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…]

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…]

October in Chicago: 5 Things to do

October in Chicago is our favorite time of the year. The weather is that perfect balance between cool autumn breezes and sunny skies. And along with pumpkins, vibrant foliage, and rich palates, comes many new activities that the city has to offer. Check out these fun spots with family and friends before the snow comes along! Honey Hill Orchard Where: 11747 Waterman Rd, Waterman, IL 60556 Located an hour’s drive from downtown Chicago, Honey Hill [Read more…]

Insider with Shark Tank Queen and Celeb Influencer: Kaeya Majmundar

Last Wednesday night, Five to Nine held its second “Appy Hour” installment at Grind, the latest coworking space in the Loop! We were excited to be featuring Kaeya Majmundar, the CEO of Kaeyos, Inc. in our fireside chat. Kaeya is a recent graduate of Emory University and was featured on Shark Tank for her BZbox collapsible storage boxes. For her idea, she received an investment offer from Lori Greiner. Since then, Kaeya has gone on to [Read more…]

Bouldering At Brooklyn Boulders

When Five to Nine members showed up to Brooklyn Boulders on April 28, only a few of them already knew each other and only one had ever gone rock climbing before, but that was years ago as a boy scout. Everyone collected harnesses and uncomfortable climbing shoes and then went on a tour of the 25,000 square foot climbing gym complete with weight and cardio equipment; fifteen foot bouldering walls with crash pads; and top-roping [Read more…]

Our Top 5 Happy Hours in Chicago

After a long day a work, it’s always good to let loose and enjoy life. Fortunately, the Illinois State Legislature lifted the ban against Happy Hours last year and many venues are now offering a great selection of food and drinks for a price that’s easy on the wallet, so what’s not to like? Now, we did the work so that you didn’t have to, and compiled a list of our top 5 happy hour [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…]