LPs and Records and Turntables, Oh My!

This Saturday, April 22, will be the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day. RSD, for short, celebrates indie record stores with special releases of vinyls and CDs for music fans all around. We’ve come up with a list of our four favorite record stores in Chicago who also take part in Record Store Day. Shuga Records Location: 1272 N Milwaukee Avenue In the heart of Wicker Park, you’ll find Shuga Records. Completed with shelves of [Read more…]

In Case You Missed It: Business Casual

Last Thursday night, Five to Nine tried on a new dress code at Business Casual: The Office Party that Doesn’t Suck. And if you know us, then you know that room was anything but stuffy. It all went down in our very own office at Brad’s Deals. Not only is the company gracious enough to host us as a part of their Women in Tech accelerator program, but they even let us throw house parties [Read more…]

Apps For The Busy Millennial 

Living in Chicago, life gets pretty busy and fast-paced. Work and personal life get to be overwhelming- and we don’t have time for the simple things like grocery shopping, walking the dog, and cleaning the house (or we’re just lazy). Here are a few services that can help you manage to keep your life together and maybe even get some extra time to yourself on the weekends.      Wag– walk your dog You love [Read more…]

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 Steps to Developing Your Personal Brand

In the digital world that we live in today, the term “brand” has become ubiquitous. Everywhere we look, businesses are focusing on crafting unique profiles that set them apart from their competitors and are constantly seeking to promote their products or services through various channels. After all, a strong brand is one of the most critical components for prolonged success. For individuals too, personal branding is crucial for your professional goals. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, [Read more…]

Things to do in Chicago: New Year’s Eve Edition

Now that Christmas has passed and presents have been opened (or maybe returned), it’s time to get crackin’ on those New Year’s Eve plans. Finally, a tumultuous 2016 has come to an end–we’ve been ready to usher in 2017 for what seems like forever. Luckily, with Chicago being Chicago, there’s no shortage of alcohol, parties, fireworks, and good times all around to celebrate the new year. Here’s a few events that are guaranteed to kick [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…]

Networking for Those Who Don’t Like to Network

Networking seems to be one of those unpleasant facts of life, and it has become increasingly necessary for millennials who are trying to get ahead or stand out from their peers. Networking can be terrifying for those who are uncomfortable with the idea of selling themselves. It’s an inorganic situation that can feel awkward. But when used correctly, networking can be one of the most powerful tools for advancing your personal and professional goals, whether [Read more…]