Relax Rewind: Yoga, Mimosas, Mario Kart & more!

If you missed Relax Rewind, our 90’s yoga experience this past Tuesday, chill with us and let’s get you filled in. The calming aura in the room was brought on as soon as Yogi Andrea Pappas stepped onto her mat and began leading the mix of veteran and rookie yogis through their first stretches. Everyone was decked out in their favorite throwback fashions, with a rainbow of different colored yoga pants on display and even a full Beanie Baby [Read more…]

Tequila on a Wednesday? Why not.

When National Margarita Day is on a Wednesday, we drink anyway! On February 22nd, Five to Nine hosted Exposition: Margarita—the first in a brand new series dedicated to bringing new takes on classic and favorite drinks to our members. With the help of the wonderful staff at Barcocina, the night was a great success. We kicked things off with half priced margaritas to start the night, all custom designed by the skilled bartenders on Barcocina’s [Read more…]

How Turning Down Obama Led to One Founder’s Success

Last week, we had our Appy Hour speaker series at Grind coworking space. We featured three founders who pitched their businesses to the audience before our special guest, Mike McGhee, the Co-Founder of The Starter League, took the stage. After graduating from Northwestern University, Mike threw himself into his idea. He taught himself how to code and brainstormed with his co-founder how they could teach others. Meeting with VCs about the idea first seemed promising, [Read more…]

5 Ways to Negotiate Yourself Into A Better Salary

Throughout history, David has been celebrated as the courageous shepherd boy that defeated the much more powerful and massive giant Goliath. On the surface, David appeared to be the underdog. Yet contrary to popular belief, this story has a much deeper lesson. In Malcolm Gladwell’s book ‘David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants’, Gladwell reveals that “Giants are not what we think they are. The same qualities that appear to give [Read more…]

3 Ways to Combat the Fear of Missing Out

Contributed by Guest Blogger, Michel Valbrun The Story It was all good just a week ago. I headed to gym with plans of hitting the weights—hawrd! I marched into Planet Fitness and headed straight for the 70-pound dumbbells. I threw on my headphones and started blasting Quentin Miller’s Drake’s “Energy”. As soon as I lay on the flat bench, my Samsung Galaxy 4 fell out of my pocket and onto the floor. In my arrogance, [Read more…]

5 Ways to Take the ‘WORK’ Out of Networking

Well, if you’re anything like I was a couple of years ago, you find the darkest corner of the room and just stand there. Um, not so good. Not only was this super-creepy, but it also had me potentially leaving thousands—maybe even millions—on the table and out of my pockets. You may ask, “How can hiding in a corner with a drink in my hand, in a room full of wealthy and well-connected people lead [Read more…]