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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]