Leaders in Chicago

Summer’s coming, which means more time for yourself. We both know that means more scrolling on your feed. At the beach, at the park, at lunch, you get it… Here are some people to keep your eye on and spice up your feed. Stella Garber As the VP of Marketing at Trello (recently acquired by Atlassian), Stella knows her way around the Startup industry. She’s helped start 3 tech companies; Feefighters, matchist, and Entrepeneurs Unplugged. [Read more…]

Is Your Job Boring You? Here’s Five Ways to Spice it Up

Work can get dull. Even if it’s your dream job, everyone can get in a rut. Here are some ways you can spice up your work life. Develop a dynamic with your coworkers Talk to them, get to know them. There’s so many different things you can do to make the work day go by faster. Joke around with them, tell them about your life. Vent to them about everything that’s stressing you out or [Read more…]

5 Songs That you MUST add to your Summer Playlists

Is it just me or have the choices of ‘song of the summer’ been seriously underwhelming this year? Every summer, there’s one ESSENTIAL song that becomes everyone’s theme song for the season, whether it’s always being played on the radio, at the bar, and you just can’t seem to escape it. While that hit summer song hasn’t been heard yet (keyword: yet), here are five underrated songs that you should add to your summer playlist [Read more…]

Five Tips to Keep your Millennial Employees at your Company

In this day and age, Millennials are all growing up and joining the work force. But a lot of millennials are always keeping an ambitious mindset: They’re always looking for the next best thing. Why should you care?      Currently, Millennials make up about 25% of the workplace. They are also more numerous than Baby Boomers, which should all be soon to retire. According to a study done by PWC, an accounting firm- 54% [Read more…]

Where to go to get your Chicago Hot Dog

Summer is here, which gives you an excuse to go out and explore your city. That’s what we’re here for! Not if you’re in Chicago, you HAVE to try a hot dog. We found the top 5 hot dog spots to hit up this summer. Devil Dawg’s  1431 N Milwaukee Chicago, IL 60622 767 South State St Chicago Il 60605 2147 N. Sheffield Ave Chicago Il 60614 Weiner Circle is known for a few things; [Read more…]

Five Chicago Bars to try this Summer

Summer’s coming! Which means it’s time to get out of that rainy day funk and go out. We found five bars around the loop for you to check out in these next warm months. Centennial Crafted Beer & Eatery  733 N LaSalle Dr, Chicago, IL 60654 Located in the 1888 Building, this Brewery features 56 taps and a selection of 36 rotating craft beers. In this Brewery, the idea is to celebrate the very craft beers [Read more…]