Chicago, Illinois- September 19: Magnificent view down the Chicago River which is a system of rivers and canals with a combined length of 156 miles that flows through Chicago including the famous Chicago Loop,

There are many places for great networking in Chicago. One of my favorites though is Biggs Mansion. It’s a cigar bar, one of the best ones in the world. But, even more so, it’s a social connection place. This is a great place to meet clients or prospects because it’s quiet, inviting and very conducive to creating the kind of friendships that can last a lifetime.

Another great place for connecting is The Metropolitan Club located in the Willis Tower. Here, I am on the board and have been a member fo a number of years now. I have also found this club to be an exceptional place for networking and hosting events. The staff is wonderful and I find the club to be another oasis to build the kind of social connections that make the difference in one’s professional life.